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.
We’re thrilled to announce that our season opening concert on 9 October of one-act operas by Rameau is to feature Baroque choreography.Read More
Last autumn we went on tour with our Emeritus Conductor Sir Roger Norrington, with some pretty unusual repertoire for us – Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. Indeed, this was only the second time we have ever programmed this piece. Here’s a clip of the Orchestra and Sir Roger Norrington rehearsing the piece at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels ahead of performances there, and in Warsaw and Helsinki.Read More
Footage from recording sessions earlier this year when we recorded Rameau’s 1754 opera Anacréon. The studio recording will be released later this year. You can also hear Anacréon LIVE on 9 October at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, alongside another 1 act opera, Pigmalion.Read More
A peek behind the scenes during rehearsals for Boyce’s Solomon – a Serenata.
Wildly popular in its day, Boyce’s Solomon even eclipsed Handel’s Messiah in the popularity stakes. However…it’s libretto was perhaps slightly racy and it fell foul of later, more prudish, tastes.
Premiered in 2012 as part of the London 2012 celebrations, Spinal Chords proved to be an instant success with audiences and critics alike. Set to a text by journalist Melanie Reid it tells the powerful story of her struggle to overcome disability, with the powerful text underpinned by Sally Beamish’s slowly shifting, constantly evolving soundworld.Read More
Get a sneak preview of our forthcoming performances of Haydn’s Creation with this new video from a rehearsal this week.
Hear it live at Dublin’s National Concert Hall, tonight, 4 May details
Hear it live at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Tuesday, 6 May detailsRead More
with soprano Julia Doyle and members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. In rehearsal at the Doodle Bar, Battersea.Read More
The OAE rehearse Schubert’s Symphony No.9 ‘Great’Read More
Determined to break even more of the rules associated with classical concerts, we decided to let The Night Shift audience film our performance of John Dowland’s Lachrimae Antiquae, at the Amersham Arms, on 23 April.Read More