Past Concerts

Tamsin Waley-Cohen


Michał Ćwiżewicz
Michał Ćwiżewicz

14 March 2020, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky & Borodin Borodin Polovtsian Dances; Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1, Thomas Kelly (piano); Rachmaninov Symphony no.2; More details

16 November 2019, Tchaikovsky, Strauss & Szymanowski Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet; Szymanowski Violin Concerto no.1, soloist Michał Ćwiżewicz; Strauss Death and Transfiguration More details


Rosefield Nabarro Duo

22 June 2019, Beethoven 9 Janáček Sinfonietta; Beethoven Symphony no.9; More details

16 March 2019, Poem of Ecstasy Vincent d'Indy La Forêt Enchantée; Delius Concerto for Violin and Cello, Benjamin Nabarro (violin), Gemma Rosefield (cello); Saint-Saëns La Muse et le Poète, Scriabin The Poem of Ecstasy; More details Daily Info Concert Review

17 November 2018, Russian Favourites Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite no.1; Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, soloist Alim Beisembayev; Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain (arr. Rimsky-Korsakov), Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919); More details


Mark van de Wiel

23 June 2018, Mahler, Beethoven & Schumann Beethoven Egmont Overture; Schumann Cello Concerto, soloist Indira Grier; Mahler Symphony No. 4, soloist Clare Tunney; More details Daily Info Concert Review

17 March 2018, Dvořák Symphony No. 7 Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements; Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, soloist Magdalene Ho; Dvořák Symphony No. 7; More details Daily Info Concert Review

18 November 2017, Bruckner Symphony No.6 Weber Der Freischütz Overture; Joseph Phibbs Clarinet Concerto, soloist Mark van de Wiel; Bruckner Symphony No. 6; More details


Timothy Ridout
Timothy Ridout

24 June 2017, Tchaikovsky & Mahler Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, soloist Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Mahler Symphony No. 5; More details Daily Info Concert Review

18 March 2017, Sibelius Symphony No. 5 Josef Strauss Music of the Spheres; Dvořák Piano Concerto, soloist Julian Trevelyan; Sibelius Symphony No. 5; More details

12 November 2016, Enigma Variations Bax Tintagel; Walton Viola Concerto, soloist Timothy Ridout; Elgar Enigma Variations; More details


Rachel Nicholls
Rachel Nicholls

18 June 2016, Sibelius Violin Concerto Berlioz Royal Hunt and Storm; Sibelius Violin Concerto, soloist Mathilde Milwidsky; Debussy Prélude à 'L'après-midi d'un faune'; Strauss Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten

19 March 2016, Four Last Songs Debussy Nocturnes; Richard Strauss Four Last Songs, Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin 'Letter Scene', soprano soloist Rachel Nicholls; Ravel La Valse

21 November 2015, The Planets Elgar Cockaigne; York Bowen Viola Concerto soloist Lawrence Power; Holst The Planets


Alasdair Beatson
Alasdair Beatson

20 June 2015, 'Romantic Masters at the Sheldonian' Sibelius En Saga; Brahms Violin Concerto soloist Anna-Liisa Bezrodny; Rachmaninov Symphony no.3

14 March 2015, 'Prize Winners, Walton & Brahms' Alex Symcox At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners; Walton Cello Concerto soloist Ariana Kashefi; Brahms Symphony no.2

15 November 2014, 'Pictures at an Exhibition' Tchaikovsky The Tempest; Ravel Piano Concerto in G soloist Alasdair Beatson; Mussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition. Daily Info Concert Review


Michael Petrov
Michael Petrov

14 June 2014, Dvořák, Weber and Elgar Dvořák Noon Witch; Weber Clarinet Concerto no.1 soloist Mark van de Wiel; Elgar Symphony no.2.

15 March 2014, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich Taneyev Overture 'The Oresteia'; Shostakovich Cello Concerto no.1 soloist Michael Petrov; Tchaikovsky Symphony no.4.

3 November 2013, Wagner Bicentenary Concert Prelude to Die Meistersinger, Tristan and Götterdämmerung highlights with Rachel Nicholls, soprano. Oxford Times Preview


Mathilde Milwidsky
Mathilde Milwidsky

15 June 2013, Bruckner Symphony no.7 Korngold Violin Concerto soloist Andrew Haveron; Bruckner Symphony no.7.

16 March 2013, Beethoven Triple Concerto Mozart Overture; Don Giovanni; Beethoven Triple Concerto; Walton Symphony no.1

10 November 2012, Debussy La Mer Milhaud Le Boeuf sur le Toit; Saint Saens Violin Concerto no. 3; Ravel Tzigane; Debussy La Mer violin soloist, Mathilde Milwidsky.


Tim Hugh
Tim Hugh

16 June 2012, Beethoven and Strauss Beethoven Symphony no.5; Strauss Don Quixote cello soloist, Tim Hugh

10 March 2012, Bartók and Brahms, St Aldates Church, Oxford Dvořák Slavonic Dances; Bartók The Miraculous Mandarin; Brahms Piano Concerto no. 2 soloist, Tom Poster

5 November 2011, Mahler, Oxford Town Hall Mahler Symphony no.2 in collaboration with local choirs and the Musicians Benevolent Fund


Jennifer Pike
Jennifer Pike

25 June 2011: 'Movie Music' Rózsa Violin Concerto soloist, Jennifer Pike; Strauss An Alpine Symphony

12 March 2011: Britten and Elgar Britten Cello Symphony soloist, Tim Hugh; Elgar Symphony no.1

6 November 2010: Rachmaninov and Stravinsky Liadov Baba Yaga; Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.3 soloist, Danny Driver; Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Nicola Eimer
Nicola Eimer

8 May 2010: Popular Classics Smetana Overture to 'The Bartered Bride'; Shostakovich Piano Concerto no.2 soloist, Nicola Eimer; Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique

6 February 2010: Prokofiev and TchaikovskyProkofiev Sinfonia Concertante soloist, Michael Petrov ('cello); Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony

7 November 2009: Strauss and Brahms Brahms Concerto for violin and 'cello soloists, Tamsin Waley Cohen and Gemma Rosefield; Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra


Tom Poster
Tom Poster

20 June 2009: Saint-Saens and Brahms Brahms Piano Concerto No 1 soloist, Tom Poster; Saint Saens Symphony No 3 "Organ"

15 March 2009: Strauss and Bruckner Strauss Oboe Concerto soloist, George Caird; Bruckner Symphony no 9

6 December 2008: Rimsky Korsakov, Prokofiev and Shostakovitch Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espanol; Prokofiev Violin Concerto soloist, Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Shostakovich Symphony no 1


Natalie Clein, photographer Ray Burmiston
Natalie Clein

21 June 2008: Schubert, Brahms and Weber, St Aldates Church, Oxford Schubert Rosamunde overture; Weber Clarinet Concerto no 2 soloist, Mark van de Wiel; Brahms Symphony no 3

8 March 2008: Schubert and Liszt Schubert Symphony no 8; Liszt Faust Symphony

17 November 2007: Bloch's Schelomo with Natalie Clein, St Aldates Church Rimsky Korsakov Sadko;
Bloch Schelomo with Natalie Clein ('cello); Borodin Symphony no 2


Tamsin Waley-Cohen
Tamsin Waley-Cohen

30 June 2007: Strauss Horn Concerto, Sheldonian Theatre Bliss Checkmate Suite; Strauss 1st Horn Concerto soloist, Pip Eastop; Dvořák Symphony no.8

10 March 2007: Mahler Symphony no.7

18 November 2006: Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Balakirev, St. Aldates Church Balakirev Tamara; Glazunov Violin Concerto soloist, Tamsin Waley-Cohen; Tchaikovsky Symphony no.2


James Boyd
James Boyd

24 June 2006: Janacek and Dvořák Nicolai Merry Wives of Windsor Overture; Janacek Taras Bulba; Dvořák 'Cello Concerto soloist, Tim Gill

18 March 2006: Tchaikovsky and Berg; Sheldonian Theatre Beethoven Coriolan Overture; Berg Violin Concerto soloist, Zoe Beyers; Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6

26 November 2005: Strauss, Respigi and Berlioz Johann Strauss Gypsy Baron Overture; Respighi Pines of Rome; Berlioz Harold in Italy with James Boyd (viola)

Conducted by Leon Gee:


2 July 2005: Tchaikovsky and Mahler, Sheldonian Theatre Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto no.1, soloist, Tom Poster, Mahler Symphony no.1

12 March 2005: Schumann and Rachmaninov Schumann Konzertstuck for 4 horns; Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

20 November 2004: Kodaly, Brahms and Bartok Kodaly Hary Janos Suite; Brahms Violin Concerto soloist Miriam Teppich; Bartok Concerto for Orchestra


26 June 2004: Arnold, Copland, Ravel and Kodaly Arnold Four Cornish Dances; Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances; Copland Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo; Ravel La Valse

20 March 2004: Britten, Beethoven and Shostakovich Britten Passacaglia from Peter Grimes; Beethoven Violin Concerto; Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

15 November 2003: Wagner, Strauss and Brahms Wagner Overture Die Meistersingers; Strauss Four Last Songs, soloist Fiona Hammacott; Brahms Symphony No. 4


5 July 2003: Britten, Canteloube, Ravel and Mussorgsky Britten Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne; Ravel Bolero; Mussorgsky (orch Ravel) Pictures from an Exhibition

15 March 2003: Centenary Concert - with former OSO conductors Robin Nelson and Robert Secret Elgar Overture In the South (Alassio); Schumann Cello Concerto soloist Polly Chilcott; Sibelius Symphony No. 2

30 November 2002: Mendelssohn and Mahler Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, soloist Helena Wood; Mahler Symphony No. 5

Centenary archive list of works performed 1902-2002 [pdf]