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William Boyce (1711-1779)

Composer

OAE

His times: As was the case for most professional musicians at the time, the church shaped much of William Boyce’s early musical life. He sang at St Paul’s Cathedral in whose shadow he was born, before holding appointments as organist at a number of city churches and becoming Master of the King’s Music.

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Gamechangers: Arcangelo Corelli – Audience Reaction

Mon 4 Nov 2013

Last week we celebrated the music of Corelli as part of our Gamechangers series – as well as giving the premiere of Clare Connor’s new piece, Corelli Leaves. Here’s what audience members at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London thought of the concert.

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Speed Interview – Clare Connors

Fri 25 Oct 2013

Clare Connors OAE Corelli

Contemporary composer Clare Connors received acclaim for her Kraftwerk arrangements and collaborations with artists such as Michael Nyman and David Byrne of Talking Heads.

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Gamechangers: Musical Fireworks – Reviews

Tue 15 Oct 2013

30 September Sandrine Piau OAE

We opened our 2013-2014 Southbank Centre season with conductor William Christie and soprano Sandrine Piau (pictured) back on 30 September. Here’s what you and the papers had to say…

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Monday nights are about ironing, housework and working late. Right? Wrong.

Thu 26 Sep 2013

If your typical Monday night contains ANY of the things in the video above then we can help you.

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Is this your face on a Monday?

Wed 18 Sep 2013

Well, is it?

Very few of us jump out of bed on a Monday full of the joys of spring. It’s very few people’s favourite day of the week.

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Sneak Peak: The New 2013-2014 Season Images

Wed 15 May 2013

The new 2013-2014 Season Brochure has landed and with each new season comes a new look… 

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Mildly Rude?

Wed 1 May 2013

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve added a concert entitled Mildly Rude? to our 2013/2014 Southbank Centre season.  Rounding off our Gamechangers series, it’s a opportunity to hear music from one of Britain’s unsung classical heroes, William Boyce.

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2013-2014 London concerts: now on sale

Fri 8 Feb 2013

Our 2013-2014 Southbank Centre season is now on public sale.

It all starts off on 30 September when baroque legend William Christie returns to us to conduct a programme of orchestral overtures and arias by Rameau as well as music from England’s favourite adopted composer, George Frideric Handel. This opening concert not only starts our season but also our eight-event series Gamechangers, featuring works and composers that were pivotal in shaping musical history and performers who are gamechangers in the musical scene today.             

The season continues through until June 2014 with artists appearing including Semyon Bychkov, Principal Artist Sir Mark Elder, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Robert Levin and Sir Simon Rattle.

Also during the year, our The Works series continues as well as OAE TOTS concerts  for music-lovers aged 6 and under.  And, new for 2013, we have a Family Concert celebrating Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. Our late-night popular series, The Night Shift will also continue, with performances being announced later.

Details of all performances are now online on our site, or you can alternatively browse the online concert diary below.

Concerts can be booked through Southbank Centre online or on 0844 847 9922.

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