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Oxford Symphony Orchestra

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Open in outlook, friendly and welcoming in approach, Oxford Symphony Orchestra brings together committed local players and exceptional soloists. Under the professional direction of Robert Max the orchestra is growing in stature and reputation, enriching music in the city with enterprising programmes and exciting performances. Discover more



Oxford Symphony Orchestra concerts restart in Autumn 2021. In forthcoming concerts, we hope to play the programmes previously selected, but postponed due to the coronavirus.


Eunsley Park

Saturday 13th November 2021, Oxford Town Hall

The New World

Dvořák's ninth symphony seamlessly blends African-American influences with his characteristic, Czech, musical style. Beethoven's overture Leonora no.3 is one of his more dramatic, written for his only opera Fidelio. Walton's suave and glittering Violin Concerto, inspired by a visit to Italy, will be performed by award-winning soloist Eunsley Park. More details

Freya Goldmark

Saturday 12th March 2022, Oxford Town Hall

Goldmark & Mahler

Goldmark's Violin Concerto is an appealing work filled with lyrical melodies, and with a virtuoso dance-like finale. Mahler's 6th Symphony, despite some of its themes evoking his wife, children and pastoral mountainside, is a work dominated by tragedy, and the famous hammer blows of fate towards the end of this powerful symphony presciently depict Mahler's future adversity.
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Pip Eastop

Saturday 18th June 2022, Sheldonian Theatre

Brahms, Strauss & Stravinsky

Stravinksy's Divertimento from the ballet Le Basier de la Fée, followed by Pip Eastop showcasing the horn's beautiful singing voice in Strauss' second Horn Concerto. Brahms' well-loved first symphony ends the evening with expressive grandeur.
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