Battaglia! Cornett and Violin - A Contest of Equals

Instruments of Time & Truth
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20:00 - 21:00
Christ Church
St. Aldates
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£15; ages 8-25 free by calling 01865 305305
Disabled access?
Booking required

This concert is part of the Instruments of Time & Truth Summer Concert Series 2021.

Accounts of concerts in the 17th and 18th centuries are full tales of star musicians one-upping each other, engaging in musical contests for the attention of the fickle and adoring crowds, and pushing their instruments to their limits.

This concert is a battle between the two proudest instruments of them all: the violin and the cornett. Gawain Glenton (cornett) and Bojan Cicic (violin) will duel it out in a dazzling display of music by Falconieri, Merula, Cazzati, Castello, Fontana, Marini, Cima, Bassano and Rognoni, with Silas Wollston attempting to keep everything in some semblance of order from the organ. An unmissable musical showdown!

Tickets can be booked through the Tickets Oxford website; by calling Tickets Oxford on 01865 305305; or in person at the Oxford Playhouse.

Free tickets are available for audience members aged 8-25 thanks to the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust. Please phone Tickets Oxford on 01865 305305 to claim your free tickets.