The Enlightened Trumpet by Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra

Photo of Paul Merkelo holding a trumpet against a black background


Paul Merkelo has been described by Gramophone magazine as ‘a player of unusual gifts’.

In anticipation of his new Sony Classical album recorded with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul joins us for the most glittering work in the trumpet concerto repertory, Haydn’s beloved E flat concerto, and a rare gem: the D major concerto by Mozart’s father Leopold. This concert will be extra special as it will be performed at the Sheldonian Theatre on the composer's 300th birthday.

Haydn’s own spirited tribute to the University of Oxford opens this concert while we end with the first in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s final symphonic trilogy – a symphony as passionate as it is perfect.



Symphony No. 92 in G major, Hob. I:92, ‘Oxford’ *

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob. VIIe:1


Trumpet Concerto in D major


Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K. 543


Paul Merkelo: Trumpet

Marios Papadopoulos: Conductor

Hannah Schneider: Conductor*


There will be a free pre-concert recital at 6.30pm performed by the Young Artists' Platform - a wonderful chance to hear talented young musicians.

Ticket Information

Full price: £45 £35 £25 £15 (students from £5)

Concessions are available

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