Tickets are selling out fast for OSJ’s two stunning concerts this June, the first of which kicks off this Saturday (June 3) in Dorchester Abbey.
Soloists Charlie Lovell Jones and Yoanna Prodanova star in the sterling line-up on Saturday (June 3) alongside OSJ Voices, as Beethoven’s mighty third symphony Eroica is aired, perfectly paired with the final orchestral work Johannes Brahms‘ Double concerto. The concert starts with Barber’s choral arrangement Agnus Dei. Book here
The Welsh award winning violinist Charlie Lovell-Jones is hailed as ‘one of the most promising international soloists of his generation’. Since his sold-out Royal Festival Hall debut aged 15, Charlie has appeared with numerous UK and international orchestras, played live on radio and worked with some of the world’s top conductors. He was even awarded a scholarship during his audition for the Royal Academy of Music, where he won the Strings Postgraduate Prize.
He will be returning to Oxfordshire this weekend, having read Music at Christ Church, graduating in 2020 with a Gibbs Prize in Musicology.
Charlie will be accompanied by Bulgarian cellist Yoanna Prodanova who studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was also a scholar, and previously she studied in Montreal where her family immigrated in 2006.
Yoanna has performed with the Royal Academy of Music Orchestra, the Amati Orchestra, the Surrey Philharmonic and the Guildford Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs as a recitalist in UK and Europe. Her debut album included works by Janacek, Fauré and Chopin.
Then on June 18, internationally acclaimed British pianist Ashley Fripp joins OSJ at SJE Arts to perform Piano and Strings – three equally wonderful works written centuries apart by Bach and Finzi. OSJ will also perform Tchaikovsky’s heartfelt Serenade for Strings, to round off the summer season, conducted by OSJ’s John Lubbock. Book here
Brahms Double concerto, Beethoven Eroica is at Dorchester Abbey on June 3. Book here
Piano and strings is at SJE Arts, Oxford on June 18 Book here