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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

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.

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Tue 12 Apr 2016

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

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Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Adriana Kucerova soprano
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Chorus

Transcendent, redemptive, life-affirming – Mahler’s gargantuan Second Symphony wears its heart on its sleeve and is one of the most thrilling pieces of music ever composed.

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Tue 29 Mar 2016

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – March 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.

To kick things off we’re back at one of our favourite pubs, legendary gig venue the George Tavern in Shadwell, with music from the likes of Mozart and Handel.

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Fri 25 Mar 2016

St John's Smith Square

St John Passion

Debbie Diamond
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton Director
Stuart Jackson Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle Soprano
Iestyn Davies Countertenor
Gwilym Bowen Tenor
Roderick Williams Bass

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 Matthew. Featuring Polyphony.

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Wed 23 Mar 2016

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

St John Passion

Debbie Diamond
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St John Passion Bach

Stephen Layton Director
Ian Bostridge Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle Soprano
Iestyn Davies Countertenor
Stuart Jackson Tenor
Roderick Williams Bass

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 Matthew. Featuring Polyphony.

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Sat 19 Mar 2016

Alte Oper Frankfurt

St John Passion

Debbie Diamond
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton Director
Ian Bostridge Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle Soprano
Iestyn Davies Countertenor
Stuart Jackson Tenor
Roderick Williams Bass

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 Matthew. Featuring Polyphony.

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Tue 15 Mar 2016

Middle Temple Hall

Principals of the Orchestra

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Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A
Rossini String Sonata No. 3 in C
Beethoven Septet in E-flat

An intimate concert in this historic Elizabethan Hall.

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Sat 12 Mar 2016

Sheffield City Hall

Bach: Secular and Sacred

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Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Bach Mass in G minor, BWV 235 (Lutheran Mass No. 3)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Bach Mass in G, BWV 236 (Lutheran Mass No. 4)

John Butt director
Mary Bevan soprano
Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano
Ashley Riches baritone
Thomas Hobbs tenor
David Blackadder trumpet
Pamela Thorby recorder
Daniel Lanthier oboe

In this concert, period performance expert John Butt joins the us for an all Bach programme featuring music both sacred and secular. 

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Thu 10 Mar 2016

St John's Smith Square

Bach: Secular and Sacred

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Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 42
Bach Mass in G minor, BWV 235 (Lutheran Mass No. 3)
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F, BWV 1047
Bach Mass in G, BWV 236 (Lutheran Mass No. 4)

John Butt director
Mary Bevan soprano
Meg Bragle mezzo-soprano
Ashley Riches baritone
Thomas Hobbs tenor
David Blackadder trumpet
Pamela Thorby recorder
Daniel Lanthier oboe

In this concert, period performance expert John Butt joins the us for an all Bach programme featuring music both sacred and secular.

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