The OCMF team has been optimistically working towards bringing together all necessary elements for our December concerts. We have also been greatly looking forward to making it all happen immediately after the current restrictions were lifted and eagerly anticipated sharing uplifting musical moments together with our Festival friends and supporters as soon as possible.
Warmest thanks for the dedication of our Artistic Director, the Festival team and Trustees who have steered the ship through unchartered waters. In the enforced interim we have managed to put in place many exciting plans which we are sure will be realised in the near future!
As you might have surmised, in light of the latest government announcements, as well as the travel restrictions for Germany and Sweden from where some of our artists were due to be travelling, we have had to make the very hard decision to postpone the Festival.
Looking forward with hope, the likely alternative dates will be in April 2021 as long as live concerts are allowed to take place by then. We are trying to confirm these details ASAP in this continually shifting environment and will be in touch with more detailed information as soon as possible. OCMF will also shortly contact all Festival Pass holders to arrange options for your purchased tickets.As we look forward to Spring 2021 and a sense of renewal, we can’t wait to come together again to present intimate performances in innovative ways.
As Beethoven himself insists in this letter to a pupil Xaver Schnyder, true and beautiful art is an essential experience for our happiness:
‘Continue to translate yourself to the heaven of art; there is no more undisturbed, unmixed, purer happiness than may thus be attained.’ Beethoven (August 19, 1817)
Welcome to the Oxford Chamber Music Festival and to our website!
Oxford is my home town and I have a deep attachment to the roots and spirit of the festival which I started here in 2000.
It has evolved and grown in to something that our loyal audiences love and cherish and where there is a real sense of musical home coming. Each festival and celebration of chamber music has its own unique dynamic and I think Ocmf’s emanates just as much from the musicians as the atmosphere of Oxford’s extraordinary surroundings and rich historic context. For me it always surprises and sparks a collaborative creative havoc bringing together a beautiful meeting of hearts, minds and souls
Please come and share this incomparable alchemy :
Music + Oxford!