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Sunday 12 November 2023, 4pm

Nigel Kennedy & Oxford Philharmonic

Nigel Kennedy & Oxford Philharmonic

Presented by Saffron Hall

Nigel Kennedy plays the violin passionately

The great British violin virtuoso, always thrillingly direct and searchingly creative, turns his attention to one of his musical first loves, the music of Bach.

The solo and double violin concertos are a seamless thread of invention and rhythmic vitality wrapped around the famous slow central movements. Here, particularly in the double concertos, the interweaving ornamental solo lines combine to create achingly beautiful arias every bit as profound as the composer’s sacred vocal music. Leading Oxford Philharmonic and duetting with their star principals he presents a survey of some of the composer’s best-loved instrumental music.

Supporters

Supported by the Lewis family & friends in memory of Geoffrey Lewis & Nigel Brown

Performance information

Running time

2 hours 20 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor
  • Nigel Kennedy Melody in the Wind
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto No.2 in E major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
  • Nigel Kennedy Fallen Forest for solo violin
  • Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor

Performers

  • Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Nigel Kennedy violin/director
  • Anna-Liisa Bezrodny violin
  • Nicholas Daniel oboe

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Information for your visit

Sunday 12 November 2023, 4pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

3pm - 4pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

3pm - 3.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

3pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

3.30pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

4pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins) with reception for Gold, Platinum and Foundation members

Show ends

6.20pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

6.20pm – 7.20pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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