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Classical Music

Thu 05 Feb

Lunchtime Organ Recital Series by Daniel Hyde

During the recital series, Daniel Hyde, organist of Magdalen College, will play the complete organ works of J S Bach to celebrate the new Dobson organ at Merton College, in their 750th year. It is some years since the complete works have been played in Oxford, especially by a single performer.

1:15 pm

Merton College


Thu 05 Feb

Maki Sekiya

Maki Sekiya brings a world premier to Oxford

SJE Arts International Piano Series 2015

Japanese born and Russian trained, Maki Sekiya brings a world premier by innovative composer Somei Satoh to Oxford.

  1. Modest MUSSORGSKY Dawn on Moscow River
    Sergei PROKOFIEV
    Piano Sonata no. 3
    Romeo and Juliet (excerpts) and Suggestion Diabolique
    Piano Sonata no. 7, ‘Stalingrad’
  2. Richard WAGNER/Zoltan KOCSIS Prelude to Tristan und Isolde
    Richard WAGNER/Franz LISZT Isolde’s Liebestod
    Somei SATOH
    Yume no Kagami (Mirrors in the Dream) – a World Premier
    Incarnation II

Series ticket for all ten concerts plus souvenir programme: Top price £155 / Mid Price £134 / Low Price £88

Running Time: 2 hours including an interval

Prices: £15 / £10

7:30 PM

SJE Arts at St John the Evangelist Church, 109a Iffley Road, OX4 1EH

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Thu 05 Feb

Ben Cunningham (Organ)

Regular concerts take place in the Chapel.  Members of the public are very welcome to attend this concert series which takes place every Thursday during Full Term at 1.30pm.  Admission is free of charge and there is a retiring collection in aid of the College Music Endowment Fund.

1:30 pm

Manchester College Chapel


Thu 05 Feb

Sung Eucharist

Sung Eucharist with Common Worship and Hymns

18:00 – 19:00

Christ Church Cathedral


Fri 06 Feb

Marmara Piano Trio Workshop

Mine Dogantan-Dack (piano), Mona Kodama (violin) and Sarah Butcher (cello)
The Marmara Piano Trio will conduct an interactive workshop on Beethoven’s infrequently performed trio in E Flat major, Op. 70 No.2.

The workshop will familiarize the audience with this piano trio work by introducing the structural and thematic components of each movement, and the largerscale tonal narrative that unfolds.

The workshop will be followed by an evening concert by the Marmara Trio.

2:00 pm

Holywell Music Room

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Fri 06 Feb

Platnauer Concert

The Pocket Music Baroque Ensemble


Brasenose College Chapel

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Fri 06 Feb

Marmara Piano Trio Concert

Mine Dogantan-Dack (piano), Mona Kodama (violin) and Thomas Gregory (cello)

Marmara Piano Trio was established in 2009, and has won a major award from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council of the UK) for their research on classical chamber ensemble practice. The trio has emerged as an innovative ensemble through their practice of open-rehearsals and workshops reflecting on music-making.

Haydn Piano Trio in E major Hob.XV/28
Brahms Piano Trio in C minor Op.101 (1886)
Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2 in E Flat major

Free but booking essential

Running Time: 1 hour

Prices: Free

6:30 PM

Holywell Music Room

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Sat 07 Feb

Corona Strings – Serenade Britten, Tippett, Holst, Purcell

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Tippett Concerto for Double String Orchestra
Holst St Paul’s Suite
Purcell Chacony

Adrian Thompson tenor
Richard Dilley horn
Janet Lincé conductor

A programme of great English works for string orchestra including Britten’s glorious Serenade and his arrangement of the Purcell Chacony, along with works by Tippett and Holst, two composers connected through their teaching at Morley College in London.

Concert ends c. 9.30pm
There is a 20 minute interval

Doors open at 7pm

St John the Evangelist Church, 109A Iffley Road, OX4 1EH

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Sat 07 Feb

Orlando Jopling – The Cello Pilgrimage

All proceeds will go towards the restoration work on the Clayton and Bell stained glass windows
£17 each or £30 for two, including champagne and canapés.

7 pm

Ss Philip & James Church, Woodstock Road


Sat 07 Feb

The Merton Choirbook

The Choir of Merton College, Oxford
Benjamin Nicholas conductor
Christian Wilson solo organ
Charles Warren and Peter Shepherd organ scholars

Francis Pott Word
Francis Pott Three Hymn Fantasias (organ)
John Joubert Northumbrian Triptych – Three Settings of Bede
Carlos Michans Apostrophe

Three significant new works, written for the Merton Choirbook, are being premiered today. The Merton Choirbook is perhaps the 21st century’s finest single collection of new choral and organ music, and confirms the Choir of Merton College’s place as a major force in the choral landscape.

Running Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes with no interval

Prices: £10 (£8)

4:00 PM

Merton College Chapel

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Sat 07 Feb

Eglesfield Musical Society

Chamber Recital
Kapsetakis piano duo

1:30pm – 2:30pm

The Shulman Auditorium


Sat 07 Feb

Rossini: Petite Messe Solennelle

Rossini: O Salutaris Hostia & Meyerbeer: Pater Noster

NB: Please note that this concert is now taking place in St Michael & All Angels Church, not St Andrew’s Church as initially advertised.

Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, written around 1863, is neither short nor solemn. It is so called beacuse of its economy of scale, with the orchestra banished, and its formality of a sung Mass. However, Rossini was the greatest writer of comic opera and his humour and gift for melody is present on every page. The German composer Giacomo Meyerbeer has been described as perhaps the most successful stage composer of the 19th century. A friend of Rossini’s, he attended the first two performances of the Messe and was greatly affected. His beuatiful but under performed Pater Noster was written in 1857, the same year Rossini’s extremely charming motet O Salutaris Hostia was written.

Summertown Choral Society will be joined by piano, harmonium and four soloists including the tenor Guy Cutting, the first recipient of the highly prestigious Jeffrey Thomas American bach Soloists Award.

Early booking essential

Running Time: 1 hour & 45 minutes including a 20 minute interval

Prices: £12

8:00 PM

St Michael & All Angels, Summertown,37 Lonsdale Road, Oxford, OX2 7ES

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Sat 07 Feb

Music for Madagascar: Poulenc/Ravel/Debussy/Mendelssohn/Françaix

Chamber Music Concert

Featuring works by Poulenc, Debussy, Ravel, Françaix and Mendelssohn, played by top student and professional ensembles from Oxford and London which include Naomi Watson, Tim Keasley and Angharad Thomas.

Poulenc – Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano Debussy – Fêtes galantes II Ravel – Chansons hébraiques Françaix – Divertimento for oboe, bassoon and clarinet Mendelssohn – Piano trio in D minor

All proceeds will go to the charity Doctors for Madagascar.

7:30 pm

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda’s College

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Sun 08 Feb

Cushion Concert: The Harpsichord

Roz with Mr Cello presents the Harpsichord
Our regular Cushion Concerts on Sundays introduce children and their families to how different instruments make music. These informal concerts last 45 minutes and are led by Roz with Mr Cello. Bring your own cushions!
For further details please see the JdP website http://www.st-hildas.ox.ac.uk/jdp

OFFER: Family ticket £16 (4 tickets)
10am & 11am for under 5s, 12pm for over 5’s
Babies under one year free

Running Time: 45 minutes

Sun, 08 Feb 10:00 AM Prices: £5
Sun, 08 Feb 11:00 AM Prices: £5
Sun, 08 Feb 12:00 PM Prices: £5

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

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Sun 08 Feb

Busch Ensemble

Busch Ensemble

Schubert “Notturno”
Beethoven Piano Trio op.70 no.2

Season Ticket Price: Full £130 & Concession £117 for the 13 concerts 4th January – 29th March.

Free Admission To Children between the ages of 5 and 10 when accompanied by an adult.
To book a free ticket for a child, please call 07518 479 062 and leave a message with your name, the concert you are attending, and how many free children’s tickets you require.
Please note we do not allow Children under the age of 5

Running Time: 60 minutes with no interval

11:15 AM

Holywell Music Room

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Sun 08 Feb

Choral Eucharist

Choral Eucharist with Common Worship and Hymns

11:15 – 12:30

Christ Church Cathedral


Sun 08 Feb

Concerto Competition Final

with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

First half
Competition Finalists
Second half
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K. 299

Daniel Shao flute
Juliana Myslov harp
Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

Marios Papadopoulos conductor

The Oxfordshire Youth Concerto Competition – a partnership between Oxfordshire County Music Service and Oxford Philomusica – has been a resounding success since its inception three years ago. So much so, in fact, that the event is now split into two levels, alternating each year between a junior and a senior competition, and encouraging increased participation from across an even wider age group. In this year’s Junior Competition the finalists vie for the grand prize as they perform under the baton of the Philomusica’s Music Director. Winner of the 2014 Competition Daniel Shao will be joined by Juliana Myslov in a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, before the jury give their final verdict.

Event not suited for children under 5
Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through the Oxford Philomusica office on 01865 980 980

Running Time: 2 hours including a 20 minute interval

7:30 PM

Sheldonian Theatre, Broad St

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