What is enlightenment?

Education

We often talk about the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment being like a family, and families have members of all ages and abilities. That’s why we run our OAE Education programme. Each year, it reaches more than 17,000 people across the country, often in areas where children have little or no access to live classical music.  

Want to know more? Download and read our 2018-19 OAE Education annual review (pdf, 17mb).

Special Needs

Special Needs

Over the past five years, our Special Needs programme has expanded significantly to include large-scale projects and performances in care homes.

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Opera

Opera

Each year, we run week-long residencies with regional partners to create operas inspired by baroque and classical works.

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Nurturing Talent

Nurturing Talent

Through our Nurturing Talent programme we aim to share our passion for the music we play and to inspire the next generation of young players.

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OAE TOTS

OAE TOTS

Concerts and workshops introducing children age 2-5 to the instruments and magic of the Orchestra.

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OAE Flagship

OAE Flagship

Our Flagship programmes are in-depth residencies across the country, where we undertake workshops and performances with many parts of the community.

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Schools

Schools

Our schools programme includes work in all the Key Stages and encompasses teacher training, workshops and schools concerts.

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