We’re really chuffed that our Watercycle project has been shortlisted for a 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in the Learning & Participation Category.
Part of the OAE Education programme, it involved three-day residencies in nine towns and cities around the country, before a performance at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2016.
As well as training and workshops for teachers and musicians, residencies included schools concerts, community concerts and performances in unusual places. We even played Vivaldi on a ferry!
We’ll find out if we’ve won at the RPS Music Awards ceremony on Tuesday 10 May. Then hear all about it on a special programme on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 11 May at 7.30pm.Read More
“It’s easy to think Mahler 2 is all about horns. Which it is really.”Read More
“Mahler wears his heart on his sleeve and certainly intends to let the world know it”.Read More
“One of the challenges of our art is that it happens over a given period of time and then disappears. That’s one of the reasons it’s so magical”Read More
OAE Principal Artist Vladimir Jurowski discusses the Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Mahler’s Resurrection on period instruments.Read More
The Orchestra reaches China.Read More
The origins of Nick’s percussion career can be traced back to when he was just 8 years old and pestering his parents about his dream to be Ringo Starr.Read More
Here at the OAE, we’re known for working with the best performers to bring you the most vivid and authentic historically informed performances we can. Therefore, news of us working on a brand new commission might turn a few heads. Peter Whelan is the Bassoonist who will bring Michael Gordon’s Bassoon Concerto, a new piece written specifically for our period instruments, to life for us in early May. We conducted a quick interview with him to find out a bit more about what makes him tick as a performer…Read More
For Watercycle, we travelled to nine towns and cities across across the UK, collaborating with local communities and bringing unique musical experience to people of all ages and backgrounds. With our final residency coming to a close at the beginning of 2016, here’s a look back at our previous years of Watercycle touring.Read More
It’s concert day in South Korea.Read More
Theorbo player Lynda settles in to local life in South Korea.Read More
Theorbo player Lynda writes home from South Korea.Read More
Rob was already studying piano at age 6 when he first encountered a harpsichord.Read More
His Times: Owing to the Abolitionist Movement and the French Revolution, France in the late 18th century was not a particularly stable place to be living. This was however where Joseph Bologne (better known as Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges) plied his trade.Read More
Roll up, roll up. We’ve finally put the whole of our 2016–2017 Southbank Centre season on sale.Read More
Before our Marin, Music and Madness concert at the Royal Festival Hall in February, conductor Marin Alsop got together with journalist Jessica Duchen, musicologist Dr Robert Samuels and Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, Gillian Moore, to discuss whether madness and genius really do go hand in hand. Or does this notion misrepresent both creativity and mental health problems?Read More
Principal Flute, Lisa Beznosiuk, takes us through this Sunday’s concert:Read More
Frances Kelly takes us through some of the basics of her instrument which she will play in Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto on Sunday 14 February 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall.Read More
We’re back with Marin Alsop at the Royal Festival Hall on 6 February 2016. So we thought we’d put her through our speed interview again.Read More
Yes, more concerts. A whole season’s worth.Read More