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Seasons of Enchantment

A magical nature-inspired programme as part of Oxford Botanic Garden's 400th anniversary celebrations.
Oxford, Oxford Town Hall £25 - £55 Book Tickets

This bewitching programme is the perfect end to a season in which we’ve been immersed in creativity inspired by the outdoor environment.

Vivaldi’s four violin concertos have long provided the soundtrack for the passing of the year, captivating audiences with their inventiveness and earworm melodies since they appeared in the 1720s.

Francesco Geminiani (1687 – 1762) was a highly successful violinist – he was a regular member of Handel’s London orchestra – and a respected composer in his day. Although we don’t know the fate of the original score, he fortunately drew a suite of colourful movements full of pastoral glories from his music to the 1754 entertainment The Enchanted Forest which combined the tradition of English pantomime with French stage craft.