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Sun 14 Feb 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Compulsive Lyres and Fowl Play

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Haydn Symphony No. 83 in G minor, La Poule
Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp
Chevalier de Saint-Georges Overture L’Amant anonime
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D

Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Frances Kelly harp

One of the key figures of the OAE’s history, Sir Roger Norrington, joins the our 30th birthday celebrations with a programme of Mozart and Beethoven.

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Thu 18 Feb 2016

Assembly Rooms, Bath

Bostridge sings Handel

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Telemann Suite in F for two horns and strings
Telemann Dass mein Erlöser lebt from Cantata TWV1:873
Telemann So stehet ein Berg Gottes from Der Tod Jesu
Handel Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5
Handel Scherza infida from Ariodante
Handel Love sounds th’alarm from Acis and Galatea
Handel Silete Venti
Handel Selection from Water Music

Steven Devine director
Ian Bostridge tenor

Star tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to kick-start Bath’s Bachfest, with a Baroque programme almost operatic in scale.

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Fri 19 Feb 2016

Sage, Gateshead

The Night Shift

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The Night Shift comes to Sage Gateshead for the first time with an hour of music by composers including Henry Purcell.

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Sat 20 Feb 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Storytelling TOTS

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A morning of events for youngsters. 

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Sat 27 Feb 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Baroque TOTS

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Who knew that the Baroque period could be so rich in child-friendly tunes? Join the Orchestra for Baroque TOTS – Baroque classics, designed specially for the youngest of music lovers.

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Sat 27 Feb 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Baroque TOTS

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Who knew that the Baroque period could be so rich in child-friendly tunes? Join the Orchestra for Baroque TOTS – Baroque classics, designed specially for the youngest of music lovers.

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Thu 10 Mar 2016

St John's Smith Square

Bach: Secular and Sacred

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Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Bach Mass in G minor, BWV 235 (Lutheran Mass No. 3)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Bach Mass in G, BWV 236 (Lutheran Mass No. 4)

John Butt director
Mary Bevan soprano
Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano
Ashley Riches baritone
Thomas Hobbs tenor
David Blackadder trumpet
Rachel Beckett recorder
Daniel Lanthier oboe

In this concert, period performance expert John Butt joins the us for an all Bach programme featuring music both sacred and secular.

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Sat 12 Mar 2016

Sheffield City Hall

Bach: Secular and Sacred

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Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Bach Mass in G minor, BWV 235 (Lutheran Mass No. 3)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Bach Mass in G, BWV 236 (Lutheran Mass No. 4)

John Butt director
Mary Bevan soprano
Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano
Ashley Riches baritone
Thomas Hobbs tenor
David Blackadder trumpet
Pamela Thornby recorder
Daniel Lanthier oboe

In this concert, period performance expert John Butt joins the us for an all Bach programme featuring music both sacred and secular. 

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Tue 15 Mar 2016

Middle Temple Hall

Principals of the Orchestra

30 years of breaking the rules
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Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A
Rossini String Sonata No. 3 in C
Beethoven Septet in E-flat

An intimate concert in this historic Elizabethan Hall.

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Fri 25 Mar 2016

St John's Smith Square

St John Passion

Debbie Diamond
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton Director
Stuart Jackson Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle Soprano
Iestyn Davies Countertenor
Gwilym Bowen Tenor
Roderick Williams Bass

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 Matthew. Featuring Polyphony.

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Tue 12 Apr 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

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Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Adriana Kucerova soprano
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Chorus

Transcendent, redemptive, life-affirming – Mahler’s gargantuan Second Symphony wears its heart on its sleeve and is one of the most thrilling pieces of music ever composed.

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Fri 22 Apr 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

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Brahms Tragic Overture
Rott Scherzo from Symphony No.1 in E
Bruckner Symphony No. 6

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Our Principal artist Sir Simon Rattle returns for new musical adventures, joining the 30th birthday celebrations to conduct another OAE first – Bruckner.

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Sat 23 Apr 2016

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

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Brahms Tragic Overture
Rott Scherzo from Symphony in E
Bruckner Symphony No. 6

Sir Simon Rattle conductor

Our Principal artist Sir Simon Rattle returns for new musical adventures, joining the 30th birthday celebrations to conduct another OAE first – Bruckner.

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Sat 30 Apr 2016

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

Insight Morning: Mahler and Bruckner

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April sees two unusual OAE performances, with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6. This session will explore the music and its context but also what period practice can bring to performances of this music.

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Sun 1 May 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Classical TOTS

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Beethoven. Mozart. Join the Orchestra for some Classical-era classics in the concert designed specially for the youngest of music lovers.

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Sun 1 May 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Classical TOTS

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Beethoven. Mozart. Join the Orchestra for some Classical-era classics in the concert designed specially for the youngest of music lovers.

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Thu 5 May 2016

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Winds of Change

Antony Pay
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Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat
Michael Gordon Bassoon Concerto (world premiere tour)
Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E flat
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Peter Whelan bassoon
Antony Pay clarinet

Wind instruments take centre stage in this concert. Mozart’s Symphony no. 33 was written immediately after the composer returned from a stay in France and is a delightful work in the usual four movements, with an effervescent finale.

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Fri 6 May 2016

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Winds of Change

Antony Pay
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Wind instruments take centre stage in this concert. Mozart’s Symphony no. 33 was written immediately after the composer returned from a stay in France and is a delightful work in the usual four movements, with an effervescent finale.

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Sat 7 May 2016

St John's Smith Square

Winds of Change

Antony Pay
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Mozart Symphony No. 33 in B flat
Michael Gordon Bassoon Concerto (world premiere)
Mozart Symphony No. 1 in E flat
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A

Matthew Truscott director/violin
Peter Whelan bassoon
Antony Pay clarinet

In a performance directed from the violin by OAE leader Matthew Truscott, the OAE plays a programme featuring Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto – almost always in those ‘top 100 classical pieces’ lists.

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Tue 7 Jun 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

30th birthday gala concert: Der Freischütz

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Weber Der Freischütz (semi-dramatised performance)

Sir Mark Elder conductor
David Pountney text and translation
Wyn Pencarreg Cuno
Rachel Willis-Sorenson Agathe
Sarah Tynan Annchen
Simon Bailey Caspar
Christopher Ventris Max
John Tomlinson Hermit / Samiel / narrator
Marcus Farnsworth Kilian
London Philharmonic Choir

Our birthday celebrations reach a climax with this concert performance of Weber’s opera Der Freischutz (The Marksman) – a fusion of folklore, rusticism and magic.

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