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This morning at Southbank Centre we launched our 2015-2016 season of concerts to the press – a year which marks our 30th Birthday. As you’d expect we have some pretty special events lined up for you…
During the season we’re joined by an incredible array of artists, including Principal Artists Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Mark Elder as well as Emeritus Conductor Sir Roger Norrington. They are joined by guests including Marin Alsop, Rachel Podger, Ian Bostridge, András Schiff, Sarah Connolly and many more, including several OAE Principals, in a season which showcases our breadth of repertoire – an array of concerts which really says ‘this is OAE’.
We’ll be publishing full concert-by-concert details on 16 February when public booking opens. In the meantime here are some selected highlights:
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment 2015-2016 concerts at Southbank Centre.
This year, due to the refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, some programmes will take place in the beautiful surroundings of St John’s Smith Square.
Public booking opens on 16 February but OAE Friends can book from Monday 26 January. Friends membership starts at £50 and you can join instantly online or by calling Holly Noon on 020 7239 9386 .
We do expect demand to be high for many events.
We can’t wait to start celebrating our 30th birthday with you!
If you’re not in London – rest assured, we will be appearing across the country and internationally as usual, with more details being posted in due course.
Lastly, you’ll note from the picture above the first look of our pictures for the new season – many more to come plus behind the scenes footage of the photoshoot, which this year took our ‘breaking the rules’ philosophy very literally!