Sun 6 Aug, 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
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op.83
Yefim Bronfman piano
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
Yefim Bronfman is championed by critics as a superlative exponent of Brahms. His sensational 2012 Proms performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 captivated London audiences and his debut at the 2017 Oxford Piano Festival performing the same work promises to be a stirring occasion for all lovers of the Romantic piano genre. Schumann’s Symphony No. 2, written during the onset of the illnesses that would eventually kill him, bears witness to an astonishing artistic fervour, recollecting the worlds of Bach and Beethoven while provoking a new dynasty of symphonic imagination.
Supported by an anonymous sponsor
Duration: 2 hours
Oxford Piano Festival
Event not suited for children under 5.
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.