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Sat 7 May 2016

St John's Smith Square

Winds of Change

Antony Pay
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Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat
Michael Gordon Bassoon Concerto (world premiere)
Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E flat
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Peter Whelan bassoon
Antony Pay clarinet

In a performance directed from the violin by OAE leader Matthew Truscott, the OAE plays a programme featuring Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – almost always in those ‘top 100 classical pieces’ lists.

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Tue 7 Jun 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Der Freischütz

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Weber Der Freischütz (semi-dramatised performance)

Sir Mark Elder conductor
David Pountney text and translation
Wyn Pencarreg Cuno
Rachel Willis-Sorenson Agathe
Sarah Tynan Annchen
Simon Bailey Caspar
Christopher Ventris Max
John Tomlinson Hermit / Samiel / narrator
Marcus Farnsworth Kilian
London Philharmonic Choir

Our birthday celebrations reach a climax with this concert performance of Weber’s opera Der Freischutz (The Marksman) – a fusion of folklore, rusticism and magic.

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Max Mandel

Viola

Max-Mande

“One of the challenges of our art is that it happens over a given period of time and then disappears. That’s one of the reasons it’s so magical”

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Fri 6 May 2016

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Winds of Change

Antony Pay
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Wind instruments take centre stage in this concert. Mozart’s Symphony no. 33 was written immediately after the composer returned from a stay in France and is a delightful work in the usual four movements, with an effervescent finale.

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Thu 5 May 2016

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Winds of Change

Antony Pay
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Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat
Michael Gordon Bassoon Concerto (world premiere tour)
Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E flat
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Peter Whelan bassoon
Antony Pay clarinet

Wind instruments take centre stage in this concert. Mozart’s Symphony no. 33 was written immediately after the composer returned from a stay in France and is a delightful work in the usual four movements, with an effervescent finale.

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Max Mandel chats about Mozart and American composer Michael Gordon

Thu 5 May 2016

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‘The person who can make you cry in a major key, like no-one else can.’

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Performing new music: we explain all

Wed 27 Apr 2016

Matthew Truscott The Night Shift

“The orchestra’s chief artistic mission is to make old music new. For the OAE, the importance of being involved with contemporary music has over the years become obvious and vital.”

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Tour diary – London to Paris

Fri 22 Apr 2016

London-to-Paris

This week we’re on tour in France and Belgium with our Bruckner programme conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

Although it’s one of our easiest trips in terms of travel and visa arrangements, it’s also one of the largest orchestras we’ve ever taken overseas. On my first tour, I was interested to find out just how you get an 80-piece orchestra, invaluable period instruments, and one of the world’s leading conductors around Europe.

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Irish flutes in Bruckner?

Wed 20 Apr 2016

Lisa-Beznosiuk

Lisa Beznosiuk shows us the flute she is playing in Bruckner’s 6th Symphony.

Hear it this Friday at the Royal Festival Hall, London:

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

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Philip Dale on the trombone in Bruckner

Wed 20 Apr 2016

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Bruckner trombone? Beethoven trombone? Philip Dale takes us through the differences between the two and which one he’ll be choosing to play in Bruckner’s six symphony on Friday 22 April 2016.

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C.P.E Bach

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His Times: Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach is the full name of the second surviving son of one of history’s most influential composers: Johannes Sebastian Bach

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In depth: Sarah Connolly on Mahler

Thu 14 Apr 2016

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“Life changing. Depth and colours and beauty and horror.”

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Daniel Bates on the oboe in Mahler 2

Fri 8 Apr 2016

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‘It takes the musicians and the audience on this epic journey.’

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Watercycle on the RPS shortlist

Tue 5 Apr 2016

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We’re really chuffed that our Watercycle project has been shortlisted for a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in the Learning & Participation Category.

Part of the OAE Education programme, it involved three-day residencies in nine towns and cities around the country, before a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2016.

As well as training and workshops for teachers and musicians, residencies included schools concerts, community concerts and performances in unusual places. We even played Vivaldi on a ferry!

We’ll find out if we’ve won at the RPS Music Awards ceremony on Tuesday 10 May. Then hear all about it on a special programme on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 11 May at 7.30pm.

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The horns in Mahler’s Second Symphony

Wed 23 Mar 2016

Roger Montgomery, Horn

“It’s easy to think Mahler 2 is all about horns. Which it is really.”

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Why I love Mahler’s Second Symphony

Thu 17 Mar 2016

Genevieve Arkle

“Mahler wears his heart on his sleeve and certainly intends to let the world know it”.

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Vladimir Jurowski on Mahler

Mon 14 Mar 2016

Jurowski on Mahler

OAE Principal Artist Vladimir Jurowski discusses the Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Mahler’s Resurrection on period instruments.

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Lynda’s Tour Diary pt. 4

Mon 14 Mar 2016

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The Orchestra reaches China.

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Nicholas Ormrod

Percussion

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The origins of Nick’s percussion career can be traced back to when he was just 8 years old and pestering his parents about his dream to be Ringo Starr.

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Saxophone of the 18th Century – Peter Whelan and the Bassoon

Fri 4 Mar 2016

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Here at the OAE, we’re known for working with the best performers to bring you the most vivid and authentic historically informed performances we can. Therefore, news of us working on a brand new commission might turn a few heads. Peter Whelan is the Bassoonist who will bring Michael Gordon’s Bassoon Concerto, a new piece written specifically for our period instruments, to life for us in early May. We conducted a quick interview with him to find out a bit more about what makes him tick as a performer…

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