What is enlightenment?

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Bach, the Universe and Everything: Can Bacterium Compute?

Bach, the Universe and Everything: Can Bacterium Compute?

Watch the online edition of Bach, the Universe and Everything, recorded from our homes in isolation

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Bach, the Universe and Everything: Schrödinger’s Pandemic

Bach, the Universe and Everything: Schrödinger’s Pandemic

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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 show must go on(line)

Our concerts may be cancelled but we're still very busy making music. Click here to find out all the ways that you can stay connected to the OAE during the pandemic.