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Not all audiences are the same – the last shout

Fri 28 Jun 2013

David and Chi-chi

We’re really sad to say goodbye to our ‘Not all audiences are the same’ pictures. They’ve been a real hit, and we absolutely loved having our audience members involved in our photoshoot and brochure.

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A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson – Audience Reactions

Mon 10 Jun 2013

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The 3 June saw us perform an all Handel programme in the final concert of our 2012-2013 Season – Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

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Not all audiences are the same – Last Chance to See…

Fri 31 May 2013

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Over the last year we’ve had the opportunity to work with some fantastic collaborators and what’s more, some of those collaborators were our very own audience.  At the start of the season, we put a call-out to members of the OAE audience, asking for volunteers with a ‘strong look’ to star in a marketing campaign highlighting the diverse range of people that attend classical concerts. 

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Lindsay Kemp on Handel and Lorraine Hunt Lieberson

Wed 29 May 2013

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When we close our season on 3 June, all arias performed will be from roles associated with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson.  Here Lindsay Kemp discusses the performer and the history behind the music.

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French Exchange: reviews

Mon 12 Nov 2012

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Last week, we enjoyed a fabulous concert with fast rising star Jonathan Cohen conducting and regular OAE collaborator Sarah Connolly singing some wonderful arias from Purcell, Rameau and Charpentier.

Here’s what the reviewers said about the concert:

Evening Standard

The Independent

Classical Source

Financial Times

The Times (subscribers only)

Thanks to all who tweeted during the concert too, our favourite comment was:

“Blinking Hell! I always thought @spconnolly was fab, but tonight she got into my heart and soul and had a good old rummage. Superb”

Here’s our Storify page with all your feedback from the night.

Let us know what you thought of the night by using the comments box below.

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Not all audiences are the same: Rhys and Catherine

Fri 19 Oct 2012

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We talk to audience member Rhys and OAE violinist Catherine Ford in the next of our audience/OAE player interview series…

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Not all audiences are the same: Hannah and Pascha

Tue 2 Oct 2012

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Next in our audience/OAE player interview series, we talk to audience member Pascha and OAE Experience Trumpet player Hannah Bishop about their experience of the Season Brochure photoshoot.

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Feisty Females: Part 2

Sat 29 Sep 2012

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Next in our handy guide to female opera characters, we find out more about Iphigenia…if you’re coming to our concert on Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall, you’ll get to hear her distraught aria, taken from Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride.

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Feisty Females

Wed 26 Sep 2012

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Ahead of the first concert in our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series this Sunday, celebrating some amazing women in music, we thought we’d give you the lowdown on some of the female opera characters we’ll be featuring over the next few months.

First on our list is Medea, one of the most notorious ladykillers of them all…

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Not all audiences are the same: Nimneh and Roger

Fri 21 Sep 2012

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Sorry for the mini-delay between our audience/player interviews but it’s worth waiting for.

Here’s audience member Nimneh and OAE Principal Horn player Roger Montgomery talking about their experience of the photoshoot.

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: Who’s your heroine?

Mon 10 Sep 2012

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Ahead of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series launching on 30 September, celebrating feisty female roles in opera, we’re launching a competition where you could win a night fit for a Queen.

Nominate your personal heroine and you’ll be in with the chance to win your own private box plus interval drinks for the opening night of the Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers season on 30 September at the Southbank Centre, London.

We’ve put together a little video (above) with a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

To enter, tell us about your personal heroine in 200 words or less by 26 September and we’ll pick the best entry and announce the winner the following day.

Entries should be submitted to: heroines@oae.co.uk
You can also enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Good luck!

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Not all audiences are the same: On the presses

Wed 29 Aug 2012

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Here’s a set of pictures we meant to post a while back… But better late than never!

Thanks to our printers Cantate, some behind-the-scenes pictures of our 2012-2013 brochure being printed at their Coventry printing facility.

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Not all audiences are the same: Jay and Jan

Wed 15 Aug 2012

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So here’s the latest interview in our series featuring the audience members and musicians featured in our new brochure. The unusual pairing of viola and bodybuilder event even got us into the September Issue of Muscle and Fitness magazine! Here’s audience member Jay and OAE Viola player Jan Schlapp.

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Not all audiences are the same: Greg and Annette

Fri 3 Aug 2012

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We’re back with our audience/orchestra interviews. This time, OAE audience member Greg and OAE Viola player Annette Isserlis. Including, at the end, the photos that didn’t quite make the brochure…

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Not all audiences are the same: Gurpal and Jonathan

Fri 20 Jul 2012

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The latest in our series of interviews of audience and orchestra members featured in our campaign for the 2012-2013 season. This time with Night Shift audience member Gurpal and OAE cellist Jonathan.

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Not all audiences are the same: David and Chi-chi

Tue 10 Jul 2012

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Here’s the latest instalment in our series of Orchestra / audience member interviews. This time, audience member David and OAE Principal Double Bass Chi-chi Nwanoku.

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The making of the 2012-2013 brochure – behind the scenes

Wed 4 Jul 2012

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In our latest video we take you behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the 2012-2013 brochure, and also talk to designer Chris Harrison and photographer Eric Richmond about how the not all audiences are the same idea came about how how the shoot went.

View the season brochure.

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Time to find out – are all audiences the same? New brochure now online…

Fri 11 May 2012

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And here it is at last, our full brochure for the 2012-2013 concert season at Southbank Centre.

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2012-2013 concerts brochure cover revealed…

Thu 10 May 2012

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We’re very excited to be able to now reveal to you the cover of our new 2012-2013 Southbank Centre concerts brochure. It features several of the audience members who star in the campaign, and you’ll notice we’ve turned our strapline around, so it now reads ‘Not all audiences are the same.’

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Not all audiences are the same… 2012-2013 brochure trailer

Wed 9 May 2012

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Earlier this year we put a call-out to members of the OAE audience, looking for volunteers with a ‘strong look’ to star in our marketing campaign for the 2012-2013 season of concerts.

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