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Introducing Tea with Netty: Behind the Scenes at Glyndebourne

Introducing Tea with Netty: Behind the Scenes at Glyndebourne

What's brewing backstage with the Orchestra. Tea with Netty is our new podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis. Check out our first episode here!

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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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Mendelssohn’s Elijah

Mendelssohn’s Elijah

London, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall

Mendelssohn’s magnificent story of faith, doubt and miracles, with conductor Masaaki Suzuki.

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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.

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