Over the summer of 2023, OUO and OUSinf have worked on a synergy which will bring together the management of the University's premier Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Our current musicians and any new recruits will join a body of players which will populate the two orchestras according to their preferences and the needs of the repertoire.
OUSinfonietta is a student conducted chamber orchestra made up of Oxford's top orchestral musicians. We hold a brief but intense rehearsal period for a week which culminates in a concert on Friday of 6th week of term. As the premier chamber orchestra of the University, OUSinf provides opportunity for players to perform fabulous works at a very high standard, while also remaining dedicated to showcasing underplayed and contemporary repertoire, with recent concerts including works by Kurt Weill, Emilie Mayer, and Anna Clyne. We host a student composition competition each year, with the premiere of the winning piece given by the orchestra in Hilary Term.