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Tickets £25/£20 Children (under 16) half price
(Apologies – incorrect prices were printed in the paper programme)
There will be a section of seats reserved at the very front of the nave for Festival Friends at this concert. Do consider becoming a Friend – find out more about it here.
Maki and Ilya are also performing The Carnival of the Animals at 6pm

Maki Sekiya 
Ilya Chetverikov

Throughout centuries, composers, poets and artists have been inspired by the night Sky, galaxies, and stars. This programme introduces rarely played avant-garde gems alongside timeless classics to guide you to an extraordinary place.

The programme:
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Gustav Holst (1874-1934) (150th anniversary) The Planets
Dmitry Shostakovich (1906-1975) Concertino
Georgy Ligeti (1923-2006) ‘Monument’ & ‘Bewegung’ from Three pieces for Piano
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) Suite N.2

Maki and Ilya have performed together in Windsor Festival, the Sheldonian Theatre, have collaborated with Orchestra of St John’s (OSJ) and played Hay on Wye Festival

maki sekiya dorchester festivalMaki Sekiya is a local musician who moved to Oxfordshire after studying and living in Moscow. Her career took off when she was discovered by John Lubbock OBE – (The founder and a director of Orchestra of St John’s – OSJ) when she was playing at Dorchester Festival, back in 2013. She has been returning to perform at Dorchester Festival ever since, made her Wigmore Hall debut in January 2022 and is musician in residence at Green Templeton College, Oxford.

“Utterly compelling…”

Bryce Morrison  (music critic)

…. a diminutive Japanese pianist who nearly melted the piano with her thrilling performance of Bach’s Piano Concerto in F Minor. She received a cascade of ovations from the audience…”

Oxford Mail

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