What better way to spend a Monday night in November than having a guided tour of some fantastic classical music, and that’s exactly what we provided at the Queen Elizabeth Hall this season.Read More
Australian violinist Richard Tognetti led our string orchestra in The Works on Monday night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.Read More
His times: Elgar was born eight years before the Finn Jean Sibelius, a composer who like many others on the edges of Europe would become associated with musical ‘nationalism’.Read More
His times: Now it’s the Czech Republic; in Dvořák’s time it was Bohemia – an Austrian crown land that was effectively more ‘European’ in a musical sense than it was Slavic.Read More
We’re very excited that Richard Tognetti is directing our next concert in The Works series.Read More
BBC Four and Radio 4 presenter Zeb Soanes joins us on Wednesday to present The Works. Here he tells us about his worst fears and shares a few tips for aspiring presenters.Read More
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.Read More
His times: In Bach’s Germany, music was centred on the church which was unfailingly where its finest practitioners were found.Read More
On 19 March we give you a step-by-step guide to masterpieces from Vivaldi and Bach. This performance will feature the violoncello da spalla, a long-lost instrument played here by spalla expert Sigiswald Kuijken.Read More
The Works returns on 19 March with a pair of Baroque masterpieces played on the ‘extinct’ violoncello da spalla. Click on the playlist below for a taste of the music played on modern cellos.Read More
The Works returns on 19 March with a performance of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G (along with Vivaldi’s concerto in D for violoncello da spalla). To prepare for the upcoming concert, we present you with 6 little known facts about JS Bach.Read More
Tomorrow night we head over to Queen Elizabeth Hall for a step-by-step guide to one of Beethoven’s favourite works; Symphony No. 8. Here’s a look at what you can expect.Read More
Beethoven is said to have affectionately referred to Symphony No. 8 as ‘my little Symphony in F’. Written in 1812, the Symphony consists of four movements and is considered one of his more joyful, light hearted works. Playing with sturcture and form, there are many parts of the compostion which he put in as ‘musical jokes’.Read More
The Works returns to Southbank Centre on 7 November with music from the musical giant that is Beethoven.Read More
We thought we’d share some pics from our The Works event on Tuesday, where we were treated to a performance of Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, sung by the wonderful Elin Manahan Thomas and William Purefoy and directed by our Principal Keyboard Player, Steven Devine.Read More
Yes you did read that right. At tomorrow’s The Works concert we’re giving you the chance to take part in our ‘speed-date the orchestra’ event – a great opportunity to meet members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.Read More
Countertenor William Purefoy joins us for The Works on 26 March, to explore Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Here’s what he had to say when given our speed interview.Read More
For those of you who haven’t tried out one of our The Works concerts yet, we’ve got a great event coming up next month at Southbank Centre on 26 March.Read More
We thought we’d share some pictures from our The Works event last week, where we gave a step by step guide to Mozart’s fourth Horn concerto and his Linz Symphony, all presented on stage by Hannah Conway.
Afterwards, we welcomed the audience on stage, where they got to meet OAE musicians and ask them their burning questions in our ‘speed-dating’ event.
All pictures are by Joe Plommer and you can view the full set over on Facebook or Flickr.
Our next The Works event is in the new year with a night of Pergolesi, featuring soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and countertenor William Purefoy- check out full details here.Read More
Yes you did read that right. At tonight’s The Works concert we’re repeating our ‘speed-date the orchestra’ event – a great opportunity to meet members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.Read More