Oxford May Music: Festival Finale


Simon Blendis, Jack Liebeck and Alexander Sitkovetsky – violin; Simon Oswell – viola; Christian-Pierre La Marca, Richard Lester – cello ; Amandine Savary - piano

J.S. Bach - “Goldberg” Variations, BWV 988 (arranged for string trio by D. Sitkovetsky) C. Saint-Saens – Barcarolle for Piano Quartet in F Major, Op. 108 J. Brahms – Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

The string trio arrangement by Dmitry Sitkovetsky of one of the world’s greatest pieces – Bach’s “Goldberg” variations – has become a favourite at Festivals throughout the world. We continue with Saint-Saens’ sparkling Barcarolle for Piano Quartet Op. 108; an old favourite, Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1 with its famous “Gypsy” Rondo, is a suitably celebratory conclusion to our tenth Festival!

There is no dress code.

No babies permitted

Duration: 2 hours with interval

Book Tickets

  • Mon 1 May 6:00 PM £20/£15

Book Tickets

  • Mon 1 May 6:00 PM

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. 

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