From: Brian Foster [info_at_oxfordmaymusic_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 19 January 2011 04:44

Subject: Oxford May Music Festival, 27th April - 2nd May 2011

Attachments: OMM11_Flyer_text_v3.docx; ATT00001..htm; OMM_2011.pdf; ATT00002..htm


Dear Friends,

       In the middle of winter, we would like to encourage you to think about the balmy days of Spring

and the return of Oxford May Music to the Holywell Music Room for its fourth season. We have another exciting programme for you,

with the Festival's trademark mix of lectures from leading names in science and the arts together with

some of the most exciting musicians in the classical scene today. There are several innovations this year including a Children's Day,

with a lecture specially tailored to appeal to children and an afternoon concert designed for children. To celebrate the Royal Wedding

and the extra Bank Holiday (one of three within seven days including the festival) we have our first afternoon concert. For

the first time we juxtapose words and music, with BBC presenter Professor Brian Cox telling us about time

just before Messiaen's masterpiece "Quartet for the end of Time". The other musical highlights are too numerous

to mention, so we attach a full copy of the programme.


Once again we have been able to hold ticket prices at the 2008 level, which means that we are particularly dependent 

on supporters like you to ensure that the Festival can continue. If you have not already done so, please consider becoming a Friend of the

Festival, which has a number of  benefits in addition to helping to safeguard the Festival. Information on

how to do this is available on our web site . A pdf of the flyer, which will shortly be available in strategic locations in Oxford and its environs,

is attached. The detailed programme and more information are available on Tickets are already on sale through Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse.

Again, details of prices and season and half-season ticket offers are available on the web or by calling Tickets Oxford

on 01865 305305. We are very grateful to the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, who once again are enabling us to

provide free tickets to all events for young people - this year there is no requirement that they be in full-time education

and the eligible age range for the free tickets has been extended to 8 - 25 years old.


If you have questions or need further information, please email us. We look forward to seeing you at the Festival!

Best wishes,

Jack and Brian