Sat 14 Apr, 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
Join us for the inaugural concert of the Pro Youth Philharmonia and witness the birth of a new musical force.
Conceived as an advanced training orchestra providing high profile platforms for emerging musicians aged 22-32, PYP is the brainchild of its artistic director and principal conductor, Wissam Boustany.
PYP will be performing MacMillan’s dark memorial to Isobel Gowdie, who was persecuted and burnt as a witch during the post-reformation period in Scotland and will be joined by soloist Stephanie Gonley, in Prokofiev’s hypnotic Violin Concerto No 2. The concert ends with Bartók’s thrilling orchestral showpiece, the Concerto for Orchestra.
Duration: 1 hour 55mins with interval