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Sun 14 Oct 2018

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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Thu 4 Oct 2018

Thought Fest Studio

The Night Shift: Nervous Notes

Martin Lawrence, horn
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Ever wondered how musicians are feeling onstage? Performers are usually encouraged to hide their nerves but at this special event you can come and learn how the jitters can make for an unforgettable performance. Martin Lawrence, our horn player, will voice his fears and anxieties while performing at this event for Thought Fest.

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Tue 25 Sep 2018

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

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We’ve managed to squeeze a harpsichord into the CLF using an industrial lift, and got people singing along to Jewish wedding music and South American folk songs. Now we’re returning for a night of brilliant baroque music.

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Sat 22 Sep 2018

Friends Meeting House, Brighton

OAE TOTS – The World Around Us

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Reach for the stars and the sun and the moon!  Come and join the us in an interactive concert for the youngest of music lovers. The heavenly music of J.S. Bach will be our launchpad as we play, sing and dance across the universe.

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Sun 16 Sep 2018

Rudolfinum, Prague

Dvorák Prague Festival

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Elgar Serenade for Strings
Schubert Mass no. 2 in G
Dvorak Mass in D

Pavla Vykopalová soprano
Markéta Cukrová mezzo-soprano
Aleš Voráček tenor
Roman Hoza baritone
King's College Choir
Stephen Cleobury conductor

A trip to one of our favourite cities to perform at the 11th Dvorák Prague Festival.

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Mon 10 Sep 2018

Darlington Hippodrome

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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Mon 10 Sep 2018

The Hullabaloo

OAE Curtain Raiser

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In July 2018, young musicians from Darlington’s Wyvern Academy composed a live musical soundtrack for a short film, through a series of workshops with renowned animateur and composer James Redwood, several of our players and a trainee music leader with the support of Durham Music Service and Orchestras Live.

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Sun 9 Sep 2018

The Hullabaloo

OAE TOTS: The Apple Tree (Darlington)

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A friendly old apple tree, and the source of a tasty, juicy snack! But a month later, the tree is bare. Icicles suddenly appear, followed by leaves, then blossom, and then birds and bees.

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Sat 8 Sep 2018

Kleine Beethovenhalle

Beethovenfest

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Beethoven Overture Coriolan
Haydn Symphony no. 101 in D major
Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67

Ádám Fischer conductor

We’re delighted to be returning to Beethovenfest Bonn with conductor Ádám Fischer for a programme of Beethoven and Haydn.

When Haydn wrote his Symphony no. 101 he was at the pinnacle of his career. After serving for decades in Esterháza, he was now a figure of international stature: he wrote the final movements in Vienna and the opening movement during his triumphant second tour of England. At this time Beethoven was Haydn’s pupil. Strikingly, he tended to sidestep genres dominated by Haydn and only gradually found his way to the symphony. The  Coriolan Overture and the Fifth Symphony are two works from his middle period that travel ‘through darkness toward the light’ – a narrative pattern of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Fri 31 Aug 2018

Kloster Eberbach, Basilika, Rheingau

Mozart’s Coronation Mass

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Haydn Harmoniemesse
Mozart Symphony no. 33
Mozart Coronation Mass

Ádám Fischer conductor
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Anna Dennis soprano
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

The second night of our spectacular double-header at the Rheingau Musik Festival, performed in abbey at the Eberbach Monastery.

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Thu 30 Aug 2018

Kloster Eberbach, Basilika, Rheingau

Dangerous Liaisons

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Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, André Campra, Jean-Philippe Rameau and Marc-Antoine Charpentier

John Butt conductor/harpsichord
Hubert Hazebroucq choreographer
Anna Dennis soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Les Corps Eloquents dance

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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Sat 25 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Thu 23 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Tue 21 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Sun 19 Aug 2018

Palacio Festivales Cantabria

Festival Internacional Santander

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Telemann Selection from Overture in F
Handel Arias from Giulio Cesare and Theodora
Handel Selection from Water Music
Handel Concerto Grosso in E minor, Op. 6, No. 3
Handel Silete venti

Katherine Watson soprano
Laurence Cummings keyboard/ director

Soprano Katherine Watson sings classic arias from Handel’s operas Giulio Cesare and Theodora, and we also perform some of our favourite pieces from Handel’s Water Music.

Part of the Santander International Festival.

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Sat 18 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Thu 16 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Mon 13 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Sat 11 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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Wed 8 Aug 2018

Glyndebourne

Saul

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Handel Saul

Laurence Cummings Conductor
Barrie Kosky Director
Saul/Apparition of Samuel Markus Brück
David Iestyn Davies
Jonathan Allan Clayton
Merab Karina Gauvin
Michal Anna Devin

Barrie Kosky’s blazingly original and visually spectacular staging of Handel’s oratorio returns for a first revival.

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