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Mon 20 Mar 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

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Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

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Sat 18 Mar 2017

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Steven Isserlis performs Haydn

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Haydn La fedeltà premiata
Haydn Cello Concerto in C
Beethoven Symphony No 7

Adam Fischer conductor
Steven Isserlis cello

Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C is one of music’s enigmatic pieces, lost for two centuries before its rediscovery in the 1960s.

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Tue 14 Mar 2017

Jubilee Centre, Mildenhall

Musical Landscapes – Mildenhall

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OAE’s Musical Landscapes tour descends on Mildenhall, with the beautiful music of Bach, Biber and James Redwood.

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Sat 4 Mar 2017

Durham Johnston Comprehensive

Musical Landscapes: Sounds of Durham

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We’re in Durham with a ‘landscapes’ theme as part of our national Musical Landscapes tour. Mixing pieces by JS Bach and Philip Glass with new compositions by James Redwood, as well as opportunities for local amateur musicians to display their skills performing work written about the local area.

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Fri 3 Mar 2017

Bowes Museum

Musical Landscapes: Bowes on Strings

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Get up close and personal with our players and instruments at this intimate concert in the iconic setting of The Bowes Museum in County Durham (pictured). More informal than a conventional concert, hear three members of the Orchestra perform and discuss popular Baroque pieces, with your chance to interact and ask questions.

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Tue 28 Feb 2017

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – Whitechapel

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The Night Shift is back for 2017, starting in the East End boozer where we’re Resident Orchestra, The George Tavern.

It’s more classical music, minus the rules, in the same friendly format with the same friendly ticket prices.

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Mon 20 Feb 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Sarah Connolly’s Nights of Summer

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Mendelssohn The tale of fair Melusina
Berlioz Les Nuits d'été
Berlioz Rêverie et Caprice
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4 Italian

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Kati Debretzeni director

Explore six stages of love with one of Britain’s favourite singers, mezzo-soprano and international opera star, Sarah Connolly.

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Sat 11 Feb 2017

Kings Place

Turning Points: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

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Vivaldi Spring from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Summer from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Autumn from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi Winter from The Four Seasons

Kati Debretzeni violin

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 an absolute classic of baroque repertoire, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

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Fri 10 Feb 2017

St John's Smith Square

Méhul: The First Romantic

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Méhul Overture from Les Amazones
Méhul Du mal affreux from Mélidore et Phrosine
Gluck Airs des furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Méhul Quoi! Je la cherche en vain from Uthal
Méhul Symphony No. 5 (unfinished)
Beethoven Introduction and Gott, welch dunkel hier(Florestan) from Fidelio
Mozart Overture from Les petits riens
Méhul Traçons bien notre plan (Florival) from Une Folie
Kreutzer Overture from Astianaxs
Méhul Qu’ai-je fait malheureux (Coradin) from Euphrosine et Coradin
Salieri Overture from Les Daniädes
Méhul O Dieux écoutez ma prière (Edgard) from Ariodant

Jonathan Cohen conductor
Michael Spyres tenor
John Irvin tenor

Some say Étienne Méhul was as important as Beethoven in dragging music kicking and screaming into the Romantic age.

Enjoy a ‘best of Méhul’ at this special gala featuring the outstanding arias from his many operas.

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Sat 21 Jan 2017

Union Chapel

Daylight Music – OAE Experience Ensemble

Daylight Music
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Handel Water Music
Vivaldi Cello concerto
Fasch Trumpet concerto

OAE Experience Ensemble

Every year we kick off our OAE Experience scheme, designed for gifted period instrument players, with the intensive three-day OAE Academy.  This year we’re following that with a performance at Daylight Music at the Union Chapel, a series of wonderfully eclectic mini-gigs in a magical, friendly atmosphere with homemade cakes. 

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Fri 20 Jan 2017

St George's, Bristol

Small is Beautiful and Brilliant

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Handel Trio Sonata in B minor for flute, violin & basso continuo, HWV 386b
Vivaldi Sonata for cello & continuo in A minor RV 44
Bach Trio Sonata from the ‘Musical Offering’, BWV 1079
Bach Chaconne from Partita No 2 in D minor for solo violin BWV 1004
Rameau ‘L’Enharmonique’ and ‘L’Egyptienne’ from ‘Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin’
Telemann Quartet in E minor No 6 from ‘Les Nouveaux Quatuors’ TWV 43:D1

Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Pavlo Beznosiuk violin
Luise Buchberger cello
Steven Devine keyboard

A virtuoso programme presented by principals and guests of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. From the triumph of Bach’s Musical Offering to the florid exoticism of Rameau, this is an evening of baroque flamboyance at its best.

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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with a magical introduction to orchestra.

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Sun 15 Jan 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – Musical Journeys

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with a magical introduction to orchestra.

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Sun 1 Jan 2017

Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

The Creation

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Haydn The Creation

Adam Fischer conductor
Emőke Baráth soprano
Uwe Stickert tenor
Miklós Sebestyén bass-baritone
Purcell Choir

A tradition continues as we bring in the New Year with Haydn’s grandiose masterpiece.

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Fri 23 Dec 2016

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Stephen Layton conductor
Katherine Watson soprano
Iestyn Davies countertenor
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Neal Davies bass
Polyphony

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

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Thu 22 Dec 2016

St John's Smith Square

Bach’s Mass in B minor

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Bach Mass in B minor

Stephen Layton
Katherine Watson
Iestyn Davies
Gwilym Bowen
Neal Davies
The Choir of Trinity College Cambridge

We team up with Stephen Layton and the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge for one of Bach’s great choral works.

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Mon 19 Dec 2016

Kings Place Hall One

Noel: A Christmas Celebration

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Hoyoul Uns ist geborn ein Kindelein
Samuel Scheidt Two Courants Ludi Musici (1621)
Lucas Osiander Christum wir sollen Ioben schon
Johann Schein Paduoana, Gagliarda, Courente, Allemanda, Tripla from Bachetto Musicale (1617)
Praetorius Puer nobis nascitur
Praetorius Ballet des Baccannales, Ballet des feus, Ballet des Matelotz from Terpsichore
Praetorius Uns ist ein Kindlein heut geborn
Schütz Magnifiat SWV468
Schütz The Christmas Story SWV435

Robert Howarth director
Matthew Long tenor
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Join us, director Robert Howarth and the Choir of the Enlightenment for a programme of music for Christmas.

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Sun 18 Dec 2016

Kolner Philharmonie

Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Complete Christmas Oratorio

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Sat 17 Dec 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 4-6

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 4
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 5
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 6

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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Fri 16 Dec 2016

Bozar, Brussels

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, parts 1-3

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 1
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 2
Bach Christmas Oratorio, part 3

Masaaki Suzuki conductor
Anna Dennis soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Ashley Riches baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Masaaki Suzuki, renowned Bach specialist and winner of the 2012 Bach Prize, conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio over two concerts.

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