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OAE Player: <p>The next 12 months

OAE Player:

The next 12 months

The first year of OAE Player has been a wild ride of memorable music films, and with your support we’re going to be even more ambitious in the next 12 months.

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Crafting a violin from a tree

Crafting a violin from a tree

The vitality of our music is ingrained in our historic instruments. Crafted from trees, strung with sheep guts and bowed with horse hair, these precious gifts from the wild live on in the music we share.

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Who we are

Who we are

Three decades ago, a group of inquisitive London musicians took a long hard look at that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a particular era? Too restricting. Perfect a work and then move on? Too lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born. On these pages we look at our story, our musicians and their instruments, where we play and more.

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