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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Spring 2023 Concerts

French Pastoral

Martha Argerich

Mendelssohn The Hebrides, Op. 26
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, ‘Jupiter’ 

Martha Argerich piano
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

31 Mar 2023 (Week 11), 19:30 - Oxford Town Hall

Before the majestic intensity of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, titan of the piano Martha Argerich joins the Orchestra for Beethoven’s C major Piano Concerto.

St Matthew Passion

Bach St Matthew Passion, BWV 244

Robert Murray Evangelist
Tristan Hambleton Christ
Tbc soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Mark Wilde tenor
William Thomas bass
The Choir of The Queen’s College
The Boys of Radley College Choir
Owen Rees conductor

6 Apr 2023, 19:00 - Sheldonian Theatre

We are joined by Oxfordshire choirs and front-rank soloists, conducted by The Queen’s College’s Owen Rees for this monumental performance.

American Journey

Still Wood Notes
Price Piano Concerto
Barber Adagio for Strings
Copland Appalachian Spring Suite

Samantha Ege piano
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor

22 Apr 2023, 19:30 - Sheldonian Theatre

A journey across America: from the genre-defining music of Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber to the hidden gems of Florence Price and William Grant Still.

The Creation

Haydn The Creation

Mhairi Lawson soprano
Thomas Elwin tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
The Choir of Merton College
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

29 Apr 2023, 19:30 - Sheldonian Theatre

We are joined by soloists and the Choir of Merton College for Haydn’s transcendental oratorio, representing chaos and the creation of light.

French Pastoral

Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80
Britten Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Debussy Prélude à l’aprés-midi d’un faune 
Ravel Ma mère l’oye (Mother Goose Suite) 

Ruby Hughes soprano
Nicolò Foron conductor

18 May 2023, 19:30 - Sheldonian Theatre

Ravel’s musical magic garden of childlike wonder, the ‘Mother Goose Suite’, closes a programme beauteous music from France.

FUNomusica Family Concert: Pirates Ahoy!

Alasdair Malloy presenter

28 May 2023, 15:00 - Oxford Town Hall


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Wed 12 Jun 2024

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