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Sun 12 Jun 2016

Dom zu Halle

Bostridge sings Handel

Steven-Devine
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Telemann Selection from Overture in F for 2 horns, 2 oboes, bassoon and strings
Telemann Dass mein Erlöser lebt
Telemann So stehet ein Berg Gottes from Der Tod Jesu
Handel Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 6 No. 3
Handel Scherza infida from Ariodante
Handel Love sounds th’alarm from Acis and Galatea
Handel Selection from Water Music Suite No. 1
Handel Silete venti

Ian Bostridge tenor
Steven Devine director

Star tenor Ian Bostridge joins us for a Baroque programme featuring well-loved arias by Handel, together with one of his most lavish Motets, Silete Venti.

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Thu 9 Jun 2016

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Sleeping Sense

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Why do we sleep? What disrupts it? Join us to explore these questions and more at a concert combining cutting-edge science and sublime music.

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Tue 7 Jun 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Der Freischütz

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Weber Der Freischütz (semi-dramatised performance)

Sir Mark Elder conductor
David Pountney new English narration
Wyn Pencarreg Kuno
Rachel Willis-Sørenson Agathe
Sarah Tynan Annchen
Simon Bailey Kaspar
Christopher Ventris Max
Sir John Tomlinson Hermit / Samiel / narrator
Marcus Farnsworth Kilian
William Dazeley Ottokar
London Philharmonic Choir

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

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Sun 5 Jun 2016

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Forest Fairies

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The very youngest music lovers are invited to these lively interactive workshops, which will introduce them to the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Sun 5 Jun 2016

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Forest Fairies

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The very youngest music lovers are invited to these lively interactive workshops, which will introduce them to the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Sun 5 Jun 2016

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Forest Fairies

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The very youngest music lovers are invited to these lively interactive workshops, which will introduce them to the period instruments of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Sat 4 Jun 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Breaking the Rules: Photographing the OAE

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Photographer Eric Richmond has been taking photos of the OAE for the last 21 years and for the first time is bringing his body of work together for an exhibition in the Royal Festival Hall main foyer.

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Tue 31 May 2016

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – May 2016

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In case you missed it, The Night Shift is now a monthly affair, rotating between pubs and venues in North, East and South London.

The CLF Art Cafe, (aka Bussey Building) is the creative heart of South London.

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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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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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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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Tue 3 May 2016

St George's, Bristol

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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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

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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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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Tue 26 Apr 2016

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – April 2016

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In case you missed it, The Night Shift is now a monthly affair, rotating between pubs and venues in North, East and South London.

We’re returning to Islington’s Old Queen’s Head, with its unique ‘derelict opulence’ décor.

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Sat 23 Apr 2016

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

Sir Simon Rattle
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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’s Sixth Symphony.

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Fri 22 Apr 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

Sir Simon Rattle
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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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Thu 21 Apr 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

Sir Simon Rattle
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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’s Sixth Symphony.

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Wed 20 Apr 2016

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Sir Simon Rattle conducts Bruckner

Sir Simon Rattle
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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’s Sixth Symphony.

Read More