Trouble drinking, walking and eating Easter eggs all at once? Now, thanks to the OAE Travel Mug, your troubles are over.Read More
We round up some of the press reviews from last week’s concert with Semyon Bychkov…Read More
Last night we joined Semyon Bychkov in a packed Royal Festival Hall for Beethoven’s explosive Symphony No. 7 and Schubert’s epic Symphony No.9. But fear not – BBC Radio 3 were there to capture the whole thing. So if you missed it, just click on the link below and listen at your leisure.Read More
Last night we climbed aboard the Royal Festival Hall stage, to take on the Great and the powerful in a concert featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven’s Symphony No.7. Here’s what you had to say about it….Read More
Many of you joined us in Basingstoke on 19 March and at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall on the 25th, to hear Sigiswald Kuijken and the Orchestra perform music from Bach, Corelli and Vivaldi on the long forgotten violoncello da spalla. It’s an instrument that tends to divide people and the press were no exception…Read More
You might have seen that the beeb have their own specially erected pod, currently housing them in the Southbank Centre and we’re pleased to announce that tomorrow’s concert of Gamechangers: A Forgotten Cello will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 at 7pm.Read More
In the lead up to tomorrow’s concert featuring the violoncello da spalla, we spoke with director and violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions, a new opera house and what rich people should be spending their money on.Read More
On 8 April we’ll be joined by Semyon Bychkov at the Royal Festival Hall for Symphonic Greats, featuring two monumental masterpieces; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 and Schubert’s Great Symphony No. 9.
Listen to the Spotify playlist below for a taste of what to expect.Read More
Many of you may have noticed Violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken, on yesterday’s edition of Newsnight. Sigiswald joined Emily Maitless to play the show out with a rendition of Bach’s Bourrée No.1 from Suite No. 3 BWV 1009. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it below.Read More
In this week’s Current Distractions – street art, a dressed up dad, a matchstick Hogwarts, mind music, a lady singing in a lake and much, much more.
Actually, no, that’s pretty much everything.Read More
The past month at the OAE has been filled with various animal-related hilarity, involving two of my favourite education events so far; OAE TOTS Animal Time, and the Carnival of the Animals family concert.Read More
On 20 February, we performed with Katia and Marielle Labèque in a programme featuring Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy and Ibert. We’ve heard your thoughts so now it’s time to look at what the press had to say…Read More
There were steady tortoises, speeding fingers and even cops and robbers. But what did you have to say about our recent concert with Katia and Marielle Labèque…Read More
On 27 April we celebrate the 250th anniversary of Rameau’s death, with a British premiere of one of his most powerful operas – Zaïs.
We need an eye-catching image to go with the concert but which one is best? We’ve narrowed it down to our four favourite designs and now we need your help.
Each of the designs is based on the opera’s overture, which depicts the four elements emerging out of chaos. You can also see that in two of the designs this is taken a step further with Fire, Earth, Air and Water each represented by a colour.
Vote for the image you like best at the bottom of the page. Voting closes Monday 3 March at 9.30am
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…
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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
In this week’s Current Distractions, clothes swapping and inter-species collaborative art.Read More
Katia and Marielle Labèque join us tonight for a concert of Saint-Saëns and Ravel at The Hexgaon in Reading, then tomorrow we’re at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall for Fancy That!, our family concert at 11.30am and French Fancies at 7pm. They took time out from rehearsals to give us a taste of what we can expect.
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