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Sun 3 Jun 2018

Saffron Hall

OAE TOTS: The Apple Tree

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a concert introducing children aged 2 to 5 to the magic of classical music.

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Funharmonics – King Arthur

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Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative in these interactive OAE TOTS workshops focused on the story of King Arthur. Listen to and engage with the musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and their instruments.

OAE TOTS: Storytime accompanies the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Funharmonics event in Royal Festival Hall.

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Funharmonics – King Arthur

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Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative in these interactive OAE TOTS workshops focused on the story of King Arthur. Listen to and engage with the musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and their instruments.

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Funharmonics – King Arthur

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Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative in these interactive OAE TOTS workshops focused on the story of King Arthur. Listen to and engage with the musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and their instruments. 

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Tue 26 Jun 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Dangerous Liaisons

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John Butt conductor/harpsichord
Hubert Hazebroucq choreographer
Anna Dennis soprano

The sights and sounds of Versailles – elegant 17th century dance meets the best of French Baroque music.

Recreating the sounds of Versailles, we’re blending elegant French dance from the court of Louis XIV with a greatest hits of French music from the era.

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Wed 4 Jul 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Schiff’s Surprise

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Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11
Haydn Symphony No. 94, Surprise
Haydn Harmoniemesse

Sir András Schiff conductor/piano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A game of Haydn seek.

Take a whirlwind tour of the music of Austrian master Joseph Haydn in the hands of one of the world’s greatest musicians, Sir András Schiff.

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Sun 8 Jul 2018

Cheltenham Town Hall

Schiff’s Surprise

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Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11
Haydn Symphony No. 94, Surprise
Haydn Harmoniemesse

Sir András Schiff conductor/piano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Take a whirlwind tour of the music of Austrian master Joseph Haydn in the hands of one of the world’s greatest musicians, Sir András Schiff, as part of Cheltenham Music Festival.

This concert rounds off our Visions, Illusions & Delusions season with a varied programme of music by Haydn, who as much as any other composer redefined what orchestral music came to be during the Enlightenment period.

‘I was interested in surprising the public with something new,’ Haydn said about his Symphony No. 94, now nicknamed the Surprise Symphony because of its breathless invention and numerous musical jokes.

It’s paired with Haydn’s Piano Concerto No.11, which is an opportunity to hear Schiff’s playing at its magical best.

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