Instruments of Time and Truth

Edward Higginbottom director
Bojan Čičić  violin

Oxford’s world-class early music ensemble, Instruments of Time and Truth, present a programme of music from Paris’s eighteenth-century Concert Spirituel. Created in 1725 to provide public musical performances on days when the opera was shut (principally around major religious festivals), the concert spirituel is one of the first public concert series in existence. Famously taking place in the evening in Tuileries Palace, these were then moved to a theatre in Paris when the royal family was confined in the Tuileries. The repertoire typically consisted of both sacred choral works and instrumental music, and included symphonies and concertos.

Tonight’s programme offers a snapshot of the repertoire heard in the 1770s, including works by François Joseph Gossec, and Jean-Baptiste Davaux, and culminating in Mozart’s aptly named Paris Symphony (first performed in 1778), alongside a violin concerto by Chevalier de St Georges, performed tonight by acclaimed virtuoso Bojan Čičić.


Jul 05 2023


7:30 pm

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