Music and Performance
Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Tuesday 3 May 2016, from 7pm, Sculpture Gallery
SCHUBERT String Quintet in C major, D. 956
BRAHMS String Sextet No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 18
A titan of the chamber genre, Schubertís late String Quintet redefined the limits of what a quintet could be; symphonic in its brevity, its expansive movements portray an immense palette of emotions, centred around a sublime Adagio full of otherworldly tranquillity. The twenty-seven-year-old Brahms wrote his First String Sextet in 1860, building upon the awe-inspiring vision of Schubertís work.
Booking is essential. Tickets: £25. Follow this link to book online now.
The French Connection: With The Boudoir Band
Sunday 8 May, 11am-12pm, Lecture Theatre
Be transported to springtime in Paris with music by Rameau, Barriere and Debussy performed by Paul Chapman (flute) Isabel Knowland (violin) Jacqueline Johnson (cello) Arne Richards (harpsichord).
Tickets £6/£5 concessions, on the door. No booking is required.
OSJ Prom: May 2016
Sunday 15 May, 7.30Ė9.30pm, Ashmolean Atrium
Ashmolean Voices and John Heley (cello). Music by Rodney-Bennett, Taverner, Chopin and Bach.
Booking is essential. Tickets: £25 chair, £10 cushion. Follow this link to book online now.
2‒3.30pm on Thursday 26 May
The Mallett Gallery displays European art from the 18th century including a harpsichord made by Jacob Kirkman in 1772. Musician Arne Richards performs a selection of music written for this fine instrument.
Supported by the Charlotte Bonham-Carter Trust.
Free, no booking required
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015