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True Sound, True Music – a new year of OAE concerts ahead

Wed 8 Oct 2014

A new season of OAE concerts starts on 9 October, with concerts at Southbank Centre and elsewhere running through until May next year. You can get a little taste of what’s to come on our 100 second new season trailer, filmed in a low-fi ‘activist’ style to match our brochure and images this year.

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Samuel West & the Labèque sisters

Mon 10 Feb 2014

OAE

It is our great pleasure to announce that actor Samuel West will be narrating our French Fancies concerts, in Reading and London, on 19 & 20 February.  Samuel will be accompanying the Labèque sisters on stage and reading Ogden Nash’s libretto to Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.  Here’s a bit about his previous work…

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A Bit About Falstaff

Wed 8 May 2013

The character of Falstaff appears in three of Shakespeare’s plays, the two Henry IV plays, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.  A vain and obese knight, he provides the kind of comic relief that has become so embedded in today’s theatre and cinema.

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