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.


  • John Lill
    04 Feb

    OSJ welcomes back its great friend John Lill and relishes the opportunity to introduce one of the members of the OSJ Young Performers Scheme, Magdalena Filipczak. John Lill: piano Magdalena Filipczak: violin John Lubbock: conductor John McCabe…

  • Maki
    05 Feb

    Japanese born and Russian trained, Maki Sekiya, who is a member of the OSJ Young Performers’ Scheme, brings a world premier by innovative composer Somei Satoh to Oxford. Modest MUSSORGSKY Dawn on Moscow River Sergei PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata…

  • Mathilde Milwidsky
    17 Feb

    Mathilde Milwidsky violin OSJ players Arensky: Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky Mendelssohn: Violin concerto Gounod: Arias from Faust Wieniawski: Faust Fantasia Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s…

  • Jan Schmolck
    03 Mar

    A concert featuring the Orchestra of St John’s leader Jan Schmolck a winner of the German Young Musician of the Year. Jan Schmolck: violin John Lubbock: conductor Mozart: Divertimento No. 11 in D K251 Mozart: Violin concerto No. 5 in A K219…

  • Jan Schmolck
    04 Mar

    A concert featuring the Orchestra of St John’s leader Jan Schmolck a winner of the German Young Musician of the Year. Jan Schmolck: violin John Lubbock: conductor Mozart: Divertimento No. 11 in D K251 Mozart: Violin concerto No. 5 in A K219…

  • Angell Trio
    10 Mar

    Angell Piano Trio Matthew Rose bass Schubert Bflat Trio World premiere of song cycle for piano trio and voice by John Woolrich Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking…

  • Jessye Norman

    Further details to be announced. Tickets will be available shortly.

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    28 Mar

    Christopher Dawe returns to St John’s Smith Square with the Anton Bruckner Choir in their 20th anniversary year, and is joined by the choristers of the Grey Coat Hospital Chamber Choir and the internationally acclaimed Orchestra of St John’s…

  • dorchester
    03 Apr

    OSJ perform the glorious Bach St John Passion John Lubbock conductor Box Office: 0845 680 1926

  • Gwilym Simcock
    07 Apr

    Gwilym Simcock Jazz Quartet Yuri Goloubev: double bass Asaf Sirkis: drums Klaus Gesing: reeds John Lubbock: conductor Bach Harpsichord concerto in d minor Bach Oboe concerto in f minor Bach Air from 3rd Suite Bach Chorales with saxophone obbligato…

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    14 Apr

    Young Performers from the Royal Academy of Music Barber: Adagio Barber: Dover Beach Dvorak: Serenade for strings Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking phone: 0845…

  • Penelope Appleyard
    12 May

    Songs for Soprano and Lute, Madrigals and Folksongs Penelope Appleyard: soprano Hector Sequera: lute OSJ Ashmolean Voices Ticket prices: £25 Chair / £10 bring your own cushion (£20 / £8 with Conductor’s Circle discount) Booking phone:…

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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…

Listen to John Lubbock on BBC Radio 4 Saturday Live

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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