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cities of magical dreams journeys 28 sept – 1 oct

cities of dreams

OCMF launch at Wigmore Hall

Friday 29 July 7.30pm

Cities of dreams: from Istanbul to Buenos Aires Wigmore Hall, London W1U 2BP Bartók, Say, Ravel, Piazzolla Priya Mitchell David Cohen Marcelo Nisinman Natacha Kudritskaya

Violin Cello Bandoneón Piano

Tickets: £25 £22 £18 £12 To book tickets contact the Wigmore Hall on 020 7935 2141 or

Festival Artists Composer in Residence Fazıl Say

Clarinet Reto Bieri

Violin Ilya Gringolts Priya Mitchell Daniel Rowland

Bassoon Sarah Burnett

Viola Vladimir Mendelssohn

Piano Julius Drake Natacha Kudritskaya Fazıl Say

Cello Nicolas Altstaedt Natalie Clein David Cohen

Oboe Nicholas Daniel

Tenor James Gilchrist

Double bass Zoran Markovic´

Bandoneón Marcelo Nisinman

Flute Janne Thomsen

Artistic director Priya Mitchell

Please note that music and artists listed may be subject to change

Tickets: 01865 305305

Opening concert

Wednesday 28 September 7.45pm

Istanbul: Occident Orient Sheldonian Theatre Fazıl Say Silk Road Piano Concerto Vivaldi Concerto for Two Cellos Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 ‘Turkish’ ‘Istanbul is an ancient city and meeting place for many cultures and religions. The Bosphorus is always a different colour day and night, and there are so many things for a musician to feel and hear. I composed a symphony for my city – it’s the most beautiful place I know.’ Fazıl Say Tickets: £30 (£28), £25 (£22), £18 (£16), £10 Post-concert supper at £16 available for Friends, Angels and Patrons at the Vaults and Garden Restaurant. Please e-mail or call 01608 658 278 to reserve your place.

Tickets: 01865 305305

Thursday 29 September 1.00pm

Paris-London: A tale of two cities Holywell Music Room Purcell Pavane and Chaconne for Three Violins and Bass Satie Gymnopédies Fazıl Say Wind Quintet Chopin Waltzes ‘City of dreams, seduction, wine, sleeplessness, temptation, stress, solitude, illusions… I don’t like Paris sometimes but always want to come back.’ Natacha Kudritskaya on living in Paris

Tickets: £12 (£10)

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Thursday 29 September 7.45pm

Venice to Vienna Sheldonian Theatre Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins Vivaldi ‘La Notte’ Concerto for Flute and Strings Fazıl Say Violin Sonata Schubert Piano Quintet ‘Trout’ ‘When I went to Venice, I discovered that my dream had become – incredibly but quite simply – my address.’ Marcel Proust Tickets: £30 (£28), £25 (£22), £18 (£16) Post-concert supper at £16 available for Friends, Angels and Patrons at the Garden Restaurant. Please e-mail or call 01608 658 278 to reserve your place.

Tickets: 01865 305305

Friday 30 September 1.00pm

Buenos Aires With Marcelo Nisinman (bandoneón) and Festival Artists Holywell Music Room Piazzolla Nisinman Piazzolla

Histoire du Tango Hombre Tango Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Nisinman)

‘A unique musical picture of Buenos Aires as the year goes by – of its streets, its buildings, its grey sky, its nostalgia, the haste one perceives when walking its crowded avenues.’ Astor Piazzolla on the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Tickets: £12 (£10)

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Friday 30 September 7.45pm

Orient Express Holywell Music Room Liszt Tristia from La Vallée d’Obermann Ligeti Hungarian Ballroom Dances Bartók Contrasts Enescu Violin Sonata No.3 Brahms Clarinet Quintet Op.115 Mozart/Say Turkish Rondo Tickets: £19.50 (£17.50)

Friday 30 September 9.45pm

ChamberJam ‘carte blanche’ Vaults and Garden Restaurant, University Church ‘ChamberJam was a highlight of the 2010 festival for me; it was just magical! Another great concert in an intimate setting, with food and wine and musicians all around us.’  Audience member Join us for supper and more music with festival artists in the atmospheric setting of the Old Library. Places are limited so book early. Price includes a two course sit-down supper with a glass of wine and coffee, with a vegetarian option. Tickets: £25 including supper

Tickets: 01865 305305

Brunch concert

Saturday 1 October from 11.30am

New York: new worlds Jacqueline du Pré Music Building 11.30am 12.15pm

Brunch buffet Concert

Gershwin Arrangements of ‘Porgy and Bess’ and ‘Summertime’ for Violin and Piano Bernstein Clarinet Sonata Fazıl Say Cleopatra Glass Modern Love Waltz for Solo Piano Copland Two Pieces for String Quartet ‘I carry the place around the world in my heart but sometimes I try to shake it off in F. Scott Fitzgerald my dreams.’ Tickets: stalls £15 (£12) including brunch Balcony £20 (£17) including brunch

Tickets: 01865 305305

Saturday 1 October 6pm

Winterreise: Interior Journey Holywell Music Room James Gilchrist Tenor Julius Drake Piano Tickets: £15 (£12)

Saturday 1 October 8.00pm

Prague: the golden city Holywell Music Room Smetana From My Homeland Schulhoff Trio Fazıl Say String Quartet v Dvorák String Serenade ‘The final concert of our 10th anniversary Festival! Warm thanks, dear OCMF lovers, for your very generous support.’ Priya Mitchell Tickets: £19.50 (£17.50) Post-concert supper at £16 available for Friends, Angels and Patrons at the Vaults and Garden Restaurant. Please e-mail or call 01608 658 278 to reserve your place.

Tickets: 01865 305305

OCMF Fringe events

Tuesday 27 September 8.00pm

Fringe concert Holywell Music Room Kate Whitley (piano)

Freddie Brown (piano)

Mark Simpson (clarinet)

Fra Rustumji (violin)

Berg Four Pieces for Clarinet and Piano Op. 5 Stravinsky Rite of Spring for Piano Four Hands Peter Maxwell-Davies  Hymnos An informal recital give by music students from Oxford and Cambridge. This group has been touring the local secondary schools, introducing the students to chamber music in our OCMF outreach programme. Tickets: £5

Friday 30 September 6.30-7.00pm OCMF Players’ Network Impromptu Holywell Music Room The OCMF Players’ Network brings together adult instrumentalists from around Oxfordshire to play chamber music in informal groups every fortnight. The players encompass a wide range of standards from intermediate to professional, all united by a love of this very special form of music-making. In this ‘impromptu’ we will play a few short pieces and explain how our fortnightly sessions work. This is a chance for you to meet and talk to the players and find out about joining. If you would like further information e-mail Tickets: Just turn up

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Patrons and Trustees


President: The Rt Hon the Lord Patten of Barnes, CH

Trustees: Mark Rowse (Chairman) Brigitte Lindner Robert Warner

We would like to thank all our partners and supporters for their contributions to the success of the Oxford Chamber Music Festival.

2010 Patrons: Lord Moser (Chairman)

Vivien Geddes

Sir Hugo and Lady Brunner

Charles Henderson

Sir Oliver and Lady Scott

Mrs S Jackson

Sir Michael Scholar

Deborah Laidlaw

Mr and Mrs Michael Stewart

James Malcomson

Sir Keith Thomas

Philip and Jude Pullman

Supporting the Oxford Chamber Music Festival The Festival could not happen without the financial support from our Friends, Angels and Patrons. You can become a Friend for as little as £35 and receive the following benefits: • • • • • •

Priority booking for forthcoming festivals and concerts Newsletters throughout the year Your name listed in the festival programme Free CD of selected performances sent after the festival Invitation to launch concert and drink receptions A chance to meet the artists after the concerts

To join or for more information contact Janie in the Friends office on 01608 658 278 or Oxford Chamber Music Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, registered no. 03925390, and is a registered charity no. 1080114 Information in this brochure correct at time of going to press. OCMF reserves the right to change the advertised dates, times, programme and artists without notice

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