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Fri 22 Sep 2017

Kings Place Hall One

Christophe Coin: Galloping Galant

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Sammartini Symphony in D minor
Boccherini Cello Concerto in G
CPE Bach Symphony in A
CPE Bach Cello Concerto in A minor

Christophe Coin cello, director

Christophe Coin is period instrument royalty. Known for the luminous elegance of his playing, this cellist and viola da gamba superstar trained with the best, is celebrated as the cellist of the Quatuor Mosaïques and play-directs the finest baroque ensembles in Europe.

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Mon 25 Sep 2017

St John's Smith Square

The Judas Passion

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Sally Beamish The Judas Passion

David Harsent libretto
Nicholas McGegan conductor
Brenden Gunnell Judas
Roderick Williams Christ
Mary Bevan Mary Magdalene
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Co-Commission with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale

Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven?

Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven, we ask in this provocative new chronicle of Jesus’ final days, told through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, the disciple who sold him for 30 pieces of silver.

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Mon 2 Oct 2017

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – Islington

The Night Shift
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We can’t do pub gigs without a regular trip back to the glamourous Islington pub where none other than Jude Law once came to see us play.

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Sun 15 Oct 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 15 Oct 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Wed 18 Oct 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Handel’s Semele

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Handel Semele

Christophe Rousset conductor
Louise Alder Semele
James Way Jupiter
Ray Chenez Athamas
Brindley Sherratt Somnus/ Cadmus
Rowan Pierce Iris
Catherine Wyn-Rogers Juno
Ciara Hendrick Ino
Jeremy Budd Apollo
Robert Davies High Priest
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Be careful what you wish for.

When Handel premiered Semele in Covent Garden in 1744, he shocked audiences expecting something solemn for Lent with this steamy, sexy story of gods having affairs with mortals.

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Sun 22 Oct 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Ich glaube, lieber Herr (I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief)

Robert Howarth director
Helen Charlston alto
James Way tenor
Professor Carlos Frenk guest scientist

Origin of Galaxies

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with Bach, the Universe, and Everything, our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds.

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Tue 24 Oct 2017

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

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

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Sun 26 Nov 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe, and Everything

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Bach Wachet! betet! (Watch! Pray!)

Steven Devine director
Rowan Pierce soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Professor Sir John Pendry guest scientist

What is light? 

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with Bach, the Universe, and Everything, our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds.

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Mon 27 Nov 2017

St John's Smith Square

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto in No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

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Tue 28 Nov 2017

Camden Assembly

The Night Shift – Camden

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The Night Shift invades the spiritual home of Britpop.

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Sun 10 Dec 2017

West London Synagogue

Rachel Podger at West London Synagogue

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Mozart The Marriage of Figaro - Overture and selection of arias
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Mozart Don Giovanni Overture and selection of arias
Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

We make a triumphant return to West London Synagogue with a breath-taking programme of masterpieces by Mozart and Gluck that transformed musical history.

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Sun 17 Dec 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Darzu ist erschienen (For this the Son of God appeared)

Steven Devine director
Helen Charlston alto
James Way tenor
Edward Grint bass
Professor Tara Shears guest scientist

Antimatter Matters

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.

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Fri 22 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Sat 23 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Sat 6 Jan 2018

Kings Place

In the beginning… The Creation

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Haydn The Creation

Ádám Fischer conductor
Charlotte Beament soprano
James Way tenor
James Newby bass

Make Haydn’s Creation your first concert of 2018 with this intimate New Year performance at Kings Place. 

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise the Lord, my soul)

Steven Devine director
Charlotte Beament soprano
Nicholas Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Helen F Gleeson guest scientist

Time and Vision

There’s a focus on time as our Sunday morning series helps launch Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped programme.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 4 Feb 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

Marin Alsop & Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti performs with us for the first time in this concert.

She’s joined by conductor Marin Alsop for a programme of Beethoven performed with pure unvarnished musicality.

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