Chamber music

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Sunday concerts at 3pm in the historic Holywell Music Room

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Season 2024/2025

Sunday November 2024 through May 2025 at 3pm

Programme

Classics from Haydn, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert

Favourites from Liszt and Shostakovich

Contrasting pieces from the early 20th century from Korngold and Bridge

New works from Bushra El-Turk, Olli Mustonen, and Patricia Kopatchinskaya

The Oxford Chamber Music Society’s mission is to present the highest quality concerts in the historic surroundings of the Holywell Music Room. As a preview to our exciting programme of events for the November 2024 to May 2025 season, we are pleased announce some of the outstanding musicians who will be appearing next year.

 

The London based Eusebius Quartet was formed in 2016 and has since gained a reputation for imaginative performances possessing a ‘full-blooded yet flexible tone’ (BBC Music Magazine).  The January 12th concert will include one of Haydn’s ‘Russian’ quartets and Beethoven’s triumphal Opus 135. They will also play Erich Korngold’s quartet No. 2 from their debut CD, which was released to widespread critical acclaim, being named as Recording of the Month by BBC Music Magazine in January 2022.

 

The Dudok Quartet from Amsterdam is forging a reputation as one of the most creative and versatile quartets of its generation. They regularly commission new works and their concert on February 16th will include a new piece from British-Lebanese composer Bushra El-Turk as well as Mozart’s ‘Spring’ quartet, K387 and Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden’ quartet.

 

Founded in 2010, Trio Gaspard has been widely praised for their unique and fresh approach to well-known classics and their work with contemporary composers. They have explored their discoveries with audiences at prestigious venues around the world. On March 16th they will share with us their curiosity for uncovering repertoire with pieces by Olli Mustonen and Patricia Kopatchinskaya, as well as giving performances of Haydn’s Opus 39 Trio, Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody, and Schubert’s radiant Piano Trio No. 1.

 

Formed in 1988, the Maggini Quartet is one of the finest British string quartets. They appear frequently in prestigious concert series at home and abroad and make regular media broadcasts. International tours have included the USA, Japan, South Korea, Dubai and many European countries. Renowned for their interpretations of British repertoire which they are committed to bringing to a worldwide audience, they will feature Frank Bridge’s lyrical and optimistic Quartet No. 2 in the April 13th concert.