The Music in Adderbury series is in the middle of its 25th anniversary season, with concerts in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church in Adderbury. The series was started by local professional violinist Christopher Windass, who teaches the violin and performs all over the UK and Europe with many of the major symphony and chamber orchestras, and opera companies. His work varies from operas at Glyndebourne and performing in the Proms at the Albert Hall to going on European tours with Peter Gabriel.

He says: “The most rewarding and important work I do is arranging my own concerts in Adderbury and Oxford, getting some of the finest musicians I know to come and perform in Oxfordshire.”

The last and biggest concert this season will be held on Sunday when the Adderbury Ensemble (pictured) will expand to a symphony orchestra to perform Dvorak New World Symphony and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto with soloist Andrew Haveron, widely regarded as Britain’s finest violinist.

Andrew leads the BBC Symphony Orchestra and is regularly guest leader with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic and the Philharmonia.

He is the highest ever British prize-winner in the Paganini international competition as well as taking awards at the Queen Elizabeth and Indianapolis competitions. Before his present post leading the BBC he was leader of the Brodsky String Quartet.

The conductor is Stephen Bell, the principal horn in the BBC Concert Orchestra and founder member of the Britten Sinfonia. He lives near Banbury.

Other highlights in the series include visits from the International prize-winning Heath String Quartet, the Tippett String Quartet and Mexican guitar player Morgan Szymanski.

All concerts are on Sundays at 7.45pm.

Tickets are available on the door or by calling the Oxford Playhouse box office on 01865 305305. For more information go the website (