Oxford May Music Festival 2018

Oxford May Music Festival 2018

Science & Music meet in creative harmony.

Our eleventh festival will again be entirely at the excellent facilities of St. John the Evangelist, Iffley Road. Our core mission remains the same: an authoritative mix of concerts from some of the leading musicians performing in the UK today and exciting lectures from experts in their fields. Science, music and the arts meet in creative harmony.

Once again we will be organising an exhibition throughout the Festival. This consists of folios and gouaches created by George Nama in response to Alfred Brendel’s poetry (previously read by the author at the festival in 2014) and will be hung in the beautiful and restful space of the SJE cloisters.

The festival runs from May 3rd – 7th, with a format of lectures generally starting at 5:30pm and recitals at 8:00pm, except for Bank Holiday Monday, when the events are at 4pm and 6pm. In addition there are early afternoon concerts on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Lecturers include well-known author and broadcaster, Professor Frank Close, who will telling a fascinating true story of scientists, spies, MI5 and music, all taking place in the environs of Oxford.  We are delighted to welcome internationally acclaimed artists visiting the Festival for the first time, such as Julian Bliss (clarinet), Craig Ogden (guitar) and the Silver-Garburg piano duo.

A host of other distinguished musicians are returning to the festival including Thomas Carroll, Danny Driver, Simon Oswell, Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, Sasha Sitkovetsky, and of course our artistic director, Jack Liebeck.

For information on becoming a Friend of Oxford May Music, contact Brian Foster on brian@oxfordmaymusic.co.uk. For more details see http://www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/

Book Tickets

  • Thu 3 May All Events are held at St John the Evangelist Church - Please check individual event listings to book.

Book Tickets

  • Thu 3 May - 7 May

Full List of Events:

Managing Global Land - Thu, 03 May 18 17:30

Four by four - Thu, 03 May 20:00

The Anthropocene - Fri, 04 May 18 17:30

Clarinet Night - Fri, 04 May 18 20:00

Afternoon Tonic - Sat, 05 May 18 14:30

Half Lives - Sat, 05 May 18 17:30

Romanticism’s Finale - Sat, 05 May 18 20:00

Craig Ogden & Friends - Sun, 06 May 18 14:30

Gravitational Waves - Sun, 06 May 18 17:30

Florilegium - Sun, 06 May 18 20:00

Violin Showdown! - Mon, 07 May 18 14:00

Nature’s “White Vans” - Mon, 07 May 18 16:00

Festival Finale - Mon, 07 May 18 18:00

Festival Pass for All Lectures & Concerts: £105 (£95 Concessions). This discount will automatically apply before checkout, once tickets are in your basket.

Festival 3 for 2 Pass - 3 Concerts & 3 Lectures of Your Choice: £50 (£45 Concessions). Concerts and lectures must be specified at time of purchase. Please note, this can't be booked online. Please call us on 01865 305 305.



People who bought tickets for Oxford May Music Festival 2018 also bought tickets for...

  • music

    Oxford Pro Musica Singers presents two masterpieces: Allegri’s Miserere, one of the most iconic pieces of choral music and a subli...

    Thu 22 Mar

  • music

    The Marian Consort Merton College Girls’ Choir Rory McCleery              conductor Jackson                        Stabat Mater (first performance) Allegri...

    Fri 23 Mar

  • music

    James Lancelot (Organist Emeritus of Durham Cathedral) Bach               Passacaglia BWV 582 Buxtehude    Ach Herr, mich armen...

    Sat 24 Mar

We use cookies on this website to improve how it works and how it’s used.

Accept & Continue