At a time of heightened political tension and policy confusion about the refugee crisis, this lecture will explore why record numbers of people are fleeing their homes; what conditions they are living in; and what should be done to help them.Read more
Music at Oxford welcome the Academy of Ancient Music to the Sheldonian Theatre with an evening of Bach and his contemporaries Albinoni, Vivaldi and Marcello.Read more
The Oxford Millennium Orchestra was founded in 1999 by Benjamin Wolf and built up under the direction of Nick Mumby and Charlie Wilson to a full-sized symphony orchestra tackling symphonic repertoire, with a focus on the great romantic and late classical works, along with a number of newly commissioned compositions. At the start of 2010 David O’Neill took over as Musical Director.
The orchestra is comprised of students and staff of the University of Oxford, and willing members of the Oxford community. It performs at least 3 concerts throughout the year in Oxford, usually in the Sheldonian Theatre, as well as being involved in a number of other events, such as Oxford Balls. Perhaps most importantly, it takes a tour to Europe every summer.Read more
The Oxford University Philharmonia was founded in 1992 and ever since it has been both run and conducted entirely by students.Read more
Miriam Orcutt and Dante Culcuy present as part of the Oxford Tango Festival a unique opportunity to watch some of the best professional dancers in the world performing with live music from Tango Siempre Orchestra in the Sheldonian, one of the most beautiful theatres in the UK!Read more
Inspired by the flawless merging of art forms in the Ballet Russes, Song and Dance brings you the next generation of Britain’s artistic talent.
Strauss - Four Last Songs
Debussy - L'Apres Midi D'un Faun
Gershwin - American in Paris
J S Bach composed his Mass in B minor at the end of his life, knitting together newly composed music with detailed reworkings of older pieces as a single great summing up of his work as a composer of sacred music. Today its superb craftsmanship and depth of emotion make it one of the supreme masterpieces of the choral repertoire.Read more
The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is honoured to welcome back to Oxford Maestro Valery Gergiev, who left the Sheldonian audience spellbound in 2013 when he led the Orchestra in an unforgettable evening of Strauss and Mendelssohn.Read more
Bestselling US author Paul Auster makes a rare UK appearance in this festival preview event to talk about his latest novel 4 3 2 1.Read more