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Mon 3 Apr 2017

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 glamorous Islington pub where none other than Jude Law once came to see us play.

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Tue 18 Apr 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Faust and the Mozart Concertos

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Haydn Symphony No. 49, La passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
CPE Bach Symphony in G
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Isabelle Faust violin
Matthew Truscott director

International star violinist Isabelle Faust performs two of Mozart’s violin concertos and Haydn’s Symphony No.49.

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Fri 14 Apr 2017

St John's Smith Square

St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton director
Nicholas Pritchard Evangelist
Neal Davies Christus
Julia Doyle soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Polyphony

Stephen Layton, one of Britain’s greatest choral conductors, gathers together some of London’s greatest singers to perform Bach’s St John Passion, considered by many to be even more emotional and dramatic than the St Matthew Passion. Featuring Polyphony.

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Sat 22 Apr 2017

Kings Place Hall One

The Art of Continuo (II)

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Bach Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe
Bsch Schubler Chorale Preludes
Purcell Music from The Fairy Queen
Handel Music fromGiulio Cesare
Bach Cantata BWV199

David Watkin director
Julia Doyle soprano
Alison McGillivray cello
Musicians from the OAE Experience Ensemble

As part of Kings Place’s Cello Unwrapped season, musicians from the Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience scheme join director David Watkin and soprano Julia Doyle to explore the role of the continuo in sacred and secular music.

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Tue 25 Apr 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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Tue 2 May 2017

St John's Smith Square

The Brandenburgs

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Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Roger Montgomery horn
David Blackadder trumpet
Steven Devine harpsichord

Hear all of the Brandenburg Concertos – six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction. 

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Sat 20 May 2017

Kings Place

Turning Points: Bach’s Orchestral Suites

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Bach Suite No. 2 in B minor
Bach Suite No. 3 in D

Have you ever really wanted to get to know great music, to find out why it moves you in such unique and fundamental ways?

If so, join us to explore the mind of Johann Sebastian Bach, a composer who married a complete mastery of technique with an indefinable spiritual dimension.

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Tue 23 May 2017

Camden Assembly

The Night Shift – Camden

The Night Shift
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The Night Shift invades the spiritual home of Britpop.

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Wed 31 May 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

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Introduce your child to the magic of the orchestra in these kid-friendly concerts.

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Wed 31 May 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

OAE Tots Concert at Kings Place
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Introduce your child to the magic of the orchestra in these kid-friendly concerts.

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Tue 4 Jul 2017

St John's Smith Square

Bach goes to Paris

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Campra Suite from Les Fêtes Vénitiennes
JCF Fischer Suite No. 7 from Le Journal du Printemps
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4
Rameau Suite from Les Indes galantes
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

William Christie conductor

Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra.

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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
Julia Doyle Mary
Brenden Gunnell Judas
Roderick Williams Christ
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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Wed 18 Oct 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Handel’s Semele

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Handel Semele

Ivor Bolton conductor
Louise Alder Semele
James Way Jupiter
Ray Chenez Athamas
Brindley Sherratt Somnus/ Cadmus
Mary Bevan Iris
Catherine Wyn-Rogers Juno

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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Mon 27 Nov 2017

St John's Smith Square

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

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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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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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Tue 27 Feb 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

The Corridors of Power

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Mozart Arias from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Symphony No. 38
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Haydn Symphony No. 103 Drumroll

Ádám Fischer conductor
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano

What wins – love or duty?

Berenice is Queen of Palestine, set to marry the Roman Emperor Titus. But a change of political weather at home makes it impossible for the Emperor to marry a foreign queen. What wins out – love or duty?

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Mon 26 Mar 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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Bach St Matthew Passion

Mark Padmore director/Evangelist
Roderick Williams Christus
Claudia Huckle mezzo-soprano
Hugo Hymas tenor
Katherine Watson soprano
Jessica Cale soprano
Eleanor Minney mezzo-soprano
Hugo Hymas tenor
Matthew Brook bass

A powerful depiction of the Easter Story.

Commemorate Easter with Bach’s St Matthew Passion, featuring an all-star line-up of singers, led by Mark Padmore.

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Wed 11 Apr 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Sir Roger Norrington

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Mozart Symphony No. 33
Mozart Horn Concerto No.4
Mozart Horn Concerto No.1
Mozart Symphony No. 36

Sir Roger Norrington conductor
Roger Montgomery horn

More from the ultimate musical game-player

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye. His repertoire is replete with surprises and deceptions.

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Thu 17 May 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Der Rosenkavalier

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Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier
Richard Strauss Selection of songs

Tom Kemp conductor
Miah Persson soprano

A night at the cinema.

We’re going to the cinema with a historically-informed recreation of a remarkable cinema event that first took place in 1926.

Enjoy the big screen adaptation of Richard Strauss’ great comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.

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