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Sunday afternoon classical concerts, Holywell Music Room 3:00pm
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22 April 2018

Mozart Quintet & Mendelssohn Octet

12 ensemble

Mozart String Quintet in G minor K516
Dobrinka Tabakova Insight
Mendelssohn Octet in E flat op 20

Founded in 2012 by violinist Eloisa-Fleur Thom and cellist Max Ruisi, London-based 12 ensemble has now acquired an international reputation. We are delighted to welcome three quarters of them (including Eloisa-Fleur and Max) in what will be a treat for string lovers  See more

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15 April 2018


Dr K. Sextet in Oxford

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The Dr K. Sextet explores and tells stories, drawing on an eclectic mix of composers from around the world who have used folk tales to create fascinating musical stories.

Programme to include: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Dances from the Two Fiddlers (sextet), Sadie Harrison Bell Music for St Casimir (clarinet and piano), Thomas Simaku My Beautiful Morea (flute and piano), Kaija Saariaho Oi Kuu (bass clarinet and cello), Howard Skempton The Durham Strike (piano), Jasmin Kent Rodgman Recitations (violin and loop pedal), Jeremy Thurlow New Work (World Premiere), Thomas Albert Thirteen Ways (sextet)

This event is extra to our season ticket subscription series. A separate ticket is required, price £15

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Tickets may also be purchased with Season Tickets from the Treasurer.

All our concerts are FREE to young people 8-25 years. Free tickets, subject to availability, are only available at the door, from 2.30pm, courtesy of the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust.

Oxford Chamber Music Society gratefully acknowledges the core funding support given by the trustees of Mr & Mrs J A Pye's Charitable Settlement which has made this concert possible.


picture of Anna Hashimoto

4 March 2018

Beethoven, Brahms & Rachmaninov

Reinhart Ensemble

Rachmaninov Cello Sonata in G minor op 19
Beethoven Clarinet Trio in B flat Gassenhauer op 11
Brahms Clarinet Trio in A minor op 114

A new ensemble, but with experienced musicians, including the brilliant clarinettist Anna Hashimoto, who has earned worldwide praise  See more

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11 February 2018

Mozart, Janáček & Smetana

Škampa String Quartet

Mozart String Quartet in C Dissonance K465
Janáček String Quartet no 1 Kreutzer Sonata
Smetana String Quartet no 1 From my life

When the Škampa played for us in 2016 no one wanted to go home, so we’ve invited them to play for us again. Here they are with another wonderful programme.   See more

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21 January 2018

Schubert & Different Trains

Bingham String Quartet

Reich Different Trains
Crumb Black Angels
Schubert String Quartet in A minor Rosamunde D804

The Bingham is one of the most innovative of UK string quartets, venturing where not all ensembles choose or dare to go so we are particularly excited to have in the Reich and Crumb two ‘Bingham classics’. Their performance of the first of Schubert’s three late, great quartets will be immensely satisfying  See more

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26 November 2017

Melvyn Tan: Piano Trio Masterpieces

Ning Kam, Katherine Jenkinson, Melvyn Tan

Mendelssohn Piano Trio no 1 in D minor op 49
Brahms Piano trio no 2 in C major op 87
Ravel Piano Trio

Three masterpieces of the piano trio genre – think of the virtuoso piano excitement of the Mendelssohn, the grandeur of the Brahms and the impressionistic poetry of the Ravel  See more

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29 October 2017

Touching Bass

Tring Chamber Music

Mozart Oboe Quartet K370
Westhoff Imitation of Bells
Bottesini Elegy for double bass
Mozart Adagio for cor anglais and string trio K580a
Britten Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings
Bottesini Gran Duo Concertante for violin and double bass, oboe and strings

This is high end entertainment, with several of the pieces featuring a virtuoso double bass, played for us by the Hallé Principal Roberto Carrillo-Garcia  See more

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8 October 2017


London Mozart Players Chamber Ensemble

Strauss Prelude from Capriccio
Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence

The London Mozart Players, founded in 1949, was the first British chamber orchestra, and it remains alive and well. Six of their members bring a richly Romantic programme in which one will be able to revel in the all richness and subtleties conjured by great pieces for string sextet expertly played  See more

Artists and programmes subject to alteration

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