‘When we play it, it invokes the horns of the forest. Which is where we all come from, ancestrally, as horn players.’
As the OAE horn section rehearse, Martin Lawrence talks about the forest, Weber, horns and that ‘sort of ghostly sound’.Read More
Martin Lawrence has been the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s second horn since 1995.Read More
OAE Horn player Martin Lawrence demonstrates how to make a working horn, using only a hosepipe and a few bits from around the house.Read More
The Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience enables exceptionally gifted period instrument players to work alongside the OAE and receive ongoing mentoring from OAE musicians.Read More
Andrew Watts (OAE Principal Bassoon) discusses posthorns, hunting horns, sackbutts, clarino, hand-stopping, beer, harmonies, bandstands and the evening’s concert, with Martin Lawrence (Horn) and David Blackadder (Trumpet) from the OAE brass section.
This pre-concert talk was given before the A Touch of Brass concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre on 25 October 2012.Read More
The Anthem bloggers have returned to normality, after an amazing tour ended with a sell out concert in York on Tuesday evening. We’ll be looking back at the tour and the last concerts very soon but for now, Beni Weedon tells us about his day in Bury on Sunday 25 March:Read More
Next week at our Symphonic Enlightenment concert at the Royal Festival Hall, the horns of the OAE take centre stage. Martin Lawrence, from our Horn Section, here explains the difference between Natural and Valve horns, talks about how they are used in the music of Liszt and Wagner and how Mahler wants the best of both worlds…Read More
So we decided to dip our toes into the world of podcasts with this trial one, during which you can find out more about the music featured in our concerts with Robin Ticciati next week (20 May at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and 23 May in St George’s Bristol). Let us know what you think!
OAE Podcast No.1
If you are so moved as to book tickets for the concerts you can do so here for London and here for Bristol.Read More
A couple of weeks ago (sorry, bit of a backlog here on the OAE blog) we had the second of two schools concerts here at Kings Place. The first, the week previous, was unfortunately disrupted by one of our all too frequent fire alarms, which necessitates the evaculation of the whole of Kings Place – thousands of people spilling onto the pavement, but this time with the added complication of over 400 children.Read More
Here’s a photogallery from our 2 days in Spain, thanks to Megan for being our resident paparazzi! Yesterday the OAE flew back to the UK for a days break and today they are off to Birmingham for a concert in the fabulous acoustic of Symphony Hall. Then tomorrow they fly to Germany for the final leg of the tour.
Some slightly fuzzzy heads in the OAE office today – we had our office warming and Christmas party last night. Pics to follow soon!
Will, Marketing DirectorRead More