We all know the January sales are a bit of a nightmare. Hordes of people, queues, merchandise scattered everywhere, and then you end up buying something you don’t really want, simply because it’s cheap. How many of us have items of clothing in the wardrobe that we’ve bought in the sale and never ever worn?Read More
Time is running out to pre-order our brand new CD – Mozart’s Complete Horn Concertos, with our Principal Horn Roger Montgomery. Purchase it before Monday to receive a special discounted rate!Read More
The girls of the OAE office lead a fabulous life. It’s full of glitz, glamour, shopping and gossip. And the occasional technical schedule, fundraising event or marketing campaign. In recent weeks though, the glamour factor has been somewhat upped by the girls getting hold of the ultimate lifestyle accessory, the OAE goes green mug. It’s not too much of an overstatement to say that this has transformed their lives. Even the dull, grey and boring-mug filled world of Communications Director Will has been radically changed, as you’ll see in the footage above.Read More
Yep. Now we have our nice new shop we can do stuff like sales. Very exciting. So for one week only we’re offering you 20% off everything in our online Shop. This excludes memberships (sorry). So you can pick up our new Beethoven 9 CD for only £7.99, Monteverdi’s Vespers for just £12, get your hands on a DVD of Vladimir Jurowski conducting us in Beethoven Symphonies 4 & 7 for £18.40 or read up about the OAE’s illustrious history with our 21st Anniversary book, reduced to just £4.
The sale starts Midday 5 January and continues for a week until Midday 12 January.
Tempted? It’s time to go shopping.Read More
It seems appropriate to tell you now (as we are currently, as I type, rehearsing with him) that a DVD of the OAE and conductorVladimir Jurowski has just been released. If you’re a regular OAE-goer you may remember him kicking off our Beethoven series back in January last year with a blazing performance of Symphonies 4 and 7. We later performed No.7 at the Roundhouse as a Night Shift, but after those two performances we went on to Paris and gave the concert again. There it was streamed live and that recording has now been released on DVD. It’s shot (to my mind at least) in a a really exciting way, so you often feel like you’re really inside the Orchestra, and it’s fascinating watching Vladimir, his expressions and his cues to the Orchestra – not something you often see when you watch a concert from the audience. You can get a taster of the DVD on the clip below:
The DVD is available now, from, as they say, all good shops. Of course, the BEST shop is the OAE website, and you can buy it through us here. Our shop will be much improved when our new website goes live. More on that soon…
William Norris, Communications DirectorRead More