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Fri 10 Feb 2017

St John's Smith Square

Méhul: The First Romantic

Katharine Spreckelsen
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Méhul Overture from Les Amazones
Méhul Du mal affreux from Mélidore et Phrosine
Gluck Airs des furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Méhul Quoi! Je la cherche en vain from Uthal
Méhul Symphony No. 5 (unfinished)
Beethoven Introduction and Gott, welch dunkel hier(Florestan) from Fidelio
Mozart Overture from Les petits riens
Méhul Traçons bien notre plan (Florival) from Une Folie
Kreutzer Overture from Astianaxs
Méhul Qu’ai-je fait malheureux (Coradin) from Euphrosine et Coradin
Salieri Overture from Les Daniädes
Méhul O Dieux écoutez ma prière (Edgard) from Ariodant

Jonathan Cohen conductor
Michael Spyres tenor
John Irvin tenor

Some say Étienne Méhul was as important as Beethoven in dragging music kicking and screaming into the Romantic age.

Enjoy a ‘best of Méhul’ at this special gala featuring the outstanding arias from his many operas.

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Sat 11 Feb 2017

Kings Place

Turning Points: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Hayley Pullen
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Vivaldi Spring from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Autumn from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons

Kati Debretzeni violin

Have you ever really wanted to get to know great music, to find out why it moves you in such unique and fundamental ways?

If so, join us to explore an absolute classic of baroque repertoire, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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Mon 20 Feb 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sarah Connolly’s Berlioz

Martin Lawrence
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Mendelssohn The tale of fair Melusina
Berlioz Les Nuits d'été
Berlioz Rêverie et Caprice
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 Italian

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Kati Debretzeni director

Explore six stages of love with one of Britain’s favourite singers, mezzo-soprano and international opera star, Sarah Connolly.

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Fri 3 Mar 2017

Bowes Museum

Musical Landscapes: An Evening with the OAE

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Get up close and personal with our players and instruments at this intimate concert amongst the wonderful artistic treasures of the iconic Bowes Museum in County Durham (pictured). More informal than a conventional concert, hear members of the Orchestra perform and discuss popular Baroque pieces, with your chance to interact and ask questions.

Tickets available soon.

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Sat 4 Mar 2017

Durham Johnston Comprehensive

Musical Landscapes: Community Concert

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We’re in Durham with a ‘landscapes’ theme as part of our national Musical Landscapes tour. Mixing pieces by JS Bach and Philip Glass with new compositions by James Redwood, as well as opportunities for local amateur musicians to display their skills performing work written about the local area.

Tickets available soon.

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Sat 18 Mar 2017

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

Dan Bates
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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

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Mon 20 Mar 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

Hayley Pullen
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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

It demands great skills from the soloists, so who better to perform it than British cello legend Steven Isserlis, under the careful guidance of Haydn expert Ádám Fischer. Then enjoy Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, made famous all over again as the soundtrack to Colin Firth’s eve of war address to Britain in the film The King’s Speech.

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Fri 14 Apr 2017

St John's Smith Square

St John Passion

Katharine Spreckelsen
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton director
Nicholas Pritchard Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Polyphony

Stephen Layton, one of Britain’s greatest choral conductors, gathers together some of London’s greatest singers to perform Bach’s St John Passion, considered by many to be even more emotional and dramatic than the St Matthew Passion. Featuring Polyphony.

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Tue 18 Apr 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

Matthew Truscott
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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Wed 19 Apr 2017

Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Turin

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

Cecelia Bruggemeyer
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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Thu 20 Apr 2017

Società del Quartetto di Milano

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

Claudia Norz
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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Wed 26 Apr 2017

Lincoln Center, New York

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

Adrian Bending portrait
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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Tue 2 May 2017

St John's Smith Square

The Brandenburgs

Luise Buchberger
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Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Roger Montgomery horn
David Blackadder trumpet
Steven Devine harpsichord

Hear all of the Brandenburg Concertos – six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction. 

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Thu 4 May 2017

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

The Brandenburgs

Cecelia Bruggemeyer
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Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Roger Montgomery horn
David Blackadder trumpet
Steven Devine harpsichord

Hear all of the Brandenburg Concertos – six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction. 

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Thu 11 May 2017

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

The Brandenburgs

Kati Debretzeni
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Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Roger Montgomery horn
David Blackadder trumpet
Steven Devine harpsichord

Hear all of the Brandenburg Concertos – six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction. 

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Fri 19 May 2017

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

The Brandenburgs

Katharine Spreckelsen
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Bach Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2
Bach Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Roger Montgomery horn
David Blackadder trumpet
Steven Devine harpsichord

Hear four of the Brandenburg Concertos – Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction. 

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Sat 20 May 2017

Kings Place

Turning Points: Bach’s Orchestral Suites

Martin Lawrence
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Bach Suite No. 2 in B minor
Bach Suite No. 3 in D

Have you ever really wanted to get to know great music, to find out why it moves you in such unique and fundamental ways?

If so, join us to explore the mind of Johann Sebastian Bach, a composer who married a complete mastery of technique with an indefinable spiritual dimension.

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Wed 31 May 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

TOTS
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Introduce your child to the magic of the orchestra in these kid-friendly concerts.

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Wed 31 May 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

OAE Tots Concert at Kings Place
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Introduce your child to the magic of the orchestra in these kid-friendly concerts.

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Sat 24 Jun 2017

Philharmonie Essen

Bach goes to Paris

Katharine Spreckelsen
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Campra Suite from Les Fêtes Vénitiennes
JCF Fischer Suite No. 7 from Le Journal du Printemps
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4
Rameau Suite from Les Indes galantes
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

William Christie conductor

Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra.

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