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Pre-concert talk: Stevie Wishart

Tue 16 Jun 2015

Susannah Simons talks to composer Stevie Wishart about her new commission for the OAE entitled ‘Rough with the smooth: Concerto à Double Entendre’. We performed the piece on 12 May at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. 

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Programme notes – Stevie Wishart

Wed 13 May 2015

Our final concert of the 2014–2015 season saw the world premiere of Stevie Wishart’s new composition, The Rough with the Smooth: Concerto à Double Entendre. 

If you didn’t manage to get a copy of the programme notes at the concert then you can download a copy below.

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Stevie Wishart on her new composition

Tue 12 May 2015

New Music for Old Instruments: Composer Stevie Wishart talks about her new commission for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment entitled “The Rough with the Smooth: Concerto à Double Entendre”.

The piece was performed on 12 May 2015 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

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Stevie Wishart’s Double Entendre in rehearsal

Wed 6 May 2015

Next week we give the world premiere of a new piece by composer Stevie Wishart as part of our Rough with the Smooth concert at Southbank Centre.

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Current Distractions

Fri 24 Oct 2014

Ulster Orchestra Woe

It’s been big news in the orchestral world, with UK orchestras feeling distinctly shaken by the trouble their Irish colleagues are facing. The Ulster orchestra is in serious financial trouble.

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2014-2015 Season Launch

Fri 24 Jan 2014

OAE

On Thursday 23 January, representatives from the four resident Orchestra’s at Southbank Centre, piled into a conference room along with an incalculable number of journalists to find out what was in store for the 2014-2015 Season.  After a decent amount of coffeee, orange juice and pastries, we all took a seat and listened as Southbank Centre Artistic Director Jude Kelly hinted at what lay in store.

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