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Mon 27 Nov 2017

St John's Smith Square

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto in No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

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Tue 21 Nov 2017

Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia

Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

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Haydn Symphony No.26
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye. 

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

Read More

Sun 19 Nov 2017

Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

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Haydn Symphony No.26
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye. 

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

Read More

Faust and the Mozart Concertos programme

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Here’s the programme for our Faust and the Mozart Concertos concert on Tuesday 18 April at the Royal Festival Hall. You can also pick up a physical copy free of charge on the night itself.

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Max Mandel chats about Mozart and American composer Michael Gordon

Thu 5 May 2016

‘The person who can make you cry in a major key, like no-one else can.’

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Frances Kelly and her 18th century, single action pedal harp.

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Frances Kelly takes us through some of the basics of her instrument which she will play in Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto on Sunday 14 February 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall.

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You’re not going home, are you?

Thu 10 Dec 2015

Finishing around 8.30pm, our Kings Place concert is the perfect aperitif for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve in the heart of Kings Cross and Camden.

So, if you’re planning on sticking around after the chamber music and Viennese dances, here are our top local tips to keep you entertained to midnight and beyond.

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The West London Synagogue

Tue 27 Oct 2015

We’re taking a break from our 30th birthday season at Southbank Centre to pay a visit to the stunning West London Synagogue, just off Edgware Road.

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BBC Proms

Thu 23 Apr 2015

The sun is shining and that means – for us at least – three things are crawling out from their winter hibernation: opera festivals, the Proms and ice-cream van drivers.

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Playlist: The Bohemians

Mon 2 Feb 2015

We perform our all-wind programme in London on Thursday 5 February (book tickets/more info).

The only way to experience it is to actually be there. But until then check out some other ensembles’ interpretations in our playlist below.

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Playlist: Lord of the Strings

Fri 21 Nov 2014

Next week we’re performing an all-strings programme at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall with Richard Tognetti.

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Put your thinking caps on and name a concert for us…

Mon 10 Nov 2014

Wow, that came round fast. It only seems like yesterday that we were asking you to help us name a concert in our current season (Lord of the Strings, coming up on 25 Nov and on tour), and here we are doing it all over again – this time for our 2015-2016 season, which gets announced in January.

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Something to look forward to: Glyndebourne 2015

Tue 26 Aug 2014

The dinner jackets have been returned to their wardrobes and the picnic hampers stowed as Glyndebourne is over for another year.

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5 things you (probably) didn’t know about Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera

Mon 30 Jun 2014

We’re currently performing La Finta Giardiniera at Glyndebourne Opera House. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about this Mozart opera, check it out and tell us about it!

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The Hall of the Shame

Mon 19 May 2014

OAE

Over the last few weeks absolutely loads of you have been in touch to tell us your most hated classical pieces.  And we weren’t exempt, with one person arguing this ”doesn’t achieve anything. Just more nauseating PR”, I think it’s safe to assume we made his hall of shame. We had a great laugh hearing some of your responses and have put together the definitive list.  So get your ear plugs at the ready, here’s you top ten most hated classical pieces.

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Operamaniac – 5 Operas to see before you die

Thu 17 Apr 2014

We all have our favourite operas (if you are into opera, of course). And frequently an intense debate among opera fanatics can arise over who is the best composer. After two hundred years we still debate about Wagner and Verdi, two amazing composers that changed opera forever. With this in mind, I have recently been asked the following: “Daniel, if you had to nominate five (and only five) operas that everyone must see before they die, what would they be?”

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Speed Interview – Victoria Simmonds

Thu 28 Nov 2013

Offenbach

We chased down the wonderful Victoria Simmonds; aka Flamel in our up and coming concert performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio, to talk about some of the finer things in life (books, opera, Brad Pitt, that sort of thing…)

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Mozart – The Final Rush

Fri 22 Nov 2013

OAE Mozart

Time is running out to pre-order our brand new CD – Mozart’s Complete Horn Concertos, with our Principal Horn Roger Montgomery.  Purchase it before Monday to receive a special discounted rate!

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Pre-concert talk: Julian Rushton – 29 January 2013

Tue 11 Jun 2013

Professor Julian Rushton takes a detailed look at Mozart’s last three symphonies, in a pre-concert talk given before the concert ‘By Jupiter, that’s the last of Mozart!’ on 29 January 2013 at the Royal Festival Hall, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle.

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Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro DVD

Mozart, Le nozze di Figaro DVD
Price: £24.99 Buy Now

Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro is the quintessential Glyndebourne opera – first performed in 1934 and in 1994 when the opera house re-opened.

‘This is a Figaro of rare grace, naturalness and charm’, said The Daily Telegraph, and for The Sunday Times it was a production that ‘affirms Mozart’s most beloved masterpiece as both of its time and perennially modern, Grandage oiling the comic mechanisms of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s libretto with a master technician’s hands.’

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