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Sun 28 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – A World of Magic

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Be transported to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute. Experience an enchanting story by Hazel Gould, and learn how music can conjure magic to help our heroes and heroines live happily ever after.

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Mon 29 Apr 2019

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – Islington

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Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Paula Chateauneuf theorbo and baroque guitar
Richard Tunnicliffe viola da gambe and mandolin

The Night Shift is back at Essex Road boozer the Old Queen’s Head, one of our favourite places to let our hair down and play without the usual rules of the concert hall.

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Fri 3 May 2019

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Bach: Three Suites

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Concerto for oboe d'amore
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe d'amore
Katy Bircher flute

Bach achieved a perfect balance of pleasure and precision with his set of Orchestral Suites. After years in the service of various church employers, he let loose with a bit of Gallic flair, trying his hand at writing in various styles of French dance music.

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Tue 7 May 2019

Tivolivredenburg

Pipedreams

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

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Fri 10 May 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

The balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Tue 14 May 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

Bach and the balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Thu 16 May 2019

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

The balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Sat 18 May 2019

Cadogan Hall

Bach’s Mass in B Minor

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach B Minor Mass

Joanna Tomlinson conductor
Miriam Allan soprano
Roderick Morris countertenor
Greg Tassell tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Constanza Chorus

In its tenth birthday celebration concert, the dynamic Constanza Chorus is joined by us for a performance of Bach’s masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor.

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Sun 19 May 2019

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

The balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Wed 22 May 2019

Civic Theatre

Ian Bostridge

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Purcell Overture, arias and dances from The Fairy Queen
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Purcell Suite from King Arthur

Ian Bostridge tenor

World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to sing music from Purcell’s best-loved opera, The Fairy Queen.

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Fri 24 May 2019

NOSPR, Katowice

Ian Bostridge

Max Mandel, Co-Principal Viola
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Purcell Overture, arias and dances from The Fairy Queen
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Purcell Suite from King Arthur

Ian Bostridge tenor

World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to sing music from Purcell’s best-loved opera, The Fairy Queen.

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Wed 29 May 2019

Palau de la Musica, Valencia

Sibelius: States of Independence

Camilla Morse-Glover, cello, Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme
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Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

Vladimir Jurowski round off our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness season with Sibelius’ stirring Symphony No.2

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Thu 30 May 2019

Auditorio Nacional de Música

States of Independence

Camilla Morse-Glover, cello, Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme
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Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

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Fri 31 May 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sibelius: States of Independence

Camilla Morse-Glover, cello, Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme
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Elgar Serenade for Strings
Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
Alina Ibragimova Violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

We round off our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness season with the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

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Wed 12 Jun 2019

LG Arts Center

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger
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Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in G major
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor
Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major

Rachel Podger violin

They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.

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Thu 20 Jun 2019

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger
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Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6, No 3
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in G major Op.3 No. 7
Geminiani Concerto in G minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major

Rachel Podger violin/ director

They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.

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Fri 21 Jun 2019

St George's, Bristol

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rachel Podger

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Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in G major
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor
Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major

Rachel Podger violin

They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.

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Tue 25 Jun 2019

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – Whitechapel

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It’s more classical music, minus the rules, at our favourite ancient boozer in Whitechapel.

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Fri 28 Jun 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Missa Solemnis

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Beethoven Mass in D

David Hill  conductor
Sarah Fox soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Roderick Williams bass
The Bach Choir

We perform Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Bach Choir.

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Sun 14 Jul 2019

Hovingham Hall

An Evening with Bach

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Bach Orchestral Suite no. 1 in C
Bach Sinfonia BWV 42
Bach Violin Concerto in E
Bach Orchestral Suite no. 2 in B minor
Bach Concerto in D minor for two violins

Order and moderation versus rebellion and sensuality.

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