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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – Listen again

Wed 9 Apr 2014

OAE

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.

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – Audience reactions

Wed 9 Apr 2014

OAE

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….

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Sigiswald Kuijken on Newsnight

Fri 14 Mar 2014

The Works OAE

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.

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More seats released for ‘A forgotten cello’

Tue 11 Mar 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall seating

We’ve just released some more seats for our previously sold out performance at Southbank Centre on 25 March featuring Sigiswald Kuijken and the Violoncello da spalla.

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A salute to feathers, furs and fins

Thu 6 Mar 2014

OAE Education

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.

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French Fancies – audience reactions

Thu 27 Feb 2014

OAE

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…

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A chat with the Labèque sisters

Wed 19 Feb 2014

OAE

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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2014-2015 concerts now on sale

Mon 17 Feb 2014

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Public booking for our 2014-2015 season of concerts at Southbank Centre is now open.

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2014-2015 Season Launch

Fri 24 Jan 2014

OAE

On Thursday 23 January, representatives from the four resident Orchestra’s at Southbank Centre, piled into a conference room along with an incalculable number of journalists to find out what was in store for the 2014-2015 Season.  After a decent amount of coffeee, orange juice and pastries, we all took a seat and listened as Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly hinted at what lay in store.

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Cast your votes

Mon 13 Jan 2014

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It’s time to decide on a winning title for our concert on 25 November 2014. We’ve narrowed it down to our final three, but now we need your help to pick a winner.   The winner not only gets to gloat at their unrivalled pun skills, but will also get two top price tickets to the concert.  Polls close at 10am tomorrow, so get your votes in now!

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Name that concert!

Thu 9 Jan 2014

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It’s that time of year yet again – as we prepare to launch a brand new season of events, and as with previous years that also means a chance for you to get involved and help us name a concert!

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Fantasio – Pre-Concert Talk

Wed 8 Jan 2014

OAE

In this podcast, Sir Mark Elder gives an introduction to our performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio, which took place at Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, 15 December 2013.

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Offenbach’s Fantasio – Audience Reactions

Fri 20 Dec 2013

OAE

On 15 December we took Offenbach’s Fantasio to the Royal Festival Hall, with Sir Mark Elder conducting an all-star cast including Sarah Connolly and Brenda Rae.  Here’s what the audience had to say about it.

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Fantasio – Audience & Press Reactions

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Fantasio

Last night saw fresh life breathed into Offenbach’s lost opera Fantasio, and the first batch of reviews are in…

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Fantasio in Rehearsal

Wed 11 Dec 2013

Fantasio in rehearsal

As Sir Mark Elder and the cast of Fantasio prepared for Sunday’s performance at Royal Festival Hall, photographer Russell Duncan was there to capture it.

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Fantasio in a nutshell

Fri 6 Dec 2013

OAE

‘It’s confusing but….life is’ Sir Mark Elder on Fantasio.

Indeed it is, but do you think you can sum up Offenbach’s Fantasio in 140 characters?  Whoever explains it best will win two top price seats to the performance at Royal Festival Hall on 15 December and the runner-up will bag a copy of the OAE and Glyndebourne’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) double disc set.

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TOTS Playlist – Purcell’s Fairy Queen

Fri 29 Nov 2013

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For those of you who’d like to delve deeper into the work of Purcell, here’s a taste of the music from his much celebrated opera Fairy Queen, featured in TOTS this weekend.

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Margaret Faultless on Beethoven Symphony No. 8

Tue 26 Nov 2013

OAE

OAE violinist Margaret Faultless tells us one more thing that’s special about tonight’s concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall…

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The Works – Beethoven

Wed 6 Nov 2013

The Works

Tomorrow night we head over to Queen Elizabeth Hall for a step-by-step guide to one of Beethoven’s favourite works; Symphony No. 8. Here’s a look at what you can expect.

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Monday nights are about ironing, housework and working late. Right? Wrong.

Thu 26 Sep 2013

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If your typical Monday night contains ANY of the things in the video above then we can help you.

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