Information for Players
Updated 1 April with Version 3 of Summer Schedule
- Forthcoming Concerts
- Rehearsal Schedules
- Rehearsal venues
- Concert venue
- Selling concert tickets
- Concert dress
- Management of the Orchestra
15 June 2013
Korngold: Violin Concerto (soloist Andrew Haveron)
Bruckner: Symphony no. 7
9 November 2013
Didcot concert (with rehearsal in Oxford on Thursday 7 November)
programme to be announced
23 November 2013
Wagner: Prelude to die Meistersinger
Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde
Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Act 1 of Götterdämmerung
Hagen's Watch from Act 1 of Götterdämmerung
Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music from Act 3 of Götterdämmerung
Brunhilde's Immolation from Act 3 of Götterdämmerung
soloist Rachel Nicholls
15 March 2014
Taneyev: Overture to 'The Oresteia', op.6
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no.1, op.107
soloist Michael Petrov
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4
14 June 2014
Dvořák: Noon Witch, op.108
Weber: Clarinet Concerto no.1 in F minor, op.73
soloist Mark van de Wiel
Elgar: Symphony no.2 in Eflat, op.63
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Summer Term First rehearsal 16 April 2013 rehearsal schedule Version 3
If you are unable to attend any rehearsal inform your section leader, and if for any reason you anticipate being absent more than two rehearsals for any concert please notify your section leader as far in advance as possible.
Rates for 2012/13:
Annual fee: £143 or three payments of £52 (per term)
Students: £19 (per term)
(Subscription rates are revised annually in line with the August index of inflation)
Payment, due at first rehearsal of term, may be made by cheque, cash or bank transfer. Further details are available from the Membership Secretary, Diana Collingwood.
Oxford Symphony Orchestra is a registerd charity and, if you are UK tax payer, the orchestra can claim back tax you have paid on your subscription payments. This provides significant extra income for the orchestra so if you are a tax payer, do see the Treasurer, Sue Woolhouse, and complete a copy of the necessary declaration form.
Exceptionally, where a player has circumstances of particular personal hardship, a case for temporary reduction of fees can be considered by the Chairman, Caroline Johnson.
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Oxford Spires Academy: Glanville Road, Oxford OX4 2AU Map and directions Note: Please depart from Oxford Spires Academy promptly after rehearsals as the external gates are locked shortly after 10.00pm.
Manor Preparatory School: Faringdon Road, Abingdon OX13 6LN Location map and downloadable directions Rehearsals are held at Manor Preparatory School only occasionally. Car sharing and lifts from Oxford can be arranged.
Amey Theatre, Abingdon School: OX14 1DE Maps and directions The Amey Theatre is only rarely used for rehearsals. Bus services from Oxford are quick and convenient (X3 and X13 services stop close by at Stratton Way terminus). Enter school at gates by the Lodge on Park Road. Cars should be parked in car park opposite but if locked use visitors spaces in school grounds. Vehicles parked in the privately owned roads around the school are liable to be clamped at any time.
Oxford Town Hall: St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1BX Directions, Map, Travel and Parking information
St Aldates Church, Oxford: St Aldates. Oxford OX1 1BP Travel info and directions
Players are expected to assist with advertising concerts and selling tickets and can sell £15 tickets in advance for £12 (Over 60s £10).
Women: long black; Men: Dinner Jacket, white shirt, black tie
A committee of orchestra members meets three times a year to discuss and agree plans. Speak to any one of us on the committee if there is something you feel we should consider, or if you'd like to help in some way with running the orchestra. If you've got thoughts about repertoire or music you feel would be good to play, do talk to Robert Max.
There is an annual general meeting in December/early January when ideas can be discussed by everyone and new committee members are appointed. The current committee members are:
Caroline Johnson - Chairman
Stephen Drew - Secretary
Sue Woolhouse - Treasurer
Diana Collingwood - Membership Secretary
Ros Bleach - Librarian
Paul Johnson - Marketing and Publicity
Mariette Richter, Leader, and Robert Max, Musical Director, in attendance
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