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Fri 15 Dec 2017

Shanghai Concert Hall

Der Rosenkavalier

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Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (salon score)

Thomas Kemp conductor

A night at the cinema.

We’re going to the cinema with a historically-informed recreation of a remarkable cinema event that first took place in 1926.

Enjoy the big screen adaptation of Richard Strauss’ great comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.

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Sun 17 Dec 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Darzu ist erschienen (For this the Son of God appeared)

Steven Devine director
Helen Charlston alto
James Way tenor
Edward Grint bass
Professor Tara Shears guest scientist

Antimatter Matters

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Thu 21 Dec 2017

Saffron Hall

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, parts 1, 2, 3 & 6

Stephen Layton conductor
Helen Charlston soprano
Laurence Williams bass-baritone
Anna Dennis soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Fri 22 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Sat 23 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony

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

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Sat 6 Jan 2018

Kings Place

In the beginning… The Creation

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Haydn The Creation

Ádám Fischer conductor
Charlotte Beament soprano
James Way tenor
Dingle Yandell bass

Make Haydn’s Creation your first concert of 2018 with this intimate New Year performance at Kings Place. 

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise the Lord, my soul)

Steven Devine director
Charlotte Beament soprano
Nicholas Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Helen F Gleeson guest scientist

Time and Vision

There’s a focus on time as our Sunday morning series helps launch Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped programme.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sat 3 Feb 2018

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Marin Alsop and Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti performs with us for the first time in this concert.

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Sun 4 Feb 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

Marin Alsop & Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti performs with us for the first time in this concert.

She’s joined by conductor Marin Alsop for a programme of Beethoven performed with pure unvarnished musicality.

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Tue 6 Feb 2018

Symphony Hall Birmingham

Marin Alsop and Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony no. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

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Thu 8 Feb 2018

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Marin Alsop & Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Violin concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

 

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti performs with us for the first time in this concert.

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Fri 9 Feb 2018

Saffron Hall

Marin Alsop & Nicola Benedetti

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Mendelssohn Italian Symphony
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop Conductor
Nicola Benedetti Violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

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Mon 12 Feb 2018

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony no. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti violin

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti tours with us for the first time to the USA.

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Tue 13 Feb 2018

The Granada Theatre

Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony no. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti violin

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti tours with us for the first time to the USA.

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Wed 14 Feb 2018

Paramount Theatre

Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony no. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti violin

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti tours with us for the first time to the USA.

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Fri 16 Feb 2018

Eastman Theatre

Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony no. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Nicola Benedetti violin

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti tours with us for the first time to the USA.

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Sun 18 Feb 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Erfreute Zeit im neuen Bunde (Joyful time in the new covenant)

Steven Devine director
Ciara Hendrick alto
James Way tenor
James Newby baritone
Professor Kishan Dholakia guest scientist

Seeing Life in a New Light

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Tue 27 Feb 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

The Corridors of Power

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Mozart Arias from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Symphony No. 38
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Haydn Symphony No. 103 Drumroll

Ádám Fischer conductor
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano

What wins – love or duty?

Berenice is Queen of Palestine, set to marry the Roman Emperor Titus. But a change of political weather at home makes it impossible for the Emperor to marry a foreign queen. What wins out – love or duty?

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