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Tue 25 Apr 2017

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

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The creative heart of Peckham hosts classical music, minus the rules.

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Sat 22 Apr 2017

Kings Place Hall One

David Watkins Directs…

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Bach Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe
Bsch Schubler Chorale Preludes
Purcell Music from The Fairy Queen
Handel Music fromGiulio Cesare
Bach Cantata BWV199

David Watkin director
Julia Doyle soprano
Alison McGillivray cello
Musicians from the OAE Experience Ensemble

As part of Kings Place’s Cello Unwrapped season, musicians from the Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience scheme join director David Watkin and soprano Julia Doyle to explore the role of the continuo in sacred and secular music.

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Thu 20 Apr 2017

Società del Quartetto di Milano

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Thu 20 Apr 2017

Lowestoft Triangle Tavern

Musical Landscapes : Music to your Beers

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OAE is coming to Lowestoft as part of our Musical Landscapes tour! We’re turning off your local’s jukebox and pitching up with a spot of live classical music instead. In this pop-up performance with musicians from the Orchestra there’ll be Vivaldi to go with your vodka and Bach to go with you Beers. Best of all, it’s all free.

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Thu 20 Apr 2017

Trinity Methodist Church, Lowestoft

Musical Landscapes : TOTS Going on a Journey

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We’re coming to Lowestoft as part of our Musical Landscapes series, and bringing back our popular TOTS concerts!

Introduce your child to the magic of the orchestra in these kid-friendly concerts.

The very youngest of music lovers are always captivated by OAE Tots concerts, for children aged 2 to 5.

Come and join us on a musical adventure, discovering Baroque music with a theatrical twist.

This event is FREE and last approx. 45 minutes.

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Wed 19 Apr 2017

Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Turin

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Wed 19 Apr 2017

Lowestoft Marina Theatre

Musical Landscapes – Sounds of Lowestoft

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We’re in Lowestoft with a ‘landscapes’ theme as part of our national Musical Landscapes tour.

Amongst a week of workshops and an exciting mix of performances, we will be at the Marina Theatre, mixing pieces by JS Bach and Philip Glass as well as new compositions by James Redwood with local schools including Roman Hill, St Mary’s Roman Catholic and Oulton Broad Primaries to perform alongside us. This concert also includes our new Musical Landscapes film, made on location in Lowestoft.

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Tue 18 Apr 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Fri 14 Apr 2017

St John's Smith Square

St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton director
Nicholas Pritchard Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Polyphony

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 St Matthew Passion. Featuring Polyphony.

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Mon 3 Apr 2017

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – Islington

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We can’t do pub gigs without a regular trip back to the glamorous Islington pub where none other than Jude Law once came to see us play.

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Mon 20 Mar 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

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Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

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Sat 18 Mar 2017

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

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Tue 14 Mar 2017

Jubilee Centre, Mildenhall

Musical Landscapes – Mildenhall

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OAE’s Musical Landscapes tour descends on Mildenhall, with the beautiful music of Bach, Biber and James Redwood.

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Sat 4 Mar 2017

Durham Johnston Comprehensive

Musical Landscapes: Sounds of Durham

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We’re in Durham with a ‘landscapes’ theme as part of our national Musical Landscapes tour. Mixing pieces by JS Bach and Philip Glass with new compositions by James Redwood, as well as opportunities for local amateur musicians to display their skills performing work written about the local area.

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Fri 3 Mar 2017

Bowes Museum

Musical Landscapes: Bowes on Strings

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Get up close and personal with our players and instruments at this intimate concert in the iconic setting of The Bowes Museum in County Durham (pictured). More informal than a conventional concert, hear three members of the Orchestra perform and discuss popular Baroque pieces, with your chance to interact and ask questions.

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Tue 28 Feb 2017

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – Whitechapel

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The Night Shift is back for 2017, starting in the East End boozer where we’re Resident Orchestra, The George Tavern.

It’s more classical music, minus the rules, in the same friendly format with the same friendly ticket prices.

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Mon 20 Feb 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sarah Connolly’s Nights of Summer

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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

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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

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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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