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Is what you see really what you get?

Thu 26 Jan 2017

In 2017/18 we’re starting Six Chapters of Enlightenment, six years of concerts celebrating the thought that made the modern world.

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Mad skillz from footballer turned harpsichordist Ottavio Dantone

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Catch him doing the harpsichord thing (no football planned as yet) with the OAE on Sunday at St John’s Smith Square.   More info and book tickets

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Watch: 30 Years of Breaking the Rules

Fri 9 Oct 2015

The OAE archive is huge. In just 30 short years we’ve amassed a lot of stuff. Here at OAE HQ and at a secret warehouse location in Hounslow we’ve got boxes and boxes of OAE goodies.

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

Wed 8 Oct 2014

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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2014-2015 concerts teaser

Wed 10 Sep 2014

As a follow of the OAE you’ll know that we give each concert season a distinct theme, identity and ‘look’ – with fresh designs and photography for each year. We’ll be revealing our look for the 2014-2015 year of concerts tomorrow – but in the meantime here’s a little teaser…

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Introducing…the ‘other’ Beethoven.

Wed 27 Aug 2014

This autumn we bring you the music of the ‘other’ Beethoven: George Onslow.

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Mildly Rude?

Thu 29 May 2014

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On 12 June we close our Southbank 2013-2014 Season with Gamechangers: Mildly Rude?, so called for its inclusion of Boyce’s Solomon – A Serenata, which caused outrage when performed in front of Victorian audiences. 

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The Works Trailer

Fri 7 Mar 2014

OAE

On 19 March we give you a step-by-step guide to masterpieces from Vivaldi and Bach.  This performance will feature the violoncello da spalla, a long-lost instrument played here by spalla expert Sigiswald Kuijken.

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Offenbach’s Fantasio: Trailer

Thu 5 Dec 2013

Fantasio trailer

We’ve just released this video trailer ahead of our performance of Offenbach’s opera Fantasio on 15 December.

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Monday nights are about ironing, housework and working late. Right? Wrong.

Thu 26 Sep 2013

If your typical Monday night contains ANY of the things in the video above then we can help you.

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Is this your face on a Monday?

Wed 18 Sep 2013

Well, is it?

Very few of us jump out of bed on a Monday full of the joys of spring. It’s very few people’s favourite day of the week.

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The OAE in 60 seconds (or just over…)

Wed 5 Jun 2013

We’ve managed to cram footage from all the myriad of activities we get up to here at the OAE, into the time it takes a second hand to do a full revolution… …from our regular Southbank concerts to our Education projects to our late night The Night Shift events and more, it’s all here.

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Bach…unwrapped

Sat 16 Mar 2013

Bach-ing mad?

Then you might like our video trailer.

We’re very excited to be part of Kings Place’s largest annual series to date, Bach Unwrapped, celebrating the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. We kick off our set of nine events on 22 March with a concert celebrating his Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos, led by the effervescent conductor, John Butt.

But it doesn’t end there…from March to May, we’ll have two OAE TOTS concerts (23 March) for our younger music-lovers, a chance to sing Bach’s Passions with OAE principal keyboardist Robert Howarth (23 March), as well as a lively family concert (18 May) and a study day, focusing on Bach’s sublime Brandenburg Concertos (20 April).

If that’s still not enough Bach for you, you can download an online brochure for the whole series here.

All event info and booking can be found here or you can call the Kings Place Box Office on 020 7520 1490.

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: Who’s your heroine?

Mon 10 Sep 2012

Ahead of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series launching on 30 September, celebrating feisty female roles in opera, we’re launching a competition where you could win a night fit for a Queen.

Nominate your personal heroine and you’ll be in with the chance to win your own private box plus interval drinks for the opening night of the Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers season on 30 September at the Southbank Centre, London.

We’ve put together a little video (above) with a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing…

To enter, tell us about your personal heroine in 200 words or less by 26 September and we’ll pick the best entry and announce the winner the following day.

Entries should be submitted to: heroines@oae.co.uk
You can also enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Good luck!

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Not all audiences are the same… 2012-2013 brochure trailer

Wed 9 May 2012

not all audiences are the same teaser

Earlier this year we put a call-out to members of the OAE audience, looking for volunteers with a ‘strong look’ to star in our marketing campaign for the 2012-2013 season of concerts.

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Brand new trailer: Back with Bach

Mon 5 Mar 2012

Yes, The Works returns tomorrow evening with an evening of Bach, and we’re all primed and ready to give you a guided tour of two of his most popular pieces, the Suite No.3 (which includes Air on a G String) and the Brandenburg Concerto No.5. Here’s a trailer to whet your appetite… Find our more about tomorrow’s event here.

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A musical stalker…

Wed 22 Feb 2012

We decided to do something a little different with our latest video. Rather than a trailer or a behind-the-scenes sort of thing we decided to take a more tangental route, living up to our tag-line Classical Music: Minus the Rules. So, we met up with OAE violinist Jo Lawrence, set her loose on the streets of London and waited to see what would happen…

 

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The Works trailer

Mon 3 Oct 2011

Here at OAE towers we are just having our coffee and getting set up for the week ahead. It’s a busy start to the week though as tomorrow sees the launch of our brand-new concert series, The Works. Here’s a trailer for tomorrow night’s event:

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