Music in the Vale presents pianist Lionel Sainsbury

Music in the Vale presents pianist Lionel Sainsbury
St Denys Church Oxfordshire

Music in the Vale proudly presents internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Lionel Sainsbury in a richly varied evening of piano music. The programme will include music by Chopin, Schumann’s thrilling Fantasy op.17, and the World Premiere of Lionel’s eagerly awaited Five Tangos. The Oxford Times has recognised Lionel as a “virtuoso pianist and composer”.

Admission is by programme with tickets available from Stanford in the Vale Midcounties Co-operative, by reservation on 01367 718420 or at the door.

Please book early as seating limited.

Oxford Concert - War Requiem

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Oxford Concert - War Requiem
Oxford Town Hall

Conducted by Mark Simpson, BBC Young Musician of the Year 2006.

FREE Schools Workshop 4 - 6pm. Evening performance at 7.30pm.

To Celebrate 50 years since the first performance of Benjamin Britten's great anti-war masterpiece, Mark Simpson has brought together a group of outstanding players from Oxford University and the London Music Collegesn to Perform in Oxford Town Hall on the 5th of March.

With a full symphony orchestra, a chamber orchestra, a full choir, boys choir, and featuring brilliant young soloists Maud Miller (soprano), Nicholas Pritchard (tenor) and Dominic Bowe (baritone) this promises to be and incredibly special event.

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Craig Ogden Oxford Philomusica

Craig Ogden Oxford Philomusica
Sheldonian Theatre

BERLIOZ Reverie et caprice, Op. 8

FALLA Ballet: El amor brujo

RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez

MOZART Symphony No. 35 in D major, 'Haffner'


Craig Ogden guitar

Natalia Lomeiko violin

Daniel Cohen conductor


Conductor Daniel Cohen makes his Philomusica debut in an intriguingly eclectic programme. First Berlioz, then a wonderfully colourful Spanish pairing of Falla and Rodrigo - when the brilliant young guitarist Craig Ogden takes centre stage with the evocative Concierto de Aranjuez - concluding with Mozart’s affable ‘Haffner’.


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Oxford University Philharmonia

Oxford University Philharmonia
Sheldonian Theatre

Brahms Academic Festival Overture

Nielsen Flute Concerto

Soloist: Claire Wickes Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)

Wednesday February 29th (7th Week) 8.00pm

Conductor: Benjamin Goodson

Leader: Cameron Millar


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Dorchester Wind Players, near Abingdon

Dorchester Wind Players, near Abingdon
St Nicholas Church - Oxfordshire

Chris Britton - flute

Carolyn King, Gill Terrett - oboe

Barbara Stuart, Mark Etherton - clarinet

Lorri Atkins, David Terrett - horn

Simon Payne, Chris Grovenor - bassoon

Wind ensemble featuring the Pavlova Quintet and others who used for many years to play for Marshall Stoneham at his home in Dorchester. To include some of Marshall’s favourite pieces – Gounod Petite Symphonie, Mozart and Strauss octets, Earl of Abingdon’s March, and a sextet by Seiber which famously includes a sneeze!


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St Nicholas Church - Oxfordshire

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Bringing the orchestra to life: a young person's guide

Bringing the orchestra to life: a young person's guide
Ely Cathedral Cambridge

Ely Sinfonia combines The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with Ravel’s Bolero, Shostakovich’s best-loved symphony and a new work by Cambridge’s young composer of the year 2011
Ely Cathedral, Saturday 3 March 2012, 7.30pm

What can be a more joyful way of finding out about music than Britten’s “The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra”? On Saturday 3rd March, families from Ely, Cambridge and beyond are invited to come together for a concert combining what is probably the best-known introduction to music in the orchestral repertoire with an array of popular pieces, including Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony, Ravel’s highly evocative Bolero (forever associated with Olympic skaters Torvill and Dean) and a new piece by Alex Cook, Cambridge Young Composer of the Year in 2011.
The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is one of the most popular pieces used in musical education. It is a kind of orchestral sandwich, in which the whole orchestra begins by playing the theme, and then all the different families of instruments play separately before it finishes in a loud climax with everyone playing once more. It was originally written for a film featuring the legendary conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent, but has been played many times over the years.
Ely Sinfonia is complementing this with one of the most exciting and sensual pieces of music ever written, Ravel’s Boléro, which is still intrinsically linked to Torvill and Dean, whose highly evocative interpretation won the 1984 Olympic gold medal for ice dance. It was originally written as a ballet for the Russian ballerina Ida Rubinstein, and is now Ravel's most famous musical composition.
The premier of Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony was so successful that the piece received a standing ovation lasting over half an hour. Today it is no less popular, ranging from the hauntingly beautiful to satirical and, in places, grandiose.

Sheldonian Theatre

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Oxford - Orchestra of St John’s Proms 2012

Oxford - Orchestra of St John’s Proms 2012
The Ashmolean Museam of Art and Archaeology, Oxford

The Ashmolean Museum is delighted to welcome Conductor John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John’s to perform a series of promenade concerts throughout 2012 in the Ashmolean Atrium. Taking inspiration from the Museum’s collections, each themed concert will be introduced by members of the Ashmolean’s curatorial team.

Free Lunchtime Violin Recital - Works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Oliver Rudland

Free Lunchtime Violin Recital - Works by Beethoven, Clara Schumann, Oliver Rudland
Emmanuel United Reformed Church

24th November 2010, 1pm, EURC

Helen Roche (Violin) and Ian Tindale (Piano) will play works for Violin and Piano by Clara Schumann, Beethoven, and Oliver Rudland.

No charge – retiring collection.

Fare Shares Cafe open for home cooked lunches and snacks.


Clara Schumann – Three Romances for Violin and Piano Op.22

Ludwig van Beethoven – Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 (Spring) Op.24

Oliver Rudland – Reverie for Violin and Piano

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