Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Mon 3 Dec 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London


Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £10-£60

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Venue telephone: 020 7960 4200

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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Huw Daniel viola d'amore
Max Mandel viola
Simone Jandl viola
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe d'amore
Rachel Beckett recorder

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

You can enjoy those sounds with this brilliant Baroque programme, which is a pick’n’mix of Handel’s innovative organ music, Handel overtures and charming Telemann concertos.

OAE Principal Artist John Butt takes to the keys for virtuoso performances of two Handel organ concertos, which broke the mould in the 18th century by combining a chamber organ with the Baroque orchestra.

Then the Telemann concertos feature an exotic array of Baroque instruments, including viola d’amore, recorder and oboe d’amore.

Enjoy the sounds of the 18th century on the instruments of the time, performed by the musicians that play them best.

Pre-concert talk from 6pm in the Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Venue details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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