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In depth: Marin Alsop on Schumann, madness and creativity

Sun 21 Feb 2016

Before our Marin, Music and Madness concert at the Royal Festival Hall in February, conductor Marin Alsop got together with journalist Jessica Duchen, musicologist Dr Robert Samuels and Director of Music at the Southbank Centre, Gillian Moore, to discuss whether madness and genius really do go hand in hand. Or does this notion misrepresent both creativity and mental health problems?

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Pre-concert talk: Sally Beamish in conversation

Tue 12 Aug 2014

Back in May we revived Sally Beamish’s piece Spinal Chords, which we had premiered as part of the Cultural Olympiad in 2012. In this pre-concert event Sally talks to Nicola Christie about reviving her composition two years on from its first performances and the works’ genesis.

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Kati Debretzeni: NCEM podcast

Thu 10 Jul 2014

This Sunday we’re in York for the Early Music Festival at the National Centre for Early Music. Directing the programme is OAE Leader Kati Debretzeni – and of this podcast she talks about the programme that the Orchestra has put together for the festival

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers – Podcast

Mon 20 May 2013

On 3 June, we return to Royal Festival Hall to perform A Tribute to Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, the final concert of the season and the last of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series. 

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Insiders podcast

Thu 1 Nov 2012

In this episode of Southbank Centre’s Insiders podcast, Ben Eshmade chats to our musicians about how the OAE started (in a surprising place!), to conductor Marin Alsop on why she enjoys working with the Orchestra and to our lovely office staff about their highlights for the season.

It’s your chance to get under the skin of the OAE – so have a listen!

You can subscribe to the Southbank Centre podcasts on iTunes here

 

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers Podcast

Thu 27 Sep 2012

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Here’s our brand-new podcast dedicated to our new concert series for 2012-2013: Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers, which starts this Sunday at the Royal Festival Hall.

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February podcast: Roundhouse, Bach pushes buttons & Pod Idol

Fri 10 Feb 2012

Our latest Podcast is now out, and focuses our two upcoming big events at the Roundhouse and Southbank Centre.
We hear from top conductor Sir Mark Elder who tells us about Berlioz’s incredible version of Romeo & Juliet which we’ll play at the Roundhouse on 24 Feb, kicking off the Reverb 2012 Festival. Plus Roundhouse Head Honcho Marcus Davey tells us about this iconic building.

On 4 March we’re back at Southbank Centre for a Night Shift as part of the London 2012 Festival. We’ll be featuring Bach and director Laurence Cummings tells us why Bach will push your buttons…

Plus there’s audience reaction from the first pub gig at the George Tavern and information on the return of Pod Idol, your chance to the voice of the Night Shift podcasts.

Happy listening!
The Night Shift February 2012 Podcast by The Night Shift

(For those that prefer it the podcast will be available on itunes next week…)

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February Podcast: Sir Mark Elder, Laurence Cummings and frothy tea…

Thu 9 Feb 2012

It’s time for the latest packed edition of the OAE podcast, this time with added snazzy intro music. In this edition we speak to Sir Mark Elder about Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet, chat with Laurence Cummings about Bach, talk to composer Sally Beamish and writer Melanie Reid about Spinal Chords, a new piece for the OAE as part of the London 2012 celebrations, plus there’s a chat with OAE Digital Content Officer Zen Grisdale about his role at the OAE (including how he like his tea…) and lastly we talk on the phone to Double Bassist Cecelia Bruggemeyer about her top CD picks. Phew!

The podcast can be streamed or downloaded below and will also be available on itunes from tormorrow.

Full details of all our performances

OAE Podcast February 2012 by OAE

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January 2012 Night Shift podcast

Thu 26 Jan 2012

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Here’s our latest freshly minted and lovingly crafted podcast, previewing our upcoming pub tour.

In it we get audience reaction from the last pub gig, talk to violinist Matt Truscott about how it is performing in a pub and what to expect from the tour, and lastly talk to The George Tavern landlady Pauline Forster about the pub and its amazing history.

The Night Shift January 2012 Podcast by The Night Shift

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November 2011 podcast now out…

Wed 16 Nov 2011

Here’s our brand-new podcast for November. As ever, it’s a packed edition. First off we speak to regular OAE collaborator, violinist Rachel Podger, about her upcoming project with us – 1700s London and the Fab Four, a concert featuring music from Haydn, Abel, Arne and JC Bach that you can hear in both London and Bradford-on-Avon. Then we catch up with Education Director Cherry Forbes backstage at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, where we find out more about her role and what the OAE Education team gets up to. Next up is OAE Co-Principal Keyboard player Steven Devine who tells us about his favourite recordings, including a VERY unusual version of Handel’s Messiah (hear a more conventional one from us on 6 Dec at the Royal Festival Hall!). Lastlywe take a look back to September, when Robert Levin joined us to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23 – in a special interview he tells us about the piece and his approach to it. Happy listening!

The podcast will soon also be available on itunes.

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September 2011 podcast

Wed 5 Oct 2011

Our September podcast is a packed edition – we look back at the hot, sweaty and beery pub gig back in September, talking to punters, musicians and staff and asking how the experience was for them. We fill you in on how YOU can help more pub gigs happen and we also talk to pianist Robert Levin who featured in our 29 September event. Enjoy!

The Night Shift September 2011 podcast by The Night Shift

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May podcast

Fri 27 May 2011

We have a brand new podcast just out – in a jam-packed edition we talk to OAE Leader Alison Bury about our upcoming A celebration of Handel concert, take the train down to Glyndebourne to get Principal Oboe Anthony Robson’s top CD picks and then come back to London to find out what a day in the life of an Orchestra Chief Executive is like, when we talk to OAE boss Stephen Carpenter. Lastly, with our 25th Anniversary approaching in June, Helen Wallace (who wrote our 21st anniversary book, Spirit of the Orchestra) talks about the origins and history of the OAE. Happy listening!

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December podcast: A cellist turns conductor, legendary carpet and much more

Wed 22 Dec 2010

Our December podcast is now out. In this bumper edition we:

Talk to conductor Jonathan Cohen about his New Year’s concerts with us Find out how someone needing the loo led to the Royal Festival Hall opening its doors all day Talk to Duke Dobing from the office team to find out what a Development Director does Hear from violinist Roy Mowatt about his top CD picks Look ahead to our tour with legendary Beethoven interpreter David Zinman

Enjoy!

 

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OAE podcast looking at the new season ahead and more!

Wed 6 Oct 2010

Featuring:

– Staff picks of the new season
– A preview of the REMIX festival
– A profile of OAE Projects Director Ceri Jones
– OAE Viola player and Vice Chairman Martin Kelly picks out some of his favourite recordings.

OAE Podcast October 2010 by OAE

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The June Podcast

Tue 22 Jun 2010

Our June OAE podcast is now here, and is, if we say so ourselves a rather good listen. In it, we take a trip to Glyndebourne, catch up with OAE Education Director Cherry to talk about our fantastic Creation project and related Family Concert, chat with Eduardo Portal, the current Melgaard OAE Young Conductor and finally we talk to Eric Richmond (photographer) and Chris Harrison (designer) who are behind our much-talked-about gaffer tape pics.

Or search for us on itunes.

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