A dreamy evening with OUBB and OUWO

Once upon a time, the Oxford University Brass Band (OUBB) and the Oxford University Wind Orchestra (OUWO) combined forces to deliver an evening of music based on fantasy and make-believe. The performance featured a varied repertoire of old and new, light-hearted and serious, understated and ornate – and the results were magical indeed. The Once […]

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OUPhil Preview: Mahler and Bartók

On 2nd March, OUPhil perform their termly concert in the Sheldonian Theatre. They will be tackling Mahler’s mammoth 2nd Symphony “The Resurrection”, and Bartok’s Viola Concerto, with third-year Music student, Rachel Maxey, as soloist. We spoke to both the conductor, John Warner, and Rachel about the concert. The OxStu: With both choir and orchestra, Mahler […]

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Interview: Hugh Brunt, OUO’s guest conductor

On 13th February OUO performs their termly concert in the Sheldonian Theatre. Continuing on from last term’s massive undertaking of Mahler’s 7th Symphony, OUO will perform Debussy’s Ronde de Printemps from Images, Tchaikovsky’s The Tempest, culminating in Stravinsky’s earth-shattering Rite of Spring. Hugh Brunt, chief conductor of London Contemporary Orchestra (LCO) and alumnus of New […]

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Boulez: A Tribute

On Wednesday, upon hearing the news of the death of the composer, conductor, writer, intellectual, teacher and bon-vivant, Pierre Boulez, the musical world paused to recollect everything that he had given it: not only many dazzling musical masterpieces, and not only a wealth of the highest quality recordings with the best orchestras and ensembles, but […]

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