Residencies

We are Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre, and have artistic relationships with six more venues and festivals across England, including Glyndebourne and Kings Place.
Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre

Resident Orchestra at Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, and one of its top 5 visitor attractions, located on the South Bank of the River Thames in London.

We are one of four Resident Orchestras contributing to an exciting, year-round series of classical concerts.

We perform around 10 concerts each year across Southbank Centre venues, the Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall. In addition, our OAE TOTS concerts and workshops introduce children age 2 to 5 to the magic of classical music.

Associate Orchestra at Glyndebourne

Associate Orchestra at Glyndebourne

Glyndebourne is an opera house in the heart of the Sussex countryside. Founded in 1934, it is now one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world, performing to some 150,000 people across a summer Festival and an autumn Tour.

As Associate Orchestra, we perform in several operas each summer, specialising in Baroque and Classical-era operas. Our performances of Handel and Mozart operas at Glyndebourne have been particularly celebrated. Our relationship started with our performances of Mozart’s Idomeneo with Simon Rattle in the 1989 Festival.

Artistic Associate at Kings Place

Artistic Associate at Kings Place

Kings Place is an arts venue located in King’s Cross, boasting a state of the art 415 seat concert hall with a fabulous acoustic for classical music, as well as comedy, folk, jazz and literature events.

Our office is based in the building. We also perform concerts as part of Kings Place’s flagship Unwrapped series. Meanwhile, Bach, the Universe and Everything, our Sunday morning music and science series, features Bach cantatas and talks by leading scientists.

Orchestra in Association at Anvil Arts

Orchestra in Association at Anvil Arts

The Anvil in Basingstoke is a 1,400 seat concert hall boasting one of the UK’s finest acoustics, universally celebrated by musicians and audiences alike. It welcomes performances by many world-leading orchestras, and has relationships with ourselves and Philharmonia Orchestra as Artistic Associates.

Each year we usually play three concerts at The Anvil, which have recently featured world-famous artists including Nicola Benedetti, Marin Alsop and Sir Simon Rattle.

Situated next to Basingstoke station, The Anvil is easily accessible for audiences in South East England via rail and is just a 43 minute journey from London Waterloo.

Associate Orchestra at St George's Bristol

Associate Orchestra at St George's Bristol

St George’s Bristol is a concert hall in central Bristol, a converted church built in 1823 and a Grade II* listed building.

We have been performing at St George’s Bristol since 1995. Our current programme there focuses on Baroque and Classical repertoire, including choral works such as Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah, and celebrated guest artists such as Rachel Podger.

Orchestra in Association at Wiltshire Music Centre

Orchestra in Association at Wiltshire Music Centre

Wiltshire Music Centre is a professional concert hall in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire. Recognised nationally, the Centre attracts world-renowned performers from across the classical, world, contemporary, jazz and folk genres to present over 150 concerts a year.

The organisation was founded 20 years ago by a group of visionary local people who realised that there was a serious need for top quality performance and rehearsal facilities in the area. Since then, the Centre has built an enviable reputation as a professional concert hall of exceptional quality, rooted in community participation and involvement. We perform two or three concerts a year, and the Centre is also a focus of our Education programme.

Associate Orchestra at Ryedale Festival

Associate Orchestra at Ryedale Festival

Every year, the Ryedale Festival welcomes outstanding performers from all over the world, both established and emerging, to perform a wide-ranging and distinctive programme in the many spectacular venues in and around Ryedale, North Yorkshire – an area full of history and natural beauty.

For the past few years, we have performed a concert at each year’s Festival. Our Experience ensemble of gifted emerging players also plays there regularly.