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Beethoven Action Figure

Beethoven Action Figure
Price: £12.00 Buy Now

Own Beethoven.

Guaranteed to come to life at night and entertain the rest of your toys with music and witticisms, this miniature composer is the perfect gift for any music lover and small enough to fit in your pocket or fist should his knowing glare become too intimidating.

With more movable joints.
Equally as talkative as many living composers.
Plus, download your very own Ludwig sized printable piano here

Hear the real deal at our next concert

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Top 5 Reasons to apply to be our new Marketing and Press trainee

Tue 1 Apr 2014

uncle-sam-we-want-you

As I end my three-month placement within the OAE as the Marketing and Press trainee, I have compiled a list of the 5 reasons YOU should apply for the position.

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5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Beethoven’s Symphony 7

Mon 31 Mar 2014

Beethoven__The_monster

Beethoven’s 7th Symphony will be featured in our upcoming concert on 8 April in Royal Festival Hall (and 5 April at the Anvil in Basingstoke)  Here are a few things you (probably) didn’t know about it…

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A forgotten cello with Sigiswald Kuijken: your thoughts…

Fri 28 Mar 2014

The Works

On 25 March we had the pleasure of playing with Sigiswald Kuijken on the violoncello da spalla.  Here is what you had to say about the concert.

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Sigsiwald talks about the Spalla

Mon 24 Mar 2014

Sigiswald Kuijken

Ahead of our last concert featuring the Violoncello da Spalla, tomorrow night at Southbank Centre, here’s a video with Sigiswald Kuijken talking about and demonstrating the instrument.

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Live on BBC Radio 3

Mon 24 Mar 2014

OAE

You might have seen that the beeb have their own specially erected pod, currently housing them in the Southbank Centre and we’re pleased to announce that tomorrow’s concert of Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7pm.

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Speed Interview – Sigiswald Kuijken

Mon 24 Mar 2014

The Works

In the lead up to tomorrow’s concert featuring the violoncello da spalla, we spoke with director and violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken.

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Current Distractions

Thu 20 Mar 2014

cellar

In this week’s Current Distractions, a new opera house and what rich people should be spending their money on.

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats Playlist

Thu 20 Mar 2014

OAE

On 8 April we’ll be joined by Semyon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall for Symphonic Greats, featuring two monumental masterpieces; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Schubert’s Great Symphony No. 9.

Listen to the Spotify playlist below for a taste of what to expect.

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Sigiswald Kuijken on Newsnight

Fri 14 Mar 2014

The Works OAE

Many of you may have noticed Violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken, on yesterday’s edition of Newsnight. Sigiswald joined Emily Maitless to play the show out with a rendition of Bach’s Bourrée No.1 from Suite No. 3 BWV 1009. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it below.

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More seats released for ‘A forgotten cello’

Tue 11 Mar 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall seating

We’ve just released some more seats for our previously sold out performance at Southbank Centre on 25 March featuring Sigiswald Kuijken and the Violoncello da spalla.

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OAE Creation Appeal: Meet the artists

OAE Creation Appeal: Meet the Artists
Price: £3,000.00 Buy Now

This includes post-concert reception with Sir Simon Rattle and other leading artists; a programme of the evening signed by Sir Simon Rattle and other members of the Orchestra; an invitation to the final rehearsal of The Creation; two top-price tickets to the concert; invitations to a pre-concert reception and interval drinks; a programme credit; ticket booking through the OAE Development team for the concert.

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OAE Creation Appeal: Get backstage

OAE Creation Appeal: Get backstage
Price: £1,000.00 Buy Now

This includes the opportunity to go backstage post-concert and meet players; pre-concert reception and interval drinks; two tickets to the Royal Festival Hall for the concert; a programme credit; ticket booking through the OAE Development team for the concert

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OAE Creation Appeal: Secure your place

OAE Creation Appeal Secure your place
Price: £250.00 Buy Now

This includes one ticket to the Royal Festival Hall for the concert; ticket booking through OAE Development team for the concert and a programme credit

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OAE Creation Appeal: Watch in style

OAE Creation Appeal: Watch in style
Price: £500.00 Buy Now

This includes one ticket to the Royal Festival Hall for the concert; invitation to a pre-concert reception and interval drinks; ticket booking through OAE Development team for the concert; programme credit

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Flash Sale – 3 days only

Fri 7 Mar 2014

Flash Sale

We’re excited to announce a very limited 3 day flash sale event – allowing you to purchase best available bargain tickets for our next The Works event for just £10.*

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Current Distractions

Thu 6 Mar 2014

chairlift

In this week’s Current Distractions – street art, a dressed up dad, a matchstick Hogwarts, mind music, a lady singing in a lake and much, much more.

Actually, no, that’s pretty much everything.

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A salute to feathers, furs and fins

Thu 6 Mar 2014

OAE Education

The past month at the OAE has been filled with various animal-related hilarity, involving two of my favourite education events so far; OAE TOTS Animal Time, and the Carnival of the Animals family concert.

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French Fancies – Press Reactions

Mon 3 Mar 2014

OAE

On 20 February, we performed with Katia and Marielle Labèque in a programme featuring Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy and Ibert.  We’ve heard your thoughts so now it’s time to look at what the press had to say…

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French Fancies – audience reactions

Thu 27 Feb 2014

OAE

There were steady tortoises, speeding fingers and even cops and robbers. But what did you have to say about our recent concert with Katia and Marielle Labèque…

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