Violin
Concerto

Sunday 22 October, 3.15pm
New College Chapel, Oxford

Rising star Bojan Čičić is soloist in Bach’s popular Violin Concerto in E which is performed alongside the birthday cantata Bach wrote for Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Nun danket alle Gott

Sunday 29 October, Oxford

Lutheran Vespers

Tuesday 31 October, Oxford

Christmas Baroque

Saturday 16 December, Bath

NEWS & FEATURES

Bach’s dazzling concerto

The key work in the next OBS concert is Bach’s dazzling Violin Concerto in E Major with Bojan Čičić as the soloist. We find out a little more about the origins of the concerto.

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Performer Focus: Aileen Thomson

Soprano Aileen Thomson is an alumna of St Peter’s College, Oxford. We hear more about her career as a performer both as a soloist and a choral singer.

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Georg Philipp Telemann: Concerto for recorder, viola da gamba and strings, TWV 52:a1

Stylistic eclecticism was a distinctive feature of instrumental music by German composers of the mid to late Baroque. Telemann, though professing difficulty in writing concertos, preferring the orchestral suite form for which he was greatly admired by Quantz and others, nevertheless produced over one hundred of them, in which variety of tonal colour and idiomatic instrumental writing are conspicuous features.
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