Scheherazade with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

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It is the greatest orchestral story ever told. In Scheherazade, Rimsky-Korsakov tells of an Arabian princess who can only delay her execution by telling captivating tales. The result is an orchestral journey whose depiction of rolling seas, crashing shipwrecks and wild fantasies never fails to enchant. In a luxury palate cleanser, Maxim Vengerov takes us through the beauty and innocence of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 while our own Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conducts the first performance of Kevin Zheng’s Poppy Song, a work selected from last year’s Composers’ Workshop.

Kevin Zheng Poppy Song* world premiere
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35

Maxim Vengerov violin
Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey conductor*
Marios Papadopoulos conductor 

Young Artists’ Platform
Pre-concert recital 18:30 

Ticket Information

Full price: £20, £32, £42, £60

Students from £5

Doors open for Young Artisit's Platform at 18:00 for a 18:30 start. 

Attendees will vacate the venue, and Doors will reopen at 19:00 ready for a 19:30 Concert start

Duration: 120 Minutes including an internal of 20 minutes


Or call Oxford Philharmonic's Box Office via 01865 980980 (Monday-Friday 09:00-17:00)

Suitable for ages 6+