Oxford May Music: Festival Overture!

Oxford May Music: Festival Overture!

Beethoven - String Quartet No. 11, in F minor, Op 95
Arvo Pärt - “Speigel im Speigel” for viola and piano
York Bowen - “Fantasy” Clarinet Quintet, Op. 93 
Schumann - “Märchenerzählungen”, Op. 132, for clarinet, viola and piano
Shostakovich - String Quartet No 9 in E flat major, Op. 117



Goldner String Quartet
Jack Liebeck - violin
Alexandra Raikhlina - violin
Mathieu Herzog - viola
Trish O’Brien - cello
Paul Dean - clarinet
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro – piano


A theme of the Festival is the music of Arvo Pärt, an inspiration to Kaupo Kikkas and our photographic exhibition. Pärt’s “Speigel im Speigel” will be played by Mathieu Herzog, distinguished violist and former member of the Quattuor Ebene, making his first visit to the Festival. We are equally delighted to welcome back our Australian guests, the Goldner String Quartet, Paul Dean and Trish O’Brein. The Goldners frame the programme in quartets by two of the greatest masters of the genre, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Paul Dean takes the lead in the remaining works by York Bowen and Schumann.

Duration: 2 hours 15mins with interval

Book Tickets

  • Thu 2 May 8:00 PM £23.00

Thursday 2nd May 2019

LECTURE 5.30pm - The Music of Bubbles

CONCERT 8pm - Festival Overture!


Friday 3rd May 2019

LECTURE 5.30pm - Brain plasticity

CONCERT 8pm - Phronesis


Saturday 4th May 2019

CONCERT 2.30pm - American Connection

LECTURE 5.30pm - A Sea of Trouble

CONCERT 8pm - Austrian Brothers


Sunday 5th May 2019

CONCERT 2.30pm - Mary Bevan & Friends

LECTURE 5.30pm - Living with our defects

CONCERT 8pm - In Memoriam


Monday 6th May 2019

LECTURE - 2pm - Ansel

LECTURE - 4pm - Thinking Like a Vegetable

CONCERT - 6pm - Festival Finale


Festival pass for all lectures and concerts:

Full Price £105 Concessions £95

For further details or to book please call 01865 305 305 or Click Here to Book Online.

3 concerts and 3 lectures of your choice:

Full Price £55 Concessions £50

For further details or to book please call 01865 305 305. Please note, this discount is not available online.

Standard Discounts:

Discounts are available for Over 60s, Job Seekers Allowance & Disability. If you require a wheelchair space for an event, please call the box office direct on 01865 305 305.

Cavatina Scheme:

Young people between the ages of 8 and 25 qualify for free entry to concerts and lectures under the Cavatina scheme (subject to availability).

Cavatina Tickets are not available through Tickets Oxford. Please visit www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk/tickets for further information on how to book.



Book Tickets

  • Thu 2 May 8:00 PM


Full Price £23

Concessions £18

Ticket includes entry to the preceding lecture at 5.30pm - The Music of Bubbles

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