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Fri 25 May 2018

Konzerthaus, Vienna

Der Rosenkavalier

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Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (salon score)

Geoffrey Paterson conductor

A night at the cinema.

We’re going to the cinema with a historically-informed recreation of a remarkable cinema event that first took place in 1926.

Enjoy the big screen adaptation of Richard Strauss’ great comic opera Der Rosenkavalier, accompanied by a live orchestra playing the music Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.

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Sun 3 Jun 2018

Saffron Hall

OAE TOTS: The Apple Tree

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a concert introducing children aged 2 to 5 to the magic of classical music.

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Sun 3 Jun 2018

Saffron Hall

OAE TOTS: The Apple Tree

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a concert introducing children aged 2 to 5 to the magic of classical music.

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Mon 4 Jun 2018

The Lexington

The Night Shift: Angel

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Join Matthew Truscott and the band for a night of Mendelssohn’s string quintets.

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Funharmonics – King Arthur

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Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative in these interactive OAE TOTS workshops focused on the story of King Arthur. Listen to and engage with the musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and their instruments.

OAE TOTS: Storytime accompanies the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Funharmonics event in Royal Festival Hall.

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Funharmonics – King Arthur

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Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative in these interactive OAE TOTS workshops focused on the story of King Arthur. Listen to and engage with the musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and their instruments.

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: Funharmonics – King Arthur

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Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative in these interactive OAE TOTS workshops focused on the story of King Arthur. Listen to and engage with the musicians of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and their instruments. 

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Sun 10 Jun 2018

Glyndebourne

Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Sesto Anna Stéphany
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim
Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Fri 15 Jun 2018

Glyndebourne

Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Sun 17 Jun 2018

The Tivoli Concert Hall

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No, 52
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
Haydn Symphony No. 49 La Passione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

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Wed 20 Jun 2018

Glyndebourne

Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Sat 23 Jun 2018

Glyndebourne

Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Tue 26 Jun 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Dangerous Liaisons

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John Butt conductor/harpsichord
Hubert Hazebroucq choreographer
Anna Dennis soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor

The sights and sounds of Versailles – elegant 17th century dance meets the best of French Baroque music.

Recreating the sounds of Versailles, we’re blending elegant French dance from the court of Louis XIV with a greatest hits of French music from the era.

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Fri 29 Jun 2018

Glyndebourne

Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Sat 30 Jun 2018

Purcell Room

OAE TOTS: Kings Arthur

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old.

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Sat 30 Jun 2018

Purcell Room

OAE TOTS: Kings Arthur

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Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old.

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Sun 1 Jul 2018

St Nicholas' Church

Reliving History

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Purcell King Arthur
Handel Sosarme arias: Rend’il sereno al ciglio; Dite pace
Warlock Capriol Suite
Sarah Rodgers Agnes
Handel Ezio aria: Finchè un zeffiro soave
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Handel Esther: Blessed Are They
Handel Esther: Blessed Are They

Julia Doyle soprano
North Walsham Church Choir

Enjoy the world premiere of Agnes, a newly commissioned work by composer Sarah Rodgers which celebrates the lives of the women in the Paston family, whose letters are a fascinating record of family life and politics between 1422-1509 in Norfolk.

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Wed 4 Jul 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Schiff’s Surprise

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Haydn Symphony No. 94, Surprise
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11
Haydn Harmoniemesse

Sir András Schiff conductor/piano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Charlotte Beament soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass

A game of Haydn seek.

Take a whirlwind tour of the music of Austrian master Joseph Haydn in the hands of one of the world’s greatest musicians, Sir András Schiff.

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Fri 6 Jul 2018

Glyndebourne

Giulio Cesare

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Handel Giulio Cesare

Conductor William Christie / Jonathan Cohen
Director David McVicar
Giulio Cesare Sarah Connolly
Cleopatra Joélle Harvey
Tolomeo Christophe Dumaux
Cornelia Patricia Bardon
Achilla John Moore
Nireno Kangmin Justin Kim

David McVicar’s much-loved production makes a triumphant return.

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Sun 8 Jul 2018

Cheltenham Town Hall

Schiff’s Surprise

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Haydn Symphony No. 94, Surprise
Haydn Piano Concerto No. 11
Haydn Harmoniemesse

Sir András Schiff conductor/piano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Charlotte Beament soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass

Take a whirlwind tour of the music of Austrian master Joseph Haydn in the hands of one of the world’s greatest musicians, Sir András Schiff, as part of Cheltenham Music Festival.

This concert rounds off our Visions, Illusions & Delusions season with a varied programme of music by Haydn, who as much as any other composer redefined what orchestral music came to be during the Enlightenment period.

‘I was interested in surprising the public with something new,’ Haydn said about his Symphony No. 94, now nicknamed the Surprise Symphony because of its breathless invention and numerous musical jokes.

It’s paired with Haydn’s Piano Concerto No.11, which is an opportunity to hear Schiff’s playing at its magical best.

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