Oxford May Music Festival 2018

03 May 2018 Thursday
07 May 2018 Monday

Oxford May Music Festival 2018

SJE Arts
02:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Evening concert £23/£18, Afternoon concert £13/£10, Lectures free with same day concert ticket or £3/£2

Oxford May Music Festival at SJE Arts, 3-7 May 2018

Thursday 3 May
5:30:6:30pm, Lecture
Managing the Global Land Resource
Professor Pete Smith
, University of Aberdeen

8:00pm, Silver Garburg Duo and Festival Players
Mendelssohn: Octet Op. 20 – arr. for piano 4 hands and string quartet
Schubert: Sonata in B-flat major, D617, for piano 4 hands
Schubert: Fantasie in D minor, D940, for piano 4 hands at piano  

 Friday 4 May
5:30-6:30pm, Lecture
The Anthropocene – what, when and what is it good for?
Professor Yadvinder Malhi
, University of Oxford

8:00pm, Clarinet Fantastic with Julian Bliss, clarinet
Prokofiev: Overture on Hebrew Themes in C Minor, Op. 34
Baermann: Adagio for Clarinet and Strings    
Dvořák: String Quintet No.2 in G Major, Op.77 
Glazunov: Oriental Reverie for Clarinet Quintet, Op. 14
Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 34  
Fantasy and Variations for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 81     

Saturday 5 May
2:30-4:00pm, Afternoon Tonic
Mozart: String Quintet in C Major, K515
Bernstein: Piano Trio
Debussy: Piano Trio in G Major

5:30-6:30pm, Lecture
Half Lives: Scientists, Spies, and a Musical Mole
Professor Frank Close, University of Oxford

8:00pm, Last of the Romantics
Danny Driver, piano

Brahms: Four Piano Pieces Op 119
Brahms: Intermezzo in E flat minor Op 118 no 6
Drei Klavierstücke Op 11
La Lugubre Gondola, Nuages Gris
Ailish Tynan, soprano
James Baillieu, piano
Jack Liebeck, violin

Mahler: Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald
Ablösung im Sommer
Scheiden und Meiden
Ging heut’ Morgen übers Feld

R. Strauss: 
R. Strauss: 
Vier Letze Leider, Op. Post.         

Sunday 6 May
2:30-4:00pm, Craig Ogden, guitar
Armand Coeck: Constellations for solo guitar                   
Peter Hope: Guitar Trio                  
:  Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major, Fandango       
Matthew Hindson: Rush for guitar quintet            
Albeniz: Sevilla and Torre Bermeja for solo guitar
Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango Bordello, 1900 and Cafe, 1930 for violin and guitar

5:30-6:30pm, Lecture
Einstein’s Symphony of the Universe
Professor Stefan Hild
, University of Glasgow

8:00pm, Florilegium – A Choice Collection
The traditional Sunday night Baroque concert. Old friends of the Festival, Florilegium, perform a rich treasure-trove of Baroque masterpieces played on combinations of recorder, flute, violin, viola da gamba, theorbo, guitar and harpsichord.

Monday 7 May
2:30-4:00pm, Violin Showdown!
With the three festival violinists – Alexander Sitkovetsky, Alexandra Raikhlina and Jack Liebeck.
LeclairSonata for two violins in C Major, Op. 3 no. 3
D. Scarlatti arr. D WorswickSonata in A Major, Op. 345
Wieniawski: Etude-Caprice No. 1 in G Minor
D. Scarlatti arr. D WorswickSonata in A Major, Op. 495
Handel-Halvorsen, arr. X. Sanz
for two violinsPassacaglia

5:30-6:30pm, Lecture
Cellular Delivery Network
Professor David Owen, University of Cambridge

8:00pm, Festival Finale
Brahms: String Sextet No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 18
Piano Trio in C, K548
Korngold: Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15 

Festival passes £105-£50 available by telephone only, 01865 305305