Katie Melua presents The Silk Roads with Students and Young People

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 A one-off musical performance of wholly original songs by students and young people, presented by acclaimed singer-songwriter Katie Melua and the University of Oxford. Inspired by stories from Professor Peter Frankopan’s The Silk Roads, the musical works draw on Frankopan’s account of these ancient trade routes, exploring journeys through time, geographies and cultures.

Join us for an evening held in the iconic Sheldonian Theatre, that transcends musical styles, moving from pop to classical as Katie Melua frames the narratives of student song-writers, who will perform alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra and University players in a concert that embraces creative collaboration.

Katie Melua and Dr Luke Lewis have guided the University of Oxford students and young people from local charities Young Women’s Music Project and In-Spire Sounds, through the process of song-writing to create a unique soundscape, where stories new and old sing their way down the Silk Road.

This event is brought to you by the Humanities Cultural Programme. To find out more about Katie Melua’s Visiting Fellowship, please visit https://torch.ox.ac.uk/katie-melua 

Ticket Information

Full price: £15 - £35

Concessions: £7.50 - £17.50 - 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

No Interval, estimated finish time of 20:45

For children aged 6+


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