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30th Birthday OAE Tote Bag

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Specially produced for our forthcoming 30th Birthday Season, this heavy-duty OAE tote bag is perfect for transporting celebratory birthday champagne*.

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Tue 8 Sep 2015

Schloss Esterházy

Haydn Festival

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Haydn Symphony No 36 Schubert Rondo for violin & strings in A major Haydn Overture from Acis & Galatea Schubert Polonaise for violin & string orchestra in B flat major Haydn Symphony No 1 Haydn Violin Concerto in C major Thomas Zehetmair

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform with violinist Thomas Zehetmair as part of the Eisenstadt Festival 2015.

Haydn Symphony No 36
Schubert Rondo for violin & strings in A major
Haydn Overture from Acis & Galatea
Schubert Polonaise for violin & string orchestra in B flat major
Haydn Symphony No 1
Haydn Violin Concerto in C major

Thomas Zehetmair violin

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Sat 5 Sep 2015

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The Night Shift at Duckie

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We return to Vauxhall’s legendary post-queer club night.

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Sat 5 Sep 2015

Cavendish Arms

The Night Shift

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Black cabs might resent having to go south of the river, but not us. We love it.

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OAE badge set

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Set of three OAE pin badges – 2014–2015’s OAE ‘anarchy roundel’, goatee’d Beethoven and bespectacled Mozart.

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Body percussion to Handel – Watercycle in film: Part Two

Mon 24 Aug 2015

Watercycle Part 2

In the second film from our Watercycle residency in Brighton we look at our work with local primary schools, where our fundraising efforts for Wateraid have been incorporated into the music making.

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Pre-concert talk: The origins of Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Wed 19 Aug 2015

Preconcert talk on Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Another one from the vaults: A pre-concert talk from March earlier this year when we performed two much-loved pieces in the classical repertoire – Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Brahm’s Violin Concerto.  

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Pre-Concert talk: Vladimir Jurowski talks about Mussorgsky and Tchaikovsky

Thu 13 Aug 2015

Vladimir Jurowski

It has to be admitted we’re very bad at posting our archived pre-concert talks! We promise to be better in future.

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“Our most spontaneous audience” Watercycle in film: Part One

Tue 11 Aug 2015


We’re mid-way through our most ambitious education project to date, Watercycle – visiting 9 towns and cities across England and reaching more than 10,000 young people. So, a good moment to take stock and see what’s been happening to date.

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Behind the scenes at our Birthday photoshoot.

Fri 7 Aug 2015


A little glimpse behind the scenes as we shot the pictures for our recently released 2015-2016 concerts brochure.

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2015-2016 OAE Brochure online

Thu 6 Aug 2015

Phillip Bainbridge

Our 2015-2016 Southank Brochure now exists in virtual form for you to browse, and includes all events in our 30th Birthday  Southbank Centre season including newly announced OAE TOTS and Insight Morning events.

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New events now on sale

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Debbie Diamond

We’ve just announced some new events as part of our 2015-2016 Birthday Season, details below, plus details of a new Night Shift event and other recently-announced concerts outside of our main season:

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The OAE goes clubbing. Again.

Fri 24 Jul 2015


Back in November last year we took our late-night series The Night Shift, clubbing, appearing at the legendary Vauxhall institution that is Duckie. This September we’re doing it all over again. 

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Current Distractions

Fri 10 Jul 2015


Our increasingly irregular arts blog, Current Distractions, is back. This week I’m looking at expressing disapproval, arts and politics in the news, classical CD Sales (or lack of), movers and shakers and lastly, graffiti wars.

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Heatwave Playlist

Wed 1 Jul 2015

Dog cooling down

To mark the hottest day of the year so far we asked around the OAE office for everyone’s top heatwave tracks – music to celebrate summer and to chill out to. And here are the results.

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Pre-concert talk: Stevie Wishart

Tue 16 Jun 2015


Susannah Simons talks to composer Stevie Wishart about her new commission for the OAE entitled ‘Rough with the smooth: Concerto à Double Entendre’. We performed the piece on 12 May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. 

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Canada bound: William Norris to leave the OAE

Thu 11 Jun 2015

William Norris (c) Joe Plommer

After ten and a half years at the OAE, William Norris, Communications and Creative Programming Director, is moving on to pastures new. Pastures quite far away, in fact.

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Operamaniac: Horses for Courses

Thu 4 Jun 2015


This season has been particularly interesting for Donizetti fans in London. From Opera Rara’s Les Martyrs to Glyndebourne’s Poliuto, not to mention ETO’s performances of The Siege of Calais and The Wild Man of the West Indies, we have seen a revival of unknown or almost forgotten operas by this workaholic Italian genius,  together with some of his most famous works such as Maria Stuarda at the Royal Opera.

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Why should I apply for your job?

Wed 27 May 2015


We’re currently looking for a new Trusts and Corporates Manager, so we asked Harriet Lawrence, who currently looks after our fundraising from Trusts and Foundations, ‘What do you like about your job?’

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Results: Bees vs Wolves

Thu 21 May 2015


Remember a while back when we asked you to vote for what we (along with our neighbours the London Sinfonietta) should sponsor with our recent ‘green week’ windfall, a bee colony or a wolf?

Well the results are now in.

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