‘The Music in my Life’ Sir Ben Okri with Sue Cook – 7pm LIVE at SJE Arts, Oxford – Orchestra of St John's | Taking classical music out into the community
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‘The Music in my Life’ Sir Ben Okri with Sue Cook – 7pm LIVE at SJE Arts, Oxford

April 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“A terrific blend of fascinating conversation with varied, wonderfully-performed music”

The Music in my Life: Booker-prize winner Sir Ben Okri is interviewed by Sue Cook (Crimewatch, Nationwide, Children in Need)
Famous people talk about their lives, share their opinions, and discuss the music that has meant the most to them in their lives. Each one has had a prominent career and is happy to express some strong opinions!

Sir Ben Okri OBE FRSL (born 15 March 1959) is a Nigerian-born British poet and novelist. Considered one of the foremost African authors in the postmodern and post-colonial traditions, Okri has been compared favourably to authors such as Salman Rushdie and Gabriel García Márquez. In 1991, his novel The Famished Road won the Booker Prize. Okri was knighted at the 2023 Birthday Honours for services to literature.

OSJ plays his chosen pieces live in the concert hall – often brand-new arrangements of an eclectic programme, to include
Tchaikovsky Serenade for strings
Mozart Laudate Dominum
Walton Two Pieces from Henry V
Autumn Leaves
Miles Davis So What
Webern Five Pieces for Orchestra
Harper Simon Wishes and Stars
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier De Saint George Concerto for Violin no 9, opus 8 in G major, Allegro
Florence Price Adoration


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April 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5.00 – £20.00
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My Music at SJE Arts


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