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Wed 22 Oct 2014

Royal Festival Hall, London

Flying the Flag: The French Beethoven

Debbie-Diamond
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Berlioz Overture, Beatrice and Benedict Onslow Symphony No 1 in A (1831) Beethoven Symphony No 3 in E flat, Eroica François-Xavier Roth conductor

Beethoven’s electrifying Eroica Symphony concludes this concert, the second in our Flying the Flag series.

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Your programmes last night…

Fri 10 Oct 2014

OAE Programme

As anyone who was at our concert last night will know, we had a slight mishap in that our programmes didn’t turn up…

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True Sound, True Music – a new year of OAE concerts ahead

Wed 8 Oct 2014

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A new season of OAE concerts starts on 9 October, with concerts at Southbank Centre and elsewhere running through until May next year. You can get a little taste of what’s to come on our 100 second new season trailer, filmed in a low-fi ‘activist’ style to match our brochure and images this year.

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Musicians and Staff pick their season highlights

Tue 7 Oct 2014

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With our Southbank Centre season starting this Thursday we asked musicians and staff what OAE concerts in the forthcoming season they’re looking forward to most:

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Our 2014-2015 Brochure revealed

Thu 11 Sep 2014

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Well, it’s been a little (actually quite a lot) later in arriving than usual, but we’d like to think it’s been worth the wait. Today we can reveal our brand new brochure for 2014-2015 – with all the details of our season at London’s Southbank Centre and, of course, a fresh new look for the year ahead.

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Steven Devine: Speed Interview

Tue 27 May 2014

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On 12 June, Steven Devine will direct the OAE in Gamechangers: Mildly Rude?  Here we spoke with him about Bach and The Butterfly Effect

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7 Things You (probably) Didn’t Know About Rameau

Tue 22 Apr 2014

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In preparation for the UK debut of Rameau’s Zaïs, here are 7 things you (probably) didn’t know about composer Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Gamechangers: Symphonic Greats – Listen again

Wed 9 Apr 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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