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Beverley: The Age Old Story

Fri 27 May 2016

OAE Education Director and oboe player, Cherry Forbes, updates us on what’s happening up in Yorkshire. 

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Kati Debretzeni: NCEM podcast

Thu 10 Jul 2014

This Sunday we’re in York for the Early Music Festival at the National Centre for Early Music. Directing the programme is OAE Leader Kati Debretzeni – and of this podcast she talks about the programme that the Orchestra has put together for the festival

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Who murdered Jean-Marie Leclair?

Wed 9 Jul 2014

Crime Scene

Ahead of our 13 July concert in York, here’s a little intrigue around the death of composer Jean-Marie Leclair…

The funeral of Jean-Marie Leclair, one of the most famous of France’s violinists and composers, took place on 25th October 1764. He had been killed in front of his house two days earlier, stabbed three times in the back.  So who had committed this horrible crime?

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A Souvenir from Beverley

Thu 30 May 2013

Education Director Cherry Forbes discusses her time at the Beverley Early Music Festival.

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A Way Forward

Wed 22 May 2013

This week, as part of our collaboration with National Centre for Early Music (NCEM), we’ve been working with students from Years 7 and 8 from Beverly Grammar School, as well as York University MEG students, recreating Purcell’s Fairy Queen

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A Northern Treat!

Tue 21 May 2013

Education Director Cherry Forbes is currently up in Beverley, working on an exciting project based on Purcell’s Fairy Queen.  Here, Cherry tells us about the first day of the project; the quirks of staying in this beautiful historic town and what to expect from the rest of the week.

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