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You are invited to a Royal Flute Lesson

Mon 28 Feb 2011

Our pre-concert ‘OAE Extras’ event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall this week is an extra special one – a reconstruction of a Royal Flute Lesson. The event is the brainchild of Principal Flute Lisa Beznosiuk and Sub-Principal Neil McLaren, and as well as being a good excuse for them to dress up, it also redresses the fact that there are no flutes in the evening’s concert!

CPE Bach (whose music is featured in the following concert at 7pm) worked in the court of Frederick the Great and the event features music as well as drama, including CPE Bach’s Trio Sonata.

In the video below Lisa and Neil talk about the event, after a run though they had done at our offices. Do come and join us for the lesson this Thursday, 5.45pm at the Queen Elizabeth Hall – after all, it’s not every day that you get a Royal invite!

More information on the concert here

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New season

Thu 16 Apr 2009

We talked a while back about the photoshoot for our new brochure. Well we’re now busy designing said brochure, but we thought you’d like a sneak peak at one of pics. Pictured (l-r) are Catherine Ford, Philip Bainbridge (and his dog), Katherine Hart, Neil McLaren and Jenny Bullock. The new season at Southbank Centre has just gone on sale – in a future post we’ll talk about what we’re all looking forward to most, but to just pick out a few obvious highlights we’ve got a complete run of Beethoven Symphonies, a very rare OAE venture into Elgar with The Dream of Gerontius, Donizetti’s opera Maria di Rohan (a collaboration with Opera Rara)  and a concert unpicking Mozart’s Symphony No.40 with the brilliant Marin Alsop.  You can look (and book, should you feel so inclined) at all the concerts here, and we’ll let you know when a downloadable brochure is ready. Happy browsing!

William, Marketing Director

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