Fri 9 Jun, 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
Sibelius King Christian II Suite
Schumann Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra op. 86
Schubert Symphony no. 8 in B minor D. 759, Unfinished
Sibelius Symphony no. 7 in C op. 105
Nicholas Collon is without doubt one of the UK's most exciting younger conductors, with a stellar career, and Music at Oxford is thrilled by his choice of repertoire for this concert with the marvellous CBSO. Sibelius's King Christian II Suiteis a stirring work which runs the full gamut of emotions, while his searingly beautiful 7th Symphony – though not 'unfinished' like the symphony of Schubert – is unusual for being contained in one just continuous movement. For sheer bravura, not much beats Schumann's Konzertstück –essentially a concerto for all four horns of the orchestra!
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Please note that Music at Oxford offer discounts for wheelchairs users, people of limited mobility, carers and their own stewards through their phone line booking: 01865 244 806
Running Time: 2:20