Oxford Chamber Music Society: Classical concerts



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8–25 year olds FREE

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Sundays 3.00pm, Holywell Music Room, OX1 3SD Map

Our Next Season commences in October Advance details [pdf]

Last Season's concerts

Trio Isimsiz

24 April 2016

Trio Isimsiz

Schubert Piano Trio in Eflat D929
Dvořák Piano Trio no 3 in F minor

This young trio, the name is Turkish for 'without a name', is going from strength to strength, honing the great piano trios at the UK's main venues. Two such works are in our concert; the Schubert has an unforgettable slow movement and the Dvořák is a work of singular power and ambition

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Marsyas Ensemble

6 March 2016

Marsyas Trio with Jessica Summers (soprano)

joined also by Patrick Dawkins (violin/viola) & Max Welford (clarinet)

Couperin Concerts Royaux: Second Concert
Ravel Chansons madécasses
Haydn Trio no 29 in G Hob XV:15
Schoenberg Pierrot Lunaire opus 21

The Marsyas Trio is truly superb, bringing song into our season with two masterworks from the last century. Schoenberg's 'Pierrot Lunaire' is a work balanced between concert hall and cabaret and in this, with Jessica Summers, the Trio is ideally matched

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Skampa Quartet

7 February 2016

Škampa Quartet

Please note change of artists and programme for this concert. The Pavel-Haas Quartet's UK tour has been cancelled. More details below.

Suk Meditation on St Wenceslas
Shostakovich Quartet no 3
Janacek Quartet no 2 Intimate Letters
Pavel Fischer Morava

The Škampa Quartet, founded in 1989, is one of the foremost Czech, and by definition, European Quartets. Their programme offers tremendous contrast and interest: a short meditation on a chorale by Suk, a searching masterpiece of Beethoven-like depth and range by Shostakovich and, from Janacek, one of the most erotic and passionate of all quartets. The concert concludes with a richly colourful collection of folk music adaptations by one of the quartet’s founders, Pavel Fischer, which just might steal the show.

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Unfortunately, due to the serious illness of a close relative of one of the members of the Pavel Haas Quartet, they have had to cancel all their February concert engagements at short notice. The Quartet are very sorry to be disappointing their greatly valued audience in the UK.

Oxford Chamber Music Society has been extremely fortunate in being able to secure the Škampa Quartet, another established and leading Czech ensemble, able to take the place of the Pavel-Haas and to perform a similar programme.

London Chamber Collective

17 January 2016

London Chamber Collective

Schubert Octet
Mozart Clarinet Quintet

A programme of sheer delight: two of the best loved chamber works of all time performed by an ensemble of dedicated, energetic and award winning chamber musicians

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Frith Piano Quartet

6 December 2015

Frith Piano Quartet

Schumann Piano Quartet
Mark-Anthony Turnage Three for Two
Dvořák Piano Quartet opus 87

A highly distinguished ensemble performs two much-loved romantic works from the piano quartet repertoire. Between these, we hear a short contrasting piece of immediate appeal by one of the most versatile of contemporary composers

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Ianthe Ensemble

15 November 2015

Ianthe Ensemble

Ligeti Horn Trio
Franck Violin Sonata
Brahms Horn Trio

Young prize winners bring us a pairing of Ligeti's remarkable 'homage to Brahms' with Brahms' own joyful Horn Trio and César Franck's intense and passionate violin sonata

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Henschel Quartet

4 October 2015

Henschel Quartet

Haydn Quartet opus 64 no 2
Schulhoff Quartet no 1
Schubert Quartet in G major D887

'One of the best groups in the world' plays Schubert's final quartet masterpiece plus colourful works by Haydn and Erwin Schulhoff, a forgotten holocaust victim only now being duly recognised

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Concerts and programmes subject to alteration

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