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Wed 4 Mar 2015

Royal Festival Hall, London

Flying the Flag: Best of Both

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Smetana Overture, The Bartered Bride Brahms Violin Concerto Dvorak Symphony No 9 in E minor, New World Adam Fischer, conductor Victoria Mullova, violin

Two of the most popular pieces in the repertoire, Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Dvorak’s New World Symphony, share the stage in this concert.

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Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)  

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His times: Beethoven might have died six years before Brahms was born, but in a musical sense the former composer still dominated the landscape of the German-speaking world and beyond – and got inside Brahms’s head to quite a remarkable degree.

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Anti-Valentine’s Playlist

Fri 14 Feb 2014

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As couples all over the world exchange heart-shaped chocolate boxes and cuddle up to grey sad-eyed teddy bears, we thought we’d get in on the action.  So, here are some very un-romantic classical tunes, as voted for by the OAE Office.  Love you lots X X X

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BBC Proms with Marin Alsop – Reviews

Fri 4 Oct 2013

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As the summer draws to a close and our new season begins, we look back at some of the reviews form our appearance at the BBC Proms with Marin Alsop.

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Marin Alsop at The Proms – Listen Again

Mon 19 Aug 2013

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We’ve had an amazing response to our performance at the BBC Proms with Marin Alsop this weekend.

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Speed Interview – Marin Alsop

Fri 16 Aug 2013

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Conductor Marin Alsop joins us for BBC PROMS: Brahms- A German Requiem.  Here she tells us a bit about her heroes and the most important lesson life has taught her.

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Name a concert: the results

Thu 6 Dec 2012

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You may remember that we asked you for your suggestions for a concert title, for an event in our yet-to-be-announced 2013-2014 London Southbank Centre season. The concert features Brahms’ lyrical Violin Concerto in D and Schumann’s heroic Rhenish Symphony.

There were lots of great suggestions and we’ve picked out our favourite.

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Name a concert. Take two

Sun 25 Nov 2012

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Ok, remember a while back we asked for your help in naming a concert?  Well as you’ll read from the previous blog, our plans changed, so here we are rerunning the competition….with a fresh new concert for you to name.

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