Rite of Spring and Scheherazade: OUO Concert review

Checkie Hamilton offers her take on OUO’s Hilary Term concert, conducted by Natalia Luis-Bassa and featuring Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.  With Russia currently at the forefront of the headlines, it felt prescient that this term’s OUO concert presented an all-Russian programme. Unlike last term’s concert which showcased lesser-known works, predominantly by female […]

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OUPhil concert review

“With fantastically solid tuba and timpani playing, Smyth’s Wreckers overture and Britten’s Sea Interludes exuded passionate performances and a collective pride that lasted well into the encore and its ovation.” Reuben Tendler reviews the OUPhil concert held on the 24th of November 2021.

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OUsinf Review

“The focus on melodic material provided a contrast to the first two works and the cheeky syncopated rhythms got our toes tapping.” Checkie Hamilton reviews the OUSinf concert held on the 19th of November 2021.

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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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