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William Christie appointed Emeritus Conductor

Tue Jan 26 2016

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is delighted to announce the appointment of distinguished period conductor William Christie as Emeritus Conductor.

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Katy Bell, Press and Public Relations Director  katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444

Two Co-Principal Oboes Appointed

Mon Dec 14 2015

The Orchestra has appointed appoints two new Co-Principal Oboes, Daniel Bates and Katharina Spreckelsen.

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 937414

John Butt appointed Principal Artist

Wed Oct 14 2015

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment have added leading conductor, organist, harpsichordist and scholar John Butt OBE to their roster of Principal Artists.

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Katy Bell, PR Director katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444

OAE Raises £1 million in Catalyst Funding Success

Thu Sep 10 2015

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has raised £1 million of new funds through Catalyst Arts, meeting its £0.5 million endowment target.

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Katy Bell, Press Manager katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444

Gay nightclub gives OAE honorary Residency

Sat Aug 8 2015

Legendary Vauxhall-based night club, Duckie, appoints Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment as honorary Resident Orchestra.

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

William Norris moves to Canada’s Tafelmusik Orchestra

Wed Jun 17 2015

OAE Communications and Creative Programming Director is appointed MD of Canada’s Tafelmusik Orchestra.

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Katy Bell, Press Manager katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444

2015–2016 Southbank Centre Season

Thu Jan 22 2015

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s 2015/16 Southbank Centre Season: 30 years of breaking the rules.

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Katy Bell, Press Manager katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444

OAE appoints new Chief Executive

Tue Nov 18 2014

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has appointed a new Chief Executive, Crispin Woodhead.

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374
Katy Bell, Press Manager katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444

OAE appoints two new violinists

Thu Oct 30 2014

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment has appointed two new members to the violin section, Colin Scobie and Huw Daniel.

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

Listings Release: The Night Shift Duckie

Sat Oct 25 2014

Old-school orchestra play progressive gay club night.
15 November 2014

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

Listings Release: Onslow

Lost French genius, ‘the French Beethoven’ revived.
22 October 2014

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

Listings Release: The Night Shift Brighton

Fri Oct 17 2014

Purcell and Pints, The Night Shift returns to Brighton.

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

Listings Release: Watercycle

Recordings from Brighton’s sewers receive their premiere

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Katy Bell, Press Manager katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444
Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

Listings Release: Rameau

Thu Oct 9 2014

An authentic glimpse of 18th century France.

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Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

Listings release: The Night Shift, September 2014

Fri Aug 15 2014

Purcell and Pints – The Night Shift makes its first appearance in King’s Cross.

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For more information contact:
Katy Bell, Press Manager katy.bell@oae.co.uk / 07834 603444
Charles Lewis, Marketing and Press Officer charles.lewis@oae.co.uk / 020 7239 9374

OAE Leadership to change

Thu Jul 17 2014

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment announced today that Stephen Carpenter will be stepping down as Chief Executive at the end of 2014.

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OAE announces leadership to change 17 July 2014

For press enquiries please contact Katy Bell, Press Manager on 07834 603444 katy.bell@oae.co.uk

 

Bach Unwrapped

Fri Apr 19 2013

Bach’s name translates as ‘brook, but, as Beethoven said, his music is a vast ocean.  In March 2013, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) return to Kings Place to explore what lies beneath it, as part of the Bach Unwrapped series.

For further information please contact Katy Bell or Matthew Grindon on 07834 603 444/020 7239 9373 or email katy.bell@oae.co.uk/matthew.grindon@oae.co.uk

For full information, please download Bach Unwrapped Listings Release 2013

V4: The Seasons

Thu Feb 21 2013

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) join forces with choreographer Henri Oguike to take on The Four Seasons and reimagine Vivaldi’s seminal masterpiece in a striking new visual interpretation, premièred on 8 February 2013, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre.

For further information please contact Katy Bell or Matthew Grindon on 07834 603 444/020 7239 9373 or email katy.bell@oae.co.uk/matthew.grindon@oae.co.uk

For full information, please download V4 The Seasons Listings Release

Haydn in the Highest

As the New Year rolls in, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) step up to greet it with Joseph Haydn’s epic masterpiece ‘The Creation’.

Arguably one of the most vivid and descriptive pieces of classical music ever written, The Creation brings to life every aspect of it’s biblical text from the black emptiness before the First Day to the heat of the sun as it rises for the first time.

For further information please contact Katy Bell or Matthew Grindon on 07834 603 444/020 7239 9373 or email katy.bell@oae.co.uk/matthew.grindon@oae.co.uk

For full information, please download Creation press release

The Works explores Mozart

The Works – an antidote to the formal concert – returns to the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Tuesday 6 November, for a demystifying look at some of the world’s greatest music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

For further information please contact Katy Bell or Matthew Grindon on 07834 603 444/020 7239 9373 or email katy.bell@oae.co.uk/matthew.grindon@oae.co.uk

For full information, please download Press Release The Works antidote to the formal concert 6 Nov