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David Zinman talks about his life, career and recordings

Mon 28 Mar 2011

Here’s the lastest podcast of our OAE Extras pre-concert events. In this one, from our From a Dream to revolution concert back in February, broadcaster Rob Cowan talks to conductor David Zinman about his career, life and recordings.

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2nd installment in our pre-concert talk series

Fri 18 Feb 2011

Back in January before our Mahler/Wagner/Liszt Symphonic Enlightenment concert at the RFH, Robert Philip gave a pre-concert talk discussing what impact the onset of the ‘recording era’ in the early 20th century had in helping us to understand what Mahler’s sound-world might have been like.   Take a listen:

Pre-concert talk: Robert Philip – 21 January 2011 by OAE

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New Night Shift podcast

Fri 14 Jan 2011

Our next Night Shift event is next Wednesday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, when we’ll be joined by Night Shift regular, conductor Vladimir Jurowski, for a concert of Mahler and Liszt. Support comes from Kitty La Roar and Nick of Time and there’s a DJ set afterwards from Postino. We’ve just released a new podcast ahead of the event and in it we chat to Orchestra leader Maggie Faultless about the music featured, hear from Vladimir Jurowski about his experiences of conducting at The Night Shift, find out how the graphic design and illustration for The Night Shift has evolved and also talk to Natasha, one of our student representatives. You can listen to the podcast below and it will also shortly be available on itunes. Also below is a retrospective of Night Shift flyer designs, to accompany your podcast listening!

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December podcast: A cellist turns conductor, legendary carpet and much more

Wed 22 Dec 2010

Our December podcast is now out. In this bumper edition we:

Talk to conductor Jonathan Cohen about his New Year’s concerts with us Find out how someone needing the loo led to the Royal Festival Hall opening its doors all day Talk to Duke Dobing from the office team to find out what a Development Director does Hear from violinist Roy Mowatt about his top CD picks Look ahead to our tour with legendary Beethoven interpreter David Zinman



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New Night Shift podcast

Thu 14 Oct 2010

Ahead of The Night Shift next week we have a new podcast – in it we speak to violinist Kati Debretzeni about the music in the concert, listen to your views on the last event at Wilton’s Music Hall, find out about the history of the Southbank Centre and lastly talk to band the Silvermoths who support the OAE at the next event. Enjoy!

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OAE podcast looking at the new season ahead and more!

Wed 6 Oct 2010


– Staff picks of the new season
– A preview of the REMIX festival
– A profile of OAE Projects Director Ceri Jones
– OAE Viola player and Vice Chairman Martin Kelly picks out some of his favourite recordings.

OAE Podcast October 2010 by OAE

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Why Friday the 13th wont be so bad after all: a new Night Shift podcast

Wed 11 Aug 2010

Ahead of our special summer event at Wilton’s this Friday (the 13th) we’ve just released this new podcast which looks forward to the event. In it, we find out about the history of the venue – and why the can-can was banned, chat with OAE leader and violinist Matthew Truscott (who was in a rather windy Glyndebourne) about the music and get your reactions to the last event back in May. Find out more about The Night Shift and how to buy tickets at its special website. This podcast also features our Pod Idol winner Raul – making his debut as the voice of the pod.

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The June Podcast

Tue 22 Jun 2010

Our June OAE podcast is now here, and is, if we say so ourselves a rather good listen. In it, we take a trip to Glyndebourne, catch up with OAE Education Director Cherry to talk about our fantastic Creation project and related Family Concert, chat with Eduardo Portal, the current Melgaard OAE Young Conductor and finally we talk to Eric Richmond (photographer) and Chris Harrison (designer) who are behind our much-talked-about gaffer tape pics.

Or search for us on itunes.

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The Night Shift: now on Soundcloud

Thu 20 May 2010

We’ve just set up a Soundcloud page for The Night Shift which will now be an easy one-stop-shop for all Night Shift podcasts and audio. We’ll be creating a similar profile for general OAE audio and podcasts shortly. You’ll find the latest podcast embedded below, which is now much easier to share, download and comment on.

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Night Shift: Podcast + Be our voice!

Tue 18 May 2010

We’ve just released a fresh out-of-the-box podcast, just in time for our next Night Shift on 25 May. It features interveiws with conductor Eduardo Portal (see his interview below), presenter Alistair Appleton, plus your thoughts on the last event at the Roundhouse. Listen to it here.

On the podcast we also mention something coming up on the 25 May event, which is a chance for you to be the Voice of the podcasts. We want to zing them up a bit, so as part of that we want an audience member to record the intros. On 25 May we’re looking for audience members to record a few lines with our podcast guru Ben. We’ll then pick our favourites and put it out to a vote on this blog. Everyone who records a line will be entered into a competition to win some goodies and there’s a special prize for the winner too. You can just turn up on the night and do it between 9 and 10pm or after the show from 11pm to Midnight. If you’re really keen to do it and want to register in advance drop us a line at nightshift@oae.co.uk

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Beethoven with Guts podcast

Wed 7 Apr 2010

Our latest podcast is now available for your listening pleasure and takes a look at our mini-fest at Kings Place next week, Beethoven with Guts. Complimenting our Symphony Series over at the Southbank Centre the festival includes lots of Beethoven’s chamber music plus some more unusual events including a chance to play along with the OAE and even try some dance moves to his music. Featured on the podcast are OAE Leader Alison Bury, our Education Manager and Oboist Cherry Forbes and, er, me.

Listen to it here. Or search on itunes for Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Should you feel motivated to buy tickets then this is a good place to head.

Does anyone use Soundcloud? Would that be a useful place for our audio content to go as well? Let us know.

William Norris, Marketing Director

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New Night Shift podcast

Tue 26 Jan 2010

Our new Night Shift podcast has just been released, ahead of our event at the Roundhouse this Friday. On it we catch up with Marin Alsop backstage after the last event, and also talk to conductor Vladimir Jurowski about this weeks show. We also talk to Marcus Davey, Chief Executive about the Roundhouse and its history. Listen to the podcast here

Tomorrow we’ll be releasing a further podcast tomorrow which focuses on our Beethoven Symphony Series and upcoming Vivaldi concert.

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New podcast

Thu 14 May 2009

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.

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