From the Depths: Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky
  • Date 29 October 2018 - 7.30 p.m.
  • Location Oxford Town Hall

The Oxford Alternative Orchestra (OAO) has two goals: first, it aims to break classical music out of the concert hall and to forge a vibrant dialogue with the city of Oxford; and second, it guides intriguing, under-represented classical forms back into the concert hall.

Since its formation in 2016, OAO has performed in refugee detention centres, homeless shelters, hospitals, and has also performed free concerts in traditional venues to encourage accessibility. Profits from concerts are donated to charity. In addition to standard repertoire, OAO focuses on bringing to life contemporary repertoire of edgy composers such as Einojuani Rautavaara, Steve Reich, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Rodion Shchedrin.

The OAO is generously supported by St John’s College in addition to private donations. It is directed by conductor Hannah Schneider.

OAO's next concert features Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 and soloist Andrew Snell in Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No.1.

Tickets are available from Eventbrite.

Oxford Alternative Orchestra at St John's College