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Wed 23 Apr 2014

deSingel - International Arts Campus

Bach St John Passion

OAE
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Bach St John Passion, BMW 245  

Stephen Layton conductor
Jeremy Ovenden evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Clare Wilkinson mezzo soprano
Stuart Jackson tenor
Robert Davies bass

To this day, many regard St John Passion as the pinnacle of Western musical history prior to 1724. Bach’s musical setting of the crucifixion of Christ is full of colour and emotional depth. Performed here with Stephen Layton and the mighty Polyphony, the piece combines high drama and painful introspection, and contains some of Bach’s most profound writing.

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Sun 27 Apr 2014

Purcell Room

OAE Tots: Singing Time

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The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.

The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.
Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents!)

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Sun 27 Apr 2014

Purcell Room

OAE Tots: Singing Time

tots
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The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.

The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.
Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents!)

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Sun 27 Apr 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Rameau’s Zaïs

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Rameau Zaïs

Jonathan Williams conductor

Edith Lalonger choreographer

Jeremy Budd Zaïs
Louise Alder Zélidie
Ashley Riches Cindor
Katherine Watson Amour
David Stout Oromazès
Katherine Manley La grande Prêtresse
Anna Dennis Une Sylphide
Gwilym Bowen Sylph
Choir of the Enlightenment
Les Plaisirs des Nations

Experience Rameau’s powerfully expressive opera Zaïs, as it receives its British premiere. This rare, semi-staged performance features beautiful Baroque choreography performed by Edith Lalonger’s Parisian dance troupe, Les Plaisirs des Nations.

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Sun 4 May 2014

The National Concert Hall, Dublin

Gamechangers: Creation

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Haydn The Creation   

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Susan Gritton soprano 
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Peter Rose bass
Choir of the Enlightenment

Our principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle returns to his ‘home’ orchestra to conduct Haydn’s masterpiece and musical gamechanger, The Creation.

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Tue 6 May 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Gamechangers: Creation

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Haydn The Creation

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Susan Gritton soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Peter Rose bass
Choir of the Enlightenment

Our principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle returns to his ‘home’ orchestra to conduct Haydn’s masterpiece and musical gamechanger, The Creation.

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Sat 10 May 2014

Jersey Opera House

In the Spirit of Tradition

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Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No. 1
Vivaldi
Sinfonia in B minor, Al Santo Sepolcro
Sally Beamish
 Spinal Chords
Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No. 11

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Narrator tbc

Some of the most famous music from the baroque era rubs shoulders in this concert with a very modern classic, with the return of Sally Beamish’s Spinal Chords. Premiered in 2012 as part of the London 2012 celebrations, it proved to be an instant success with audiences and critics alike.

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Sun 11 May 2014

Purcell Room

Gamechangers Study Day: Creation

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Our study day this year focuses on Haydn’s Creation – a pivotal work marking a seismic shift in musical history – a ‘Gamechanger’ – which also happens to be our season theme for the 2013-2014 season.

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Sun 11 May 2014

Purcell Room

Gamechangers Study Day: Creation

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Our study day this year focuses on Haydn’s Creation – a pivotal work marking a seismic shift in musical history – a ‘Gamechanger’ – which also happens to be our season theme for the 2013-2014 season.

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Sun 11 May 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

In the Spirit of Tradition

Beethoven's Septet
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Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No. 1
Vivaldi
Sinfonia in B minor, Al Santo Sopolcro
Sally Beamish
 Spinal Chords
Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No 11

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Narrator tbc

Some of the most famous music from the baroque era rubs shoulders in this concert with a very modern classic, with the return of Sally Beamish’s Spinal Chords. Premiered in 2012 as part of the London 2012 celebrations, it proved to be an instant success with audiences and critics alike.

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Tue 13 May 2014

Doodle Bar, Battersea

The Night Shift

OAE
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We bring The Night Shift to a brand new venue, Battersea’s lovably kooky Doodle Bar.

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Wed 14 May 2014

Wilton's Music Hall

The Night Shift

The Night Shift
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Suggs from the fishfinger™ adverts recently had his 50th birthday party at Wilton’s.  And what’s better than Suggs?  That’s right – everything.  But what’s even better than everything?  That’s right – we are!

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Fri 16 May 2014

Kings Place Hall One

Bach: Musical Offering

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Handel Trio Sonata in B minor for flute, violin & basso continuo, HWV 386b
Marais The Bells of St Genevieve (1723) for violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord
Telemann The Paris Quartet No. 2 (Quartet in E minor for flute, violin, viola da gamba & basso continuo, TWV 43:D1)
CPE Bach Trio Sonata in Bb for flute, violin & basso continuo
Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concerts No. 1 in C minor for flute, viola da gamba & harpsichord
JS Bach Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079

We take to the stage at Kings Place for an evening of music centered around Bach’s sublime Musical Offering.

In 1747 Bach visited Frederick the Great, at his palace in Potsdam. A contemporary account tells how the Emperor condescended to play a theme for Bach ‘which he should execute in a fugue. This was done so happily by the aforementioned Capellmeister that … all those present were seized with astonishment.’

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Sat 17 May 2014

Music Hall, Aberdeen

In the Spirit of Tradition

H-Wayne-Crop
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Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No. 1
Vivaldi
Sinfonia in B minor, Al Santo Sepolcro
Sally Beamish
 Spinal Chords
Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No. 11

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Narrator tbc

Some of the most famous music from the baroque era rubs shoulders in this concert with a very modern classic, with the return of Sally Beamish’s Spinal Chords, in our very first concert in the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

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Thu 22 May 2014

Millfield Senior School

In the Spirit of Tradition

H-Wayne-Crop
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Corelli Concerto Grosso in D, Op 6 No. 1
Vivaldi
Sinfonia in B minor, Al Santo Sepolcro
Sally Beamish
 Spinal Chords
Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No. 11

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Narrator tbc

Some of the most famous music from the baroque era rubs shoulders in this concert with a very modern classic, with the return of Sally Beamish’s Spinal Chords. Premiered in 2012 as part of the London 2012 celebrations, it proved to be an instant success with audiences and critics alike.

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Fri 23 May 2014

St George's, Bristol

In the Spirit of Tradition

Beethoven's Septet
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Corelli Concerto Grosso in D Op 6 No 1
Vivaldi Sinfonia in B minor Al Santo Sopolcro
Sally Beamish Spinal Chords
Bach Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No 11

Matthew Truscott director/violin Narrator tbc

Some of the most famous music from the Baroque era rubs shoulders with a very modern classic, Sally Beamish’s Spinal Chords. Premiered in 2012, it proved an instant success with audiences and critics alike, setting Sally Beamish’s slowly shifting, constantly evolving music to a powerful text by Times journalist Melanie Reid, which tells the story of her struggle to overcome disability.

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Sat 31 May 2014

Waddesdon Manor

Bach: Musical Offering

OAE
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Handel Trio Sonata in B minor for flute, violin & basso continuo, HWV 386b
Marais The Bells of St Genevieve (1723) for violin, viola da gamba & harpsichord
Telemann The Paris Quartet No. 2 (Quartet in E minor for flute, violin, viola da gamba & basso continuo, TWV 43:D1)
CPE Bach Trio Sonata in Bb for flute, violin & basso continuo
Rameau Pièces de clavecin en concert No. 1 in C minor for flute, viola da gamba & harpsichord
JS Bach Trio Sonata from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079

We take to the stage at Waddeson Manor for an evening of music centered around Bach’s sublime Musical Offering.

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Fri 6 Jun 2014

Rich Mix

Musical Rumpus: The Mountain Shakers

spitalfields
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Handel arr. Sam Glazer Acis & Galatea

Zoë Palmer libretto/director
Sophia Lovell Smith designer

Musicians from the OAE
Musicians from Genesis Sixteen

Join our musicians at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival for an interactive performance suitable for 0-2 year olds.

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Fri 6 Jun 2014

Rich Mix

Musical Rumpus: The Moutain Shakers

spitalfields
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Handel arr. Sam Glazer Acis & Galatea

Zoë Palmer libretto/director
Sophia Lovell Smith designer

Musicians from the OAE
Musicians from Genesis Sixteen

Join our musicians at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival for an interactive performance suitable for 0-2 year olds.

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Fri 6 Jun 2014

Christ Church Spitalfields

Spitalfields Music Summer Festival: The Muses of Zion

spitalfields
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Rein Sancta Trinitas
M Praetorius Missa à 8 from Musarum Sioniarum
Rosenmüller Sinfonia Settima in G
M Praetorius Ich ruf zu dir Jubilate Domino
M Praetorius Vater unser in Himmelreich
Rosenmüller Sonata prima à 2
Schütz Magnificat SWV468

Robert Howarth director
Choir of the Enlightenment

Join us at the Spitalfields Music Summer Festival as we open our Associate Artist Series with works by Praetorius and Schütz, two of 17th-century Germany’s biggest musical personalities.

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