28th SEPT – 1st OCT



Following the 2015 Festival celebrating the tenderness, energy and daring of musical Youth, we fast-forward to the end of our composers’ lives. In 2016 OCMF’s music and spirit will resound with the wisdom of Age – with the summing-up of a lifetime’s experience in magnum opuses.

We will hear a composer like Beethoven pushing urgently into the future, unconstrained by his listeners’ expectations; composers refusing to grow old, like Janacek – 73 going on 17 – burning with his unique voice and mad infatuation; and other great musicians facing the ultimate mystery of mortality and finding courage, consolation and hope…. opening windows through their vision on so many levels for following generations.

Join us to share in a magnificent late harvest and soulful musical autumn, full of the depth and insight of mature genius and final thoughts. Come and hear some of the greatest music ever written!

Priya Mitchell, Artistic Director

OCMF on YouTube here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNxdbIqEO18

STOP PRESS: OCMF is in August’s BBC Music Magazine as one of the 20 Unmissable Events for September

Artists 2016

Priya Mitchell | Violin

Hugo Ticciati | Violin

Tom Hankey | Violin & Viola

Yura Lee | Violin & Viola

Vladimir Mendelssohn | Viola

Matthew Barley | Violoncello

Brian O’Kane | Violoncello

Torleif Thedeén | Violoncello

Zoran Markovic | Double Bass

Imogen Cooper | Piano

Julius Drake | Piano

Natacha Kudritskaya | Piano

Alberto Mesirca | Guitar

Reto Bieri | Clarinet



Wednesday 28 September

| 1 | Beyond the abyss, 7.30 pm

Friends Reception

Thursday 29 September

| 2 | Last musical thoughts, 1 pm

| 3 | Swan song, 6 pm

| 4 | In memoriam, 7.30 pm

Friday 30 September

| 5 | The infinite divine, 1 pm

| 6 | Seven last words, 5.30 pm

| 7 | Intimate letters, 7.30 pm

Supper at The Vaults

| 8 | Late night candlelight, 11 pm

Saturday 1 October

Brunch at The Vaults

| 9 | Once upon a time, 12 pm

| 10 | Coda, 7.30 pm


Tickets for each event are available online by clicking on the concerts listed above.
You can also access all concerts by clicking on this link:

Purchasing 4 or more events automatically triggers a 10% discount.

Friends’ Rover Tickets
Friends, Angels and Patrons can take advantage of £100 Rover Tickets allowing access to the ALL Festival concerts. You will need a Coupon code for this when booking which will be sent to all FAPs or can be obtained from Anna Shannon, Friends’ Co-ordinator at friends@ocmf.net.

To use your Coupon code, firstly add a ticket for each event to your basket, then enter the Coupon code into the Coupon box on the last page before going through to payment.

Box Office
Tickets are also available from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office in person or by phone 01865 305305.