What is enlightenment?

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What are Period Instruments?

What are Period Instruments?

Our double bass Cecelia Bruggemeyer explains what period instruments are and why we play on them.

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Tea With Netty 3: Iestyn Davies

Tea With Netty 3: Iestyn Davies

Netty met with countertenor Iestyn Davies during our run of Handel's Agrippina at the Royal Opera House.

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The Creativity Code

The Creativity Code

London, Kings Place

Our Sunday morning music and science series connects Bach's cantatas with artificial intelligence, with Professor Marcus du Sautoy from the University of Oxford. 

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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? 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.

The Night Shift returns

That's right, your favourite baroque and booze night is back, Tuesday 3 December