Fri 19 May, 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
Caldara Sinfonia in C
Corelli Sinfonia to S. Beatrice d’Estein D minor
Albinoni Sinfonia to La Statira
Vivaldi Concerto Alla rustica in G,RV 151
Tartini Concerto for violin in E, D 51
Albinoni Concerto for 2 oboes in F, op. 9.3
Torelli Sinfonia in C, G 33
We capture the spirit of the Grand Tour with La Serenissima. It led to a boom in music export with which copyists could barely keep up. Well-known works such as the jubilant double oboe concerto of Albinoni and the jaunty Concerto Alla Rustica of Vivaldi rubs houlders with lesser-known pieces such as the Corelli and Caldara sinfonias, the latter of which – to our knowledge –has never been performed in modern times.
Pre-concert talk ‘Blowing the doorsoff the Italian baroque’ with Adrian Chandler at 6.30pm. Free to all ticketholders.
Season Discount for 6+ concerts: The same number of tickets for 6 concerts in the same season must be purchased in the same transaction to enable a discount of 15% of the full price ticket value. This discount can apply to any price band across the 6 concerts. This will automatically apply in your basket once you click through to the last page before payment.
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: 1:45