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Sat 23 Feb 2019

The Foundling Museum

Handel Birthday Concert

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Henry Tong violin
Alice Evans violin
Andrew Skidmore cello
James Johnstone harpsichord

Players from the Orchestra celebrate George Frideric Handel’s 334th birthday in style at the Foundling Museum. Enjoy an evening of beautiful music-making and visit the Handel Gallery to learn more about the composer’s generosity to the newly-established Foundling Hospital.

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Sat 23 Feb 2019

Assembly Rooms, Bath

Bath Bachfest

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Bach Orchestral Suite No.1
Bach Sinfonia to Cantata BWV42
Bach Violin Concerto in E major
Bach Orchestral Suite No.2
Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Michael Gurevich violin
Rodolfo Richter violin
Rachel Beckett flute

With a team of well-known soloists, we perform some of Bach’s finest orchestral works: two of the colourful Suites, a tuneful Sinfonia, a familiar Violin Concerto, and the sublime Concerto for two violins.

Part of Bath Bachfest.

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

Purcell Room

OAE TOTS – A World of Celebration

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Sometimes you need to stop exploring, and have a party! And who better to lead us than Handel, whose Water Music was written for a festival on the Thames. Come and dance to his foot-tapping tunes and celebrate the glorious sound of the OAE’s period instruments.

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Wie schön leuctet der Morgenstern ‘How Beautifully Gleams the Morning Star’ BWV1

Rowan Pierce soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Dr Emma Chapman

Cosmic Dawn

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Tue 26 Feb 2019

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

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Matthew Truscott violin
Max Mandel viola

The creative heart of Peckham hosts classical music, minus the rules.

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Thu 28 Feb 2019

Ye Olde Rose and Crown

The Night Shift – Walthamstow

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For the first time, we’re taking the Night Shift to Walthamstow, East London’s new cultural hotspot.

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Fri 1 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sat 2 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sun 3 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sat 16 Mar 2019

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1. with Sir András Schiff

Brahms Piano Concerto
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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Sun 17 Mar 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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Bach Cantata: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende ‘A Terrible End Shall Sweep You Away‘. BWV90

Ciara Hendrick alto
James Way tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor David Waltham speaker

Hunting for Aliens

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

The music

With its uncompromising title, this theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection.

The science

Is there life on other worlds? We close our season with a look at the latest research in astrobiolology – the search for extraterrestrial life.

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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Mon 18 Mar 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1, with Sir András Schiff

Ursula Paludan Monberg, horn
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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/piano

One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Tue 19 Mar 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Brahms Piano Concerto no.2, with Sir András Schiff

Max Mandel, Co-Principal Viola
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Schumann Symphony No. 3
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Sir András Schiff piano/ conductor

One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahams’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Wed 20 Mar 2019

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1, with Sir András Schiff

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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

One of the world’s best pianists, Sir András Schiff, plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Sat 23 Mar 2019

The National Concert Hall, Dublin

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1, with Sir András Schiff

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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

One of the world’s best pianists plays some of world’s best piano music.

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Sat 30 Mar 2019

Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall

OAE TOTS: FUNharmonics

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On every FUNharmonics day, our youngest audience members join the Orchestra for our  OAE Tots workshops.

These offer a magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five, sitting up-close to orchestral musicians and taking part with their parents, guardians and carers.

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Tue 2 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A thrilling staging of the Easter story. Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sat 6 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Sun 7 Apr 2019

Elbphilharmonie

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach  St John Passion 

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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Tue 9 Apr 2019

Alte Oper Frankfurt

Bach’s St John Passion

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Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle conductor
Peter Sellars director
Camilla Tilling soprano
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Mark Padmore tenor
Andrew Staples tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Christian Gerhaher baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

Sir Simon Rattle has assembled an extraordinary team for this definitive staging of one of Bach’s great masterpieces, the St John Passion.

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