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The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£25 – £55
The festival is delighted to be rounding off its trio of collaborations with Oxford Botanic Garden for its 400th anniversary celebrations with The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at the city’s Town Hall. The programme has been specially selected for the occasion, with a focus on music that would have been heard at the time of the Garden’s founding in 1621. The venue is also the same place the orchestra held their very first concert in 1986. Guests will enjoy an evening of beautiful playing, drinks, and an auditory experience that promises to be dramatic, lyrical, and energetic.
The event will be an exciting musical journey that explores classical music for contemporary audiences, with extraordinary musicianship and an unmistakably distinct sound.
Today, the Oxford Botanic Garden contains approximately 5000 different types of plants that are used for research, teaching and public engagement; many are rare and form the basis of an internationally important plant conservation collection. The mission of the Botanic Garden is “to share the scientific wonder and importance of plants with the world”.
Full list of celebratory events commemorating this significant centenary at the Garden and around the City of Oxford on the website.