Fri 19 Jan 2018, Sheldonian Theatre
The Sheldonian Theatre was erected in 1664-8 to a design by Sir Christopher Wren. Its purpose was to provide an appropriate secular venue for the principal meetings and public ceremonies of the University, and this remains its purpose today. In addition the theatre has become a leading venue for musical concerts and recitals. Please note that tickets for concerts cannot be bought at the Sheldonian.
Please note Semi Circle and Upper Gallery seats do not have backrest.
Capacity: 800 - 1000
Facilities: Toilets (also disabled), No bar
We are delighted to celebrate our 45th Viennese New Year Concert and to pay tribute to the concert’s founder, Roger Payne. Roger joined the City of Oxford Orchestra as Principal Trumpet in the late sixties and conducted the New Year concerts for 35 years. The programme includes two concertos from one of Roger’s favourite composers, Haydn. Virtuoso cellist, Peter Adams performs the lyrical Cello Concerto in the first half and then, in Roger’s honour, one of his dear friends, the renowned John Wallace plays Haydn’s brilliant Trumpet Concerto. Finally, our remarkable Artistic Director Stephen Bell, who celebrates 10 years since he joined COO, will whirl the orchestra through his usual sparkling programme of Strauss favourites.
If you have access requirements, or to book the £35 seats, please call the City of Oxford Orchestra directly on 01865 744457.
Duration: 2 hours with interval