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Luise Buchberger: Speed Interview

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Luise was recently announced as the OAE’s new Co-Principal Cello.  We had a chance to chat with her about her musical background, why she was attracted to the OAE and what career she would have if she was not a cellist (the answer may surprise you!)

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French Fancies, your thoughts…

Fri 21 Feb 2014


Over the last couple of days, we’ve joined up with the Labèque sisters in Reading and London for French Fancies, two concerts featuring Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals.   Here’s what you had to say about the performances…

[View the story “French Fancies, 19 & 20 February, Queen Elizabeth Hall” on Storify]

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New season brochure 2013-2014

Fri 17 May 2013

The time has come to unveil our new season brochure.This year we went for a purely visual approach, developed with our designers Harrison and Co and photographer Eric Richmond, which has a slight retro feel, using geometric shapes combined with a simple two tone palette.

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On the road with the OAE, Sir Simon Rattle and the Labèque Sisters

Thu 31 May 2012

As we’re about to hit the road with Sir Simon again we thought it was a good time to post this video from last year’s tour with him, when we visited Luxembourg, Paris, Dublin and of course, London.

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Audience reaction: Sir Simon Rattle and the Labèque Sisters

Mon 1 Aug 2011

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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Choose a concert title for us

Tue 23 Mar 2010

We like to give all of our Southbank Centre concerts a title, as a kind of boiled-down summary of the event. They’re usually short, snappy and maybe a little bit irreverent (not irrelevant, as I was about to type). We thought we’d ask your help for this one – post your ideas as comments.

Tuesday 21 June 2011
Royal Festival Hall

Haydn Symphony No.64, Tempora mutantur
Concerto in E flat for Two Pianos, K365
Symphony No.95 in C minor

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Katia and Marielle Labèque

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