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Mon 20 Feb 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sarah Connolly’s Nights of Summer

Connolly OAE
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Mendelssohn The tale of fair Melusina
Berlioz Les Nuits d'été
Berlioz Rêverie et Caprice
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 Italian

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Kati Debretzeni director

Explore six stages of love with one of Britain’s favourite singers, mezzo-soprano and international opera star, Sarah Connolly.

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Sat 11 Feb 2017

Kings Place

Turning Points: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Hayley Pullen
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Vivaldi Spring from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Autumn from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons

Kati Debretzeni violin

Have you ever really wanted to get to know great music, to find out why it moves you in such unique and fundamental ways?

If so, join us to explore an absolute classic of baroque repertoire, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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Fri 10 Feb 2017

St John's Smith Square

Méhul: The First Romantic

Katharine Spreckelsen
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Méhul Overture from Les Amazones
Méhul Du mal affreux from Mélidore et Phrosine
Gluck Airs des furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Méhul Quoi! Je la cherche en vain from Uthal
Méhul Symphony No. 5 (unfinished)
Beethoven Introduction and Gott, welch dunkel hier(Florestan) from Fidelio
Mozart Overture from Les petits riens
Méhul Traçons bien notre plan (Florival) from Une Folie
Kreutzer Overture from Astianaxs
Méhul Qu’ai-je fait malheureux (Coradin) from Euphrosine et Coradin
Salieri Overture from Les Daniädes
Méhul O Dieux écoutez ma prière (Edgard) from Ariodant

Jonathan Cohen conductor
Michael Spyres tenor
John Irvin tenor

Some say Étienne Méhul was as important as Beethoven in dragging music kicking and screaming into the Romantic age.

Enjoy a ‘best of Méhul’ at this special gala featuring the outstanding arias from his many operas.

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Sat 21 Jan 2017

Union Chapel

Daylight Music – OAE Experience Ensemble

Daylight Music
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Handel Water Music
Vivaldi Cello concerto
Fasch Trumpet concerto

OAE Experience Ensemble

Every year we kick off our OAE Experience scheme, designed for gifted period instrument players, with the intensive three-day OAE Academy.  This year we’re following that with a performance at Daylight Music at the Union Chapel, a series of wonderfully eclectic mini-gigs in a magical, friendly atmosphere with homemade cakes. 

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Fri 20 Jan 2017

St George's, Bristol

Small is Beautiful and Brilliant

Luise Buchberger
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Handel Trio Sonata in B minor for flute, violin & basso continuo, HWV 386b
Vivaldi Sonata for cello & continuo in A minor RV 44
Bach Trio Sonata from the ‘Musical Offering’, BWV 1079
Bach Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004
Rameau ‘L’Enharmonique’ and ‘L’Egyptienne’ from ‘Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin’
Telemann Quartet in E minor No 6 from ‘Les Nouveaux Quatuors’ TWV 43:D1

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Pavlo Beznosiuk violin
Luise Buchberger cello
Steven Devine keyboard

A virtuoso programme presented by principals and guests of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. From the triumph of Bach’s Musical Offering to the florid exoticism of Rameau, this is an evening of baroque flamboyance at its best.

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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

© Anna D'Emilio
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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with a magical introduction to orchestra.

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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

tots
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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with a magical introduction to orchestra.

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Sun 1 Jan 2017

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

The Creation

Kati Debretzeni
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Haydn The Creation

Adam Fischer conductor
Emőke Baráth soprano
Uwe Stickert tenor
Miklós Sebestyén bass-baritone
Purcell Choir

A tradition continues as we bring in the New Year with Haydn’s grandiose masterpiece.

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Fri 23 Dec 2016

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

Luise Buchberger
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Handel Messiah

Stephen Layton conductor
Katherine Watson soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Neal Davies bass
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Thu 22 Dec 2016

St John's Smith Square

Bach’s Mass in B minor

Dan Bates
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Bach Mass in B minor

Stephen Layton
Katherine Watson
Iestyn Davies
Gwilym Bowen
Neal Davies
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

We team up with Stephen Layton and the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge for one of Bach’s great choral works.

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Mon 19 Dec 2016

Kings Place Hall One

Noel: A Christmas Celebration

Cecelia Bruggemeyer
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Hoyoul Uns ist geborn ein Kindelein
Samuel Scheidt Two Courants Ludi Musici (1621)
Lucas Osiander Christum wir sollen Ioben schon
Johann Schein Paduoana, Gagliarda, Courente, Allemanda, Tripla from Bachetto Musicale (1617)
Praetorius Puer nobis nascitur
Praetorius Ballet des Baccannales, Ballet des feus, Ballet des Matelotz from Terpsichore
Praetorius Uns ist ein Kindlein heut geborn
Schütz Magnifiat SWV468
Schütz The Christmas Story SWV435

Robert Howarth director
Matthew Long tenor
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Join us, director Robert Howarth and the Choir of the Enlightenment for a programme of music for Christmas.

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Sun 18 Dec 2016

Kolner Philharmonie

Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio

Hayley Pullen
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Bach Complete Christmas Oratorio

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Sat 17 Dec 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Luise Buchberger
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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Fri 16 Dec 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3

Kati Debretzeni
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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 2
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 3

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Wed 14 Dec 2016

NOSPR, Katowice

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Dan Bates
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Bach Sanctus from B minor Mass
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Mon 12 Dec 2016

De Doelen, Rotterdam

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Claudia Norz
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Bach Sanctus from B minor Mass
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Sat 10 Dec 2016

Cadogan Hall

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

Adrian Bending portrait
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Bach Sanctus from B minor Mass
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

This festive spectacular involves two big OAE first. It’s our first trip to gorgeous Cadogan Hall, and renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki’s debut with the orchestra.

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Fri 9 Dec 2016

Cadogan Hall

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3

Matthew Truscott
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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 2
Bach Motet, Singet dem Herrn
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 3

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

This festive spectacular involves two big OAE first. It’s our first trip to gorgeous Cadogan Hall, and renowned Bach specialist Masaaki Suzuki’s debut with the orchestra.

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Tue 6 Dec 2016

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3

Martin Lawrence
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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1
Bach Motet, Singet dem Herrn
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 2
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 3

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Sat 3 Dec 2016

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

Cecelia Bruggemeyer
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Handel Messiah

Morgans Dahl conductor
Morgans Dahl Chamber Choir

We take that festive favourite, Handel’s Messiah, to Copenhagen’s unique Holmens Kirke as the ideal prelude to the Christmas season.

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