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Orchestra Course – OCYO

A two-day project with Oxfordshire's most advanced young musicians

04th January 2013

Central Music School, Oxfordshire

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9.00am

John conducts a short course for the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

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CSO Family Concert: Music Around the World

A concert for all the family

19th January 2013

Central Hall, Southampton

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11.00am

Join John and the City of Southampton Orchestra for a fun packed concert suitable for all ages.  Phil Cheeseman returns to narrate and compere (www.csorchestra.org).

 

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Lecture-Recital: AMP Workshop

John collaborates with pianist Yllka Istrefi and composer Ash Madni

25th January 2013

Mary Ogilivie Theatre, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

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6.00pm

John will direct a Harmony and Composition workshop for the Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme, in collaboration with St. Anne's College, University of Oxford. This event is part of the St. Anne’s Recital Series , and Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme, and includes a recital by pianist Yllka Istrefi at 6pm (http://yllka.com), and interview with composer Ash Madni.

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University of Oxford Conducting Seminar

John workshops advanced conductors on Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

01st February 2013

Denish Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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3.00-4.30pm

Providing a regular series of conducting and composition workshops at the University of Oxford, John leads advanced students through Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, in preparation for the full orchestra workshop with OCYO on Saturday 2nd February 2013.

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OCYO: Concerts for Schools

Two concerts, programme to include Mussorgsky (Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

01st February 2013

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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11.00am and 1.30pm

Fun concerts for younger audiences - programme to include Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition

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University of Oxford Conducting Workshop

John workshops advanced conductors on Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

02nd February 2013

Central Music School, Oxford

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9.30-12.30pm

Providing a regular series of conducting and composition workshops at the University of Oxford, John leads advanced students through Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. This event is with full orchestra, with the participation of the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

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Nexus Orchestra – 4 premieres

John premieres new works by Golburn, Lunn, Furber, and Bond

14th February 2013

Dora Stoutzker Hall, Cardiff

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1.00pm

A programme of four concerto premieres, by composers Christopher Bond, Lewis Furber, Ben Lunn, and James Golborn.

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CHROMA

John conducts a workshop of new works by Oxford University composers

15th February 2013

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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10.00-1.00, 2.00-5.00pm

John conducts visiting ensemble, CHROMA, in a workshop of compositions by leading undergraduate and postgraduate composers at the University of Oxford. (www.chromaensemble.co.uk / www.music.ox.ac.uk)

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Ensemble ISIS @ Oxford University

18th February 2013

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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1.00pm

A programme of works by postgraduate composers at the University of Oxford, to include Dan Jeffries She was a German Doctor called Julia, Chris Garrard Night or nothing, Luke Lewis  ...and all watched over by machines of loving grace, Sam Fernando Half Moon and Utterance, and Eugene Birman Red Dessert.

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RWCMD Contemporary Music Group

Lutoslawski: Chain I, Birtwistle: Tragoedia, Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.1

21st February 2013

Dora Stoutzker Hall Foyer, Cardiff

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6.00pm

This event concludes the RWCMD Contemporary Music Ensemble collaboration with the BCMG.

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OCYO: Oxfordshire Concerto Competition

Oxford Philomusica and the Oxfordshire County Music Service

02nd March 2013

Central Music School, Oxford

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7.30pm

Semi-final of the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition: Strauss Horn Concerto No.1, I (Sarah Johnson), Korngold Violin Concerto, I (Makoto Nakata), Nielsen Flute Concerto (Ellie Nugent), Ney Rosauro Concerto for Marimba, I and IV (Jack Chown), York Bowen Concerto for Viola (Anna Hughes), Bruch Violin Concerto (Bethan Rose, Leo Appel)

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Oxford Philomusica

Composition workshop for the University of Oxford

07th March 2013

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10.00-12.00pm

John will conduct the Oxford Philomusica in a workshop of compositions by students from Oxford University (www.oxfordphil.com / www.music.ox.ac.uk)

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Lecture-Recital: AMP Workshop

John collaborates with Laura Lucas (Flute) and Daniel Swain (Piano)

08th March 2013

Mary Ogilivie Theatre, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

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6.00pm

John will direct a Harmony and Composition workshop for the Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme, in collaboration with St. Anne's College, University of Oxford.  This event is part of the St. Anne’s Recital Series and includes a recital by Laura Lucas (flute) and Daniel Swain (piano) at 6pm

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Lecture-Recital: AMP Workshop

John collaborates with pianist Madalina Rusu

08th March 2013

Mary Ogilivie Theatre, St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

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6.00pm

John will direct a Harmony and Composition workshop for the Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme, in collaboration with St. Anne's College, University of Oxford.  This event is part of the St. Anne’s Recital Series and includes a recital by pianist Madalina Rusu at 6pm.

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NSO, with Madalina Rusu

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5, Brahms: Symphony No.2

09th March 2013

Corn Exchnage, Newbury

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7.30pm

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Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra

Britten: Passacaglia, Poulenc: Gloria, Dvorak Symphony No.9

16th March 2013

The Great Hall, City of London School

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7.30pm

Poulenc Gloria (conducted by Rupert Gough, Director of Choral Music, Royal Holloway), Britten Passacaglia from Peter Grimes, Dvorak Symphony No.9

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Instrumental Workshop 1 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham / OCMS commission

John works with young instrumentalists from across Oxfordshire

22nd March 2013

Chilton Primary School, and Willowcroft School, Didcot

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9.00-11.00am, 11.00-1.00pm

John's school visits continue, working with First Access instrumentalists across Oxfordshire as part of the OCMS 2014 massed ensemble commission, to be premiered  on Friday 14th March 2014 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (for Symphony Orchestra plus 300 young singers and instrumentalists)

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CSO: Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky

The Fairy's Kiss, Romeo and Juliet, Symphony No.5

23rd March 2013

St. Mary's Church, Southampton

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7.30pm

John conduct's the City of Southampton Orchestra -  Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet,  Stravinsky  Divertimento from ‘The Fairy’s Kiss’, and Tchaikovsky Symphony no.5. Also see www.csorchestra.org

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RWCMD Concert Orchestra

Recording session

28th March 2013

Dora Stoutzker HaLL, Cardiff

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10.00am-5.00pm

John will conduct and record 7 new works by RWCMD composers, with the RWCMD Concert Orchestra

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John works with maestro Valery Gergiev

Oxford Philomusica, University of Oxford residency

01st April 2013

Sheldonian Theatre

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2.00pm

John will be mentored by maestro Valery Gergiev on Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, with the Oxford Philomusica (see 'events' for other performances with the Oxford Philomusica)

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OCYO residency @ Radley

2nd-5th April 2013

02nd April 2013

Radley College, Oxfordshire

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OCYO starts work on Strauss: Don Juan, Britten: Four Sea Interludes, and Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2, in preparation for their summer tour to Italy.

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Oxford Philomusica: Oxfordshire Concerto Competition 2013

Korngold: Violin Concerto, Strauss: Horn Concerto No.1, Liebermann: Flute Concerto

20th April 2013

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Korngold Violin Concerto, op.35 (Makoto Nakata), Lowell Liebermann Flute Concerto (Ellie Nugent), Strauss Horn Concerto, op.11 (Sarah Johnson).

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University of Oxford Conducting Seminar

John workshops advanced conductors on Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

22nd April 2013

Denish Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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3.00-4.30pm

Providing a regular series of conducting and composition workshops at the University of Oxford, John leads advanced students through Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, in preparation for the full orchestra workshop with OCYO on Saturday 27th April 2013.

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City of Southampton Orchestra, with Juliette Roos

Sibelius: Symphony No.7, Bruch: Violin Concerto, Dvorak: Symphony No.8

27th April 2013

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

John and the CSO welcome Juliette Roos, recipient of the BBC Young Musician Walter Todds Bursary Prize.

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University of Oxford Conducting Workshop

John workshops advanced conductors on Mussorgsky's 'Pictures at an Exhibition'

27th April 2013

Central Music School, Oxford

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9.30-12.30pm

Providing a regular series of conducting and composition workshops at the University of Oxford, John leads advanced students through Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. This event is with full orchestra, with the participation of the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

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Composer Workshop 1 of 3 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham / OCMS commission

John works with young composers from across Oxfordshire

04th May 2013

Central Music School, Oxford

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1.00-3.00pm

John's presents the first of three composer workshops, working with young Oxfordshire composers, for his OCMS massed ensemble commission, to be premiered  on Friday 14th March 2014 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (for Symphony Orchestra plus 300 young singers and instrumentalists)

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Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

CSO and WSO

11th May 2013

Taunton's College, Southampton

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2.30-7.00pm (performance at 6.15pm)

John conducts the final instalment of the collaboration between the City of Southampton Orchestra and Winchester Symphony Orchestra.  This unique education project has featured professional, amateur, and student musicians, from across Hampshire.

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Oxford Philomusica

Britten Tribute: English String

17th May 2013

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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8.00pm

Elgar Introduction and Allegro (Charlotte Scott, Alexandra Wood, Jon Thorne, Sebastian Comberti)

Tippet Fantasia Concertante on a Theme of Corelli (Alexandra Wood, Charlotte Scott, Sebastian Comberti)

Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (John Mark Ainsley, Richard Dilley)

Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

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Newbury Spring Festival – Family Concert

Poulenc: The Story of Babar the Elephant (Chris de Souza), and works by Britten

18th May 2013

Corn Exchange, Newbury

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3.00pm

Britten Courtly Dances from Gloriana

Poulenc The Story of Babar the Elephant (narrated by Chris de Souza)

Brahms Hungarian Dance No.5

Britten Matinees Musicales

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Composer Workshop 2 of 3 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham / OCMS commission

John works with young composers from across Oxfordshire

25th May 2013

Central Music School, Oxford

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10.00am-12.00pm

John's presents the second of three composer workshops, working with young Oxfordshire composers, for his OCMS massed ensemble commission, to be premiered  on Friday 14th March 2014 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (for Symphony Orchestra plus 300 young singers and instrumentalists)

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Premiere: Fanfare for Two Trumpets

London Fanfare Trumpets

01st June 2013

Aylesford Priory, Kent

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2.00pm

London Fanfare Trumpets premiere John's latest ceremonial commission - http://www.londonfanfaretrumpets.com/

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Instrumental Workshop 2 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham / OCMS commission

John works with young instrumentalists from across Oxfordshire

04th June 2013

Wallingford School and Edward Field Primary School

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9.00-11.00am, 2.00-4.00pm

John's school visits continue, working with First Access instrumentalists across Oxfordshire as part of the OCMS 2014 massed ensemble commission, to be premiered  on Friday 14th March 2014 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (for Symphony Orchestra plus 300 young singers and instrumentalists)

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Recital – David Sadlier (Tenor), Lelia Sadlier (Piano)

Programme to include Traill: Two Songs to Celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary

07th June 2013

St. Anne's College, University of Oxford

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6.00pm

David and Lelia Sadlier, on tour from the USA, present the first of their performances of John's Two Songs to Celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary (premiered Dec 2012, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London)

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Composer Workshop 3 of 3 – Symphony Hall, Birmingham / OCMS commission

John works with young composers from across Oxfordshire

08th June 2013

Central Music School, Oxford

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1.00-3.00pm

John's presents the final composer workshop, working with young Oxfordshire composers, for his OCMS massed ensemble commission, to be premiered  on Friday 14th March 2014 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham (for Symphony Orchestra plus 300 young singers and instrumentalists)

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Composer-in-Residence, Cornish American Song Institute

A one-week residency involving performances, lectures, and workshops

15th June 2013

Falmouth, Cornwall

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9.00am

John's collaboration with the Cornish American Song Institute continues for another year. For more details please see http://casonginstitute.org/

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Recital – David Sadlier (Tenor), Lelia Sadlier (Piano)

Programme to include Traill: Two Songs to Celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary

23rd June 2013

The Foundling Museum, London

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1.00pm

David and Lelia Sadlier, on tour from the USA, present another performance of John's Two Songs to Celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary (premiered Dec 2012, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London)

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Recital – David Sadlier (Tenor), Lelia Sadlier (Piano)

Programme to include Traill: Two Songs to Celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary

24th June 2013

St. Peter’s Church, Notting Hill, London

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1.00pm

David and Lelia Sadlier, on tour from the USA, present another performance of John's Two Songs to Celebrate the Benjamin Britten Centenary (premiered Dec 2012, St. Martins-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London)

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OCYO Gala Concert 2013

Strauss: Don Juan, Bruch: Violin Concerto, Britten: Four Sea Interludes

05th July 2013

Town Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

The Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra presents it's final concert before the summer tour programme begins. Programme to also include John Rutter's The Sprig of Thyme with a massed choir from Oxfordshire schools.  The soloists will feature in the Bruch - Leo Appel, Bethany Rose, and Alexander Guinesekera

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OCYO @ NFMY

Strauss: Don Juan

06th July 2013

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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10.00am

The Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra feature in the National Festival of Music for Youth's final exhibition, having qualified from the regionals earlier this year, performing Richard Strauss' epic tone poem, Don Juan.

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OCYO Italy Tour 2013, Concert 1

Strauss: Don Juan, Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

22nd July 2013

Basilica di San Pietro, Perugia, Italy

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9.00pm

The first of five OCYO tour concerts begins at the stunning Basilica di San Pietro, Perugia, Italy.

 

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OCYO Italy Tour 2013, Concert 2

Strauss: Don Juan, Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

23rd July 2013

Chiesa San Francesco, Terni, Italy

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9.00pm

The second of five OCYO tour concerts at the stunning Chiesa San Francesco, Terni, Italy.

 

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OCYO Italy Tour 2013, Concert 3

Strauss: Don Juan, Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

24th July 2013

Orvieto Duomo, Orvieto, Italy

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5.00pm

The third of five OCYO tour concerts at the stunning Orvieto Duomo, Orvieto, Italy.

 

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OCYO Italy Tour 2013, Concert 4

Strauss: Don Juan, Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

25th July 2013

Museo San Francesco, Montefalco

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9.00pm

The penultimate OCYO tour concert at the stunning Museo San Francesco, Montefalco, Italy.

 

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OCYO Italy Tour 2013, Concert 5

Strauss: Don Juan, Britten: Four Sea Interludes, Rachmaninov: Symphony No.2

28th July 2013

Town Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

OCYO present their final year concert.

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Oxford Proms Orchestra, with Michael Collins

10th August 2013

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Arvo Part Cantus in Memorium Benjamin Britten, Mozart Clemenza di Tito overture, Clarinet Concerto (soloist Michael Collins), Haydn Symphony No. 104 (‘London’).

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Oxford Proms Orchestra – ‘Classical Pops’

An evening of the most popular classics

17th August 2013

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Grieg Concert for Piano in A minor (soloist Mami Shikimori), Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, Saint-Saens ‘the swan’ from Carnival of the Animals, Fantasia on Greensleaves, Offenbach Orpheus and the Underworld overture, and other popular classics.

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OCYO: Workshop

Analysis and Composition workshop, with orchestra, for the AMP

12th October 2013

Centre for Music, Oxford

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11am

John conducts a workshop with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra, for the Oxfordshire Advanced Musicianship Programme.  Repertoire to include Bernstein Candide Overture, Borodin Polovtsien Dances, and Britten Passacaglia from Peter Grimes.

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Robert Saxton Birthday Concert

Ensemble ISIS, with Simon Desbruslais (Trumpet)

11th November 2013

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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8.00pm

A celebratory concert in the presence of the composer. Programme to include Psalm - A song of Ascents (1992), Shakespeare Scenes for Solo Trumpet and String Orchestra (2013), and a new work John and past/present Oxford composers that have worked with Robert, built upon his Little Prelude, written for Ensemble ISIS in 2003.

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OCYO @ the Royal Albert Hall

Strauss Don Juan, Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

12th November 2013

Royal Albert Hall

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7.30pm

John and OCYO conclude the National Festival for Youth 'Proms' at the Royal Albert Hall

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CSO: Britten, Bourgeois, and Shostakovich

with Michael Buchanan (Trombone)

16th November 2013

Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford

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7.30pm

John conducts his 10th season with the City of Southampton Orchestra, opening with Britten Pas de Six from Prince of the Pagodas, Bourgeois Trombone Concerto (Michael Buchanan, prize-winner, Haverhill Sinfonia Concerto Competition 2013), and Shostakovitch Symphony No.8.                                                

 

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Britten Centenary: ‘Friday Afternoons’

Massed choir and orchestra, from across Oxfordshire

22nd November 2013

Sheldonian Theatre

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12.30pm

On what would have been Benjamin Britten's 100th birthday, John conducts a massed performance of his Friday Afternoons op.7, accompanied by the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

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NSO, with Christopher Terepin

Dvorak: Cello Concerto, Sibelius: Finlandia, Symphony No.7

23rd November 2013

St. Nicholas Church, Newbury

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7.45pm

Newbury Symphony Orchestra, on of the oldest nonprofessional orchestras in the UK, launch their 2013-14 season.

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Conducting Workshop, University of Oxford

Wagner Siegfried Idyll

30th November 2013

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford

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2-5pm

John leads a workshop of student conductors. Repertoire: Wagner Siegfried Idyll. Orchestra provided by OUMS (Oxford University Music Society).  A preparatory seminar, for participants, will precede this event, on Monday 25th November 2013 (MT wk 7), LRA, Faculty of Music, 2-4pm.

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OCYO: Christmas Concert

07th December 2013

Central Music School

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11.00am (tbc)

Programme to follow

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Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert

22nd December 2013

Town Hall, Oxford

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2.30pm (tbc)

Merry Christmas!

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CSO: Family Concert

'Music and Animals'

25th January 2014

Central Hall, Southampton

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11.00am

Another fun-packed concert for all the family - programme to include Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf, Elgar Wand of Youth Suite (excerpts), John Williams Jurassic Park, Saint Saens Carnival of the Animals (excerpts). Phil Cheeseman narrates.

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OCYO: Concerts for Schools

Two concerts, programme to include Bernstein Candide and Borodin Polovtsien Dances

31st January 2014

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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11.00am and 1.30pm

Fun concerts for younger audiences - programme to include Bernstein Candide and Borodin Polovtsien Dances

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition, Semi-final

   

09th February 2014

Centre for Music, Oxford

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7.30pm

EDVARD GRIEG – Piano Concerto in A minor, I. Allegro molto moderato (Zizhou Zhang)

ÉDOUARD LALO - Cello Concerto in D minor, I. Prelude, lento - Allegro maestoso (Frankie Carr)

JEAN SIBELIUS - Violin Concerto, Op. 47, I. Allegro moderato (Enyuan Khong)

RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings III. (Tim Keasley)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART - Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, I. Allegro (Francesco Browne)

CARL NIELSEN - Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, D.F.119, I. Allegro moderato (Daniel Shao)

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Ensemble ISIS, Composition Workshop

7 new works by leading Oxford composers, with Robert Saxton and Martyn Harry

10th February 2014

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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1.30-4.30pm

Cydonie Banting Ithaca

Finn Keane Canario

Lewis Coenen-Rowe A Machine Like No Other

Jo Currie Fugitive Places

Toby Huelin Time Piece

Daniel Lewis Phi

Frankie Perry Elegy

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Oxford Philomusica

Composition Workshop

22nd February 2014

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10am

John conducts a workshops of new works by leading composers at the University of Oxford

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Ensemble ISIS with Judith Weir

A recital for Judith Weir's residency at Oxford University

26th February 2014

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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1.00pm

Judith Weir Tiger under the Table (2002)

Joseph Currie Invisible Priests (2014)

Judith Weir Rain and Mist Are on the Mountain, I’d Better Buy Some Shoes (2005)

Nick Morish Praecox

Judith Weir Blue-Green Hill (2013)

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CHROMA @ OXFORD

28th February 2014

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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10.00-1.00pm, 2.00-5.00pm

John conducts a workshop of compositions by undergraduate and postgraduate composers at the University of Oxford

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Oxford Philomusica: Oxfordshire Concerto Competition 2014

Programme details of the Final concert to be announced mid-February 2014

06th March 2014

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Programme details of the Final concert to be announced mid-February 2014

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OCYO at Symphony Hall

John Traill 'Lightbobs' for massed choir and orchestra (premiere)

15th March 2014

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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7.30pm

OCYO conclude the Oxfordshire County Music Service Gala event at Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

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NSO: Rachmaninov Symphony No.2

29th March 2014

St. Nicholas Church, Newbury

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7.45pm

Newbury Symphony Orchestra's mid-season concert features a return to St. Nicholas church with Rachmaninov's celebrated second symphony.

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Brasilia Residency, St Anne’s Camarata with Simon Desbruslais

7th-13th April, 2014. Featuring world premiere of John's Serenade for Flugelhorn and String Orchestra

07th April 2014

University of Brasilia Music School, Brazil

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A series of conducting, composition, and performance workshops, and a final concert:

Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K.546

Purcell Trumpet Sonata

Warlock Capriol Suite

Handel Trumpet Suite in D Major

Britten Six Metamorphosen After Ovid, ‘Niobe’   (trumpet)

Elgar Serenade for Strings   

Traill Serenade for Flugelhorn and String Orchestra (World Premiere)

Bruch Kol Nidrei    (arr. Paul Wood)

Elgar Salut d’amore  (arr. Christo Pavlov)

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OCYO residency @ Radley 2014

14th-17th April 2014. Strauss, Respighi, Shostakovich

14th April 2014

Radley College, Oxfordshire

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Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi Pines of Rome

Shostakovich Symphony no.5

 

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Conducting Workshop, University of Oxford

with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

03rd May 2014

OCMS, Bayards Hill School, Waynflete Road, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8GA

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9.30am-12.45pm

John leads a workshop of student conductors. Repertoire: Respighi Pines of Rome. This event is in partnership with the Oxfordshire County Music Service.  A preparatory seminar, for participants, will take place on Monday 28th April 2014, LRA (Faculty of Music), 2-4pm.

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CSO, with Joseph Shiner

Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Weber: Clarinet Concerto no.2, Saint-Saens: Symphony No.3 ("Organ")

10th May 2014

Romsey Abbey

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7.30pm

The CSO welcomes Making Music Young Concert Artist, Joseph Shiner, to perform the Weber Clarinet Concerto no.2, in this animated programme.

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CSO @ Hilliers, Romsey

Fun for all the family - open air concert with fireworks!

07th June 2014

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Romsey

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7.30pm

Strauss - Radetsky March

Sibelius Finlandia
Grieg peer gynt suite no1

Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

RVW English Folk Song Suite
Strauss The Blue danube
Filmscores, to include Gladiator, and The Dambusters
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture

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NSO with Kennet Opera

08th June 2014

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7.30pm

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Cornish American Song Institute

9th-29th June 2014. Composer in Residence, Cornish American Song Institute

09th June 2014

Oxford and Cornwall

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Composer in Residence, writing, lecturing, and conducting.

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Ensemble ISIS and Birtwistle

A concert for Sir Harrison Birtwistle, celebrating his honorary doctorate at Oxford

25th June 2014

Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford

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7.15pm

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CSO Summer Concert

Nielson: Helios Overture, Grieg: Peer Gynt Suites, Sibelius: Symphony No.1

05th July 2014

St. Mary's Church, Southampton

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7.30pm

John and the CSO conclude the 2013-14 season.

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‘Two Songs for the Britten Centenary’

David and Lelia Sadlier perform John's songs at the American Church, Berlin

06th July 2014

American Church, Berlin

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7.30pm

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‘Two Songs for the Britten Centenary’

David and Lelia Sadlier perform John's songs in Kiefersfelden, Germany

09th July 2014

Kiefersfelden, Germany

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7.30pm

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OCYO Gala Concert

11th July 2014

Town Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

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OCYO – Bad Schmiederberg, Germany

2014 Germany Tour

21st July 2014

Festhalle, Bad Schiedeberg, Germany

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7.30pm

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi - Pines of Rome

Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

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OCYO – Dresden

2014 Germany Tour

22nd July 2014

St Pauli Ruine, Dresden

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7pm

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi - Pines of Rome

Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

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OCYO – Grimma, Germany

2014 Germany Tour

23rd July 2014

Frauenkirche, Grimma

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7.30pm

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi - Pines of Rome

Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

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OCYO – Quidlingberg

2014 Germany Tour

24th July 2014

Palais Saalfeldt

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8pm

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi - Pines of Rome

Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

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OCYO Grand Gala Concert

27th July 2014

Town Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

After a successful tour to Germany, OCYO present their final 2013-14 concert.

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OCYO – Oxford

2014 Germany Tour - Final Concert

27th July 2014

Town Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Suite

Respighi - Pines of Rome

Shostakovich - Symphony No.5

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Oxford Proms Orchestra – Sheherazade

16th August 2014

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C minor Op 18

Rimsky - Korsakov  Symphonic Suite Sheherazade Op 35

Oxford Proms Orchestra

Mami Shikimori – piano

John Traill – conductor

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CSO – Adams, Beethoven, Stravinsky

The CSO launches their 2014/15 season!

15th November 2014

Thornden Hall, Hampshire

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7.30pm

John Adams - Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Beethoven - Violin Concerto

Stravinsky - Petrushka (1947)

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NSO

Season Launch

22nd November 2014

St Nicholas Church, Newbury

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7.30pm

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St Anne’s Camerata @ the JdP

St Anne's Camerata perform for the M@SH Marathon at the Jacqueline du Pre Music Building

23rd January 2015

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford

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7.00pm

A varied programme of contemporary music, including the premier of John's Equale for Horn, String Quartet and String Orchestra

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CSO – Family Concert

All aboard!

24th January 2015

Central Hall, Southampton

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11am

All aboard! - for a travel themed concert for all the family!

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St Anne’s Camerata Workshop

Outreach programme for Oxfordshire composers

30th January 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, Oxford

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6.00pm

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OCYO @ the Sheldonian

OCYO present Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine and more!

30th January 2015

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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11am and 1.45pm

Adams Short Ride in a Fast Machine

Williams Star Wars

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition

OCMS and the Oxford Philomusica present the third year of this competition

08th February 2015

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.00pm

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue, Elgar Cello Concerto, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No.3

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Ensemble ISIS with Joe Cutler

Composition Workshop

09th February 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Oxford

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2pm

John conducts works by University of Oxford composers

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Beyond the Dots series: Christopher Redgate

Informative recitals that open up music!

13th February 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, Oxford

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6.30pm

Christopher Redgate presents five oboes, including the Lupophon!

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Ensemble ISIS – the music of Rebecca Saunders

26th February 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Oxford

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1pm

John conducts a varied programme of music by Rebecca Saunders and postgraduate composers at the University of Oxford

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New Music Players

Composition workshops at the University of Oxford

27th February 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Oxford

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10-1, 2-5

Contemporary music workshop at Oxford University

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Beyond the Dots series: New Music Players

Informative recitals that open up the music!

27th February 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, Oxford

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6.30pm

John and the NMP open up music by Xenakis and Skempton

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St Anne’s Camerata

with the Maxwell Quartet and Pippa Hampton

13th March 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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7.00pm

Traill Equale

Harry Come, Spring

F. Strauss Nocturne

Sibelius Serenade in C

Holmes Aurora (premier)

Hyde String Quartet

Saxton String Quartet No.3

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NSO – Strauss, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky

14th March 2015

St Nicholas Church, Newbury

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7.30pm

Strauss Horn Concerto No.1

Mendelssohn Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Tchaikovsky Symphony No.5

 

 

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OCYO @ the Sheldonian Theatre

OMEP Partnership concert featuring University Orchestrators and Oxfordshire Choirs

14th March 2015

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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11am

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CSO – Smetena, Strauss, Dvorak

21st March 2015

Thornden Hall

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7.30pm

Smetena - Wallenstein's Camp

Strauss  - Horn Concerto No.2

Dvorak - Symphony No.6

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RWCMD Orchestra Recordings

18 works by RWCMD composers!

23rd March 2015

Dora Stoutsker Hall, RWCMD, Cardiff

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2-9pm

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OCYO @ Radley

OCYO Easter Residential Course 2015

30th March 2015

Radley College, Oxon

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Copland Symphony no.3

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Stravinsky Firebird Suite

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Oxford Conducting Institute

Workshop with OCYO for conducting students at the University of Oxford

02nd May 2015

CMS, Oxfordshire

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10am

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CSO – Romsey Abbey

16th May 2015

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

Holst - The Perfect Fool

Mussorgsky / Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition

Brahms - Symphony No.4

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St Anne’s Camerata, with Greg Martin

05th June 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, Oxford

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6.30pm

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City of Southampton Orchestra @ Hilliers

Summer concert with fireworks!

06th June 2015

Hilliers Gardens, Romsey

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7pm

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Newbury Symphony Orchestra – BBC TEN PIECES

07th June 2015

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3pm

Beethoven Symphony No.5

Mozart Horn Concerto No.3

Traill Equale

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Beyond the Dots Series: CASI @ St Anne’s

12th June 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, Oxford

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6.30pm

The premier of four new songs for the Cornish American Song Institute, part of John's 2014-15 Composer-in-Residence

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OCYO @ Dorchester Abbey

10th July 2015

Dorchester Abbey

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7pm

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OCYO Poland Tour

Copland, Bernstein, Stravinsky!

25th July 2015

Poland

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Copland Symphony No.3

Bernstein Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Stravinsky Firebird Suite

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OCYO @ the Sheldonian: Copland, Stravinsky, Bernstein

28th July 2015

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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Oxford Proms Orchestra @ the Sheldonian

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15th August 2015

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.00pm

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St Anne’s Camerata – End of Summer Concert

John and the St Anne's Camerata perform at the college alumni garden party

19th September 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, Oxford

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6.30pm

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St Anne’s Camerata: Beyond the Dots 2015-16 launch

John and the St Anne's Camerata launch the 2015-16 Beyond the Dots series, with guest soloist Simon Desbruslais (trumpet)

23rd October 2015

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

Grieg Two Melodies, Op.53

I. Norwegian, II. The First Meeting

 Elgar Elegy, Op.58

 Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies, Op.34

I. Heart’s Wound, II. Last Spring

 Haydn Concerto for Trumpet in Eb major

I. Allegro, II. Andante, III. Allegro

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OCI: Conducting Seminar

John (Director) and Cayenna Ponchione (Conducting Associate) lead the Oxford Conducting Institute introductory seminar for students at Oxford University (This event is a precursor to the Thursday 12th November workshops)

04th November 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music Oxford

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2pm

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Ensemble ISIS David Blake 80th Birthday concert

Ensemble ISIS, conducted by John Traill, will perform the music of David Blake, to mark the composer’s 80th birthday on 4 November in the DAH at 5.15pm. The concert will feature his great work for 11 piece ensemble From the Mattress Grave. Also featured are DPhil composer Joseph Currie’s Fugitive Pieces and solo piano pieces by Hanns Eisler performed by DMus Robert Keeley.

04th November 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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5.15pm

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OCI: Conducting Workshop, Grieg Holberg Suite

John Traill (Director, OCI) and Cayenna Ponchione (Conducting Associate) leads the Oxford Conducting Institute in workshops at the University of Oxford

07th November 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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2pm

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OCI: Conducting Seminar

John (Director) and Cayenna Ponchione (Conducting Associate) lead the Oxford Conducting Institute introductory seminar for students at Oxford University (This event is a precursor to the Thursday 12th November workshops)

09th November 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music Oxford

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2pm

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OCI: Conducting Workshop, Grieg Holberg Suite

John Traill (Director, OCI) and Cayenna Ponchione (Conducting Associate) leads the Oxford Conducting Institute in workshops at the University of Oxford

12th November 2015

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music Oxford

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11am-1pm, 2pm-5pm

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CSO: Adams, Sibelius, Rachmaninov

John and the CSO open the season with Adams Chairman Dances, Sibelius Violin Concerto, Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

14th November 2015

Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford, Southampton

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7.30pm

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Conducting Workshops, University of Hull

John leads conducting workshops at the University of Hull

04th December 2015

University of Hull

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10am-5pm

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St Anne’s Camerata, London

Join the St Anne's Camerata, the London Pipes and Drums, and massed youth choirs from Oxfordshire, for a Christmas concert for all the family!

10th December 2015

Freemasons Hall, London

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7pm

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BBC Young Musician of the Year

John will be on the adjudication panel for the second round of the percussion competition.

12th December 2015

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

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BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016

John will be on the adjudication panel for the second round of the percussion competition.

13th December 2015

Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff

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The Bonn Choir and OCYO, Lord Mayor’s Carol Concert

Join the Lord Mayor, OCYO, The Bonn Choir, conducted by John

20th December 2015

Town Hall, Oxford

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3pm

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OCYO Christmas Course

2-day orchestra course: Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances and Strauss Death and Transfiguration

21st December 2015

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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CSO: FAMILY CONCERT – BLAST OFF!

An intergalactic adventure for all the family! We were delighted to welcome dancers from New Forest School of Dance and Alex Boxley from Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium to make these our most fun-packed family concerts yet!

23rd January 2016

Central Hall, Southampton

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11.00am and 14.00pm

Barry Gray – Thunderbirds March
arr. Custer – Star Trek Through The Years
Debussy arr. Caplet – Claire de Lune
Daniel Dorff – Blast Off!
Holst – Venus from The Planets
John Williams – Leia's Theme from Star Wars
John Williams – Star Wars: Main Title Theme

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St Anne’s Camerata – M@SH Marathon

A concert with soloist Simon Desbruslais (trumpet) and composer Deborah Pritchard, also including the premiere of Flight by Richard English

29th January 2016

Jacqueline du Pre Music Building, Oxford

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7.00pm

Deborah Pritchard Skyspace (soloist Simon Desbruslais)

Richard English Flight (world premiere)

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Premiere: Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra (Simon Desbruslais)

Bringing together secondary school audiences, Simon and John premiere a new trumpet concerto, alongside other symphonic repertoire with OCYO. Supported by Artswork and Arts Council England.

29th January 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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2.00pm

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OCYO Concerts for Schools

Educational concerts with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra, to 1000+ schoolchildren from across the region. 10am and 11.30am.

29th January 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10am and 11.30am

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition, Semi-final

John conducts OCYO and six semi-finalists

06th February 2016

OCMS Centre for Music, Oxford

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7.30pm

Prokofiev Violin Concerto no.2 (Emma Lisney)

Grieg Piano Concerto (Harry Baker)

Strauss Horn Concerto no.1 (Myrddin Rees-Davies)

Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Ben Clapin and David Mears)

Dvorak Cello Concerto (Rebecca McNaught)

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Ensemble ISIS Composition Workshop

John conducts large ensemble works by the finest Oxford composers, with Martyn Harry and Robert Saxton

08th February 2016

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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2.00pm

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St Anne’s Camerata

Workshop and recording of new works by budding Oxfordshire composers

12th February 2016

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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7.00pm

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Ensemble ISIS with Bent Sorensen

Ensemble ISIS present a concert of music with Bent Sorensen and Oxford University composers

24th February 2016

Dennis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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5.15pm

Bent Sorensen Pantomimes (soloist Carson Becke, piano)

John Willis new work

Bent Sorensen Nocturnal (soloist William Foster, trombone)

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CHROMA @ Oxford Faculty of Music

John conducts CHROMA in a day of composition workshop at the Oxford University Faculty of Music

26th February 2016

Faculty of Music, University of Oxford

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10.00-17.00

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OCI Workshop: Elgar and Walton

Oxford Conducting Institute workshop for Oxford University Conductors

27th February 2016

OCMS Centre for Music

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9.30-12.30

Walton Johannesburg Festival Overture

Elgar Enigma Variations

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition, Final

John conduct's three finalists and the Oxford Philharmonic orchestra. More details...

10th March 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Prokofiev Violin Concerto no.2 (Emma Lisney)

Strauss Horn Concerto no.1 (Myrddin Rees-Davies)

Mozart Clarinet Concerto (David Mears)

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Outreach: Percussion workshop

John and Joint Venture Percussion Duo lead a day of workshops for 400 Oxfordshire Children, featuring John's new Double Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba

16th March 2016

OCMS Centre for Music

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10.00-19.00

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Premiere: Double Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba

John conducts OCYO with soloists Joint Venture Percussion Duo in a programme also featuring a major new work by Bob Chilcott and a massed choir, organised by Age Concern UK.

18th March 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

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CSO, JVP2, and John’s new concerto

Joint Venture Percussion Duo premiere, with conductor Cayenna Ponchione, John's Double Concerto for Vibraphone and Marimba

19th March 2016

Thornden Hall, Chandlers Ford

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7.30pm

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Premiere: John’s ‘Three Orchestral Minatures’

The culmination of a 3 month composition project at Burford School, this piece incorporates features from Ralph Vaughan Williams English Folk Suite in a fun educational way.

23rd March 2016

Burford School

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7.30pm

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Harmony Course for AS and ALevel

Intensive harmony course for AS and A level students, presented by the Oxfordshire County Music Service Advanced Musicianship Programme, 31st March - 1st April 2016

31st March 2016

Central Music Service, Oxford

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2-day course

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OCYO Easter Residential, 5th-8th April

Intensive orchestral training course on Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, and Dvorak Carnival Overture

05th April 2016

Radley College

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St Anne’s Camerata: Spring Serenades

A varied programme of string repertoire, including contemporary works by Martyn Harry and Richard English

16th April 2016

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.00pm

Kalinnikov             Serenade for Strings

Richard English    Flight

Grieg                      ‘Norwegian’, from Two Melodies, op.53; ‘Last Spring’, from Two Elegiac Melodies,op.34

Martyn Harry         Come, Spring

Elgar                        Serenade for Strings in E minor, op.20

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CSO: Alexandra Lomeiko and Elgar Symphony No.2

Smyth The Wreckers Overture, Butterworth A Shropshire Lad, Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending, Elgar Symphony No.2

21st May 2016

Romsey Abbey

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7.30pm

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Premiere: Four Cornish Songs

David and Lelia Sadlier premiere John's Four Cornish Songs at the award winning Beyond the Dots recital series. More details to follow.

03rd June 2016

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

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OCI: Conducting Seminar, Strauss ‘Death and Transfiguration’

John (Director) and Cayenna Ponchione (Conducting Associate) lead a preparatory seminar for Oxford University conductors, ahead of the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra workshop on Saturday 11th June 2016.

06th June 2016

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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2pm

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Cornish American Song Institute 2016

Bringing their week residency to a close, working with John as composer-in-residence, the Cornish American Song Institute present a varied programme, showcasing 24 artists.

10th June 2016

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

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OCI: Conducting Workshop, Strauss ‘Death and Transfiguration’

John (Director) and Cayenna Ponchione (Conducting Associate) lead a workshop for Oxford University conductors, with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

11th June 2016

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.30am

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CSO: Hilliers Gardens 2016 Summer Fireworks Spectacular!

An evening of classical music in the beautiful surrounding of the Gardens, finishing with a firework finale. Bring a picnic.

11th June 2016

Hilliers Gardens, Romsey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

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OCI Conducting Studies Conference 2016

This conference will explore issues pertaining to the study of conducting from a range of perspectives by bringing together research across a variety of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. The tripartite aims of the conference will be to engage researchers and practitioners in productive dialogue, promote practice as research, and raise awareness of the state of research in the field of conducting. Organized by the Oxford Conducting Institute, the committee members include Dr John Traill, St. Anne's College (Director, OCI), University of Oxford; Dr Anthony Gritten, Royal Academy of Music; Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, University of Oxford; and Benjamin Loeb, Executive Director, Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Please visit the conference website for information about the programme and registration or the Facebook page: OCI Conducting Studies Conference. For more details you can also email: oci.conference.info@gmail.com

24th June 2016

St Anne's College, Oxford

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OCI Conducting Studies Conference 2016 – Day 2

25th June 2016

St Anne's College, Oxford

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This conference will explore issues pertaining to the study of conducting from a range of perspectives by bringing together research across a variety of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. The tripartite aims of the conference will be to engage researchers and practitioners in productive dialogue, promote practice as research, and raise awareness of the state of research in the field of conducting.

Organized by the Oxford Conducting Institute, the committee members include Dr John Traill, St. Anne's College (Director, OCI), University of Oxford; Dr Anthony Gritten, Royal Academy of Music; Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, University of Oxford; and Benjamin Loeb, Executive Director, Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

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OCI Conducting Studies Conference 2016 Day 3

26th June 2016

St Anne's College, Oxford

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This conference will explore issues pertaining to the study of conducting from a range of perspectives by bringing together research across a variety of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. The tripartite aims of the conference will be to engage researchers and practitioners in productive dialogue, promote practice as research, and raise awareness of the state of research in the field of conducting.

Organized by the Oxford Conducting Institute, the committee members include Dr John Traill, St. Anne's College (Director, OCI), University of Oxford; Dr Anthony Gritten, Royal Academy of Music; Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, University of Oxford; and Benjamin Loeb, Executive Director, Quad City Symphony Orchestra.

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OCYO at Dorchester Abbey

Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Elgar 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations, Grainger Londonderry Air, Strauss Radetsky March, Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

01st July 2016

Dorchester Abbey

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7.30pm

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Premiere: Brahms German Requiem, Manchester Camerata, Lichfield Festival

Ben Gernon conducts the Manchester Camerata in the premiere of a new arrangement of Brahms' German Requiem, by Deborah Pritchard and John Traill

01st July 2016

Lichfield Cathedral

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7.30pm

Deborah Pritchard We Remember Them (world premiere conducted by Ben Lamb)

Samuel Barber Adagio for Strings

Deborah Pritchard Seven Halts On The Somme: Trumpet Concerto (world premiere)

Johannes Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem (arr.Deborah Pritchard & John Traill)

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Winchester Concerto Competition

John joins David Owen Norris to adjudicate the Winchester Concerto Competition

03rd July 2016

New Hall, Winchester

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3pm

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OCYO: Concert in the Hangar

OCYO present a unique 80th birthday concert for Queen Elizabeth II, in the magnificent Bicester Aircraft Hanger. Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration Wood Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Elgar 'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations, Grainger Londonderry Air, Strauss Radetsky March, Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1

09th July 2016

Dorchester Abbey

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Hong Kong Summer School

John directs a week of music classes for St Anne's College, Oxford, at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

16th July 2016

Chines University of Hong Kong

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OCYO: Iglesia de la Asuncion de Nuestra Señora, Melgar de Fernamental

OCYO present four concerts in Spain (Melgar, Penafiel, Leon, and Carrion). Programme: Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

23rd July 2016

Melgar de Fermental, Spain

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9.00pm

Built to replicate Burgos Cathedral, the Asuncion in Melgar de Fernamental is a 15th century temple of large proportions.  Located in close proximity to the Pilgrimage Santiago de Compostela rout, many pilgrims would stop here on their way north.

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OCYO: Bodegas Protos

OCYO present four concerts in Spain (Melgar, Penafiel, Leon, and Carrion). Programme: Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

24th July 2016

Bodegas Protos, Peñafiel, Spain

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9.00pm

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OCYO: Roman Cloister of the Real Basilica – Colegiata de San Isidoro

OCYO present four concerts in Spain (Melgar, Penafiel, Leon, and Carrion). Programme: Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

25th July 2016

Roman Cloister of the Real Basilica – Colegiata de San Isidoro, León, Spain

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9.30pm

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OCYO: Monasterio San Zoilo

OCYO present four concerts in Spain (Melgar, Penafiel, Leon, and Carrion). Programme: Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

26th July 2016

Monasterio San Zoilo, Carrion de los Condes, Spain

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7.30pm

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OCYO GALA CONCERT 2016

Dvorak Carnival Overture, Strauss Death and Transfiguration, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances

29th July 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

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Conducting in Education OCMS INSET

John leads an Oxfordshire County Music Service inset day, focussing on Conducting in Education

02nd September 2016

Centre for Music, Oxford

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9.30-5.30

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OCYO ALUMNI ORCHESTRA

John leads a 1-day course for OCYO alumni across the ages.

10th September 2016

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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2.30

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Jamie Savan (Cornett) & St Anne’s Camerata

Peter Warlock Capriol Suite for String Orchestra Pietro Baldassari Sonata for Cornett and Strings Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio in C minor, k.546 Johan Daniel Berlin Sinfonia for Cornett and Strings

14th October 2016

St Anne's College, University of Oxford

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6.30pm

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Robin Holloway ‘Fantasy Pieces’

James Gilchrist (Tenor), Makim Sekiya (Piano), John Traill (conductor), Oxford Lieder Festival Ensemble ISIS, the University of Oxford's contemporary music ensemble, perform Robin Holloway's Fantasy Pieces on the Heine Liederkreis of Schumann, which incorporates a performance of the Op. 24 Liederkeris. Introduced by the composer.

28th October 2016

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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7.30pm

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OCI OCYO Conducting Workshop

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead a workshop for students from Oxford University with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra

29th October 2016

Centre for music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

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Guest Lecture: ‘The Muse’, Oxford University Church

16th November 2016

University Church, Oxford

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7.30pm

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition Semi-final

Adjudication Panel:  George Caird, Marios Papadopoulos, John Traill

25th November 2016

St Anne's College, University of Oxford

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7.30pm

Dexter Drown, trombone

FERDINAND DAVIDTrombone Concertino in E flat major, Op.4

GILLES SENON Blues-Reflets et Cabrioles

Tabitha Appel, violin

KREISLER Schön Rosmarin

BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances, Sz.56

 

Athalie Armon-Jones, violin

BACHViolin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041 

SARASATE Malagueña, Op.21, No.1

 

Rachel Appel, cello

COUPERIN Pièces en concert pour violoncelle et piano[arr. Paul Bazelaire]

STRAVINSKY Suite Italienne

FAURÉ Après un rêve, Op.7, No.1

Hannah Gillingham, flute

POULENC Flute Sonata, FP 164

FAURÉ Fantaisie, Op.79

Natasha Strange, trombone

GRØNDAHL Trombone Concerto

BERNSTEIN Elegy for Mippy II

 

Ruth Friedlander, cello

BOCCHERINI Cello Sonata in A major, G.4

SCHUMANN Fantasiestücke, Op.73

Leo Appel, violin

SCHUMANNViolin Sonata No.1 in A minor, Op.105

PROKOFIEV5 Mélodies, Op.35bis

 

About the Oxfordshire Junior Concerto Competition

Founded in 2012, the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition is split into senior and junior categories. 2016-2017 sees the return of the Junior Competition, which allows young musicians to compete for the opportunity to perform a concerto with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra in the final round, conducted by Marios Papadopoulos.

The first round featured all applicants performing an audition, consisting of two contrasting pieces totaling 6-8 minutes. Applications have been welcomed from instrumentalists who are aged 18 or under on 31stAugust 2017, an Oxfordshire resident or student, in full-time secondary education or on a gap year, and Grade 8+ (or equivalent). Tonight’s semi-final includes eight successful competitors, each performing a recital programme lasting 8-12 minutes.

Selected finalists will each perform one movement of a concerto, in the final on Saturday 4thFebruary 2017, at the Sheldonian Theatre. The concert will also include Emma Lisney, winner of the 2015-16 Oxfordshire Concerto Competition, performing the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto.

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OCC Chairman’s Charity Dinner

John is guest speaker for the OCC Chairman's Charity Dinner

03rd December 2016

OCC

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7.30PM

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OCYO Christmas Spectacular!

Join OCYO for their Christmas Spectacular!

10th December 2016

Centre for music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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11.00am

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Lord Mayor’s Carols

John conducts the annual Lord Mayor's Carols concert at the Oxford Town Hall

18th December 2016

Town Hall, Oxford

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2.30pm

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CSO Family Concert: Once Upon a Time…

21st January 2017

Central Hall, Southampton

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11.00am

Join us for a fun morning of amazing stories brough to live with live music and dancing! Our family concerts are suitable for all ages.

Narrator: Phil Cheeseman

www.csorchestra.org

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OCYO Concerts for Schools

27th January 2017

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10.00, 11.30, 2.00

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Camerata, M@SH Marathon

St Anne' Camerata headline the M@SH Marathon of contemporary music at Jacqueline du Pre concert hall, St Hilda's College, Oxford

27th January 2017

Jacqueline du Pre Building, Oxford

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7.30pm

visit www.music.ox.ac.uk for event listing and repertoire.

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OCYO, Oxford Concerto Competition 2017 final

Emma Lisney (2016 winner) performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, preceded by the final of the 2017 competition.

04th February 2017

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

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Oxford Philharmonic

John conducts 6 premieres as part of the OP university residency, working with the composition faculty.

17th February 2017

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10.00am

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OCI & Oxford Philharmonic

3 conductors from the OCI will conduct the Oxford Philharmonic - Chloe Rooke, Hannah Schneider, Matthew Reese

17th February 2017

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2.00pm

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Atlantic Coast Conducting Academy, Portugal

John returns to Portugal to lead another weekend conducting course.

18th February 2017

Esposende, Portugal

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weekend course

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OCI St Anne’s Camerata workshop

John and the St Anne's Camerata welcome Luis Clemente (Atlantic Coast Conducting Academy) for a weekend course for OCI conductors

25th February 2017

St Anne's College, Oxford

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weekend course

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OCI OCYO workshop

John is joined by Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey to co-lead this OCI workshop with OCYO, featuring 15 conducting students from Oxford University

04th March 2017

Centre for Music, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

Elgar In the South

Kieran Lamb

Amy Chang

Mikey Ahearn

Maya Saxena

Thomas Featherstonhaugh

John Warner

Miriam Chapman-Rosenfeld

Elizabeth Nurse

Yi Yun Soo

Gabrielle Woodward

Isabel Stoppani de Berrie

Eunseog Lee

Francesco Browne

Joshua Asokan

Hannah Schneider

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Ensemble ISIS composition workshop

John conducts Ensemble ISIS in a workshop with guest composer Tristan Murail, featuring 9 new works by u/g and p/g students at Oxford University.

14th March 2017

Jacqueline du Pre Building, Oxford

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1.30-4.30pm

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Ensemble ISIS & Tristan Murail

Repertoire includes Tristan Murail's Mémoire/Erosion (solost Myrddin Rees-Davies) and new works by composers at Oxford University.

15th March 2017

Jacqueline du Pre Building, Oxford

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7.30pm

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OCYO Symphony Hall, Birmingham

OCYO celebrate 75 years of the Oxfordshire County Music Service at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

25th March 2017

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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7.00pm

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OCYO Easter Residential Course

Walton Variations on a Theme by Hindemith Bax Tintagel Sibelius Symphony no.2

11th April 2017

Radley College, Oxfordshire

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11-13 April 2017

Walton Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

Bax Tintagel

Sibelius Symphony no.2

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CSO & Michael Foyle (violin)

CSO return to Romsey Abbey!

29th April 2017

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

Brahms Tragic Overture

Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 ('Pathetique')

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Volcanoes! with Prof. David Pyle

St Anne's Camerata, Bass Ensemble, David Hayes (bass solo)

06th May 2017

Blackwell Hall, Bodleian Library, Oxford

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3.30

Sibelius                         Romance in C                                          

Maria Delicata                Vesuvius Eruption

Eddie Gripper                 Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Rebecca Rigby                Fire Fountains*

Emma Rednall                Linton Kerritt*

Richard English              Flight                                                         

David Heyes                   Passchendaele – a Meditation* 

Aidan Adcock                 Rhythmic Disturbance, Disturbing, Nebulous, Vaguely Nebulous*

Katie Leong                    Humboldt’s Journey

Phoebe Haywood             The Dance Macabre of Hekla’s Underworld*

David Heyes                   Te Puia o Whakaari (The Dramatic Volcano)

John Traill                      Vesuvius Eruption

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OCI CSO workshop

Borodin Polovtsian Dances, Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture (featuring students from Oxford and Southampton universities)

16th May 2017

Taunton's College, Southampton

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7.15-9.45pm

Serena Anna Evans

Rebecca Benstead

Joshua Asokan

Henrietta Cooke

Gabrielle Woodward

Steve Kent-Davies

Fifi Korda

Sergiu Rusu

Mathew Reese

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CHROMA workshop @ Oxford University

Featuring 15 new compositions by postgrads and undergraduate students at Oxford University

19th May 2017

Faculty of Music, Oxford

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10.00-1.00, 2.00-5.00

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St Anne’s Camerata Concert

03rd June 2017

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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3.00pm

Sibelius Romance in C

Richard English Flight

Elgar Elegy

Martyn Harry The Gardener’s Dance

Thomas Hyde Flip Flops

Bridge Sally in Our Alley

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Premiere: The Gardam Grace

St Anne's College Choir, with Cornish American Song Institute, give the premiere of John's new Grace for  St Anne's College.

03rd June 2017

St Anne's College, Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

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OCI OCYO Conducting workshop

Oxford Conducting Institute workshop. Richard Strauss 'Death and Transfiguration', op.24. Eight conductors from Oxford University work with John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey

10th June 2017

Centre for Music, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

Conductors: Amy Chang, Alexander Little, Myrddin Rees Davies, Sophia Hall, John Warner, Chloe Rooke, Gabriella Noble, Josephine Korda.

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A Night At The Opera!

City of Southampton Orchestra & Romsey Choral Society

01st July 2017

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

de Falla  Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat

Bizet 'Toreador Chorus' from Carmen

Verdi 'Prelude to Act 1' of La Traviata

Verdi 'Matadors Chorus' from La Traviata

Verdi 'Anvil Chorus' from Il Trovatore

Borodin Polovtsian Dances

Rossini Thieving Magpie Overture

Puccini 'Humming Chorus' from Madama Butterfly

Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture

Verdi  'Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va pensiero)'  from Nabucco

Verdi 'Triumphal Scene' from Aida

 

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OCYO at Dorchester Abbey

Bax Tintagel & Walton Variations on a Theme by Hindemith

07th July 2017

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

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7.30pm

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OCYO at NFMY

OCYO are back at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, to compete in the finals of the National Festival of Music for Youth

08th July 2017

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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Bax Tintagel

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OCYO CZECH REPUBLIC TOUR

10 day course, 5 concerts in Czech Republic and Oxford. Featuring Bax Tintagel, Walton Variations on a Theme by Hindemith, and Sibelius Symphony No.1

20th July 2017

Czech Republic

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20-30 July 2017

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Camerata & EMAE

Conductor: John Traill, Soloists Alberto Sanna, Marino Capulli (Violins), and Lucia Capellaro (Cello) Francesco Geminiani, Concerto no.1 in D major H.121, Unison Concerto no.1 in D major H.124, Concerto no.3 in C major H.123, Unison Concerto no.2 in G major H.125, Concerto no.2 in D major H.122

13th October 2017

St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

Early Music as education (EMAE)is a registered charity based in Liverpool that promotes the cultural, social and economic value of early music through regular educational, recreational and scholarly activities. In particular, in collaboration with schools and other organisations, EMAE offers to select string players aged 11 to 16 free training in HIP and chamber music under the guidance of expert theoreticians and practitioners in the field.

Educating is transforming lives through repeated exposure to the unknown, the unfamiliar or the different. Irrespective of age, background and training, the study of the music of European civilisations has the potential to transform individual lives through the acquisition of specialised knowledge and skills, and the development of cultural, social and economic relations.

‘Early music’ is a colloquial name for the musical cultures of the European peoples between the Commercial Revolution of the fifteenth century and the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century – before the large-scale exploitation of natural resources through advanced technical means, the mass production and world-wide commercialisation of goods, the replacement of the master-pupil model of instruction with the class format.

In a less narrow sense, ‘early music’ is a way of interpreting European music from the earliest written record to the late nineteenth century according to historical performance practices and, when possible, on period or copies of period instruments. An early-music specialist is a musician, usually trained to conservatoire standards, whose interpretations of pre-1900 repertoires are informed by musicological findings about historical performance practices (so-called ‘historically informed performance’ or HIP).

 

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Oxford Philharmonic 15 Years at Oxford

John will conduct Martyn Harry's 'Come Spring' and the world premiere of Sturdivant Adam's 'Polin' in a concert celebrating 15 years of the Oxford Philharmonic. The second half of this programme is conducted by Oxford Philharmonic founder and director Marios Papadopoulos, featuring choirs from Oxford colleges. The programme is being recorded for broadcast by Classic FM.

02nd November 2017

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

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Ensemble ISIS & Judith Weir

Ensemble ISIS welcome Judith Weir to Oxford!

03rd November 2017

Jacqueline du Pre Building, Oxford

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7.30pm

Programme includes Judith's Psalm 148  (with Scholar Contorum), Blue-Green Hill (2013), O Viridissima (2014), and Musicians Wrestle Everywhere (1994). Also featuring world premieres of Giulia Monducci Atlas (2017), and William Marshall Auguries (2014).

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OCI OUMS Workshop for Conductors

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead a workshop with the Oxford University Music Society for conductors.

11th November 2017

Faculty of Music, Oxford

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2.00-5.00pm

Sibelius Romance in C.

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OCYO @ Royal Albert Hall

OCYO are delighted to be the featured symphony orchestra at the NFMY Schools Proms 2017.

13th November 2017

Royal Albert Hall, London

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7.30pm

Bax Tintagel

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OCYO weekend course

OCYO Touring Orchestra start work on their 2018 tour programme: Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture, Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Shostakovich Symphony no.5.

18th November 2017

Centre for music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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18-19 Nov, 9.00-5.30

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OCYO Concert

Shostakovich Festival Overture, Elgar Enigma Variations 

02nd December 2017

Centre for music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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Lord Mayors Carol Concert

John conducts Oxfordshire choirs, with OCYO, in the Lord Mayors Carol Concert

17th December 2017

Town Hall, Oxford

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2.00pm

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OCYO Christmas Course

OCYO Touring Orchestra continue their work on their 2018 tour programme: Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture, Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Shostakovich Symphony no.5.

20th December 2017

Centre for music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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20-21 Dec, 9.00-5.30

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A Trip to the Zoo!

Join the City of Southampton Orchestra in this exciting collaboration with the Isle of Wight Zoo.  Charlotte Corney, zoopkeeper extaordinaire, will join John in a concert that showcases animals and music. Featuring music from The Lion King, the Jungle Book, Saint-Saen's Carnival of the Animals, and Bernard Hughes Isabel's Noisy Tummy (narrated by Phil Cheeseman)

20th January 2018

Central Hall, Southampton

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11am and 2pm

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OCYO Concerts for Schools

OCYO present three concerts, for 1500+ primary school children, in Oxford prestigious Sheldonian Theatre

26th January 2018

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10am, 11.30am, 2.00pm

Copland 'Hoe Down' from Rodeo, Elgar Enigma Variations, Tchaikovsky 'Waltz of the Floyers & Trepak' from The Nutcracker, Menkin Beauty and the Beast.

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Camerata Composition Workshop

The St Anne's Camerata workshop 19 new pieces by student composers from Oxfordshire schools. This event is part of the larger 'Beyond the Dots' outreach programme run by John for St Anne's and the Oxfordshire County Music Service.

26th January 2018

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

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Contagion Cabaret

The St Anne's Camerata premiere 19 new compositions in a concert that concludes a 3 month collaboration with Prof. Sally Shuttleworth and the University of Oxford Curiosity Carnival.

02nd February 2018

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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7.30pm

Leo Klintman                     Contagion

Jo Willis                                Vogliomorire

Ruth Harris                         Contagion Curse

Sidney Frankcom             John’s Disease

Cara Parry-Jones              The Contagion Waltz

Eleanor Daft                       Bacteria

Emma Rednall                   Emergency Money

Helena Beel                        Contagion Curse

Jade Spector                       Still Looking for a Diagnosis

Johanna Fagaragen          Funfungi

Ella Cole                               Plague 

Zoe Jenkins                         Contagious

Harry Winks                       Contagion Cabaret

Holly Spearman                Pain Dance

Ewa Tomiczek                   Hypochondria

Fred Duffen                        Images

Kaia Carr-Meehan             Hayfever

Kirsty Pearson                   Crimson Curse

Isidore Hiscock                 Carbaminohaeomoglobin

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition 2018 Semi-final

John conducts the biennial Oxfordshire Concerto Competition semi-final, with the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra.

03rd February 2018

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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7.30pm

Leo Appel WALTON Violin Concerto: I

Joshua Asokan  SCRIABIN Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20: III.

Eleanor Blamires NIELSEN Flute Concerto: I.

Victoria Gill       BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor: I.

Christopher Hill  IBERT Flute concerto: I.

George Needham BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor: I.

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OCI Camerata Workshop for Conductors

John & the St Anne's Camerata welcome Luis Clemente (Atlantic Coast Conducting Academy, Portugal) to help lead workshops with student conductors

09th February 2018

St Anne's College, Oxford

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9-11 Feb 2018

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Oxford Philharmonic Composition Workshop

John conducts a workshop for student composers as part of the orchestra's residency at Oxford University

10th February 2018

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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11.30-1.30

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OCI Oxford Philharmonic Conducing Workshop

Marios Papadopoulos MBE (Founder and Director, Oxford Philharmonic) works with three Oxford Conducting Institute (Director, John Traill) conductors from Oxford University.

10th February 2018

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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3.30-5.30pm

Participants: Joshua Asokan, Tom Fetherstonhaugh, and Joseph Davies (Beethoven Symphony no.6)

 

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St Anne’s Camerata, Oxybaroxy, & EMAE

A unique collaboration between the St Anne's Camerata, Oxybaroxy, and EMAE! Directors: John Traill, Alberto Sanna, Mark Levy

23rd February 2018

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

William Corbett (1680–1748) Le Bizzarie Universali in Four Parts, op. 8 (1728): no. 6 ‘Alla Venetiana’ in C

Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori (1663–1745) Concerti grossi per due violini concertati con i ripieni se piace, op. 2 (1698): no. 9 in G minor

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) Concerti grossi con duoi violini e violoncello di concertino obligati, op. 6 (1714): no. 10 in C

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) Twelve Grand Concertos, op. 6 (1741): no. 1 in G major HWV 319

Arcangelo Corelli (1653–1713) Concerti grossi con duoi violini e violoncello di concertino obligati, op. 6 (1714): no. 9 in F

 

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OCI OCYO Conductors Workshop

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead a workshop with OCYO for conductors from Oxford University. Respighi Pines of Rome, Shostakovich Festive Overture

24th February 2018

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.30-12.30

Participants:  Sebastiaan Kemner, Chloe Rooke, Yi Yun Soo, James Powe, Alexander Walls, Sarah Hughes, Chris O’Leary, Candy Yuan, Lou Chen, Samantha Burgess,  Emily Hazrati, Lennox Smith.

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Shruti Jauhari & Ensemble ISIS

Appropriation, Cross-Pollination, Cultural Transmission: Delage’s Quatre poèmes hindous (1912) A selection of Hindustani works New Work by Des Oliver

28th February 2018

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John Traill, conductor
Shruti Jauhari, vocalist
Hannah McDermott, vocalist
Janan Sathiendran, tabla
Rekesh Chauhan, harmonium

Sounds of South Asia Series presents a cross-cultural collaboration between All India Radio artist Dr. Shruti Jauhari, Ensemble ISIS (conductor: John Traill), and British composer Des Oliver. Jauhari sings a collection of Hindustani works, followed by Ensemble ISIS performing Maurice Delage’s Quatre poèmes hindous (1912), a piece influenced by the classical music of India, and sung here by Oxford student Hannah McDermott. The concert ends with a new work by Oliver and performed by Jauhari, Janan Sathiendran on the tabla, and Ensemble Isis.

Tickets £10/£5 on the door | Advanced booking: www.wegottickets.com

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition FINAL

 

03rd March 2018

Town Hall, Oxford

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7.30pm

Joshua Asokan  Scriabin Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20

Victoria Gill Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor

Leo Appel Walton Violin Concerto

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Howard Skempton workshop

John & Ensemble ISIS (the Oxford University Faculty New Music Group) present workshop for composition students with visiting composer Howard Skempton

13th March 2018

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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1.30-4.30

New compositions by Richard English, James Powe, Freddie Meyers, Noah McNeill, Josephine Korda, Sturdy Adams   

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M@SH Marathon 2018: Ensemble ISIS & Skempton

[THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO UNIVERSITY STRIKES]

14th March 2018

JACQUELINE du Pre Building, Oxford

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7.30pm

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CHROMA @ RHUL

John and renowned contemporary music ensemble and RHUL New Music Ensemble-in-Residence, CHROMA, deliver two days of workshops on new compositions by undergraduate and postgraduate composition students from Royal Holloway's Department of Music.    

15th March 2018

Picture Gallery, RHUL

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15-16 Mar 2018. 10.00am-5.00pm.

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Premiere: ‘Suomi heraa’ (Finland Awakens)

John conducts the Burford Institute of Music symphony orchestra in this premiere, concluding a two-month outreach programme.

26th March 2018

Burford Institute of Music

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7.30pm

Saint-Saens Symphony no.3 ("Organ Symphony")

Sibelius Finlandia

John Traill  Suomi heraa (Finland Awakens)(2018)

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OCYO @ Radley

OCYO's annual Easter residential course at Radley College

10th April 2018

Radley College, Oxfordshire

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10-13 April 2018

Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture

StraussDer Rosenkavalier Suite, op.59

Shostakovich Symphony no.5

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CHROMA workshop @ Oxford University

Featuring 15 new compositions by postgrads and undergraduate students at Oxford University

24th April 2018

Faculty of Music, Oxford

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10.00-1.00, 2.00-5.00

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St Anne’s Musicians @ the House of Lords

03rd May 2018

House of Lords, London

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7.30pm

St Anne's College Choir & the Holywell Consort sing at the request of Baroness Ruth Deech at the House of Lords.  Music to include John's 'Gardam Grace', written for St Anne's College in 2017.

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CSO: Mahler Symphony no.1

Strauss Festmarsch, Brahms Double Concerto (Michael Foyle - violin, Thomas Carroll - cello), Mahler Symphony no.1 ('Titan')

12th May 2018

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

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Atlantic Coast Conducting Academy

John is delighted to be returning to Portugal to lead another weekend course

25th May 2018

Eposende, Portugal

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25-27 May 2018

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Keltek Serenade

The faculty of the Cornish American Song Institute return to St Anne's to give a varied programme that includes my Keltek Serenade. Anne Jennifer Nash (soprano), David Sadlier (tenor),  Gregory Martin (piano),  Lelia Sadlier (piano)

01st June 2018

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

As composer-in-residence for CASI, each year I write a set of songs - the serenade featured in Four Cornish Songs (2016). The programme also features Mozart, Wolf, Schubert, Duke, Breedon, Schumann, Finzi, and Coward. For more information see www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/music

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OCI OCYO Conducting Workshop

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead the Oxford Conducting Institute workshop, with OCYO, for student conductors at Oxford University.

09th June 2018

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

Repertoire: Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite

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OCI International Conducting Studies Conference 2018

Invited speakers include: Alice Farnham, William Christie, Stephen Darlington, and Roger Allen

21st June 2018

St Anne's College, Oxford

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21-23 June 2018

This conference will explore issues pertaining to the study of conducting from a range of perspectives by bringing together research across a variety of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. The tripartite aims of the conference will be to engage researchers and practitioners in productive dialogue, promote practice as research, and raise awareness of the state of research in the field of conducting.

This conference is organised by the Oxford Conducting Institute - the committee members include Dr John Traill (Founder and Director of OCI), St. Anne's College, University of Oxford; Prof. Fiona Palmer, Maynooth Univeristy; Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (OCI Director of Research), University of Oxford; and Prof. Chris Younghoon Kim Cornell University

Please visit the conference website for information about the programme and registration or the Facebook page: OCI Conducting Studies Conference.

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WSO Young Soloist Competition

I am delighted to be adjudicating this competition, with fellow conductor Christopher Seaman.

05th July 2018

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

Weber Clarinet Concert no.1 in F minor (Sophie Osborne)

Horowitz Euphonium Concerto (Patrick Friend)

Rosauro Concerto for Marimba (Ben Upfold)

Mozart Violin Concerto no.3 in G major (Emma Paterson)

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OCYO @ Dorchester Abbey

Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture, Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite, op.59, William Star Wars

07th July 2018

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

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7.30pm

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St Anne’s College Hong Kong Summer School

John leads modules in conducting, composition, and music analysis, in this one-week course.

14th July 2018

DBS, Hong Kong

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14-20 July 2018

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OCYO Tour 2018: Germany

10 days, 5 concerts (Dessau, Bad Shmiedelberg, Brandenburg, Oxford).

21st July 2018

Germany

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21 July - 1 Aug 2018

Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture

StraussDer Rosenkavalier Suite, op.59

Shostakovich Symphony no.5

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OCYO @ the Sheldonian Theatre

Kabalevsky Colas Breugnon Overture, Strauss Der Rosenkavalier Suite, and Shostakovich Symphony no.5

03rd August 2018

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Join OCYO for their end of year concert, concluding a week of concerts in Germany.

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St Anne’s Camerata

22nd September 2018

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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5.30pm

Sibelius Romance in C, Op.42

Richard English Flight

Elgar Elegy, Op.58

Martyn Harry Come, Spring

Thomas Hyde Flip Flops

Grieg Two Elegiac Melodies, Op.34

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St Anne’s Camerata & Ensemble Reis

Bartok Romanian Folk Dances, Ravel Tzigane, and Mahler Symphonie No.1 (arr. Klaus Simon). Conductor: Joshua Asokan St Anne's College Conducting Scholar), Soloist: Charlie Lovell-Jones

19th October 2018

University Church, Oxford

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7.30pm

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OCI workshop with OUMS

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead another OCI workshop, with players from Oxford University Music Society). Repertoire: Elgar Serenade for Strings.

27th October 2018

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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2.00-5.00pm

Participants:

Finlay Dove

Max Rodney

Louis Morford

Katya Helliker

Conall McHugh

Theodore Pedley

Toby Anderson

Olivia Van Warmelo

Leoni Hughes-King

Lucia Svecova

Jackson Steber

Melissa Chang

Cassandra Fenton

Jonathan Watt

Kenneth Chung

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St Anne’s Camerata, Robert Saxton 65th Birthday!

St Anne's Camerata join forces with Ensemble ISIS (the Oxford University Faculty of Music New Music Group) to celebrate with Robert!

02nd November 2018

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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7.30pm

Robert Saxton The Resurrection of the Soldiers, & Chamber Symphony: the Circle of Light, Deborah Pritchard Inside Colour, Samantha Fernando Fault Line.

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OCI CSO Workshop for Conductors

John leads a workshop with the City of Southampton Orchestra for conductors from Oxford and Southampton universities. Repertoire includes Sibelius Karelia Suite, Wagner Die Meistersingers Overture, and Stravinsky The Firebird Suite.

20th November 2018

Richard Taunton's College, Southampton

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7.15-9.45pm

Participants: Lucia Svecova, Naviena Selvarajah, Serena Evans, Joshua Asokan, Sergiu Rusu, Ian Partridge, Toby Anderson, Ceri Yan Ngai, Jim Bates

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition Semi-Final

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30th November 2018

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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7.30pm

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OCYO Christmas Concert

Elgar 'Nimrod' from Enigma Variations, Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture, Elgar Cockaigne Overture

01st December 2018

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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11.00am

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Lord Mayor’s Carols 2018

John conducts the annual Lord Mayor's Carols concert at the Oxford Town Hall

16th December 2018

Town Hall, Oxford

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2.30pm

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OCYO Christmas Course

OCYO Touring start work on their Summer 2019 Italy programme: Strauss Don Juan, and Rachmaninoff Symphony no.2

03rd January 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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3-4 Jan 2019

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Magical Beasts

Join John and CSO for their annual concerts for families. Due to popularity there are again two concerts, 11am and 2.00pm.

19th January 2019

Central Hall, Southampton

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11am and 2pm

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OCYO Concerts for Schools

OCYO performs three concerts for school audiences (1500+).

25th January 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10am, 11.30am, 2.00pm

Music from The Greatest Showman and How to Train Your Dragon, plus Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel, Elgar Cockaigne Overture, Elgar 'Nimrod' from Enigma Variations 

 

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St Anne’s Camerata Composition Workshop

John and the Camerata perform and discuss 12 compositions by local student composers

25th January 2019

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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7.30pm

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Ensemble ISIS Composition Workshop

John and the Faculty new music group at Oxford University, Ensemble ISIS, give a composition workshop with guest composer Michael Zev Gordon (featuring 9 undergraduate and postgraduate composers).

31st January 2019

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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1.30-4.30pm

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M@SH Marathon 2019

John conducts both Ensemble ISIS (the Faculty of Music new music group, Oxford) and the St Anne's Camerata for the annual music marathon at the JdP.

01st February 2019

Jacqueline du Pre Building, Oxford

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6.30pm

Programme to include: Michael Zev Gordon The Impermanence of Things (2009) and There Always (2003/2008).

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OCI Oxford Philharmonic workshop for conductors

Three OCI conductors from Oxford University work with Marios Papadopoulos MBE and the Oxford Philharmonic as part of their residency programme.

22nd February 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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11.00-12.00

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Oxford Philharmonic Composers’ Workshop

John conducts the Oxford Philharmonic, featuring 12 new pieces by undergraduate and postgraduate composers at Oxford University.

22nd February 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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12.00-6.30pm

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OCI OCYO Workshop for Conductors

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead another Oxford Conducting Institute workshop with OCYO for student conductors from Oxford University.  This workshop features undergraduate and postgraduate conductors, focussing on excerpts form Strauss Don Juan and Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture.

02nd March 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.15-12.45pm

Participants: Tristan Weymes, Alexandra Medeiros, Daniel Riley, Carol Jones, Max Rodney, Melissa Chang, Finlay Dove, William Harmer, Miu Yeung Lai, Christopher O'Leary, Lucia Svecova

 

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International Women’s Day 2019

The Faculty of Music’s annual concert to celebrate women composers and performers, featuring works from across the ages. Performers: Ensemble ISIS and St Anne’s Camerata, directed by John Traill; Simon Desbruslais, Trumpet; Katherine Watson, Soprano; Elizabeth Kenny, Theorbo.  

08th March 2019

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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7.30pm

Programme:
Cydonie Banting Ithaca (2014), Maya Saxena Scenes at the Fairground (2019), Deborah Pritchard Skyspace for Trumpet and Strings (2012). Barbara Strozzi Ardo in tacito foco; L’Astratto, Francesca Caccini Ch’Amor sia nudo; Dispieagte guancie amate; Lasciatemi qui solo, Alessandro Piccinini Toccata and Romanesca.

For more information: https://www.music.ox.ac.uk/event/international-womens-day/

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Ensemble Zohra and OCYO

OCYO welcomes Ensemble Zohra, the first-ever all-female orchestra from Afghanistan, during their residency at Somerville College - a project organised by Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey

16th March 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

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CHROMA: Hans Abrahamsen ‘Winternacht’

John and the internationally renowned CHROMA, Ensemble-in-Residence at Royal Holloway, present two days of composition workshops (21-22 March) that conclude with a concert of Abrahamsen and new works.

22nd March 2019

Picture Gallery, RHUL

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7.00pm

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5-7 April: OCYO Easter Course

Rehearsals for the touring orchestra resume, in preparation for Italy at the end of July. Repertoire: Strauss Don Juan, Rachmaninoff Symphony no.2

05th April 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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5-7 April 2019

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OCYO & Sydney Youth Orchestra

Sydney Youth Orchestra and OCYO present a joint concert.  Elgar Cockaigne Overture, Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Overture, Rachmaninoff Symphony no.2.  Conductors: Geoffrey Paterson & John Traill.

23rd April 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

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CHROMA @ Oxford

John conducts renowned contemporary music ensemble CHROMA in a day of composition workshops at the Oxford University. Featuring u/g and p/g composers at the Faculty of Music

30th April 2019

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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10.30-5.30

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OCI OCYO Workshop for Conductors

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead another OCI workshop, with OCYO, featuring students from Oxford University.

18th May 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

Repertoire: Sibelius Finlandia, Strauss Don Juan

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Strauss & Mozart @ the Radcliffe Observatory

St Anne’s Camerata & Maki Sekiya (piano)    

31st May 2019

Radcliffe Observatory, Green Templeton College, Oxford

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7.30pm

Mozart Piano Concerto no.14 in Eb, Martyn Harry Come Spring, Strauss Metamorphosen

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Premiere: Fanfare Petunia, for Yo Yo Ma – Encaenia 2019

Commissioned by Simon Debruslais for the Oxford University Encaenia 2019 - the ceremony to award an honorary doctorate to Yo Yo Ma.

26th June 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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2.00pm

John Traill Fanfare Petunia for 3 Trumpets (2019)

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OCYO @ NFMY

OCYO perform in the National Festival of Music finals - Strauss Don Juan - at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

06th July 2019

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

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10.00-1.00

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OCYO @ Dorchester Abbey

Join OCYO for their annual Summer concert

13th July 2019

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

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7.30pm

Sibelius Finlandia, Strauss Don Juan (the first half of this programme will be given by the OCMS Wind Orchestra)

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OCYO Italy Tour 2019

Strauss Don Juan, Rachmaninoff Symphony no.2

20th July 2019

Italy

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20-30 July 2019

10-day course - 5 concerts (Italy: Caorle, Asiago, Abano Terme, Schio, Oxford: Sheldonian Theatre)

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Strauss and Rachmaninov

Join OCYO for their end of tour (Italy 2019) concert at the Sheldonian Theatre

30th July 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.30pm

Strauss Don Juan, Rachmaninov Symphony no.2

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Sydney: International Conducting Studies Conference 2019

Institute Conducting Studies Conference by the University of Sydney and the Oxford Conducting Institute

02nd August 2019

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

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2-4 August 2019

Following the success of the 2016 and 2018 OCI International Conducting Studies conferences, this event continues to explore issues pertaining to the study of conducting from a range of perspectives by bringing together research across a variety of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology and sociology as well as from practitioners. The tripartite aims of the conference will be to engage researchers and practitioners in productive dialogue, promote practice as research, and raise awareness of the state of research in the field of conducting.

This years conference committee includes

  • John Traill, University of Oxford
  • Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey, University of Oxford
  • Neil McEwan, University of Sydney
  • Aleta King, Avondale Conservatorium
  • Tzelaw Chan, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore
  • Stephen Mould, University of Sydney

Please visit the conference website for information about the programme and registration or the Facebook page: OCI Conducting Studies Conference.

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OCYO Alumni Orchestra

Join OCYO for an action packed, enjoyable, afternoon of music-making.

07th September 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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2.00-5.00pm

Holst The Planets, Shostakovich Festival Overture, and more...

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Guernsey Camerata

Conductor: John Traill Narrator: Josh Gabriel

22nd September 2019

St James, Guernsey

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2.30pm

Programme: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt – Ian Stephens, Isabel’s Noisy Tummy – Bernard Hughes, Three Little Pigs – Paul Patterson

This popular family concert has moved to the autumn this year.  Bring your favourite teddy to St James’ to enjoy the wonderful family concert that will delight all ages.

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Howard, Newbury, and Hesketh

John conducts this Faculty of Music (Oxford University) concert featuring Ensemble ISIS and the St Anne's Camerata

08th November 2019

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

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7.30pm

Emily Howard Passacaglia, Guy Newbury Intermezzo (world premiere), and Ken Hesketh (i) Threats and Declamations, and (ii) Forms entangled, shaped collided.
 
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OCI OUMS Workshop for Conductors

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead another Oxford Conducting Institute workshop for students at Oxford University. Ensemble provided by the Oxford University Music Society. Elgar Serenade for Strings, op.20.

16th November 2019

Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, Oxford University

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2.00-5.00pm

Participants: Joshua Ballance, Luke Smith, Brandon Qi, Joseph Greaney, Vivian Ng, Carrie Penn, Lucy Warm, Rhiannon Harris, Jacques Allen, Yundi Li, Maxim Fielder, Charlotte Jefferies, Reuben Tendler

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OCYO @ Royal Albert Hall

NFMY Prom / Strass Don Juan

19th November 2019

Royal Albert Hall, London

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7.30pm

Following the finals of the National Festival of Music for Youth at Symphony Hall Birmingham, in July, OCYO thoroughly deserved to be only symphony orchestra in this concert.

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OCYO Christmas Concert

30th November 2019

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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11.00am

Bernstein Candide Overture, Borodin Polovtsien Dances, Anderson Christmas Festival Overture and Sleigh Ride

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Lord Mayor’s Carols 2019

John conducts the annual Lord Mayor's Carols concert at the Oxford Town Hall

15th December 2019

Town Hall, Oxford

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2.30pm

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OCYO Touring Christmas Course

Work begins on the 2020 Spain Tour repertoire - Stravinsky The Firebird, Mahler Symphony no.1 ('Titan')

02nd January 2020

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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2nd-3rd Jan 2020

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CSO: Toy Stories

Conductor: John Traill, Narrator: Phil Cheeseman. Also featuring the New Forest School of Dance

18th January 2020

Central Hall, Southampton

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11am and 2pm

Jessel The Parade of the Tin Soldiers, Bizet Jeux d'enfants, Bratton Teddy Bear’s Picnic , Haydn Toy Symphony, Coates The Three Bears Fantasy, Rossini/Respighi La Boutique Fantasque, and a Pixar Movie Favourites (Toy Story, The Incredibles, Up, Ratatouille, and Cars). For more information see www.csorchestra.org

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OCYO: OP Oxford Beethoven Festival

OCYO perform the winning piece from the Oxford Philharmonic young composer competition and Beethoven Romance in F

25th January 2020

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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7.00pm

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OCYO Concerts for Schools: SPACE!

3 concerts for 1500+ primary school children from across Oxfordshire

31st January 2020

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

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10.00am, 11.30am, 2.00pm

Strauss Also Sprach Zarathustra (introduction), Delia Derbyshire/Ron Grainer (arr. Iain Farrington) Dr Who Theme, Holst ‘Mars’ & 'Jupiter' from The Planets, Bernstein Candide, Williams Star Wars Suite.

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St Anne’s Camerata workshop for BIM

Come and hear  8 new compositions by composers on the Buford Institute of Music Create, Compose, Learn! scheme.

31st January 2020

Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College, Oxford

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6.30pm

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Ensemble ISIS & Richard Causton

The Faculty’s New Music Orchestra, Ensemble ISIS, perform the works by living British composer Richard Causton, alongside works by student composers. Conducted by John Traill.

07th February 2020

Holywell Music Room, Oxfordl

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7.30pm

Richard Causton Phoenix and Notturno, Lennox Smith En trouvant, Dakin Deep Field, Ingram Locked in Victory.

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Oxfordshire Concerto Competition – FINAL

Oxford University students Ewan Millar (Strauss Concerto for Oboe), Charlie Lovell-Jones (Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto) and Julian Trevelyan (Brahms Piano Concerto no.1) will join the Oxfordshire County Youth Orchestra to perform in the final of the Oxfordshire Concerto Competition. This year's panel include John Traill, David Whelton, and Tony Rob.

08th February 2020

St John the Evangelist, Oxford

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7.30pm

For more information see: https://www.sje-oxford.org/event/oxford-senior-concerto-competition/

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Cokethorpe Young Musician of the Year

John adjudicates this competition again at Cokethorpe School

13th February 2020

Cokethorpe School, Oxfordshire

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7.00

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OCI OCYO Workshop for Conductors

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead another OCI workshop, with OCYO, for student conductors at Oxford University.  Holst 'Mars' & 'Jupiter' from The Planets, Williams Star Wars, Bernstein Candide Overture.

29th February 2020

Centre for Music, Bayards Hill, Oxford

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9.15am-12.45pm

Participants: Lucy Warm, Kentaro Machida, Tristan Weymes, Max Rodney, Vivian Ng, Caroline Penn, Rhiannon Harris, Della Darvill, Yundi Li, Emilie Edelenbos, Dan Riley, Toby Anderson.
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OCI CSO Conducting Workshop

John leads an Oxford Conducting Institute workshop, featuring conductors from Oxford and Southampton, with the City of Southampton Orchestra.

10th March 2020

Taunton's College, Southampton

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7.15pm

Tchaikovsky Symphony no.6 (Pathétique)

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CHROMA @ RHUL

Renowned contemporary music ensemble and RHUL New Music Ensemble-in-Residence, CHROMA, perform Na'ama Zisser's Drowned in C (2015) alongside pieces by undergraduate and postgraduate composition students from Royal Holloway's Department of Music. This concert marks the end of a three-day workshop residency for the ensemble and will showcase the varied interests and imaginative creations of our composers. [CANCELLED!] This event has been cancelled, in relation to university guidelines in light of an announcement by the UK government regarding its move into the ‘delay’ phase of its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).  

19th March 2020

Picture Gallery, RHUL

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7.30pm

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Premiere – At the Heroes Gate

John conducts the premiere of his At the Heroes Gate for small orchestra at BIM. [CANCELLED] This event has been cancelled in light of an announcement by the UK government regarding its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

31st March 2020

Insitute of Music, Burford School

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7.30pm

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OCYO: Mahler ‘Titan’ & Stravinsky ‘The Firebird’

Easter course for Oxfordshire's finest young instrumentalists [CANCELLED] This event has been cancelled in light of an announcement by the UK government regarding its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

03rd April 2020

Centre for Music, Oxford

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Mahler Symphony no.1 'Titan'

Stravinsky 'The Firebird' Suite (1919(

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CHROMA @ Oxford

John conducts renowned contemporary music ensemble CHROMA in a day of composition workshops at the Oxford University Faculty of Music

30th April 2020

Faculty of Music, Oxford

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10.00am-5.00pm

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CSO: Romsey Abbey

John and CSO give their annual concert at Romsey Abbey, with soloist Rachel Maxey [CANCELLED] This event has been cancelled in light of an announcement by the UK government regarding its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

23rd May 2020

Romsey Abbey, Hampshire

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7.30pm

Hindemith - Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

Bartok - Viola Concerto

Beethoven - Symphony no. 3 "Eroica"

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OCI workshop with OCYO

John and Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey lead the Oxford Conducting Institute workshop with OCYO, featuring student conductors from Oxford University   [CANCELLED] This event has been cancelled until further notice, in light of an announcement by the UK government regarding its response to coronavirus (Covid-19).

06th June 2020

Centre for Music, Oxford

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9.15-12.45

Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919 version)

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OCI International Conducting Studies Conference

https://www.music.ox.ac.uk/events/conferences/ociconducting-studies-conference/ This three day conference has been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

25th June 2020

St Anne's College, University of Oxford

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25-27 June 2020

About the conference

OCIICSC 2020 is the fourth conference designed to bring together researchers and practitioners in order to generate interdisciplinary dialogue about, raise awareness of, and generate further development in the field of conducting studies. As the three previous conferences have shown, the practice of instrumental and vocal conducting encompasses vastly more than its physical manifestation suggests. The Conference continues to explore conducting’s many facets through a range of disciplines including musicology, ethnomusicology, music education, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and sociology. Previous Keynote speakers have included: Sian Edwards, William Christie, Odaline de la Martinez, Stephen Darlington, Alice Farnham, David Robertson and Andrea Quinn.

OCIICSC 2020 will be held at St Anne’s College, University of Oxford 25-27 June 2020. Conference details including accommodation and dining options will be published on the conference website in early 2020.

A special issue of Music Performance Research dedicated to the field of Conducting Studies, is currently in process and will be published in early 2020 featuring articles selected from conference presentations given in 2016 and 2018.

2020 Organizing committee: Dr John Traill (University of Oxford); Dr Cayenna Ponchione-Bailey (University of Oxford); Dr Carolyn Watson (University of Kansas); Professor Fiona M. Palmer (Maynooth University); and Dr Jeremiah Cawley (Loras College).

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OCYO @ Dorchester Abbey

This event has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

10th July 2020

Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire

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7.30pm

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OCYO SPAIN TOUR 2020

John conduct's Oxfordshire's finest young musicians in a 10 day course and tour to Spain, featuring five concerts of Mahler Symphony no.1 'Titan' and Stravinsky The Firebird Suite (1919 version)   This tour has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

18th July 2020

Spain & Oxford

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18-28 July 2020

This tour has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak. 

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