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Fri Oct 28 2011

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It’s time for what has now become a yearly tradition for us on the OAE blog, where we turn to you, our readers to help us name a concert in our season. Last time you came up with ‘Fingers, Felix and the Freeshooter’ (for a concert of Weber, Mozart and Mendelssohn that started our current season), and the previous year the winning title was ‘Papa Haydn and Sister Act’, for a concert featuring music by Haydn and the Labéque Sisters on piano.


So, you did us proud in past seasons and now, as we plan our 2012-2013 Season (yes, we work a LONG time ahead!), we are turning to you again for some help. The concert is below – can you think of a catchy title for it? Leave your ideas below as comments and we’ll pick our favourite. For those of you new to this, each of our London concerts has a title, intended to give potential ticket-buyers a flavour of the evening. They can be straightforward, witty or even irreverent.


Suggestions must be in by next Friday 4 November. And in case you’re really keen, the season goes on sale in February next year.


Get thinking!


The concert:


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


(i.e. Mozart’s last three symphonies)


  • 39 for Tea on Jupiter?

    Doug Potter Fri Oct 28 2011
  • “The TRIumph of Wolfie”
    “Mozart’s magnificent masterpiecs”
    “Mozart’s magnificent masterworks”

    David Samuels Fri Oct 28 2011
  • Close to the Meaning of Life

    Simon Farrow Fri Oct 28 2011
  • Mozart’s 39 Steps to Jupiter
    Wolfgang’s 39 Steps to Jupiter

    Margaret Easter Sat Oct 29 2011
  • Road to the stars

    Carlos García Amigo Sat Oct 29 2011
  • By Jupiter, that’s the last of Mozart!

    GT Stacey Sat Oct 29 2011
  • The final three symphonies – by probably the greatest musician who ever lived.

    Seb Mon Oct 31 2011
  • Mozart: Three last symphonies

    Jennifer Mon Oct 31 2011
  • Stairway to Heaven

    (also: holy cow, when will this concert be and when can I get tickets. I live in Texas but would plan a vacation around this.)

    Brian Mon Oct 31 2011
  • Ha! Glad you’re so excited about it! We shoudn’t tell you…but ok, it’ll be at the Royal Festival Hall on 29 January 2013… Tickets will be on sale from February next year.

    oae Mon Oct 31 2011
  • 39 + 40 + 41 = 42
    (With apologies to Douglas Adams)

    Ant Dean Tue Nov 1 2011
  • Triumphant Trilogy

    Caroline Neumann Wed Nov 2 2011
  • The Concert Vienna Never Had

    David Thu Nov 3 2011
  • Thank you for all your suggestions! We’ll put our favourite three to a vote shortly…

    oae Mon Nov 14 2011