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 Sundays 3:00pm, Holywell Music Room


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The Oxford Chamber Music Team
13 November 2020



picture of Alasdair Beatson

17 May 2020 - Cancelled

Schumann Piano Quintet

Alasdair Beatson & friends

Dvořák Piano Quartet in D op 23
Hindemith String Trio no 2
Suk Elegie op 23
Schumann Piano Quintet

The highly accomplished pianist and chamber musician Alasdair Beatson is joined by a quartet of leading string players in a varied programme framed by Dvořák's lovely D major Piano Quartet and Schumann's magnificent Piano Quintet.   See more

picture of Tasmin Little

10 May 2020 - Cancelled

Tasmin Little plays Beethoven & Brahms

Celebrity farewell concert

Beethoven Spring Sonata
Brahms Sonata in D minor
Arvo Pärt Fratres
Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata

'One of the supremely great violinists of our time' and 'justly regarded as Britain's finest violinist', Tasmin Little has firmly established herself as one of the leading international soloists. She has performed on every continent and in some of the most prestigious venues of the world.   See more

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26 April 2020 - Cancelled

A Baroque 'Festival of the Planets'

The Brook Street Band

JS Bach Two Trio Sonatas
Telemann Paris Quartet no. 1
Couperin L'Apothéose de Lully
Handel Trio Sonata op.5 no.4
Kirnberger Trio Sonata in G minor

(This programme replaces the previously advertised concert to be given by Flauti d'echo who had to withdraw from this engagement).

Renowned for performances of passion and commitment The Brook Street Band 'with their irrepressible, dancing energy are a joy to watch and hear'. They 'bring a lovely combination of virtuosity and vibrancy to their performances, really engaging the audience and making you want to listen for more'.   See more

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22 March 2020 - Cancelled

Schubert & Haydn

Maggini String Quartet

Haydn Quartet op 64 no 5 'The Lark'
Rawsthorne Quartet no 1
Schubert Quartet in G D887

The Maggini Quartet has long been a favourite of Oxford audiences and continues to be much admired by chamber music playing enthusiasts. In addition to two great classical masterpieces they bring a work drawn from the English quartet repertoire that the Maggini have very much made their own.   See more

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16 February 2020

From Bach to Nielsen

Atéa Quintet

Zemlinsky Humoresque
Bozza Divertimento
Tuur Arkitektoniks
Briccialdi Quintet in B flat
Bach Selections from Goldberg Variations
Nielsen Wind Quintet

The Atéa Quintet is one of the foremost British Wind Quintets. They will be playing a diverse programme of delights including music by Bach and Nielsen whose wind quintet, a work of contrasting moods, was inspired by the personalities of the players for whom it was written.   See more

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12 January 2020

Doric String Quartet

Haydn Beethoven & Sibelius

Haydn Quartet op 33 no 2
Sibelius Quartet 'Voces Intimae' op 56
Tarrodi String Quartet no 3 'Light Scattering'
Beethoven Quartet in F op 18 no 1

Firmly established as one of the leading string quartets of its generation, the Doric String Quartet receives enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe. Alongside their main season concerts the Quartet also has a busy international festival schedule.   See more

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1 December 2019

Mozart & more

Britten Oboe Quartet

Moeran Phantasy Quartet
Lutyens Driving Out The Death
Françaix Cor Anglais Quartet
Mozart Adagio K580a for Cor Anglais Quartet
Knussen Cantata
Mozart Oboe Quartet K370

Nicholas Daniel is one of the world's great oboe players who performs with a string ensemble of friends as the Britten Oboe Quartet. They bring an attractive and informal programme.   See more

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3 November 2019

Pavel Haas String Quartet

Beethoven & Tchaikovsky

Beethoven Quartet op 59 no 3
Tchaikovsky Quartet no 3

The Pavel Haas Quartet is a world-class ensemble renowned for their outstanding concerts and recordings, 'the blend of sound in the group is better than ever'. This is a very special opportunity to hear the Quartet perform in the intimacy of the Holywell Music Room.   See more

Artists and programmes subject to alteration

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