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Janine Jansen

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Marcello Palazzo Trails* world premiere Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 Schubert Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, ‘The Great’ Janine Jansen violin Marcello Palazzo conductor* Marios Papadopoulos conductor From its monolithic opening theme kick-starting a cycle of inexorable momentum like a giant pendulum, to the breathless dash of its finale, Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 of 1828 offers one …

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Martha Argerich

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Programme to be announced Martha Argerich piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor Following sensational concerts in Oxford and Germany last season, Martha Argerich returns to perform with the Oxford Philharmonic with concerts in both Oxford and London. The performances promise to dazzle with the sheer brilliance of this astonishing pianist and celebrate her wonderful relationship with the Orchestra.

Mozart Requiem

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482 Mozart Requiem in D minor, K. 626 Alexandra Lowe soprano Rebecca Leggett mezzo-soprano Thomas Elwin tenor James Atkinson baritone Schola Cantorum Marios Papadopoulos piano/conductor In contrast to Fauré’s Requiem heard just two weeks earlier at the Sheldonian Theatre, Mozart’s brims with music of the utmost imposition. In truth, there’s no need …

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James Ehnes plays Schumann

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Weber Overture to Oberon, J. 306 Schumann Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97, ‘Rhenish’ James Ehnes violin Marios Papadopoulos conductor Robert Schumann’s forceful imagination, his inquisitive mind, his passion for literature and his music of rare poetry exerted an influence on European creativity for decades. This concert culminates in …

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Anne-Sophie Mutter

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Violin Concerto to be announced Wagner Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde Strauss Don Juan, Op. 20 Anne-Sophie Mutter violin Marios Papadopoulos conductor Legendary violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter makes a welcome return to Oxford in what promises to be a phenomenal performance. Passion sings its way through the second half of the concert: ecstasy courses through Strauss’s depiction of …

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Beethoven Five

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Farrenc Overture No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 24* Side-by-Side Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 Garrick Ohlsson piano Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor* Marios Papadopoulos conductor Beethoven had a transformative effect on both the symphony and the piano concerto, expanding the expressive range and physical dimensions of both. Few …

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Sir Stephen Hough

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Brahms Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30 Sir Stephen Hough piano Marios Papadopoulos conductor One of the great pianists of our time brings us one of the great piano concertos of all time. Sir Stephen Hough, whose recording of the Rachmaninov concerto was a Sunday Times Record …

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Mischa Maisky

Sheldonian Theatre Oxford

Henry Le Feber Robertson Oublié*  world premiere Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104 Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, ‘From the New World’ Mischa Maisky cello Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor* Marios Papadopoulos conductor When Dvořák first heard America’s spirituals and plantation songs, he wrote that they would form ‘the future music of this country’. Rather sooner, the spirit …

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