Performing without a conductor, 20 of the world’s leading string players from 15 different countries will come together to promote peace in Oxford later this month.
The World Orchestra for Peace will be playing at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on September 21st for their only UK performance this year.
The concert is being held on United Nations’ International Day of Peace, organised in conjunction by Rotarians in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley as part of the Oxford Concert for Peace.
All of the first violinists are concertmasters in their own right and each piece will be led by a different first violinist. So there will be no conductor, which is very rare.
The concert programme includes Mozart’s ‘Eine Kleine Nachtmusik’, Grieg’s ‘Holberg Suite’ as well as separate Serenades for String Orchestra composed by Elgar and Tchaikovsky. The World Orchestra for Peace will also be performing a surprise piece.
Co-founder of the World Orchestra for Peace, Charles Kaye, will speak briefly about the orchestra along with one of the musicians, as well as a couple of Rotary Peace Fellows, about their work.
There are a limited number of special packages to enjoy a pre-concert reception to meet some of the musicians and Rotary Peace Fellows, as well as having a reserved chair seat.
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