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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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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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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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From deep within the OAE archive #1: Bach’s double violin concerto

Fri 20 Nov 2015

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Margaret Faultless introduces a 1990 recording from BBC Scotland featuring the first movement of Bach’s double violin concerto.

Spot current OAE players Alison Bury (soloist), Cathy Weiss, Richard Tunnicliffe, Annette Isserlis, and Margaret Faultless.

We perform the same piece at St John’s Smith Square on 24 November (with Margaret) and the West London Synagogue on 22 November.

 

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Mendelssohn in Scotland

Fri 6 Nov 2015

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Former OAE Chief-Executive Stephen Carpenter, now of Mendelssohn in Scotland, is doing a talk before our concert with Sir Andras Schiff. Here he outlines the content of that talk and the journey around Scotland that inspired some of his best-loved works. 

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Down the sewer, in the pub and into the community – Watercycle in film: Part Three

Fri 30 Oct 2015

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The 3rd and final part of our film on OAE Education’s Watercycle residency in Brighton.

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The West London Synagogue

Tue 27 Oct 2015

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We’re taking a break from our 30th birthday season at Southbank Centre to pay a visit to the stunning West London Synagogue, just off Edgware Road.

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Watch: 30 Years of Breaking the Rules

Fri 9 Oct 2015

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The OAE archive is huge. In just 30 short years we’ve amassed a lot of stuff. Here at OAE HQ and at a secret warehouse location in Hounslow we’ve got boxes and boxes of OAE goodies.

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The pick of the season: OAE Staff

Thu 1 Oct 2015

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With our 2015-2016 Birthday concert season almost upon us, we asked OAE staff to tell us about what concerts they are looking forward to most:

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Late nights and difficult glockenspiels. The OAE in Bucharest.

Wed 30 Sep 2015

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Earlier this week cellist Josh Salter blogged about our trip to Eisenstadt. What his blog didn’t tell you however is that for some musicians our hectic schedule meant landing from Austria and going straight into rehearsal for our next tour – to Bucharest.

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Cellist Josh Salter joins the OAE on tour to Eisenstadt, Austria

Mon 28 Sep 2015

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I recently had the great pleasure of joining the OAE on a little tour to Eisenstadt, Austria, playing a little bit of Schubert and lots of Haydn in the Esterhazy Palace where he worked. It was my first international tour, and my first freelance work with the OAE, having been a member of the Ann and Peter Law Experience Scheme this year.

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OAE announced as Duckie Resident Orchestra

Mon 21 Sep 2015

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Orchestras like to have a home base. And they preferably like it to be pretty prestigious. Even glitzy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is no exception.

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New blood

Mon 7 Sep 2015

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Hi, I’m Anna and I’m new to the Marketing and Press team at the OAE. I have always admired the work of the Orchestra and can’t wait to get started! Having recently graduated in Music from Oxford University I am really looking forward to pursuing a career in the Arts.

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