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Fri 12 Feb 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Compulsive Lyres and Fowl Play

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Haydn Symphony No. 83 in G minor, La Poule
Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture L’Amant anonime
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D

Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Frances Kelly harp

One of the key figures of the OAE’s history, Sir Roger Norrington, joins our 30th birthday celebrations with a programme of Mozart and Beethoven.

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Sat 6 Feb 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Marin, Madness and Music

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Brahms Variations on a theme by Haydn
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor
Schumann Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Rhenish

Marin Alsop conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin

Genius and madness are often common bedfellows, and this concert focusses on the music of Robert Schumann – a composer who ended his days in an asylum.

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Sun 14 Feb 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Compulsive Lyres and Fowl Play

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Haydn Symphony No. 83 in G minor, La Poule
Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture L’Amant anonime
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D

Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Frances Kelly harp

One of the key figures of the OAE’s history, Sir Roger Norrington, joins the our 30th birthday celebrations with a programme of Mozart and Beethoven.

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Annette Isserlis

Viola

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Annette Isserlis studied at the Royal College of Music, where she now teaches historical performance on baroque and classical viola. 

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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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Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

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His times: Schumann composed whilst the Romantic Movement was in full swing, when the popularity of virtuoso performers had become very widespread, and much of his music requires a mastery of piano technique.

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Francesco Cavalli (1602 – 1676)

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His Times: One of the most notable students of the famous Monteverdi, Francesco Cavalli found himself pumping out operas in 17th century Venice, responding to the rising popularity of the genre (thanks largely to Monteverdi himself) and the appearance of more and more public opera houses.

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Speed interview, Marin Alsop

Mon 1 Feb 2016

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We’re back with Marin Alsop at the Royal Festival Hall on 6 February 2016. So we thought we’d put her through our speed interview again. 

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What’s this? Not more concerts?

Thu 28 Jan 2016

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Yes, more concerts. A whole season’s worth.

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Welcome, William Christie

Wed 27 Jan 2016

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It is with great, great pleasure that we can announce that our friend and expert in French Baroque, William Christie, will be officially joining us in the role of Emeritus Conductor.

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Schumann’s Violin Concerto

Mon 25 Jan 2016

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A Ouija board, the Nazi party and Hungarian violinist Jelly D’Aranyi: Jessica Duchen, Laura Tunbridge and John MacAuslan discuss the rediscovery of Schumann’s violin concerto in the 1930s.

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Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911)

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His Times: Mahler said, ‘I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way,’ a quote that aptly captures the musical world that Mahler and his contemporaries were creating in 19th century Austria and-Germany.

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Claudio Monteverdi (1567 –1643)

Composer

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His times: Monteverdi set in motion the development of what we’ve come to know as opera.

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Watercycle – We’re going on the ferry!

Wed 23 Dec 2015

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Our last Watercycle residency is on the horizon and after a series of workshops in Southampton primary, secondary and special needs schools during the Autumn Term we’ll be returning in late January to perform five concerts in two days with over 800 primary children, 30 secondary students from Southampton and the Isle of Wight and a group of special needs students.

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Hello, John Butt

Sun 13 Dec 2015

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Introducing John Butt OBE, our newest Principal Artist.

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You’re not going home, are you?

Thu 10 Dec 2015

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Finishing around 8.30pm, our Kings Place concert is the perfect aperitif for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve in the heart of Kings Cross and Camden.

So, if you’re planning on sticking around after the chamber music and Viennese dances, here are our top local tips to keep you entertained to midnight and beyond.

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Margaret Faultless

Violin

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The violinist Margaret Faultless is one of the OAE’s four leaders and regularly directs the orchestra.

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Name a concert for us. Please.

Wed 2 Dec 2015

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Calling all wordsmiths. We need your help naming a concert.

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A cello of one’s own

Tue 1 Dec 2015

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You know what’s really hard? Learning to play an instrument but never really getting a chance to play it.

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The Piano Tuner

Mon 23 Nov 2015

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‘What I do now, for these concerts, is make the sound beautiful.’

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