Thu 27 Apr,
New student collaborations (St Anne’s, St Hilda’s and the Ruskin School of Art)
Fun family-friendly concerts
Performing the works of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn
The Festival’s participants take to the stage with fresh guidance from the world’s most esteemed pianists echoing in their ears. Be sure not to miss t...
Fun family-friendly concert
Recital of Russian contemporary pieces plus works by Shostakovich PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Sorabji’s 4-hour masterpiece performed in 3 parts. PRE-CONCERT TALK at 2:30pm
Debussy Cello Sonata plus works by Honegger, Caplet and Ravel PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Nicholas Daniel – oboe; Simon Blendis, Jack Liebeck – violin; Simon Oswell – viola; Richard Lester – cello; Katya Apekisheva, Danny Driver - piano B.
Britten - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio, Op.2 F. Bridge - “Phantasie” Piano Trio No.1, in C Minor, H.79 E.J. Moeran - Phantasy Quartet for Oboe and String Trio F. Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp Minor, Op. 66 C. Nielsen - 2 Fantasy Pieces for Oboe and piano, Op. 2 R. Schumann – Phantasiestücke, Op. 12
A collection of fantastic phantasies, a genre in which composers’ imaginations often run riot. The first three pieces from pupil and teacher Britten and Bridge are both early works, untypical of their later style. Moeran completes a British flavour before we turn to continental romantics. Danny Driver stars in one of Chopin’s finest works, Nicholas Daniel in two beautiful pieces by Nielsen and Katya Apekisheva completes our wildest fantasies with Schumann’s tempestuous Phantasiestücke.
There is no dress code.
No babies permitted.
Duration: 1 hour with interval
Festival pass for all lectures and concerts: £95/£85
Festival “3-for-2” pass – 3 concerts and 3 lectures of your choice: £50/£45 (concerts and lectures must be specified at time of purchase).
Please note that the above passes are only available via telephone on 01865 305 305, or in person at our office at Oxford Playhouse, or from the Oxford May Music Website
Tickets to the concerts on Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday and Monday afternoons and Monday evening are provided free to 8-25 years old through the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust scheme, subject to availability. Please email to apply for a ticket, or alternatively fill in this web form. A special student rate of £7.50 will apply for the Friday and Sunday evening concerts. For the Saturday Brian Cox events, the standard concessionary rate of £15 is available for persons under 25 years old.