The latest in our series of interviews of audience and orchestra members featured in our campaign for the 2012-2013 season. This time with Night Shift audience member Gurpal and OAE cellist Jonathan.Read More
Here’s the latest instalment in our series of Orchestra / audience member interviews. This time, audience member David and OAE Principal Double Bass Chi-chi Nwanoku.Read More
In our latest video we take you behind the scenes at the photoshoot for the 2012-2013 brochure, and also talk to designer Chris Harrison and photographer Eric Richmond about how the not all audiences are the same idea came about how how the shoot went.
View the season brochure.Read More
Next in our series of audience / orchestra interviews is our chat with OAE co-principal keyboardist Steven Devine and audience member Susann.Read More
Here’s the latest in our series of audience / Orchestra interviews, this time with one of the more colourful members of our audience, Scott, together with OAE violinist Henrietta.Read More
We’ve had a brief break in our series of audience / orchestra interviews, because we’ve had so much going on elsewhere with the Simon Rattle tour. However we’re catching up now, so here’s an interview with OAE viola player (and Vice Chairman of the Orchestra) Martin Kelly and audience member Ella.Read More
The second of our blog posts featuring an interview with audience and orchestra members featured in our new pictures. This time it’s the turn of audience member Melissa and Double Bass Cecelia Bruggemeyer.Read More
So this is the first in a new series of blog posts springboarding from our brand new pictures which feature members of the OAE audience. In each we’ll profile both audience and orchestra member and also show a wider selection of pictures of each. First up is Greg, who posed with OAE violinist Debbie.
Greg (T) (as we have two Greg’s in the brochure!)
Tell us a bit about you, your work and hobbies.
I work as an Occupational Therapist in a Community setting. My main role is to help increase people’s self reliance in daily activities and to to reduce risk. This can be after an illness or accident or indeed at end of life to ensure safety, dignity and comfort. A large part of what I do is reablement, working with improving self confidence and functional ability as well as adapting the physical “home” environment. It’s a very rewarding job and I’m fortunate to have chosen a career with many areas of exploration and specialism.
I am also in my final year of training to become a Shiatsu Practitioner with the The Shiatsu College, London. A wonderful treatment modality with a rich history that allows people to connect on deep levels. In my spare time I practice Ashtanga and Jivamukti Yoga and am learning to play the Piano Accordion.
How did you hear about the Not all audiences are the same campaign?
I discovered the OAE were looking for fans to be part of the marketing campaign on Facebook. Without much thinking I took a snap on my phone and that was that. In for a penny, In for a pound I thought. I was surprised and delighted to be chosen.
How was the experience of doing the photoshoot?
I had a fantastic time. A sense of being plucked from one life and dropped into another – for a few short hours. Then I was back at work writing reports and arranging appointments. Surreal and terrific fun! Everyone was very friendly. Eric Richmond was the consumate professional and ensured the feeling in the room was light and creative. My ego was well and truly massaged that day.
Tell us about what you were wearing for the shoot.
Not being a natural style icon, I decided to go for something that I wear a lot of the time because it’s what I feel comfortable in. My very favourite jacket and a sturdy/robust pair of Australian “R.M. Williams” boots.
How would you describe the OAE to a friend?
I would say the OAE have an integrity and an “honouring” about what they do. They respect the composers and what has gone before, bringing well known (and not so well known) harmonies into the 21st Century in a way that is accessible, still retaining what is historic but keeping it vital and dynamic.
How would you say the OAE is different to other Orchestras?
The main difference for me is that when I listen to the OAE I always feel like I’m being transported back in time, and that what I am hearing is very precious. It’s definitely a Zen thing.
If you’ve been to an OAE concert recently tell us a little about it.
I attended the Spinal Chords second performance (London premiere) in February. I found the piece very moving and it was an honour to be present. I have worked with people in my […]Read More
And here it is at last, our full brochure for the 2012-2013 concert season at Southbank Centre.Read More
We’re very excited to be able to now reveal to you the cover of our new 2012-2013 Southbank Centre concerts brochure. It features several of the audience members who star in the campaign, and you’ll notice we’ve turned our strapline around, so it now reads ‘Not all audiences are the same.’Read More
Earlier this year we put a call-out to members of the OAE audience, looking for volunteers with a ‘strong look’ to star in our marketing campaign for the 2012-2013 season of concerts.Read More
The very last teaser of pictures from our new brochure. Later today we’ll be posting a behind-the-scenes video trailer for the brochure, with the digital brochure going live this Friday…Read More
Lots of legs in the latest teaser…
New brochure, with full versions of these pictures and starring members of our audience will be revealed next week.
The last of this week’s teaser pictures is rather athletic…
Just a few of these left now. Next week we’ll be releasing a little video about the new pictures and how we got on finding audience members with a ‘strong look’.Read More
Entering the final stages both of our teaser pictures and of our brochure production, with last changes being sent off to the designers today or tomorrow. So here’s today’s teaser. After we posted it on Facebook we realised that maybe it wasn’t the best crop of the larger picture, but anyway…Read More
Here is today’s teaser picture…it’s actually related to a previous teaser we put up. Can you guess which one?Read More
Here’s today’s little teaser picture. Find out more about the forthcoming Not all audiences are the same marketing campaign here.Read More
A slightly racy teaser pic for the end of the week…
We’re currently proof-reading the new brochure, it should go off to the printers next week. Next week we’ll be teasing you further with a little behind-the-scenes video…not long now until the full pictures!Read More
Here’s today’s pic for you…just a few weeks now until we reveal the full pictures!Read More
For today’s photo teaser we have a little bit of muscle…
Part of our new photo campaign for the 2012-2013 season, with the full pictures being revealed in May.Read More