At d’Overbroeck’s International School, we want our students to experience the cultural scene of Oxford from their first month at our school.
The city of Oxford is not just a world-renowned centre of education, but it is also a musical hub for artists from around the world.
One of the most exciting music festivals taking place in Oxford every year is the Oxford Chamber Music Festival. This Festival brings together musicians from around the world who perform for 4 days in emblematic locations in Oxford and this year, d’Overbroeck’s is proud to be a partner school.
To mark the launch of the festival, OCMF artists were honoured to perform their first concert for Oxford schools in Oxford’s famous Town Hall. The aim of this concert was to encourage the connection between the worlds of music and education.
This year the Schools’ Concert was hosted by Alexander Armstrong from Classic FM and BBC’s Pointless and featured famous, international artists:
- BBC Young Musician of the Year, cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
- Priya Mitchell, violinist
- Tom Fetherstonhaugh, conductor
- Nicholas Daniel, world famous oboist
- Felix Klieser, hornist
- DJ Kypski
Listening to extracts of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in such a breathtaking location was a fantastic way to continue our cultural journey in Oxford. Our students were delighted to attend the event and were particularly thrilled to be able to meet some of the artists at the end of the concert.