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Mon 29 Apr 2019

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – Islington

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We can’t do pub gigs without a regular trip back to the gorgeous shabby-chic surroundings of this Islington pub, where none other than Jude Law once came to see us play.

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Tue 14 May 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

Bach and the balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Fri 31 May 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sibelius: States of Independence

Camilla Morse-Glover, cello, Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme
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Elgar Serenade for Strings
Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
Alina Ibragimova Violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

We round off our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness season with the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

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Sun 28 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – A World of Magic

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Be transported to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute. Experience an enchanting story by Hazel Gould, and learn how music can conjure magic to help our heroes and heroines live happily ever after.

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Sat 18 May 2019

Cadogan Hall

Bach’s Mass in B Minor

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach B Minor Mass

Joanna Tomlinson conductor
Miriam Allan soprano
Roderick Morris countertenor
Greg Tassell tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Constanza Chorus

In its tenth birthday celebration concert, the dynamic Constanza Chorus is joined by us for a performance of Bach’s masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor.

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Tue 25 Jun 2019

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – Whitechapel

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It’s more classical music, minus the rules, at our favourite ancient boozer in Whitechapel.

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Fri 28 Jun 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Missa Solemnis

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Beethoven Mass in D

David Hill  conductor
Sarah Fox soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Roderick Williams bass
The Bach Choir

We perform Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Bach Choir.

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Thu 3 Oct 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

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Mendelssohn Elijah

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Carolyn Sampson soprano
Anna Stephany mezzo-soprano
Brenden Gunnell tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Mendelssohn’s magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles.

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Mon 11 Nov 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Vivaldi and Pergolesi: Sacred Baroque

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Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Vivaldi Concerto for lute
Vivaldi Gloria, RV589

Katherine Watson soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano
Iestyn Davies counter-tenor
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Iestyn Davies and Katherine Watson star in a concert featuring three beautiful Baroque masterpieces by Italian composers.

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Tue 28 Jan 2020

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Beethoven’s Major Heroes

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Beethoven Symphony No.2
Beethoven Symphony No.3 Eroica

Sir Roger Norrington conductor

Sir Roger Norrington conducts two of Beethoven’s most popular major-key masterpieces.

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Fri 7 Feb 2020

Royal Festival Hall, London

Mozart’s Final Flourish

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Mozart Symphony No.39
Mozart Symphony No.40
Mozart Symphony No.41 Jupiter

Iván Fischer conductor

Iván Fischer conducts the three symphonies Mozart wrote in one extraordinary year towards the end of his life.

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Wed 25 Mar 2020

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Faust: The Life of a Composer

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Wagner Prelude to Act 3 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (arrangement)
Pfitzner Prelude to Act 2 Palestrina (arrangement)
Schoenberg Chamber Symphony No.1
Mahler Kindertotenlieder (arrangement)

Geoffrey Paterson conductor

Music by Mahler, Wagner and Schoenberg comes at the cost of a man’s soul in this chamber concert.

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Sun 26 Apr 2020

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

If Music Be The Food Of Love, Curse Me

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Purcell Curtain Tune from Timon of Athens
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Britten Serenade

Ian Bostridge tenor

Ian Bostridge joins us for a tour through tainted love with English music by Purcell, John Blow and Britten.

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Tue 19 May 2020

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Saving Michael Haydn

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Mozart Overture The Marriage of Figaro
Michael Haydn Violin Concerto in A
Mozart Posthorn Serenade

Alina Ibragimova director/ violin

Alina Ibragimova explores music by Joseph Haydn’s often-ignored, but almost as prolific, younger brother.

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Fri 26 Jun 2020

Royal Festival Hall, London

Liszt and Wagner: Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

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Wagner Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Liszt Piano Concerto No.1
Liszt Piano Concerto No.2
Wagner Overture Tannhäuser

Sir Mark Elder conductor
Stephen Hough piano

Sir Mark Elder and Stephen Hough perform works by the bad boys of 19th-century music.

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