Oxford May Music

/ May

Oxford May Music

SJE Arts
All Day

LECTURE 5.30-6.30pm – The Music of Bubbles

Prof. Tim Leighton, University of Southampton

Gas bubbles in liquids are powerful generators of sound. They are, for example, the main sources of the sounds of waterfalls or breaking waves. The lecture explores how bubbles can track carbon dioxide absorbed in the oceans, the sound of ‘waterfalls’ on other planets, how dolphins use bubbles to aid hunting and how bubbles can help fight the coming ‘antibiotic apocalypse’.

Tickets: £3, concessions £2 from Tickets Oxford


CONCERT 8.00-10.15pm – Festival Overture!

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11, in F minor, Op 95
Arvo Pärt: Speigel im Speigel for viola and piano
York Bowen: Fantasy Clarinet Quintet, Op. 93
Schumann: Märchenerzählungen, Op. 132, for clarinet, viola and piano
Shostakovich: String Quartet No 9 in E flat major, Op. 117

Goldner String Quartet
Jack Liebeck, violin
Alexandra Raikhlina, violin
Mathieu Herzog, viola
Trish O’Brien, cello
Paul Dean, clarinet
Filipe Pinto-Ribeiro, piano

A theme of the Festival is the music of Arvo Pärt, an inspiration to Kaupo Kikkas and our photographic exhibition. Pärt’s “Speigel im Speigel” will be played by Mathieu Herzog, distinguished violist and former member of the Quattuor Ebene, making his first visit to the Festival. We are equally delighted to welcome back our Australian guests, the Goldner String Quartet, Paul Dean and Trish O’Brien. The Goldners frame the programme in quartets by two of the greatest masters of the genre, Beethoven and Shostakovich. Paul Dean takes the lead in the remaining works by York Bowen and Schumann.

Tickets: £23, concessions £18 (includes free entry to preceding lecture) from Tickets Oxford.