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Sunday afternoon classical concerts, Holywell Music Room 3:00pm
Castalian String Quartet

23 April 2017

Death and the Maiden

Castalian String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in D op 20 no 4
Ravel String Quartet
Schubert String Quartet in D minor Death and the Maiden

A famous Haydn quartet, Ravel's luminous masterpiece of musical impressionism and Schubert's great D minor quartet performed by one of the finest of the younger UK ensembles  See more

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8 October 2017

Three great Sextets

London Mozart Players Strings Ensemble

Strauss Capriccio: Prelude
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

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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
Dan Johnson A very difficult piece for string bass
Mozart Adagio for cor anglais and string trio K580a
Britten Phantasy Quartet for oboe and strings
Bottesini Grand Duo Concertante for violin and double bass, oboe and strings

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

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26 November 2017

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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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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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 here they are playing for us again. And with quite a programme...   See more

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4 March 2018

Beethoven, Brahms & Rachmaninov

Reinhardt 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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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 ensemble 12 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

Extra Concert

Dr K Sextet

Programme in preparation

Dr K. Sextet was formed at the Royal College of Music in 2009. The group's members have a diverse range of musical backgrounds and interests, including contemporary, traditional and ethno-musicological influences, and is committed to using this combined musical experience to create fresh, exciting new music.

This concert is NOT part of the season ticket subscription series. Tickets for this concert are £15 and can be purchased from the box office at the 23 April 2017 concert or any subsequent concert or by post from the treasurer at the same time as a subscription. Tickets will also be available through Tickets Oxford from July.

Artists and programmes subject to alteration

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