Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Instagram Rss
Get news and offers Search...

Heatwave Playlist

Wed 1 Jul 2015

Dog cooling down

To mark the hottest day of the year so far we asked around the OAE office for everyone’s top heatwave tracks – music to celebrate summer and to chill out to. And here are the results.

Read More

OAE TOTS: What we played

Mon 23 Mar 2015


We recently performed Pitter Patter Raindrops, the latest incarnation of our OAE TOTs concerts at Southbank Centre and The Anvil, Basingstoke. To those that came: thank you. We had great fun and hope you did too.

Read More

Playlist: The Bohemians

Mon 2 Feb 2015


We perform our all-wind programme in London on Thursday 5 February (book tickets/more info).

The only way to experience it is to actually be there. But until then check out some other ensembles’ interpretations in our playlist below.

Read More

Playlist: Lord of the Strings

Fri 21 Nov 2014


Next week we’re performing an all-strings programme at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall with Richard Tognetti.

Read More

Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats Playlist

Thu 20 Mar 2014


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

Not all audiences are the same – Playlist

Mon 3 Jun 2013

Debbie Diamond and Greg crop for website

Last season we proved that not all audiences are the same and with the last concert of the season taking place tonight, we put together a playlist to find out what tracks our audience and Orchestra love to listen to.  Enjoy.

Read More

TOTS playlist: March

Sat 23 Mar 2013


We hope you enjoyed our OAE TOTS go Wind today- it was fabulous to see so many music makers at Kings Place on a snowy Saturday morning!

If you grown-ups would like to know what you heard and maybe listen again at home, here’s a list of some of the music we played:

Anon (songs) Wind, wind, blow the clouds/Rock-a-bye baby
             Ground bass
           Rondeau from Sonata 1 Op. 2  
         Marche de La Calote
             3rd movement from Sonata in C
            Nachtigall or Bird Fancyer’s delight
            Country Dance from Water Music
          Wondrous Machine
               Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio


If you’d like more information about OAE Education and future TOTS concerts, visit our Education section.

Read More

Current Distractions

Thu 29 Nov 2012

furby pair

Two thousand and twelve is coming to an end and if there’s one thing that means, it’s Lists. 

Read More

Baroque. Contrasted: Playlists

Thu 31 Mar 2011

Next week we go Baroque crazy with our festival at Kings Place,  an action-packed five days of concerts, talks, workshops and more. We’re playing some music from the big names of the Baroque, but the Thursday and Friday concerts also contain a few rarities. Any fans of the composer Finger here? Or William Williams?

Well, over the next few days we’re going to be posting up some potted facts about these lesser-known composers, and we’ve also put some playlists together for you on Spotify, so you can preview some of the music. We’ll also try and find some Youtube links for those of you who aren’t using Spotify yet.

Here are the Spotify links – enjoy!

Listen to highlights from the hour-long concerts on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 April here

Listen to highlights from the 7.30pm concert on Saturday 9 April here


Read More

OAE office playlist March 2011

Fri 11 Mar 2011

As it’s Friday afternoon, and the office are making the final preparations to next week’s US tour, we thought you might want to know what music was keeping us going!

Wolf and I by Oh Land What Became Of The Likely Lads by The Libertines Hound Dog as sung by Big Mama Thornton Forget You by Cee Lo Green Sospiri, Op. 70 by Elgar Fire by Kasabian I’ll Forget You by Lior Fire with Fire by Scissor Sisters Heartbeats by The Knife Symphony No. 9, Movement 2 by Schubert Don’t Talk To Me About Love by Altered Images Band On The Run by Foo Fighters Going Underground by The Jam Footloose by Kenny Loggins

You can listen to the whole playlist on Spotify here: OAE office playlist March 2011

Read More

CPE Bach Playlist

Wed 2 Mar 2011

Hi everyone, my name’s David and I’m the new Communications Intern in the OAE office. I’ve been here a couple of weeks now but this is my first blog post on here!

I’m really looking forward to the CPE Bach concert tomorrow night at Queen Elizabeth Hall – CPE Bach is so rarely played and it’ll be great to hear it live! To get you all in the mood for tomorrow, I’ve created a playlist on Spotify – if you’d like to have a listen click here to go to Spotify and have an explore.

See you at the concert tomorrow,

David Hopkins

Read More