This Year is Ultimately an Experiment

Ona Jarmalavičiūtė interviews Lucia Švecová, Conductor, Oxford University Wind Orchestra Since its formation in 1974, the Oxford University Wind Orchestra (OUWO) has been run and conducted entirely by students. The orchestra gives woodwind, brass and percussion players the opportunity to perform in a successful, friendly and talented ensemble with a relaxed atmosphere and vibrant social […]

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REVIEW: OU Sinfonietta – HT20

Katharine Voake reviews the Oxford University Sinfonietta concert which took place on Friday 28th February 2020, conducted by Joseph Beesley The programme for OU Sinfonietta’s concert on the evening of Friday the 28th of February promised to be very exciting: the premiere of a new composition by second year music student Jonty Watt, followed by […]

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REVIEW: OUO – Mahler’s 9th Symphony

Reuben Tendler reviews the Oxford University Orchestra’s performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony, conducted by Natalia Luis-Bassa, which took place at the Sheldonian Theatre, 15/2/20. It’s Saturday night, and the weather outside is miserable. The damp forces of transatlantic nature harbour the great, the good, and the cold into the Sheldonian Theatre. What better way to […]

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REVIEW: OUWO MT19 Concert

Maggie Wang reviews Riverdance, the Oxford University Wind Orchestra’s recent concert On the evening of November 29, the Oxford University Wind Orchestra opened its 2019-20 season with a dramatic and elegant concert of river-themed works, all of which reflected careful preparation and a cohesive, musical ensemble. OUWO, made up of 53 woodwind and brass players […]

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REVIEW: OUPhil (MT19)

Grace Heaversedge reviews the Oxford University Philharmonia (OUPhil) concert which took place in the Sheldonian on Wednesday 27th November Filled with avid concert-goers and those sheltering from a dreary November night, the Sheldonian Theatre was buzzing with excitement and and anticipation. The audience were ready to be taken on a whistle-stop tour around Switzerland, Finland, […]

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