What is right and what is wrong? Can the ultimate betrayal ever be forgiven? There are two very different visions of the Easter story in our 2017/18 season.
The Judas Passion
St Matthew Passion
In 2017/18 we’re starting Six Chapters of Enlightenment, six years of concerts celebrating the thought that made the modern world.Read More
Catch him doing the harpsichord thing (no football planned as yet) with the OAE on Sunday at St John’s Smith Square. More info and book ticketsRead More
The OAE archive is huge. In just 30 short years we’ve amassed a lot of stuff. Here at OAE HQ and at a secret warehouse location in Hounslow we’ve got boxes and boxes of OAE goodies.Read More
A new season of OAE concerts starts on 9 October, with concerts at Southbank Centre and elsewhere running through until May next year. You can get a little taste of what’s to come on our 100 second new season trailer, filmed in a low-fi ‘activist’ style to match our brochure and images this year.Read More
This autumn we bring you the music of the ‘other’ Beethoven: George Onslow.Read More
On 12 June we close our Southbank 2013-2014 Season with Gamechangers: Mildly Rude?, so called for its inclusion of Boyce’s Solomon – A Serenata, which caused outrage when performed in front of Victorian audiences.Read More
On 19 March we give you a step-by-step guide to masterpieces from Vivaldi and Bach. This performance will feature the violoncello da spalla, a long-lost instrument played here by spalla expert Sigiswald Kuijken.Read More
We’ve just released this video trailer ahead of our performance of Offenbach’s opera Fantasio on 15 December.Read More
If your typical Monday night contains ANY of the things in the video above then we can help you.Read More
Well, is it?
Very few of us jump out of bed on a Monday full of the joys of spring. It’s very few people’s favourite day of the week.Read More
We’ve managed to cram footage from all the myriad of activities we get up to here at the OAE, into the time it takes a second hand to do a full revolution… …from our regular Southbank concerts to our Education projects to our late night The Night Shift events and more, it’s all here.Read More
Then you might like our video trailer.
We’re very excited to be part of Kings Place’s largest annual series to date, Bach Unwrapped, celebrating the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. We kick off our set of nine events on 22 March with a concert celebrating his Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos, led by the effervescent conductor, John Butt.
But it doesn’t end there…from March to May, we’ll have two OAE TOTS concerts (23 March) for our younger music-lovers, a chance to sing Bach’s Passions with OAE principal keyboardist Robert Howarth (23 March), as well as a lively family concert (18 May) and a study day, focusing on Bach’s sublime Brandenburg Concertos (20 April).
If that’s still not enough Bach for you, you can download an online brochure for the whole series here.
All event info and booking can be found here or you can call the Kings Place Box Office on 020 7520 1490.Read More
Ahead of our Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers series launching on 30 September, celebrating feisty female roles in opera, we’re launching a competition where you could win a night fit for a Queen.
Nominate your personal heroine and you’ll be in with the chance to win your own private box plus interval drinks for the opening night of the Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers season on 30 September at the Southbank Centre, London.
We’ve put together a little video (above) with a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing…
To enter, tell us about your personal heroine in 200 words or less by 26 September and we’ll pick the best entry and announce the winner the following day.
Entries should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also enter on our Facebook or Twitter pages.
Good luck!Read More
Earlier this year we put a call-out to members of the OAE audience, looking for volunteers with a ‘strong look’ to star in our marketing campaign for the 2012-2013 season of concerts.Read More
Yes, The Works returns tomorrow evening with an evening of Bach, and we’re all primed and ready to give you a guided tour of two of his most popular pieces, the Suite No.3 (which includes Air on a G String) and the Brandenburg Concerto No.5. Here’s a trailer to whet your appetite… Find our more about tomorrow’s event here.Read More
We decided to do something a little different with our latest video. Rather than a trailer or a behind-the-scenes sort of thing we decided to take a more tangental route, living up to our tag-line Classical Music: Minus the Rules. So, we met up with OAE violinist Jo Lawrence, set her loose on the streets of London and waited to see what would happen…
Here at OAE towers we are just having our coffee and getting set up for the week ahead. It’s a busy start to the week though as tomorrow sees the launch of our brand-new concert series, The Works. Here’s a trailer for tomorrow night’s event:Read More