Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 18 Mar 2017,
New student collaborations (St Anne’s, St Hilda’s and the Ruskin School of Art)
Fun family-friendly concerts
Performing the works of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn
The Festival’s participants take to the stage with fresh guidance from the world’s most esteemed pianists echoing in their ears. Be sure not to miss t...
Fun family-friendly concert
Recital of Russian contemporary pieces plus works by Shostakovich PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Sorabji’s 4-hour masterpiece performed in 3 parts. PRE-CONCERT TALK at 2:30pm
Debussy Cello Sonata plus works by Honegger, Caplet and Ravel PRE-CONCERT TALK at 6:45pm
Oxford Symphony Orchestra
Josef Strauss Music of the Spheres
Dvořák Piano Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 5
Julian Trevelyan piano
Robert Max conductor
Sibelius's orchestral music is much-loved by concert audiences and his Fifth Symphony is described by Classic FM as having 'the greatest finale of all time'. Sibelius's love of nature here comes to the fore with an exultant theme inspired by the magnificent sight of swans flying in formation. Josef Strauss provides a magical opening to the concert with a sparkling waltz and the centrepiece is Dvořák's tuneful and warm-hearted Piano Concerto.
Julian Trevelyan, soloist in the concerto, is a BBC Young Musician keyboard finalist and a prizewinning pianist with an exceptional international competition record.
Duration: 2 hours
Children under the age of 16 may attend free of charge with an accompanying adult.