Oxford Chamber Music Society: Classical concerts

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 Sundays 3:00pm, Holywell Music Room

Holywell Music Room front

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picture of Atéa Quintet

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

picture of Doric Quartet

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

picture of Nicholas Daniel

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

picture of Pavel Haas Quartet

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

picture of Frith Piano Quartet players with John Tattersdill

3 March 2019

Schubert Trout Quintet

Frith Piano Quartet

Hummel Piano Quintet in E flat op 87
Beethoven Piano Quartet in E flat op 16
Schubert Piano Quintet in A D667 The Trout

The splendid (Benjamin) Frith Piano Quartet with guest double bassist, in a programme of pure enjoyment.  See more

picture of Endymion players

24 February 2019

Mozart & Brahms Clarinet Quintets


Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A K581
Martinů Three Madrigals for violin and viola
Brahms Clarinet Quintet in B minor op 115

Endymion's members are no strangers to Oxford's music lovers and they number among the best soloists and chamber musicians in Europe. For us they perform two much-loved chamber works for clarinet and strings.   See more

picture of Consone Quartet

27 January 2019

Haydn Beethoven & Fanny Mendelssohn

Consone String Quartet

Haydn Quartet in D minor op 103
Beethoven Quartet in F op 18 no 1
Haydn Quartet in D minor op 42
Fanny Mendelssohn Quartet in E flat

This young prize-winning quartet is dedicated to exploring and recreating the sound-worlds of the Classical and early Romantic string quartet repertoire through period instrument performance.   See more

picture of Pixels Ensemble

13 January 2019

Debussy & Mozart Favourites

Pixels Ensemble

Debussy Cello Sonata
Mozart Flute Quartet in D K285
Debussy Sonata for flute, viola and harp
Françaix Quintet for flute, harp and string trio
Debussy Violin Sonata
Mozart Piano Quartet in G minor K478

This is a programme that ranges from the sensual to the sublime. It's performed by a versatile and flexible ensemble which includes some of the cream of London-based musicians.   See more

picture of Ensemble Mirage

25 November 2018

Beethoven Septet & Schubert Octet

Ensemble Mirage

Beethoven Septet in E flat op 20
Schubert Octet D803

Always on the look-out for the best of the new, we are delighted to bring to Oxford Ensemble Mirage. We can expect splendid performances of some of the most enjoyable music in the repertoire.   See more

picture of Tácaks String Quartet

11 November 2018

Tákacs String Quartet

Mozart Mendelssohn & Shostakovich

Mozart Quartet in G K387
Shostakovich Quartet no 4
Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor op 80

It's a fair bet that any lover of chamber music will list the Tákacs String Quartet  amongst the world's finest ensembles so we're proud to be able to include them in our 120th season, and with what a programme!   See more

picture of Allegri String Quartet

7 October 2018

Mozart Beethoven & Szymanowski

Allegri String Quartet

Mozart Quartet in C major K465 Dissonance
Szymanowski Quartet no 2
Beethoven Quartet op 127

Founded in 1953 and over the years refreshed with the very best musicians, the Allegri has become an integral part of British musical life. Programmed are two of the greatest quartets in the repertoire, sandwiching a lesser known masterpiece of the 20th century.  See more

Artists and programmes subject to alteration

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