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Fri 18 Apr 2014

St John's Smith Square

Bach St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion, BMW 245  

Stephen Layton conductor
Jeremy Ovenden evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Clare Wilkinson mezzo soprano
Stuart Jackson tenor
Robert Davies bass

To this day, many regard St John Passion as the pinnacle of Western musical history prior to 1724. Bach’s musical setting of the crucifixion of Christ is full of colour and emotional depth. Performed here with Stephen Layton and the mighty Polyphony, the piece combines high drama and painful introspection, and contains some of Bach’s most profound writing.

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Tue 8 Apr 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats

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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major
Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major, Great

Semyon Bychkov
conductor

Two landmark symphonies make up this Gamechangers concert, which starts with the music of one of the great musical revolutionaries – Beethoven.

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Sat 5 Apr 2014

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats

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Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major
Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major, Great

Semyon Bychkov
conductor

Two landmark symphonies make up this Gamechangers concert, which starts with the music of one of the great musical revolutionaries – Beethoven.

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Tue 25 Mar 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello

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Corelli Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 6, No. 11
Vivaldi Concerto for Violoncello da Spalla in D, RV403 
Bach
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat
Vivaldi
La follia
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

Sigiswald Kuijken director/violoncello da spalla
Alison Bury violin
Margaret Faultless violin
Makoto Akatsu violoncello da spalla
François Fernandez violoncello da spalla

Our series looking at turning points in the history of classical music continues with a concert featuring two of Bach’s masterpieces, his Double Violin Concerto and Brandenburg Concertos Nos 3 and 6. 

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Fri 21 Mar 2014

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello

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Corelli Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 6, No. 11
Vivaldi Concerto for Violoncello da Spalla in D
Bach
Concerto for Two Violins in D minor
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat
Vivaldi
La follia
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

Sigiswald Kuijken director/violoncello da spalla
Alison Bury violin
Margaret Faultless
violin
Makoto Akatsu violoncello da spalla
François Fernandez violoncello da spalla

Our series looking at turning points in the history of classical music continues with a concert featuring two of Bach’s masterpieces, his Double Violin Concerto and Brandenburg Concertos Nos 3 and 6.

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Wed 19 Mar 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The Works

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Vivaldi Concerto for Violoncello da Spalla in D, RV403
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G

Sigiswald Kuijken director/violoncello da spalla Makoto Akatsu violoncello da spalla
François Fernandez
violoncello da spalla
John Horler Pre-concert music
Presenter
Zeb Soanes

Enjoy a guided tour of two masterpieces from the Baroque repertoire, plus a full performance of both. The evening features an intriguing rarity from Vivaldi, the Concerto for Violoncello da Spalla – an early form of cello played with a strap around the neck, plus one of Bach’s most popular pieces, the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.

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Fri 14 Mar 2014

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello

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Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6 No 11 in B flat
Vivaldi Concerto for Violoncello da Spalla
Bach Concerto for Two Violins
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G
Vivaldi La follia
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 6 in B flat

Sigiswald Kuijken director/violoncello da spalla
Alison Bury violin
Margaret Faultless violin
Makoto Akatsu violoncello da spalla
François Fernandez violoncello da spalla

As part of our series looking at turning points in the history of classical music this concert features two of Bach’s masterpieces, his Double Violin Concerto and Brandenburg Concerto No 3. However, the real game changer on the programme is the rare chance to hear a concerto for the now ‘extinct’ violoncello da spalla (essentially a cello played with a strap around the neck), a recently rediscovered piece which lay forgotten until 2004.

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Sun 23 Feb 2014

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Arcangelo Corelli

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Corelli Concerto Grosso Op 6, No 8, Christmas Concerto
Handel Concerto Grosso Op 6, No. 4
Muffatt Passacaglia from Armonico Tributo No. 5
Geminiani Concerto Grosso, La follia Alison Bury leader Robert Howarth continuo

We’ve been working with Faculty of Music students to give them an insight into historical performance and prepare them for this concert. The ensemble will be made out of half OAE players and half students and include Corelli’s popular Christmas Concerto, as well as Geminiani’s maddeningly catchy La Follia variations.

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Thu 20 Feb 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

French Fancies

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Debussy (arr Schoenberg) Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Ravel
Mother Goose Suite (original version for piano duet)
Ibert
Divertissement
Ravel
Introduction and Allegro 
Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals

Katia and Marielle Labèque
pianos
Eduardo Portal conductor (Ibert only)
Samuel West
narrator
Soloists of the OAE

This delightful programme, starring charismatic piano duo the Labèque Sisters, will brighten your February.

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Thu 20 Feb 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Family Concert: Fancy that!

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Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

Katia and Marielle Labèque pianos
James Redwood presenter
Soloists from the OAE

A family-friendly concert with the Labeque Sisters and members of the OAE.
Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals takes centre stage with its wonderful world of creatures to delight the whole family.
Suitable for children ages 7-11.

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Wed 19 Feb 2014

The Hexagon, Reading

French Fancies

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Debussy (arr Schoenberg) Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Ravel
Mother Goose Suite (original version for piano duet)
Ibert
Divertissement
Ravel
Introduction and Allegro 
Saint-Saëns
Carnival of the Animals

Katia and Marielle Labèque pianos
Eduardo Portal conductor (Ibert only)
Samuel West
narrator
Soloists of the OAE

This delightful programme, starring charismatic piano duo the Labèque Sisters, will brighten your February. The concert features Ibert’s charming, even frivolous Divertissement and concludes with a piece Saint-Saëns banned during his lifetime for fear it would undermine his reputation as a ‘serious’ composer – The Carnival of the Animals.

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Sun 16 Feb 2014

Purcell Room

OAE Tots: Animal Time

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The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.

The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.
Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents!)

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Sun 16 Feb 2014

Purcell Room

OAE Tots: Animal Time

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The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.

The OAE’s popular series of events for the very youngest music-lovers returns to Southbank Centre.
Suitable for ages 2-5 (and parents!)

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Thu 6 Feb 2014

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift

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When Victoria Beckham said ‘I want to be as famous as Persil’, what she actually meant was ‘I want to be as famous as Purcell, so they play me at The Night Shift for years to come’. 

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Thu 30 Jan 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Gamechangers: A Forgotten Revolutionary

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CPE Bach Symphony in E flat, Wq 179
CPE Bach
Symphony in B minor, Wq 182, No. 5
CPE Bach
Concerto for Harpsichord and Fortepiano in E flat, Wq 47
CPE Bach
Symphony in A, Wq 182, No. 4
CPE Bach
Symphony in D, Wq 183, No. 1
CPE Bach
Symphony in F, Wq 183, No. 3

Rebecca Miller conductor
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Danny Driver
fortepiano

Avant garde. Eccentric. A maniac. Wild and adventurous. Off the wall. Extraordinary.  No marketing hyperbole – this is how our players describe Carl Philip Emmanuel Bach and his music.

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Mon 20 Jan 2014

Teatro Gayarre, Pamplona

Wedding Cantata

OAE
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Biber Sonata à 5 in C for Trumpet and Strings, C117 from Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes
Bach Cantata No 202 Wedding Cantata
Telemann Suite for Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, TWV55: D1
Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 6 No 7
Purcell Chaconne: Two in One upon a Ground from Dioclesian, Z267
Purcell Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2

Matthew Truscott Director/Violin
Julia Doyle soprano
David Blackadder trumpet
Rachel Beckett recorder
Alexandra Bellamy oboe

As well as featuring two much-loved pieces from the soprano repertoire, Bach’s Wedding Cantata BWV 202 and the lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this programme explores the varying roles of the baroque trumpet, from the splendour of the French overture style, through Biber’s à 5 in C for Trumpet and Strings, to the virtuosic peaks of Brandenburg 2.

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Sat 18 Jan 2014

Auditorio de Zaragoza

Armonico Tributo

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Telemann Suite for Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, TWV55: D1 Ouverture (Lentement-vite) and Air (Allegro)
Vivaldi
Concerto for Violin and Cello in F, RV544 - Il Proteo ò sia il Mondo al rovescio
Handel
Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 6 No 7
Biber
Sonata à 6 in C for Trumpet and Strings, C109
Muffat
Sonata No 2 in G minor from Armonico Tributo
Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No 2

Matthew Truscott director/violin
David Blackadder
trumpet
Rachel Beckett recorder
Alexandra Bellamy oboe
Jonathan Manson cello

A chance to hear period trumpet and strings in all their glory.  This concert features works from some of the greatest pioneers in music, including Bach, Biber and Vivaldi.  It’s also an opportunity to hear the deeply intoxicating Armonico Tributo, a piece that demonstrates Muffat’s merging of French and Italian style, an approach that would pave the way for the likes of Telemann, Handel, and Bach.

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Fri 17 Jan 2014

Auditorio Nacional de Música

Wedding Cantata

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Biber Sonata à 5 in C for Trumpet and Strings, C117 from Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes
Bach Cantata No 202 Wedding Cantata
Telemann Suite for Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, TWV55: D1
Handel Concerto Grosso in B flat Op 6 No 7
Purcell Chaconne: Two in One upon a Ground from Dioclesian, Z267
Purcell Dido’s Lament from Dido and Aeneas
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 2 Matthew Truscott Director/Violin Julia Doyle soprano
David Blackadder trumpet
Rachel Beckett recorder
Alexandra Bellamy oboe

As well as featuring two much-loved pieces from the soprano repertoire, Bach’s Wedding Cantata BWV 202 and the lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this programme explores the varying roles of the baroque trumpet, from the splendour of the French overture style, through Biber’s à 5 in C for Trumpet and Strings, to the virtuosic peaks of Brandenburg 2.

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Thu 16 Jan 2014

Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín

Armonico Tributo

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Telemann Suite for Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, TWV55: D1 - Ouverture (Lentement-vite) and Air (Allegro)
Bach
Cantata No. 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)
Biber Sonata à 6 in C for trumpet and strings (c.1673)
Muffat
Sonata No2 in G minor from
Purcell Dido’s Lament and closing ritornello from Dido and Aeneas
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 Matthew Truscott director/violin Julia Doyle soprano
Alexandra Bellamy
oboe
Rachel Beckett recorder
David Blackadder trump

As well as featuring two much-loved pieces from the soprano repertoire, Bach’s Wedding Cantata BWV 202 and the lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this programme explores the varying roles of the baroque trumpet, from the splendour of the French overture style, through the relative intimacy of Biber’s Sonata a 6 to the virtuosic peaks of Brandenburg 2.

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Wed 15 Jan 2014

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, Las Palmas

Armonico Tributo

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Telemann Suite for Oboe, Trumpet and Strings, TWV55: D1 - Ouverture (Lentement-vite) and Air (Allegro)
Bach
Cantata No. 202 Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten (Wedding Cantata)
Biber Sonata à 6 in C for trumpet and strings (c.1673)
Muffat
Sonata No2 in G minor from
Purcell Dido’s Lament and closing ritornello from Dido and Aeneas
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Matthew Truscott director/violin

Julia Doyle soprano
Alexandra Bellamy
oboe
Rachel Beckett recorder
David Blackadder trump

As well as featuring two much-loved pieces from the soprano repertoire, Bach’s Wedding Cantata BWV 202 and the lament from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this programme explores the varying roles of the baroque trumpet, from the splendour of the French overture style, through the relative intimacy of Biber’s Sonata a 6 to the virtuosic peaks of Brandenburg 2.

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