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Fri 22 Aug 2014

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne: Rinaldo

RINALDO; Glyndebourne,
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Handel Rinaldo

Ottavio Dantone conductor
Robert Carsen director
Gideon Davey designer
Philippe Gireaudeau movement director
Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet lighting designers

Iestyn Davies Rinaldo
Tim Mead Goffredo
Anthony Roth Costanzo Eustazio
Christina Landshamer Almirena
Karina Gauvin Armida
Joshua Hopkins Argante
James Laing a Christian magician

Our second opera in the Glydebourne summer festival is Handel’s Rinaldo, a revival of the 2011 production.  ‘Musically speaking, the finest contribution of all came from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment…I can’t recall hearing such eloquent continuo playing from any orchestral pit, anywhere, with so many moments when the ear was atuned so mesmerizingly to the instruments.’ (Music OMH review from 2011)

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Sun 24 Aug 2014

Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne: Rinaldo

RINALDO; Glyndebourne,
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Handel Rinaldo

Ottavio Dantone conductor
Robert Carsen director
Gideon Davey designer
Philippe Gireaudeau movement director
Robert Carsen and Peter Van Praet lighting designers

Iestyn Davies Rinaldo
Tim Mead Goffredo
Anthony Roth Costanzo Eustazio
Christina Landshamer Almirena
Karina Gauvin Armida
Joshua Hopkins Argante
James Laing a Christian magician

Our second opera in the Glydebourne summer festival is Handel’s Rinaldo, a revival of the 2011 production.  ‘Musically speaking, the finest contribution of all came from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment…I can’t recall hearing such eloquent continuo playing from any orchestral pit, anywhere, with so many moments when the ear was atuned so mesmerizingly to the instruments.’ (Music OMH review from 2011)

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Fri 12 Sep 2014

Kings Place Hall Two

The Night Shift

The Night Shift
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With a portion of Purcell big enough to make your ears weep waxy tears of joy, The Night Shift is heading to Kings Place.

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Wed 24 Sep 2014

Sint Baafskathedraal, Ghent

Ghent Festival: Musical Fireworks

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Rameau Ouverture, Airs pour les Athletes, Bruit de Guerre, Gravement, Funeral Lament Tristes apprêts, pâles flambeaux and Menuet from Castor et Pollux Rameau Sommeil from Dardanus Rameau Règne avec moi, Bacchus from Anacréon Rameau Tambourins 1 & 2 from Dardanus Rameau Je vole, amour from Les Paladins Rameau Chaconne from Dardanus Handel Concerto Grosso in G minor Op. 6 No. 6 Handel Che sento o Dio and Se Pieta from Giulio Cesare Handel March from Scipione Handel Scoglio d’immota fronte from Scipione Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks William Christie conductor Sandrine Piau soprano

While George Frideric Handel -England’s favourite adopted composer- seems to have attracted a number of less than complimentary comments from fellow composers (Berlioz calling him ‘a barrel of pork and beer’), he’s never been received by anything less than acclaim here in London, with his Music for the Royal Fireworks remaining a favourite to this day.  The rest of the programme features orchestral overtures and arias from French composer and Gamechanger, Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Sat 4 Oct 2014

Kings Place Hall One

Beethoven Septet

Beethoven's Septet
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Beethoven Septet
Schubert Einsamkeit
Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte

Stephan Loges bass-baritone

This evening’s two concerts explore the musical relationship between Beethoven and Schubert.

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Sat 4 Oct 2014

Kings Place Hall One

Chamber Classics Unwrapped: Schubert – Octet

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Schubert Octet in F, D803
Schubert Complete Songs of 1824:
Schubert Gondelfahrer, D809
Schubert Gondelfahrer, D808
Schubert Auflösung, D807
Schubert Der Sieg, D805
Schubert Lied eines Kriegers, D822
Schubert Abendstern, D806
Schubert Wandrers Nachtlied II, D768
Schubert Gebet, D815 Daniel Norman tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Sholto Kynoch piano

In tonight’s concert, Roderick Williams joins us with a team of world-class singers for an irresistible finale to Oxford Lieder’s Schubert residency.  An hour in length, this is a chamber music epic: Schubert himself said that he regarded it as preparatory to writing a symphony. 

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Thu 9 Oct 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Flying the Flag: L’amour

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Rameau Pigmalion
Rameau Anacréon (1754)
Jonathan Williams conductor
Pigmalion:
Daniel Auchincloss Pigmalion
Katherine Manley La statue
Anna Dennis L'Amour
Susanna Hurrell Céphise
Anacréon:
Matthew Brook Anacréon
Anna Dennis Chloé
Agustin Prunell-Friend Batile
Choir of the Enlightenment

A double bill of short operas by one of the Baroque’s great radicals – Rameau.

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Fri 17 Oct 2014

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Beethoven Septet

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Beethoven Septet Stephan Loges bass-baritone

This evening’s two concerts explore the musical relationship between Beethoven and Schubert.

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Fri 17 Oct 2014

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Schubert Octet

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Schubert Octet in F, D803 Schubert Complete Songs of 1824: Schubert Gondelfahrer, D809 Schubert Gondelfahrer, D808 Schubert Auflösung, D807 Schubert Der Sieg, D805 Schubert Lied eines Kriegers, D822 Schubert Abendstern, D806 Schubert Wandrers Nachtlied II, D768 Schubert Gebet, D815 Daniel Norman tenor Roderick Williams baritone Sholto Kynoch piano

In tonight’s concert, Roderick Williams joins us with a team of world-class singers to perform Schubert’s superb Octet.   

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Sun 19 Oct 2014

Purcell Room

OAE TOTS

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The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s always-popular events for the under 6’s and their families return.

Our always-popular events for the under 6’s and their families return.  Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents!)

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Sun 19 Oct 2014

Purcell Room

OAE TOTS

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The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s always-popular events for the under 6’s and their families return.

Our always-popular events for the under 6’s and their families return.  Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents!)

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Sun 19 Oct 2014

Purcell Room

Family Concert: Watercycle

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A lively family concert with composer James Redwood, exploring music inspired by water, music about water and music to be performed on water.

A lively family concert with composer James Redwood, exploring music inspired by water, music about water and music to be performed on water.

Starting with overtures and beginnings, explore the OAE’s instruments and look at how great composers such as Handel and Vivaldi have painted pictures in music.

Expect to be surprised and to join in with us on our musical journey…

Watercycle is suitable for 7 – 11 year olds and their parents and carers.

The concert lasts approximately one hour.

 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
James Redwood presenter

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Wed 22 Oct 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Flying the Flag: The French Beethoven

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Berlioz Overture, Beatrice and Benedict George Onslow Symphony No 1 in A, Op 41 No 1 Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat, Eroica François-Xavier Roth conductor

Beethoven’s electrifying Eroica Symphony concludes this concert, the second in our Flying the Flag series.

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Fri 24 Oct 2014

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Flying the Flag: The French Beethoven

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Berlioz Overture, Beatrice and Benedict
George Onslow Symphony No 1 in A, Op 41 No 1
Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat, Eroica

François-Xavier Roth conductor

Beethoven’s electrifying Eroica Symphony concludes this concert, the second in our Flying the Flag series.

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Mon 3 Nov 2014

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Le Malade Imaginaire

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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We make our debut performances in the intimate surroundings of the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse, to present Charpentier’s incidental music to Moliere’s Le Malade Imaginaire (The imaginary invalid).

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Tue 4 Nov 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Donizetti’s Les Martyrs

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Donizetti Les Martyrs Sir Mark Elder conductor Bryan Hymel Polyeucte Joyce El-Khoury Pauline David Kempster Sévère Brindley Sherratt Félix Clive Bayley Callisthènes Wynne Evans Néarque Opera Rara Chorus

Experience the power of Donizetti’s rarely performed grand opera Les Martyrs, in what promises to be one of the highlights of London’s operatic year.

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Sun 9 Nov 2014

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Le Malade Imaginaire

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
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We make our debut performances in the intimate surroundings of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, to present Charpentier’s incidental music to Moliere’s Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid).

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Wed 12 Nov 2014

King's College Chapel, Cambridge

Bach Magnificat

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JS Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 BWV1047 JS Bach Magnificat BWV243 JS Bach Cantata No.36: ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor’ JS Bach Cantata No.55: ‘Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht’ Helen Jane Howells soprano Susanna Hurrell soprano David Allsopp countertenor James Gilchrist tenor Ben Appl bass Choir of King’s College Stephen Cleobury conductor

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Tue 18 Nov 2014

Christ Church, Cockermouth

Lord of the Strings

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Mozart Divertimento in F Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10 in B minor Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C Grieg Poème érotique Elgar Sospiri Dvorak Serenade for Strings Richard Tognetti director/violin

This all-strings programme, led by the brilliant Richard Tognetti from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, contains a saucy surprise.

In this wide-ranging concert, the famed violinist Richard Tognetti leads the OAE in music ranging from the fresh and zesty Haydn through to the rich sonorities and melancholic beauty of Dvorak’s Serenade. Along the way there are works by Mendelssohn and Haydn as well as two intriguing miniatures – Elgar’s achingly beautiful Sospiri and Grieg’s intriguingly named Erotique.

Mozart Divertimento in F
Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10 in B minor
Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C
Grieg Poème érotique
Elgar Sospiri
Dvorak Serenade for Strings

Richard Tognetti director/violin

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Fri 21 Nov 2014

Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham

Lord of the Strings

OAE
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Mozart Divertimento in F Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 10 in B minor Haydn Violin Concerto No 1 in C Grieg Poème érotique Elgar Sospiri Dvorak Serenade for Strings Richard Tognetti director/violin

This all-strings programme, led by the brilliant Richard Tognetti from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, contains a saucy surprise.

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