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Tickets £20/£15 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 ‘Sounds from a Celestial Sphere’ with 2 pianos at 8pm

The Carnival of the Animals is one of the best-known pieces of classical music for children. It was composed by Camille Saint-Saens in February 1886 and is a series of 14 pieces of music, each one about a different kind of animal.  Other pieces explore animals and nature surrounding us through music, and question what it means to us.

The programme features:
Saint Saëns Carnival of Animals,
Ravel La Mere L’oye
and others

This family friendly concert will last just under one hour

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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