Chloe Rooke

Book your tickets now for a fabulous classical evening with the Oxford Sinfonia on June 25! 

Its first Summer Concert since 2019, the much acclaimed chamber orchestra is delighted to welcome back Chloe Rooke as guest conductor who will be directing the orchestra once again in a sumptuous classical programme of Beethoven, Mozart and Brahms. 

Oxford Sinfonia is also bringing in two dazzling soloists on board, Haim Choi and Madeleine Pickering, who will be performing Mozart’s wonderful Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. The programme is book-ended with Beethoven’s dramatic overture Leonora No 3 and Brahms’ profound 4th Symphony. 

Haim Choi

With Beethoven’s dramatic overture Leonora No 3 the concert begins with the power and authority of one of the master’s finest overtures. During Mozart’s delicious Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola you can enjoy two dazzling new soloists at the outset of their careers: Haim Choi and Madeleine Pickering. The concert ends with the power and breadth of Brahms’ 4th symphony.

Chloe, Haim and Madeleine are three rising stars, all women, all prize winners in their field who have already established reputations throughout the UK and Europe for their repertoire, artistry and the special and individual quality of their performances.  

Chloe Rooke, for example, is the recently announced Director and Principal Conductor of Street Orchestra Live, the UK’s first street orchestra with the mantra Music for Everyone, Anywhere.

Madeleine Pickering

Neil Halliday, Chairman Of Oxford Sinfonia, said: “Of all Mozart’s music for solo or concertante strings, the Sinfonia Concertante holds a special place in the affection of audiences for its warmth and intimacy. 

“That Mozart should have chosen this particular pair of instruments is significant. Like several other of the great composers, Mozart was himself a viola player. Among chamber music friends the composer usually preferred to play the viola part;  even though himself a dazzling violin virtuoso.  

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“Brahms’ 4th symphony is quite simply, in the words of the eminent musicologist Donald Tovey, one of the greatest orchestral works since Beethoven. The reputation of this work for power and depth has only increased, due to its beauty, melody and grace in this landmark symphony of the late 19th century.”

Book your tickets now for this fabulous classical evening on Saturday 25 June 2022 at 7.30pm, University Church of St Mary’s, High St, Oxford at