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The horns in Mahler’s Second Symphony

Wed 23 Mar 2016

Roger Montgomery, Horn

“It’s easy to think Mahler 2 is all about horns. Which it is really.”

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Why I love Mahler’s Second Symphony

Thu 17 Mar 2016

Genevieve Arkle

“Mahler wears his heart on his sleeve and certainly intends to let the world know it”.

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Max Mandel

Viola

Max-Mande

“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”

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Vladimir Jurowski on Mahler

Mon 14 Mar 2016

Jurowski on Mahler

OAE Principal Artist Vladimir Jurowski discusses the Orchestra’s upcoming performance of Mahler’s Resurrection on period instruments.

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Lynda’s Tour Diary pt. 4

Mon 14 Mar 2016

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The Orchestra reaches China.

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Nicholas Ormrod

Percussion

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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.

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Saxophone of the 18th Century – Peter Whelan and the Bassoon

Fri 4 Mar 2016

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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…

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The Cycle Goes On

Mon 29 Feb 2016

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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.

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Lynda’s Tour Diary pt. 3

Mon 29 Feb 2016

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It’s concert day in South Korea.

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Lynda’s Tour Diary pt. 2

Sun 28 Feb 2016

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Theorbo player Lynda settles in to local life in South Korea.

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Lynda’s Tour Diary

Fri 26 Feb 2016

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Theorbo player Lynda writes home from South Korea.

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Robert Howarth

Keyboard

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Rob was already studying piano at age 6 when he first encountered a harpsichord.

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Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745 – 1799)

Composer

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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.

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2016–2017 now on sale

Tue 23 Feb 2016

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Roll up, roll up. We’ve finally put the whole of our 2016–2017 Southbank Centre season on sale. 

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In depth: Marin Alsop on Schumann, madness and creativity

Sun 21 Feb 2016

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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?

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Ooh la la!

Fri 12 Feb 2016

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Principal Flute, Lisa Beznosiuk, takes us through this Sunday’s concert:

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Frances Kelly and her 18th century, single action pedal harp.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

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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.

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Speed interview, Marin Alsop

Mon 1 Feb 2016

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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. 

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What’s this? Not more concerts?

Thu 28 Jan 2016

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Yes, more concerts. A whole season’s worth.

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Welcome, William Christie

Wed 27 Jan 2016

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It is with great, great pleasure that we can announce that our friend and expert in French Baroque, William Christie, will be officially joining us in the role of Emeritus Conductor.

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