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New blood

Mon 7 Sep 2015

Hi, I’m Anna and I’m new to the Marketing and Press team at the OAE. I have always admired the work of the Orchestra and can’t wait to get started! Having recently graduated in Music from Oxford University I am really looking forward to pursuing a career in the Arts.

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Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers: Curtain raisers and high drama- audience reaction

Fri 15 Mar 2013

We welcomed esteemed conductor Marin Alsop and British soprano Emma Bell to the stage for a dramatic concert featuring Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann on 8 March at the Southbank Centre.

Here’s what the audience thought of the night…and below, what the press had to say.

The Times (subscribers only)

Seen and Heard

Classical Source

Lieto Fine

You can also check out our Storify page from the night here.

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Three eras of divas: reviews and reaction

Fri 5 Oct 2012

We caught up with audience members after Sunday’s Southbank Centre concert with Sir Roger Norrington and Anna Caterina Antonacci to ask them what they thought  – here’s what they said.

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Sir Mark Elder announced as a Principal Artist of the OAE

Mon 12 Dec 2011

Sir Mark Elder. Credit Simon Dodd

We are thrilled to be able to announce that Sir Mark Elder has today been appointed a Principal Artist of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, joining our three other Principal Artists Iván Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski and Sir Simon Rattle.

Sir Mark’s association with the Orchestra dates back to 1992 and has included landmark events such as Verdi’s Requiem in 2001 at the Royal Festival Hall; Creation, the final concert of the our Haydn festival at the Southbank Centre in 2009; and most recently conducting us in over twenty different works for the BBC Four series Symphony.

Sir Mark’s next concert with us, and his first as a Principal Artist, will be Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Festival Hall on 18 February, which is followed by further performances in Basingstoke and Paris and a Night Shift event at Camden’s Roundhouse.

Future collaborations will include concerts and recording projects in association with Opera Rara.

For full information see our Press Room.

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The Night Shift previewed in the Londonist

Wed 7 Sep 2011

If you’ve not come across it before the Londonist is a great online magazine, with info and previews of lots of interesting things to do around town. We’re really thrilled they’ve done a little piece on our Night Shift in-a-pub, and that they’re really *got* the OAE and what we’re all about.
If you’re intrigued we still have some advance tickets available for £6 here.

Coming up soon on the blog: Photographer Eric Richmond on the new pictures for the 2011-2012 brochure, What goes on in PRIDE meetings, and why Milk is good for classical music.

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The World Tonight (Shift)

Mon 7 Mar 2011

Our late-night series, The Night Shift, was featured on Radio 4’s 10pm news programme, The World Tonight, on Friday. You can listen to the piece here, it’s 37 minutes into the programme.

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Matthew Truscott on Wilton's

Wed 14 Jul 2010

The other week we were preparing a press release about our forthcoming Night Shift at Wilton’s Music Hall, and we asked OAE leader and

director of this performance, Matthew Truscott for a quote to go on the release. We really loved his description of the venue so thought we’d share it with you here. We’ll post some pics of the venue  here tomorrow.

“Wilton’s is a wonderful and lavishly evocative venue where the walls are imbued with the sweat and cheers of generations of Londoners. It’s perfect for The Night Shift and especially for this one where we’ll be playing music written for a London audience. Handel composed his magnificent set of Concerti Grossi down the road on Brook Street and Purcell’s Fairy Queen has in it some of England’s most vivid and sensual theatre music”

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Youth to shine on Night Shift

Fri 21 May 2010

Here’s yesterday’s Evening Standard’s coverage of Eduardo Portal making his debut at The Night Shift on Tuesday.

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Beethoven Symphony Series reviews – 4&7

Mon 1 Feb 2010

We kicked off our Beethoven Symphony Series on Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with Vladimir Jurowski conducting Symphonies 4 and 7. Here’s what the press thought

Guardian

Financial Times

Telegraph

Independent

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Elgar's Trombone

Mon 23 Nov 2009

As many of you will have heard on the radio or read in the press our performance tomorrow will feature Edward Elgar’s orginal trombone, played by our Pricipal Trombone, Sue Addison. This will be the first time it has been played in concert since Elgar’s death. Below are some links to various press stories and we’ll post some pics of the trombone very shortly.

The Times

Independent

Telegraph

BBC

Tom Service Guardian Blog

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Our cultural minute

Mon 8 Dec 2008

We’ve been featured in The Daily Telegraph‘s culture minute video

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Your favourite band

Wed 3 Dec 2008

We’re delighted to be featured in The Guardian’s online ‘all your favourite bands’ advent calendar today – it’s quite nice to be classified as a ‘band’!

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