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Sat 25th May at 8:00pm
The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra
@ Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
Featuring: The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti
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The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Nicola Benedetti
"Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 77.
Prokofiev Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60.
Stravinsky The Firebird Suite.
Nicola Benedetti, violin.
Marios Papadopoulos, conductor.
Following her spellbinding performance at the Last Night of the 2012 BBC Proms, violinist Nicola Benedetti is joining Oxford Philomusica to perform Shostakovich's Violin Concerto in Basingstoke, Aylesbury and Oxford. The Orchestra will also showcase symphonic suites by Prokofiev and Stravinsky, his thrilling Firebird - the work that made him a star when he wrote it for the Ballet Russes Company in 1910."
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The Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the leading orchestras in the UK. Praised as "excellent" by Gramophone Magazine and ˜thoroughly impressive" by BBC Music Magazine, the Orchestra's reputation is based on the uncompromising artistic standards of its founder and Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos, and maintained by some of the finest musicians in the UK.
Established in 1998 and formerly known as Oxford Philomusica, the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra occupies a unique position within the UK orchestral landscape. As an orchestra of the highest quality, the Oxford Philharmonic attracts some of the world's greatest artists to appear in its series at Christopher Wren's Sheldonian Theatre, including Sir Andras Schiff, Valery Gergiev, Lang Lang, Maria-Joao Pires, Renee Fleming, Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Nigel Kennedy.
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Talented Scottish violinist of Italian descent. By the age of nine, she had already passed the eight grades of musical examinations. In 2004 she came to prominence as the winner of the BBC Young Musician Of The Year Competition and has since gone on to win the 2008 Classical BRIT Award for Young British Classical Performer. Nicola made her BBC Proms debut in August 2010.
Nicola's album Homecoming entered the top 20 pop charts, an unprecedented achievement for a classical violinist.
'... a risk-taking performer...' (The Times).
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Venue: Sheldonian Theatre
OX1 3AZ 51.754364, -1.255029
Enquiries: 01865 798600
→ Oxford 12 min walk