Music at Oxford and the Sheldonian Theatre are so pleased to welcome Baroque specialists, the Irish Baroque Orchestra with internationally renowned violinist, Rachel Podger. Presenting a programme of ‘Bach’s Doubles and Triples’, Rachel and the orchestra will perform concerti that showcase different combinations of instruments including the violin, flute, oboe and harpsichord. The programme starts with a contrapuntal tour-de-force and one of Bach’s most successful works, his Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043, and ends with his Concerto for Three Violins in D major BWV 1064R, originally written for three harpsichords.
The Irish Baroque Orchestra is acclaimed as Ireland’s flagship period music ensemble and delivers historically-informed performances to the highest standards across Ireland and abroad. Under the artistic direction of Peter Whelan, scholarship and musical excellence converge in a unique way through the IBO’s work. This creates an original offering like no other organisation on the Irish classical music scene. Through this integration of research and practice the very idea of an orchestra is defined afresh, providing an unusual and enriching experience for today’s audiences.
Rachel Podger, “the unsurpassed British glory of the baroque violin” (The Times), has established herself as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical music periods. She was the first woman to be awarded the prestigious Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach Prize in October 2015, Gramophone Artist of the Year 2018, and Ambassador for REMA’s Early Music Day 2020.
Full price: £12 - £45
Concessions: £6 - £22.50 - Available for Under 18s, students, those on Job Seekers Allowance, and those with limited mobility and their companion.
Doors open at 18:30 ready for a 19:00 start
Interval scheduled for 20 minutes, estimated finish time of 21:30
For children aged 6+
Or call 01865 244806