Oxford Symphony Orchestra


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

french horn

Saturday 18th June 2022, Sheldonian Theatre

Brahms, Strauss & Stravinsky

Stravinsky's Divertimento from the ballet Le Baiser de la Fée, followed by Richard Watkins 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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July 2022

Truck Festival

We have been invited back to play at Truck Festival in July 2022!
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Maria Włoszczowska

Saturday 19th November 2022, Oxford Town Hall

Swans, Dance & Romance

Bernstein's latin rhythms from West Side Story are followed by lyrical romantic violin melodies and soulful introspection from Bruch's first violin concerto (played by Maria Włoszczowska). The Swan of Tuonela is an atmospheric tone poem depicting a swan gliding on black waters surrounding the Isle of the Dead, and the evening finishes with the grace, passion and tragedy of ballet music from Swan Lake.
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Robert Max

Tuesday 6th December 2022

Conducting Masterclass

Do you study music in Oxfordshire at university, college or sixth-form level? Would you like to apply for this opportunity to develop or improve your conducting skills?

Robert Max will be giving a conducting masterclass (for under 25 yr olds), in Oxford.
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