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Sat 10 Dec 2016

Cadogan Hall

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Adrian Bending portrait
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Bach Sanctus from B minor Mass
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

This festive spectacular involves two big OAE first. It’s our first trip to gorgeous Cadogan Hall, and renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki’s debut with the orchestra.

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Mon 12 Dec 2016

De Doelen, Rotterdam

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Claudia Norz
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Bach Sanctus from B minor Mass
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Wed 14 Dec 2016

NOSPR, Katowice

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Dan Bates
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Bach Sanctus from B minor Mass
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Fri 16 Dec 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3

Kati Debretzeni
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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 2
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 3

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Sat 17 Dec 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Luise Buchberger
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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Sun 18 Dec 2016

Kolner Philharmonie

Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio

Hayley Pullen
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Bach Complete Christmas Oratorio

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Mon 19 Dec 2016

Kings Place Hall One

Noel: A Christmas Celebration

Cecelia Bruggemeyer
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Balduin Hoyel Uns ist geborn ein Kindelein
Samuel Scheidt Two Courants Ludi Musici (1621)
Lucas Osiander Christum wir sollen Ioben schon
Johann Schein Paduoana, Gagliarda, Courente, Allemanda, Tripla from Bachetto Musicale (1617)
Praetorius Puer nobis nascitur
Praetorius Ballet des Baccannales, Ballet des feus, Ballet des Matelotz from Terpsichore
Praetorius Uns ist ein Kindlein heut geborn
Schutz Magnifiat SWV468
Schutz The Christmas Story SWV435

Robert Howarth director
Matthew Long tenor
Choir of the Enlightenment

We wrap up our involvement in Baroque Unwrapped with a seasonal programme.

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Thu 22 Dec 2016

St John's Smith Square

Bach’s Mass in B minor

Dan Bates
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Bach Mass in B minor

Stephen Layton
Katherine Watson
Iestyn Davies
Gwilym Bowen
Neal Davies
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

We team up with Stephen Layton and the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge for one of Bach’s great choral works.

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Fri 23 Dec 2016

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

Luise Buchberger
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Handel Messiah

Stephen Layton conductor
Katherine Watson soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Neal Davies bass
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Sun 1 Jan 2017

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

The Creation

Kati Debretzeni
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Haydn The Creation

Adam Fischer conductor
Emőke Baráth soprano
Uwe Stickert tenor
Miklós Sebestyén bass-baritone
Purcell Choir

A tradition continues as we bring in the New Year with Haydn’s grandiose masterpiece.

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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

tots
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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with a magical introduction to orchestra.

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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

© Anna D'Emilio
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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with a magical introduction to orchestra.

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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

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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Berlioz Rêverie et Caprice
Berlioz Les Nuits d'été
Mendelssohn The tale of fair Melusina
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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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. 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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