As part of the 350th Anniversary Season of the Sheldonian, the world-renowned English Chamber Orchestra performs Haydn's 'Oxford' Symphony, in the glorious setting for which it was conceived. This symphony was Haydn's ingenious way to thank the University for conferring an honorary doctorate to him in 1791.
The Orchestra's own Leader and supreme virtuoso, Stephanie Gonley, takes centre stage for one of the greatest violin concertos ever written - Mendelssohn's profoundly moving E minor concerto.
'Such must be the song of the Archangel Michael' said Berlioz about the Adagio of Beethoven's Fourth whose electrifying outbursts of Beethovenian Lebensfreude will round off this spectacular occasion.
Haydn - ‘Oxford' Symphony
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto
Beethoven - Symphony No 4
English Chamber Orchestra
Violin: Stephanie Gonley
Conductor: Christian von Goldbeck