I recently had the great pleasure of joining the OAE on a little tour to Eisenstadt, Austria, playing a little bit of Schubert and lots of Haydn in the Esterhazy Palace where he worked. It was my first international tour, and my first freelance work with the OAE, having been a member of the Ann and Peter Law Experience Scheme this year.Read More
Above is the last place the OAE performed.
The Haydnsaal, Schloss Esterhazy, Eisenstadt, Austria.
And this is where we’re performing next:
Soho Factory, Warsaw, Poland
Intrigued? We are too!
Watch this space for more details after our concert in Warsaw…Read More
Earlier this month, I travelled with a group of our patrons to Austria for a performance by the OAE in the Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt. Haydn worked in the Esterházy for over 30 years and it seemed a perfect time for this trip to celebrate Haydn’s Bicentenary.
After a hassle-free flight to Vienna we travelled to Eisenstadt, which is approximately 1 hour from the airport. That evening we dined outdoors at a lovely restaurant directly opposite the Schloss Esterházy. We sat outside to make the most of the balmy evening but blankets were a nice touch as the night turned cooler.
Morning walking tour of the Jewish Quarter, Haydn Mausoleum and Schloss Esterházy, along with hordes of other tourists. The patrons then spent the afternoon in Hungary and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the Eszterháza.
We were all very excited about hearing the Orchestra perform in the Haydnsaal. As always, the Orchestra played beautifully and the acoustics were simply superb. Following the concert, Laurence Cummings and some of the other players from the OAE joined us for a hearty feast. We enjoyed a seasonal dinner, starting with pumpkin soup, which was the best I have ever had!
Back to London with long delays checking into Heathrow…
Claire Lenyk, Development Manager, Individual GivingRead More
A couple of pics from our trip to Eisenstadt last week – showing the Palace and conductor Laurence Cummings chatting with Ton Koopman of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra who were also performing there. A full report coming soon!Read More