Many of you may have noticed Violoncello da spalla player Sigiswald Kuijken, on yesterday’s edition of Newsnight. Sigiswald joined Emily Maitless to play the show out with a rendition of Bach’s Bourrée No.1 from Suite No. 3 BWV 1009. For those of you who missed it, you can watch it below.Read More
We’ve just released some more seats for our previously sold out performance at Southbank Centre on 25 March featuring Sigiswald Kuijken and the Violoncello da spalla.Read More
The past month at the OAE has been filled with various animal-related hilarity, involving two of my favourite education events so far; OAE TOTS Animal Time, and the Carnival of the Animals family concert.Read More
There were steady tortoises, speeding fingers and even cops and robbers. But what did you have to say about our recent concert with Katia and Marielle Labèque…Read More
Katia and Marielle Labèque join us tonight for a concert of Saint-Saëns and Ravel at The Hexgaon in Reading, then tomorrow we’re at Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall for Fancy That!, our family concert at 11.30am and French Fancies at 7pm. They took time out from rehearsals to give us a taste of what we can expect.
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Public booking for our 2014-2015 season of concerts at Southbank Centre is now open.Read More
It’s time to decide on a winning title for our concert on 25 November 2014. We’ve narrowed it down to our final three, but now we need your help to pick a winner. The winner not only gets to gloat at their unrivalled pun skills, but will also get two top price tickets to the concert. Polls close at 10am tomorrow, so get your votes in now!Read More
It’s that time of year yet again – as we prepare to launch a brand new season of events, and as with previous years that also means a chance for you to get involved and help us name a concert!Read More
In this podcast, Sir Mark Elder gives an introduction to our performance of Offenbach’s Fantasio, which took place at Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank, 15 December 2013.Read More
On 15 December we took Offenbach’s Fantasio to the Royal Festival Hall, with Sir Mark Elder conducting an all-star cast including Sarah Connolly and Brenda Rae. Here’s what the audience had to say about it.Read More
Last night saw fresh life breathed into Offenbach’s lost opera Fantasio, and the first batch of reviews are in…Read More
As Sir Mark Elder and the cast of Fantasio prepared for Sunday’s performance at Royal Festival Hall, photographer Russell Duncan was there to capture it.
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‘It’s confusing but….life is’ Sir Mark Elder on Fantasio.
Indeed it is, but do you think you can sum up Offenbach’s Fantasio in 140 characters? Whoever explains it best will win two top price seats to the performance at Royal Festival Hall on 15 December and the runner-up will bag a copy of the OAE and Glyndebourne’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella) double disc set.Read More
For those of you who’d like to delve deeper into the work of Purcell, here’s a taste of the music from his much celebrated opera Fairy Queen, featured in TOTS this weekend.Read More
OAE violinist Margaret Faultless tells us one more thing that’s special about tonight’s concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall…Read More
Tomorrow night we head over to Queen Elizabeth Hall for a step-by-step guide to one of Beethoven’s favourite works; Symphony No. 8. Here’s a look at what you can expect.Read More
If your typical Monday night contains ANY of the things in the video above then we can help you.Read More
Well, is it?
Very few of us jump out of bed on a Monday full of the joys of spring. It’s very few people’s favourite day of the week.Read More
George Frideric Handel is best known for restoring English music to its’ highly respected and acclaimed position, following years of compositional drought after the death of Purcell in 1695. He wrote music that was especially melodic and cosmopolitan in approach.Read More