Welcome to the OUO
The Oxford University Orchestra is the University's flagship student ensemble, operating under the auspices of the Oxford University Music Society. Its patron is Steven Isserlis. OUO is a full sized symphony orchestra comprised of and run by University members. The orchestra runs intensive rehearsals each term culminating in a high-calibre concert in Oxford, usually in the Sheldonian Theatre. By popular demand the orchestra has performed in locations across the UK.
Please take your time to explore the website. If you are an interested conductor, soloist or a potential orchestral member following the links above will allow you to find out all you need about the orchestra, its repertoire, history and organisation. If you are keen to hear the orchestra you can find out about upcoming concerts and buy advance tickets to ensure your seat in the audience.
On Sunday October 27th OUO teamed up with Japanese-American virtuoso Midori for an open rehearsal of the Brahms violin concerto at the Sheldonian Theatre. Take a look at the pictures on the Humanitas Facebook page.
Be a Friend of OUO
We have launched a Friends of OUO scheme which allows followers to show their interest and support for the orchestra, in exchange for a range of exciting benefits. Through advance contributions the orchestra can select conductors and soloists who extend its reputation for excellent music making. For more information visit the Friends page.
Join the mailing list
Would you like to be the first to hear when tickets go on sale or informed when and where future concerts will be held? If so, subscribe to the mailing list using the form on the right hand side of this page. Messages will be sent out at most twice termly and your details will not be passed on to any third party.