Monday, 18 December 2017

Kennedy is back with top orchestra

FOLLOWING his sold out three-date tour with Oxford Philomusica last June, Nigel Kennedy is making a hotly anticipated return visit to play with the renowned orchestra in their home city next month, writes Lesley Potter.

He will be at the New Theatre Oxford on Tuesday, June 3 when he will join Oxford Philomusica in a programme consisting of music from the pen of one of his favourite composers: Brahms. The orchestra, conducted by its founder and music director Marios Papadopoulos, will open the concert with the composer’s Third Symphony.

Then, the violin virtuoso — one of the world’s most famous — will take to the stage to play Brahms’ Violin Concerto.

Kennedy’s first landmark recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons earned him a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the best-selling classical work of all time, selling more than two million copies, and the album remained top of the UK classical charts for almost two years.

• To buy tickets for the concert on June 3 call 0844 871 3020 or visit www.atgtickets.com/oxford

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