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Reviews roundup

Fri 6 May 2011

A quick roundup of reviews from our recent concerts of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, with conductor Roy Goodman and pianist Artur Pizarro:

Guardian

Independent

Classical Source

What did you think?

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US reviews: CPE Bach and Heiner Goebbels

Tue 22 Mar 2011

We’ll be posting the second part of Netty’s tour diary tomorrow, but in the meantime here are a selection of reviews from our trip across the pond.

Newspapers

New York Times on the period instrument movement

Boston Globe

New York Times (on CPE Bach)

New York Times (on Goebbels)

 

Blogs

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

SuperConductor

The Arty Semite

 

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The other amazing Mr Bach – first reviews

Tue 8 Mar 2011

Firstly – today is CPE Bach’s 297th Birthday! So it’s very appropriate that we are celebrating his music at this time. The first reviews of our concert of his music last week at the Queen Elizabeth Hall are now in – links below. Next week we’re off to the States for further performances of this concert in Boston (15 March) and New York (16 March).

Guardian

Classical Source

Bach Track

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5 Star Monteverdi

Mon 21 Feb 2011

The first reviews for the premiere recording on our new label OAE Released are in, and we were thrilled to be awarded a full 5 stars in The Independent, with the reviewer stating “Not all orchestras are the same, runs the message on the cover, and it’s true.”

Read this review and another online one below, and don’t forget you can purchase the CD direct through us on our website. Also click through for details of download sites and other suppliers.

The Independent

Classical CD Reviews

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From a dream to revolution. First Reviews

Wed 9 Feb 2011

First reviews and bloggers are in after our concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall last night:

Independent (five stars!)

Classical Source

Orpheus Complex

Also some coverage ahead of our debut concert in Sheffield:

Sheffield Telegraph

Remaining concerts in this tour in Sheffield (10 Feb) and Basingstoke (12 Feb)

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Symphonic Enlightenment: More reviews

Tue 25 Jan 2011

More reviews from Friday’s concert at the Royal Festival Hall. Plus you can listen to the concert online for a further 6 days.

Guardian

Financial Times

 

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Symphonic Enlightenment: First reviews

Mon 24 Jan 2011

We’re back from Paris and a second performance of our Symphonic Enlightenment programme of Wagner, Mahler and Liszt. First reviews from Friday’s performance are now in too – mainly from bloggers and online. Hopefully the Nationals will follow tomorrow. Thanks so much for the comments posted on our blog, You Tube video and also for the many Tweets we’re had as well. It’s always great to get such instant feedback!

Radio 3 recorded Friday’s concert at the Royal Festival Hall and you can listen to it at 7pm tonight, or online here for 7 days after.

Also coming up on the blog – a video interview with conductor Vladimir Jurowski, a round up of Night Shift news, pictures from Paris and a Parisien tour diary. Plus a parting shot from our intern Ingrid.

MusicOMH

Classical Source

BachTrack

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New Year review round-up

Thu 6 Jan 2011

New Years Eve and New Years Day saw us performing at our King Place Headquarters to packed halls for an all-Mozart programme. The 1 Jan performance was broadcast live by BBC radio 3 and kicked off their Mozart marathon – you can still listen to it here and here (two separate parts) for another 2 days.

The reviews are now in – links below, and our Orchestra Manager Philippa snapped the Orchestra in rehearsal.

Guardian

Financial Times

Independent (surely the wrong star rating?!)

Independent on Sunday

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Recent reviews

Thu 16 Dec 2010

Here are some reviews from our recent tour of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio:

The Guardian on 10 December concert at St. George’s Bristol

Bristol Evening Post on 10 December concert at St. George’s Bristol

Classical Source on 12 December concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

Classical Music Blog from Robert Hugill on 12 December concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall

If you were at one of our performances in London, Southampton, Bristol or Southwell, let us know what you thought!

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Recent reviews

Tue 26 Oct 2010

Here are a couple of reviews from this season – including a very enthusiastic one from The Independent for The Night Shift. We’ve also included a link to one bloggers account of his evening at The Night Shift.

Telegraph on 7 October concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Celebrating Pergolesi

Independent on 20 October concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Night Shift and A Grand Tour of Italy

Culture Hedonist on 20 October, The Night Shift

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Our Prom: listen again + reviews

Tue 3 Aug 2010

Well, our Prom on Sunday was a bit of an event. It’s not every day you get the OAE playing Berlioz and Wagner, and also not often that you get over 85 OAE players on stage! Plus, the Royal Albert Hall was packed to the rafters. If you couldn’t be there then you can still listen to the performance online, until this coming Sunday. Listen to it here.

The critics were out in force and here’s what they said

Guardian

Tom Service Guardian Blog

Evening Standard

Telegraph

Independent

Musical Criticism

Classical Source

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OAE in NYC: Reviews

Tue 30 Mar 2010

Here’s a few reviews from our concerts at New York’s Lincoln Center. Watch out for a blog article from OAE viola player Nick Logie coming very soon.

New York Times
New York Times again

Manhattan Head Rush blog

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Beethoven with Iván Fischer: reviews

Wed 17 Mar 2010

Here’s a selection of reviews from our concerts at the Southbank with Iván Fischer recently.

4 March (Symphonies 2 & 3)

The Times
Guardian
The Arts Desk

10 March (Symphonies 1,8 & 9)

Independent
Guardian

Both concerts were broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and you can still listen to Symphonies 2&3 here until tomorrow and 1, 8 & 5 here until next Monday.

We’re repeating the concerts in New York next week – with the Budapest Festival Orchestra also playing at Lincoln Center at the same time, so between us we’ll play a whole Beethoven cycle, all conducted by Iván Fischer. The only small fly in the ointment at the moment is the BA strike, so while we can get there we’re not entirely sure how we’re getting home yet…

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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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Gerontius – first reviews

Thu 26 Nov 2009

We’ve had the first reviews in for our concert of The Dream of Gerontius on Tuesday – plus one bloggers view and a mini Twitter review. What did you think?

The Times

Classical Source

Planet Hugill Blog

Andrew Mellor Twitter Review

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Maria di Rohan reviews

Fri 13 Nov 2009

Here are a selection of reviews from our performance of Donizetti’s Maria di Rohan last Saturday at the Royal Festival Hall:

The Times

Guardian

Financial Times

Arts Desk

Intermezzo

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New season kicks off: more reviews

Wed 21 Oct 2009

A few more reviews from our Southbank Centre season opening concert with Yannick Nézet-Séguin

The Times

Classical Source

David Nice blog (scroll down!)

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St Matthew Passion: more reviews

Tue 14 Apr 2009

A few more reviews from the London performance of the St Matthew Passion.

The Times
Independent
Classical Source

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Reviews round-up

Wed 25 Feb 2009

A few reviews from our recent performance of Haydn’s Return of Tobias:

Times
Telegraph
Guardian
Classical Source

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Reviews round-up

Fri 19 Dec 2008

Thought we’d share a few reviews from recent weeks. First up is something from a little while back – Tom Service’s fantastic review of our last Night Shift – read it here on his blog. A lot of hard work goes into putting Night Shift’s on, so its nice to get such a positive review. We’ll do a post sometime about the logistics of putting two concerts on in one night!

His blog seemed to get picked up by quite a few people. Here you can even hear a group of students in the States talking about it!

Here’s a more recent piece from Reuters, a more general look at the Orchestra.

Finally here are a selection of reviews from our recent concerts with Sir Simon Rattle here in London.

Independent

Sunday Times

Observer

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