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Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Spring 2023 Concerts

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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.

oxfordphil.com/event/martha-argerich

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.

oxfordphil.com/event/st-matthew-passion

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.

oxfordphil.com/event/american-journey

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.

oxfordphil.com/event/the-creation

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.

oxfordphil.com/event/french-pastoral

FUNomusica Family Concert: Pirates Ahoy!

Alasdair Malloy presenter

28 May 2023, 15:00 - Oxford Town Hall

oxfordphil.com/event/pirates-ahoy-funomusica-family-concert/

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