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What’s on

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra-Angela Gheorghiu

Saturday 29 June 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

25 years after her sensational international breakthrough at Covent Garden, the Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu makes her debut with the Orchestra in her first public performance of Strauss's elegy for a lost world, his iconic Four Last Songs. Before it, Marios Papadopoulos conducts a swashbuckling overture from the other end of Strauss's career, Mahler's deeply moving protestation of love and the UK premiere of Giorgos Koumendakis's evocation of the Cretan instruments inspired by Irvin Yalom's idea of 'amor fati' - the love of fate.

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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra-Brandenburg Concertos

Saturday 6 July 19:30. Sheldonian Theatre

The Brandenburg Concertos represent the culmination of Johann Sebastian Bach's four-year focus on instrumental composition and the supreme example of his ability to assimilate musical styles from all over Europe into his own, bettering both in the process. Bach'€s concertos are both a technical and interpersonal challenge to instrumental players and a tapestry of ever-changing beauty for audiences.

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Ingrid Fliter & the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Thursday 1 August 20:00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Ingrid Fliter makes her festival debut in the centerpiece of this concert at the Sheldonian Theatre with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. She plays one of Mozart’s best-loved piano concertos, finished in 1786 just before the premiere of The Marriage of Figaro and sharing the opera’s airborne inspiration from first note to last. Surrounding the A major concerto’s combination of radiance and eloquence are two of Mozart’s most dramatic symphonies, including all the foreboding and vitality of his second-to-last, number 40.

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The Oxford Peace Concert – 2019

Saturday 21 September 19:30. Doors open at 18:45. Sheldonian Theatre

On 20th Anniversary of Peace One day, Rotarians in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley with The World Orchestra for Peace bring you an exclusive UK performance in 2019. Performimg without a conductor, 20 of the world’s leading string players from 15 different countries will come together in Oxford to promote the idea of peace.

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Animal Families and Me with Gordon Buchanan

Wednesday 20 November 19:30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Join Gordon Buchanan, the highly acclaimed television wildlife cameraman and presenter of the popular BBC Animal Family and Me series for a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of his globetrotting travels as Gordon delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife - all illustrated with his own film footage and photography.

Age Recommendation: Suitable for all ages.

Running Times
1st half: 60 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Second half: 40 mins

Total running time – 2 hours

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