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Pub Tour: Set lists from The George and Old Queens Head

Tue 8 Oct 2013

Here are set lists from our gigs last month in Whitechapel and Angel. We’re on the road again soon, with more pub gigs in Brighton (21 Oct), Bristol (22nd Oct) and Camden (23 Oct).

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Old Queens Head: pics and feedback

Mon 1 Oct 2012

Here’s a selection of pictures from last Tuesday’s Night Shift at the Old Queens Head.

We had a fab night where we got to hear the best bits from some of Haydn’s string quartets as well as some rocking fugues from OAE musicians Matt, Maggie, Tom and Robin.  Thanks to everyone who came!

We’ve also collated your images and feedback from the night on our brand new Storify page. Check it out here.

To view the full set of images take a trip over to Facebook or Flickr. All pics are by Joe Plommer.

And don’t forget, our next full-size Night Shift is coming up in October at the Southbank Centre, so don’t miss out!

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Robin Michael: Speed Interview

Thu 20 Sep 2012

Cellist Robin Michael is one of our four lovely OAE musicians appearing in our Night Shift next week at the Old Queens Head pub.
We caught up with him for the latest instalment in our speed interview series…

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Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

composer

Haydn/The Man

Evidence suggests Haydn was a pretty nice chap; a modest but patriarchal man, who was fiercely individual to the point of occasional loneliness.  His practical joking has been overplayed, but Haydn clearly liked a laugh – after all, he got on famously with that childish prankster Mozart.  After struggling for years as a freelancer, when Haydn found success he became greedy and ruthless in terms of business.  However, in dealings with relatives and servants, and in voluntee