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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – audience vox pops

Fri 11 Apr 2014

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Back on Tuesday we bought Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats to the Royal Festival Hall, with performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 and Schubert’s Symphony No.9 conducted by Semyon Bychkov. We caught up with the audience afterwards and here’s what they said.

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Gamechangers: Arcangelo Corelli – Audience Reaction

Mon 4 Nov 2013

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Last week we celebrated the music of Corelli as part of our Gamechangers series – as well as giving the premiere of Clare Connor’s new piece, Corelli Leaves. Here’s what audience members at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London thought of the concert.

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Cantatas & Brandenburg Concertos: Audience reaction

Wed 24 Apr 2013

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On 19 April, we performed on the Kings Place stage for the second of our three Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos concerts.

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: Curtain raisers and high drama- audience reaction

Fri 15 Mar 2013

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We welcomed esteemed conductor Marin Alsop and British soprano Emma Bell to the stage for a dramatic concert featuring Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann on 8 March at the Southbank Centre.

Here’s what the audience thought of the night…and below, what the press had to say.

The Times (subscribers only)

Seen and Heard

Classical Source

Lieto Fine

You can also check out our Storify page from the night here.

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Mozart’s Eroica: audience reaction and reviews

Tue 5 Mar 2013

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We were honoured to welcome one of the world’s greatest pianists, András Schiff, to the stage on 25 February for two Mozart piano concertos.

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V4: The Seasons: Reviews and reaction

Sat 16 Feb 2013

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We’re still humming The Four Seasons, following our concerts last week with OAE leader Kati Debretzeni and some glorious choreography from Henri Oguike’s dancers.

Here’s some reviews from the night, as well as what you thought…

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By Jupiter, that’s the last of Mozart: reviews and reaction

Tue 5 Feb 2013

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We finally finished our European tour with Sir Simon Rattle with a flourish at the Royal Festival Hall last Tuesday.
Here’s what the press had to say, as well as what you thought of the night.

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Creation: Audience reaction

Wed 23 Jan 2013

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‘Achingly beautiful’, ‘joyous’, ‘looked like they were having fun’…just a few of the comments you made after our performance of Haydn’s fabulous Creation at the beginning of the month.

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Creation reviews

Mon 14 Jan 2013

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Last week, we blew the Christmas cobwebs away and welcomed in the new year with our first concert of 2013, featuring conductor Adam Fischer and three top soloists in a performance of Haydn’s masterpiece, Creation.

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Messiah: audience reaction

Mon 17 Dec 2012

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We finished our last concert of 2012 with a suitably festive performance of Messiah at the Royal Festival Hall on 11 December.
Afterwards, we chatted to some of the audience to find out what they thought of the concert.  Here’s what they had to say- including rocking basses, lifts and a bit of good old-fashioned Christmas spirit…

We also had some press reviews:

Classical Source
Financial Times
Music OMH

And here’s what you said via the wonders of social media.

For all upcoming concerts, visit our What’s On pages.

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French Impressionists with Sir Simon Rattle: Audience Reaction

Tue 12 Jun 2012

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We caught up with audience members after Sunday’s concert with Sir Simon Rattle and Pierre-Laurent Aimard to ask them what they thought  - here’s what they said. More photos and video from the Rattle tour coming soon.

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Look! No Conductor! Audience Reaction

Fri 18 May 2012

Look! No Conductor! Audience Reaction

A couple of weeks ago we teamed up with soloists Steven Isserlis, Isabelle Faust and Robert Levin for a concert where each of them directed a piece each, with no conductor involved. Here’s what the audience at the Queen Elizabeth Hall thought of it – we particularly like the ‘almost like a jazz band’ comment!

After the show the three soloists joined the audience out in the bar for a lively Aftershow talk and Q+A – which we got on camera, so we’ll be posting that soon too.

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Bostridge sings Bach: Audience Reaction

Mon 14 May 2012

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Here’s what the audience thought of our all-Bach concert with Ian Bostridge, a few weeks ago at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. We’re about to go off on tour with Ian with the same programme, so if you live in Vienna, Dresden, Prague, Warsaw or Innsbruck you still have a chance to catch this concert. Details in the what’s on section.

 

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Berlioz’s Romeo & Juliet: audience reaction

Thu 29 Mar 2012

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Last month saw one of the most ambitious projects in the OAE’s history come onto the Royal Festival Hall Stage: Berlioz’s Romeo & Juliet, conducted by Sir Mark Elder and with over 200 performers, Orchestra, soloists and choirs.

We caught up with the audience after the London performance to find out what people thought of it.

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The Glory of Venice: Audience Reaction

Mon 30 Jan 2012

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A few weeks ago we kicked off 2012 at the Southbank Centre with The Glory of Venice – a celebration of the music of Gabrieli. If you’re near Bristol there’s another chance to hear this concert at St George’s, on 19 February.

 

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Audience reaction: Sir Simon Rattle and the Labèque Sisters

Mon 1 Aug 2011

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As you may just have noticed from this blog, one of the highlights of our year so far has been our tour with Sir Simon Rattle and Katia and Marielle Labèque. After concerts in Luxembourg, Paris and Dublin, the tour culminated in a sold-out show at the Royal Festival Hall. Our intrepid camera-man Zen caught up with you after the show to find out what you thought. Sadly our celebrity guest Madonna (did we mention she came?) slipped out a little early so we didn’t get her thoughts on camera…

 

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