Photographer's Note

Still Raining, so looking for a new indoor activity. We found it in the
University Church of St Mary the Virgin. (

We were very lucky by this choice. Here we could listen to the last rehearsal of The Oxford University Sinfonietta (OUSinf) for the concert they were going to play that evening.

“The Oxford University Sinfonietta (OUSinf) is one of UK’s premier student orchestras. Made up of a small group of elite players from Oxford University, OUSinf performs at least once each university term, and specialises in challenging and rarely-performed repertoire. The orchestra acts as a platform for young talented players to gain valuable experience, and prepares them for further study at the conservatoire level. OUSinf continues to receive constant praise in local media, and no audience member ever leaves one of our concerts without having experienced something new and exciting.”

That the orchestra specializes in challenging and rarely-performed repertoire was not very clear from the program for this evening with three well-known classical works


OU Sinfonietta - Conductor: Joseph Beesley - Leader: Katalin Oldland
Stravinsky – Pulcinella Suite
Milhaud – La Création de Monde
Mozart – Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

The photo was taken during the rehearsel of Mozart's Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”
Personally I would prefer the first work or rather one piece of the challenging and rarely-performed music the orchestra says is specialized.

■ Picture 1: ◄ The Church and the Sinfonietta ►
■ Picture 2: ◄ The Sinfonietta conductor Joseph Beesley ►
■ Picture 3: ◄ Some Members of the Sinfonietta ►

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