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Violin Cushion Concerts
Violin Cushion Concerts

In our Cushion Concert series, Rozzy or Tom introduce children and their families to different instruments and how they make music, feeding curiosity and nurturing love of music, up-close. We have performances suited to under fives and over fives, and babies come free. Make sure to bring your...

£5 each, £16 family of 4, under 1s free
19th November 2017 10:00am
Chinese Singing Competition – Final Round

The Annual Chinese Singing Competition hosted by the Oxford University Chinese Society and this year, joined by the Oxford University Hong Kong Society, IT’S GONNA BE BIG. Whether you are Chinese or you simply love Chinese songs, this can be the stage for you to shine or can be a night...

£12 for OUCS members, £15 for Non-members
18th November 2017 6:30pm
HMS Pinafore by Opera Anywhere Ltd
H.M.S.Pinafore by Gilbert & Sullivan

This is a tale of mismatched love across different social classes. Josephine is the captain’s daughter and has fallen for lowly sailor Ralph. Yet her father has other ideas – he has promised her to Sir Joseph Porter, the First Lord of the Admiralty. Will love prevail? Climb aboard to find...

Tickets: £25/£20/£10
17th November 2017 7:30pm
Lisa Dwan DANSOX Beckett
Lisa Dwan: Performing Beckett

Renowned Irish actress Lisa Dwan discusses her recent work and invites discussion of her repertoire – especially Not I and other stunning dramatisations of Samuel Beckett. She explores how her dance training enabled her to refine the all-encompassing performance technique and control...

16th November 2017 5:30pm
Ann-Kristin Sofroniou
Piano recital with Ann-Kristin Sofroniou (Trinity Laban)

This performance has been postponed until the new year.  St. Peter's College pianist George Needham has stepped in to perform in Ann-Kristin's place. The programme is as follows:

Beethoven - Sonata in G major Op. 31 No. 1, first movement, Allegro vivace

Free with complimentary tea and coffee provided
16th November 2017 1:15pm

Watch the process of creating a new ballet in an interdisciplinary workshop with writer, Marina Warner, choreographer Kim Brandstrup, pianist and composer,...

12th November 2017 12:00am to 14th November 2017 11:59pm
Piatti Quartet
Piatti Quartet

Prizewinners at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, the Piatti Quartet have long been associated with the JdP. In this concert, they programme two great string quartets that respectively anticipated and recalled...

£5 students, £15 stalls, £20 gallery
11th November 2017 7:30pm
Amy Thakurdas (horn) and Felix Tennie (piano)
Amy Thakurdas (horn) and Felix Tennie (piano)

The fifth Lunchtime Recital will be performed by Amy Thakurdas (horn) and Felix Tennie (piano).


Mozart – Piano Sonata in F, KV 332
Franz Strauss – Nocturno, Op 7 
Richard Strauss – Concerto No. 2 in Eb, op. 132 (2nd movement)


Free with complimentary tea and coffee provided
9th November 2017 1:15pm
Christian Mason
Composer Talk: Christian Mason

Christian Mason (b.1984) defines composition as “searching in sound for fleeting solidifications of intangible experiences”; his music, which combines an emotional aspiration to radiance with a sensitivity to natural resonance, has been commissioned,...

6th November 2017 6:00pm
A Sketch of Slow Time

This Autumn will see the premiere of a contemporary chamber opera by St Hilda’s College student Freddie Meyers (BBC Inspire Composer 2012). Set in 1908, the drama concerns the scandalous affair between Arnold Schönberg’s wife, Mathilde, and his best friend, the painter Richard Gerstl.


£10 (£7 students)
2nd November 2017 8:00pm to 3rd November 2017 8:00pm