You know what’s really hard? Learning to play an instrument but never really getting a chance to play it.Read More
‘What I do now, for these concerts, is make the sound beautiful.’Read More
Margaret Faultless introduces a 1990 recording from BBC Scotland featuring the first movement of Bach’s double violin concerto.
Spot current OAE players Alison Bury (soloist), Cathy Weiss, Richard Tunnicliffe, Annette Isserlis, and Margaret Faultless.
We perform the same piece at St John’s Smith Square on 24 November (with Margaret) and the West London Synagogue on 22 November.
Former OAE Chief-Executive Stephen Carpenter, now of Mendelssohn in Scotland, is doing a talk before our concert with Sir Andras Schiff. Here he outlines the content of that talk and the journey around Scotland that inspired some of his best-loved works.Read More
The 3rd and final part of our film on OAE Education’s Watercycle residency in Brighton.Read More
We’re taking a break from our 30th birthday season at Southbank Centre to pay a visit to the stunning West London Synagogue, just off Edgware Road.Read More
The OAE archive is huge. In just 30 short years we’ve amassed a lot of stuff. Here at OAE HQ and at a secret warehouse location in Hounslow we’ve got boxes and boxes of OAE goodies.Read More
On the surface it’s a charming tale of young love. But hidden beneath the love-triangle plot lie subversive messages that Dan Brown would be proud of. What can it all mean? And will love prevail?Read More
With our 2015-2016 Birthday concert season almost upon us, we asked OAE staff to tell us about what concerts they are looking forward to most:Read More
Earlier this week cellist Josh Salter blogged about our trip to Eisenstadt. What his blog didn’t tell you however is that for some musicians our hectic schedule meant landing from Austria and going straight into rehearsal for our next tour – to Bucharest.Read More
I recently had the great pleasure of joining the OAE on a little tour to Eisenstadt, Austria, playing a little bit of Schubert and lots of Haydn in the Esterhazy Palace where he worked. It was my first international tour, and my first freelance work with the OAE, having been a member of the Ann and Peter Law Experience Scheme this year.Read More
Orchestras like to have a home base. And they preferably like it to be pretty prestigious. Even glitzy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is no exception.Read More
Hi, I’m Anna and I’m new to the Marketing and Press team at the OAE. I have always admired the work of the Orchestra and can’t wait to get started! Having recently graduated in Music from Oxford University I am really looking forward to pursuing a career in the Arts.Read More
Set of three OAE pin badges – 2014–2015’s OAE ‘anarchy roundel’, goatee’d Beethoven and bespectacled Mozart.Read More
In the second film from our Watercycle residency in Brighton we look at our work with local primary schools, where our fundraising efforts for Wateraid have been incorporated into the music making.Read More
Another one from the vaults: A pre-concert talk from March earlier this year when we performed two much-loved pieces in the classical repertoire – Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Brahm’s Violin Concerto.Read More
It has to be admitted we’re very bad at posting our archived pre-concert talks! We promise to be better in future.Read More
We’re mid-way through our most ambitious education project to date, Watercycle – visiting 9 towns and cities across England and reaching more than 10,000 young people. So, a good moment to take stock and see what’s been happening to date.Read More
A little glimpse behind the scenes as we shot the pictures for our recently released 2015-2016 concerts brochure.Read More
Our 2015-2016 Southank Brochure now exists in virtual form for you to browse, and includes all events in our 30th Birthday Southbank Centre season including newly announced OAE TOTS and Insight Morning events.Read More