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Tue 6 May 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Gamechangers: Creation

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £9-£70

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Our principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle returns to his ‘home’ orchestra to conduct Haydn’s masterpiece and musical gamechanger, The Creation. An instant hit at its first playing in both London and Germany, the opening depiction of chaos (together with vivid musical representations of sunrise and leaping lions) remains one of the most original and startling passages of music from the Classical era. This performance will be sung in English.

Haydn The Creation

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Sally Matthews soprano
John Mark Ainsley tenor
Peter Rose bass
Choir of the Enlightenment

Concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm.

Pre-concert event
OAE Extras at 5.45pm. Royal Festival Hall Auditorium, free admission
Chaos to Calm – a performance by our London ensembles inspired by Haydn’s masterpiece The Creation.

Listen to a taster of the music on Spotify below:

Venue details

This venue has disabled access. Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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