What is enlightenment?

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What are Period Instruments?

What are Period Instruments?

Our double bass Cecelia Bruggemeyer explains what period instruments are and why we play on them.

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Further Reading: Adrian Bending

Further Reading: Adrian Bending

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Who we are

Who we are

Three decades ago, a group of inquisitive London musicians took a long hard look at that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a particular era? Perfect a work and then move on? Too lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born. On these pages we look at our story, our musicians and their instruments, where we play and more.

What is the cost of greatness?

Faust: The Life of a Composer
25 March at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London