Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Instagram Rss YouTube
Get news and offers Search...

load
 

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená

Book now

Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito

Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Giovanni Antonini conductor

Songs from the heart with international opera star Magdalena Kožená.

Magdalena Kožená is one of the world’s biggest opera stars. In this rare solo UK appearance, hear her sing some of the music she’s become famous for – sublime opera arias by Mozart and Gluck.

Read More

Sun 27 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
Book now

Bach Jesu, nun sei gepreiset – ‘Jesus, now be praised’ BWV41

Charlotte Shaw soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

Read More

Tue 26 Feb 2019

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

Book now

Matthew Truscott violin
Max Mandel viola

The creative heart of Peckham hosts classical music, minus the rules.

Read More

Tue 22 Jan 2019

St. John's Co-Cathedral, Malta

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Book now

Bach  St Matthew Passion 

Julia Doyle soprano
Charlotte Shaw soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Dingle Yandell bass
John Butt director
Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment

We perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion as part of Valetta International Baroque Festival in the magnificent surroundings of St Johns Co-Cathedral. 

Read More

Introducing the Baroque Theorbo

“People complain a lot about the space that I take up”.

Lutenist Elizabeth Kenny explains how and why the theorbo was developed in the 17th century, what it was used for, and what it’s like to carry it around on the tube.

Read More

Concerts for 2 to 5 year olds in 2019

Wed 2 Jan 2019

We’ve just announced The Worlds Around Us, our new Southbank Centre series of OAE TOTS, our concerts introducing children age 2 to 5 to the magic of classical music.

This year we’re exploring the weird and wonderful world around us.

Read More

The best of Barbara Strozzi

Thu 27 Dec 2018

In January, we launch Kings Place’s Venus Unwrapped series with a concert of music by 17th century Venetian composer, Barbara Strozzi.

If you’ve never heard her music before, we really think it’s worth a listen. So we’ve compiled some of the best of it into the Spotify playlist below.

Read More

Introducing Mozart’s Clarinet

Fri 21 Dec 2018

“This is the clarinet that Mozart would have expected to hear when he wrote for it.”

Our Principal Clarinet Antony Pay takes us through the staple instrument of the time – the 5 key clarinet, and shows us the type of basset clarinet he believes enables you to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto best.

Read More

Bach, the Universe and Everything podcast

Fri 7 Dec 2018

Lots of you have been asking for a listen again option for our Bach, the Universe and Everything series at Kings Place, so here it is!

Read More

10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Handel’s Messiah

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Handel’s Messiah is probably the most performed choral work in history, and despite being about the whole of Jesus’ life it is now mainly performed at Christmas.

Read More

Telemann – In Numbers

Sat 1 Dec 2018

We’re playing music by Telemann in our Pipedreams concert on Monday 3 December at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Here is his life broken down into manageable, number-related facts.

Read More

Introducing Handel’s Organ

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Our Principal Artist John Butt introduces a spectacular bespoke chamber organ, built to recreate the sounds of Handel’s era.

Read More

Pipedreams Programme

Thu 29 Nov 2018

Here’s the programme for our Pipedreams concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on 3 December 2018. Pick up a free hard copy on the night!

Read More

John Butt on Telemann

Thu 22 Nov 2018

Our Principal Artist John Butt directs Pipedreams, a concert of music by great friends Handel and Telemann in Glasgow and London.

He explains why Telemann’s music is just as wonderful as that by Handel.

Read More

Further listening: Simone Jandl

Mon 12 Nov 2018

So you’ve heard our Brahms: A German Requiem concert and you’re hungry for more Brahms. Our co-principal viola Simone Jandl recommends four unique pieces Brahms wrote after a eureka moment later in his life.

Read More

Rehearsing Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis | Vaughan Williams

Fri 9 Nov 2018

“It’s been really inspirational for the start of this project.”

Leader Margaret Faultless gets her hands on the original concert programme for the premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis at Gloucester Cathedral on September 6, 1910.

Hear us play it before Brahms’ Requiem with Marin Alsop:

Saturday 10 November, 2018, The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sunday 11 November, 2018, Southbank Centre, London

Read More

Brahms: A German Requiem Programme

Wed 7 Nov 2018

Here’s the programme for our Brahms: A German Requiem concert at Royal Festival Hall on 11 November 2018. Pick up a free hard copy on the night!

Read More

Individual or society? Heart or heart? Conform or rebel?

Mon 5 Nov 2018

Individual or Society?
Head or Heart?
Conform or Rebel?
Laws or Freedoms?
Secular or Sacred?

These questions about how to live a good life challenged composers such as Bach, Brahms and Mozart as much as they challenge us now.

Our 2018-19 season of concerts at Southbank Centre features the music these composers wrote in response to these questions, sometimes overtly and sometimes indirectly.

Read More

Brahms’ humanist Requiem

Tue 30 Oct 2018

“Brahms’ Requiem is essentially humanist, less a prayer for the dead than a personal meditation for the consolation of the living.”

Ahead of our performances with Marin Alsop, we explore how Brahms’ German Requiem broke the mould. 

Read More

Apollo and Daphne Programme

Thu 25 Oct 2018