Thu 8 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
Passacaglia, Fratres and Tabula Rasa
Symphony No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 82
Viktoria Mullova violin
Carmine Lauri violin
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s spiritual music radiates haunting visions of other worldly beauty; revered for its mesmeric integrity, his music has spread far beyond the boundaries of the concert hall. Here performing three of Pärt’s enigmatic masterpieces, Viktoria Mullova is known the world over as a violinist of exceptional versatility, her extraordinary talent first capturing international attention when she won first prize at the 1980 Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. She is joined by Concertmaster of the Oxford Philharmonic, Carmine Lauri as the second violin soloist for Tabula Rasa. Sibelius’s symphonic works are remarkable for their vivid evocation of Finnish landscapes – the fifth symphony concluding with a blazing orchestral triumph.
NB: Wheelchair spaces are only bookable through Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra: 01865 980 980
If you have any other types of access requirements, please contact the box office via telephone (01865 305 305) or in person so that we can arrange a suitable seat for you.
Running Time: 1:55