Judith Weir blog loved our March concert

When my old college friend George Caird told me that he was planning to perform my piece Heroic Strokes of the Bow with an amateur orchestra, my initial thought was “is that wise?” Recently I had shown the score to the conductor of a good student orchestra, and after a while he closed the cover, saying sagely “Sorry,it’s too difficult. Have you got anything else?”

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Mahler review from Daily Info

Conductor David Crown was an unshowy figure with the baton, avoiding expansive gestures but attending to each section of his band and with care to the requirements of the marked tempo. There was never that feeling of rush which can be tempting for an amateur orchestra when confronted by an extended piece like this.

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Concert Tickets

Tickets for Oxford Sinfonia concerts are now on sale on this website. Follow ‘Click here to buy tickets’ for each concert. Tickets are not refundable.

New Players

We are always keen to hear from good new players, especially violins. To apply to play with the orchestra, please email info@OxfordSinfonia.co.uk.

Watch us play

We appear in the above video from the Venice Biennale following our concert conducted by Cayenna Ponchione in January 2015 on the theme of 'Water'. Listen to us at 3'59".

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