Adventures in Sound

OSJ’s mission is “to serve our communities by promoting concerts of unrivalled artistic excellence“. Working with the most extraordinary musicians we aim to make the emotion, drama and culture of live classical music available to everyone.


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    21 Jun

    Derek Paravicini Jazz Quartet Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In Person: Blackwell’s Music, 53 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ Oxford Playhouse…

  • Papagena

    Sparkling vocalists PAPAGENA perform a unique a cappella cocktail of medieval, classical, folk and contemporary pieces from around the world. Their programme juxtaposes works by HILDEGARD of BINGEN and the 9th century Byzantine Abbess KASSIA…

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    Derek Paravicini is a blind, English autistic savant. His unique musical abilities are recognised all over the world. He has formed his quartet with three exceptional musicians – Hannah Davey (vocals), Ben Holder (jazz violin) and Ollie…

  • Maki Sekiya

    This virtuoso pianist, discovered by John Lubbock at Dorchester Abbey in 2013, plays Bach, Scriabin, Mozart and Lizt. Her programme will also include some operatic tunes. “Maki Sekiya nearly melted the piano with her thrilling performance…

  • risingstars

    Operatic arias, duets and ensembles with members of the Birmingham Conservatoire directed by Christine Cairns

  • Ilona Domnich

    Highlights from Eugene Onegin ‘The story of Tatyana and Onegin’ – This deeply moving tale is packed with big tunes, dances and a heart-stopping duel. As with his ballets, Tchaikovsky brings many symphonic elements to the music, plush…

  • dorchester

    ‘Dido and Aeneas’ – Based on the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and the Prince of Troy, Aeneas, Purcell hits the operatic jackpot in terms of a tune at the moment Dido dies. ‘When I am laid in earth’, is an aria of melancholic…

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    14 Sep

    The OSJ Voices accompanied by the Orchestra of St John’s,  directed by John Lubbock.  

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    15 Sep

    The OSJ Voices accompanied by the Orchestra of St John’s,  directed by John Lubbock.  

  • Barbican String Quartet
    04 Oct

    Barbican String quartet from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama OSJ Ashmolean Voices Amarins Wierdsma: violin Ionel Manciu: violin Christoph Slenczka: viola Yoanna Prodanova: cello Ravel: Trois Chansons Ravel: String Quartet Debussy: Trois…

  • Maki Sekiya
    17 Nov

    Maki Sekiya: Piano Tchaikovsky movements from the Nutcracker Suite Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by John Lubbock for piano and ensemble Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s…

  • Jan Schmolck
    21 Nov

    Jan Schmolck plays Vivaldi and Piazzolla

  • ashmolean
    13 Dec

    OSJ Ashmolean Voices John Lubbock: Conductor Christmas Carols Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking phone: 0845 680 1926 In Person: Blackwell’s Music, 53 Broad…

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Listen to our Artistic Director, John Lubbock, talking on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live programme about the origins of OSJ and his mission to take classical music out into the community.

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