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Oxford Martin School Presents – ‘Thank you for being late: an optimist’s guide to thriving in the age of acceleration’ with Thomas L. Friedman

Monday 23 January 5.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

In this talk Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times' Foreign Affairs Columnist, will talk about how the planet’s three largest forces - the advance of technology, globalisation and climate change are each driving the other – and how these accelerations are fundamentally reshaping the world.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra and Karina Canellakis

Saturday 28 January 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

First noticed by Sir Simon Rattle, Karina Canellakis is the winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award and her flourishing career has taken her to the podiums of many of the world's leading orchestras. The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes her and dynamic French pianist Cedric Tiberghien for Saint-Saens'€™s opulent Piano Concerto No. 5, before Canellakis takes the helm for the intoxicating voyage of underwater depths that is Debussy'€™s La mer.

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Music at Oxford presents – Paul Lewis, Piano

Friday 10 February 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Music at Oxford are delighted to be welcoming Paul Lewis,one of the worlds foremost pianists, back to the Sheldonian Theatre. The evening starts with the cool complexity of Bach's Partita no. 1, before moving through Beethoven's Piano Sonata no. 4 — sometimes nicknamed the Grand Sonata, not least on account of its length, followed by the elegance of Chopin's waltzes and Weber's stirring sonata.

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Music at Oxford presents – La Serenissima

Friday 19 May 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Music at Oxford are pleased to welcome La Serenissima to the Sheldonian Theatre for an evening of Italian masterpieces. There will be a pre-concert talk 'Blowing the doors off the Italian baroque' with Adrian Chandler at 6.30pm. Free to all ticket holders.

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