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Wed 12 Jun 2019

LG Arts Center

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rachel Podger

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Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor, op.6 no.3
Manfredini Violin Concerto in G major, op.3 no.2
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor, op.3 no. 7
Bach Harpsichord Concerto in A major, BWV 1055

Rachel Podger violin
Satoko Doi-Luck harpsichord

They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.

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Wed 5 Jun 2019

Cheltenham Town Hall

The Bach Side of the Moon

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Bach Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen (Rejoice unto God in All Lands) BWV51
Beethoven Cavatinafrom String Quartet Op.130

Dallas Campbell speaker
Margaret Faultess director
Charlotte Shaw soprano

Our debut at Cheltenham Science Festival, with a Bach cantata and a talk from TV presenter Dallas Campbell.

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Fri 31 May 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sibelius: States of Independence

States of Independence
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Elgar Serenade for Strings
Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Thierry Fischer 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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Thu 30 May 2019

Auditorio Nacional de Música

Sibelius: States of Independence

States of Independence
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Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Thierry Fischer conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

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Wed 29 May 2019

Palau de la Musica, Valencia

Sibelius: States of Independence

States of Independence
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Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Thierry Fischer conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

Thierry Fischer round off our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness season with Sibelius’ stirring Symphony No.2

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Fri 24 May 2019

NOSPR, Katowice

Ian Bostridge

Max Mandel, Co-Principal Viola
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Purcell Overture, arias and dances from The Fairy Queen
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Purcell Suite from King Arthur

Ian Bostridge tenor

World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to sing music from Purcell’s best-loved opera, The Fairy Queen.

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Wed 22 May 2019

Civic Theatre

Ian Bostridge

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Purcell Overture, arias and dances from The Fairy Queen
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Purcell Suite from King Arthur

Ian Bostridge tenor

World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to sing music from Purcell’s best-loved opera, The Fairy Queen.

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Sun 19 May 2019

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

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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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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Thu 16 May 2019

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

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

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

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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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. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
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 10 May 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Toutes Suites (Bach’s Complete Orchestral Suites)

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

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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Tue 7 May 2019

Tivolivredenburg

Pipedreams

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

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Fri 3 May 2019

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Bach: Three Suites

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Concerto for oboe d'amore
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe d'amore
Katy Bircher flute

Bach achieved a perfect balance of pleasure and precision with his set of Orchestral Suites. After years in the service of various church employers, he let loose with a bit of Gallic flair, trying his hand at writing in various styles of French dance music.

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Mon 29 Apr 2019

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – Islington

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Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Paula Chateauneuf theorbo and baroque guitar
Richard Tunnicliffe viola da gambe and mandolin

The Night Shift is back at Essex Road boozer the Old Queen’s Head, one of our favourite places to let our hair down and play without the usual rules of the concert hall.

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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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Fri 19 Apr 2019

St John's Smith Square

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony
Nick Pritchard Evangelist
Neal Davies Jesus
Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Ruairi Bowen tenor
Ashley Riches bass

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

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Thu 18 Apr 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Trial by Jury

Annette Isserlis, viola
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Gilbert and Sullivan Overture from The Gondoliers
Gilbert and Sullivan Selection of songs from The Yeoman of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and Ruddigore
Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury

John Wilson Conductor
Simon Butteriss The Learned Judge
Louise Alder Angelina
Rob Murray Edwin
Simon Bailey Counsel for the Plaintiff
Michael Craddock Usher

The feel good hit of the 1870s.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury was the Mamma Mia! of the 1870s, running for hundreds of performances and touring as far as the USA and Australia.

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Tue 9 Apr 2019

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sun 7 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Christine Rice mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Georg Nigl baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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