What’s on

Sounds of Eurasia – The Youth Chamber Orchestra of Turksoy

Monday 25 July 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Join us for a unique evening of music when the Youth Chamber Orchestra of Turksoy perform at the the Sheldonian Theatre. This gathering of young talent from conservatories throughout the Turksoy member countries will perform a blend of music of western composers along with the colourful sounds of Turkic culture with works by Turkic classical and contemporary composers under the baton of Maestro Anvar Akbarov from Kazakhstan.

This event is free to everyone.

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Oxford Piano Festival: Marc-André Hamelin Recital

Tuesday 2 August 8.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Marc-André Hamelin is ranked among the elite of world pianists for his unrivalled blend of musicianship and virtuosity in the great works of the established repertoire, as well as for his intrepid exploration of the neglected music of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Beginning with the graceful C major sonata by Haydn, he performs the first two rhapsodic sonatas of Russian composer Samuel Feinberg alongside the brooding ‘Appassionata’ Sonata of Beethoven, and Schumann’s opulent Fantasie.

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Oxford Piano Festival: Julia Hsu and Peter Serkin Duo Recital

Saturday 6 August 8.00pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Recognised as an artist of passion and integrity, the distinguished American pianist Peter Serkin’s inspired performances with symphony orchestras, in recital appearances, chamber music collaborations and on recordings are equally valued worldwide. Alongside regular duo partner Julia Hsu, he brings to Oxford a glorious programme of music spanning over one hundred years.

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Oxford Proms – Concerto Classics

Saturday 20 August 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Japanese pianist Mami Shikimori is a regular performer at Oxford Proms Sheldonian concerts and she brings her own unforgettable blend of brilliance and poetry to Beethoven’s mighty ‘Emperor’ concerto.

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Music at Oxford presents – Alina Ibragimova, solo violin

Saturday 3 September 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Alina Ibragimova is one of the world's most sought after artists, and Music at Oxford is honoured to present two outstanding evenings of music, 3rd and 4th September, offering Bach's monumental sonatas for solo violin alongside the endless inventiveness and esprit of the partitas.

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Music at Oxford presents – Alina Ibragimova, solo violin

Sunday 4 September 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Alina Ibragimova is one of the world's most sought after artists, and Music at Oxford is honoured to present two outstanding evenings of music, 3rd and 4th September, offering Bach's monumental sonatas for solo violin alongside the endless inventiveness and esprit of the partitas.

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Sheldonian Theatre Open Doors

Sunday 11 September 10.00am. Sheldonian Theatre

For fantastic views over Oxford why not visit the university’s magnificent Ceremonial Hall, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. With talks scheduled throughout the day and culminating in a free classical recital, this hidden gem shouldn’t be missed.

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Instruments of Time and Truth

Friday 23 September 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Instruments of Time and Truth was founded in 2014 by Gabriel Amherst and Judith Evans to provide a platform for international performers resident in and around Oxford, many of whom hold Principal positions with groups such as the English Baroque Soloists, the Academy of Ancient Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.
British cellist Natalie Clein has built a distinguished career, regularly performing at major venues and with orchestras worldwide. Her playing has been praised for its “astonishing range of colours and ... wide variety of expressive styles” (Gramophone Magazine).

Both make a welcome return to the Sheldonian Theatre with a program to include Haydn Cello Concerto in C major and Mozart Symphony no.39 in E flat.

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Music at Oxford Presents- Philharmonia Orchestra

Friday 28 October 7.30pm. Sheldonian Theatre

Music at Oxford are pleased to welcomes back to the Sheldonian Theatre the world-class Philharmonia Orchestra. under the baton of Karl-Heinz Steffens and alongside violinist Arabella Steinbacher the orchestra will perform three pillars of the German repertoire.

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