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Oxford University Wind Orchestra Concert ‘Symphonies for Band’

June 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm


For their final concert of the year, the Oxford University Wind Orchestra present an evening of diverse and exciting works written for symphonic winds in the last century.

In the first half, a big band made up of some of the university’s finest woodwind and brass players will be joined by soloist Tom Carr for a performance of two incredible pieces originally written for the ‘King of Swing’, Benny Goodman, with the full orchestra re-joining for a rendition of one of Gershwin’s most memorable scores. The second half will see two virtuosic and contrasting works by McCabe and Hess demonstrate the breadth of the wind ensemble medium, finishing with a cornerstone symphony in the repertoire by prolific 20th century American composer, Vincent Persichetti.

Stravinsky – Ebony Concerto
Bernstein – Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
Gershwin arr. Brubaker – An American in Paris

McCabe – Canyons
Hess – The Lochnagar Suite*
Persichetti – Symphony No. 6 (‘For Band’)

Conductor: Chris O’Leary
Soloist: Tom Carr
*Assistant Conductor: Zhenling Wang

University Church has step-free access from the entrance on High street, and has accessible and gender neutral toilets, as well as an audio induction loop. Seating is in the church pews. We can produce large print copes of the concert programme if requested. If you have any other requirements, or any questions about accessibility for this event, you can contact Beth Hollins at elizabeth.hollins@stcatz.ox.ac.uk


June 15
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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University Church of St Mary the Virgin
High Street
Oxford,OX1 4BJUnited Kingdom
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