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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Recognised as one of the world’s foremost period instrument ensembles: formed in 1986 as a self-governing orchestra, the OAE has always maintained a player-led approach to artistic planning and programming.



Vivaldi: Concerti
Vivaldi: Concerti
A fantastic and exuberantly played disc of Vivaldi which was named Gramophone 'Choice'. 

BKD 151  

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is recognised as one of the world's foremost period instrument ensembles. Formed in 1986 as a self-governing orchestra, the OAE has always maintained a player-led approach to artistic planning and programming, working with a range of distinguished guest conductors and in 1992, Sir Simon Rattle and Frans Brüggen were appointed Principal Guest Conductors. In 1997 the work of the London Classical Players was absorbed by the OAE, and Sir Roger Norrington joined the roster of conductors. The Orchestra, as an Associate of London's Royal Festival Hall, gratefully acknowledges the financial support that SBC gives the Orchestra through its association with the Hall.

In addition to its relationship with the Royal Festival Hall, the Orchestra has been resident at St George's, Bristol since 1995 and enjoys regular collaborations with Symphony Hall in Birmingham, Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Lincoln Center in New York. Other regular appearances include Glyndebourne, the BBC Proms and other major festivals in the UK and abroad. The OAE's commitment to combining period authenticity with contemporary values has engendered numerous memorable performances ranging from Rameau's ‘Les Boreades' at the Salzburg Festival to Tchaikovsky weekends in London, Paris and Birmingham.

The Orchestra's extensive discography includes recordings for all the major record companies and features artists such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Andreas Scholl, Emanuel Ax, Gustav Leonhardt, David Daniels and René Jacobs. This Vivaldi recording is the Orchestra's first CD for Linn and features directors and instrumental soloists from within the OAE.
For further information - www.oae.co.uk
Edinburgh Festival dates for Linn artists
03 July 2009
Linn at EIF
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Linn artists at the BBC Proms
30 June 2009
live concerts in London
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
This is a gem...the playing is technically assured and dripping with personality
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Independent on Sunday
they have warmth, polish, energy, a terrific rhythmic drive and some glorious playing
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International Record Review
elegance, natural grace and genuine warmth
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11 October 2017 to 11 October 2017
Europe
Musikverein,, Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Wien, Austria Europe
Handel’s Semele

13 October 2017 to 13 October 2017
England
Sheldonian Theatre, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3AZ England United Kingdon
Oxford Lieder Festival Opening Night

14 October 2017 to 14 October 2017
England
Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford PE9 2DL England United Kingdom


15 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
England, London
Royal Festival Hall - 10.30am & 12pm, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX England United Kingdom
OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

15 October 2017 to 15 October 2017
England
Oxford Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX England United Kingdom
Der Rosenkavalier

18 October 2017 to 18 October 2017
England, London
Royal Festival Hall,, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX England United Kingdom
Handel’s Semele

22 October 2017 to 22 October 2017
England, London
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG England United Kingdom
Bach, the Universe and Everything

24 October 2017 to 24 October 2017
England
Courtyard, Hereford, Penhaligon Way, Hereford HR4 9YJ England United Kingdom
Der Rosenkavalier

24 October 2017 to 24 October 2017
England, London
CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building), A, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Ln, London SE15 4ST
The Night Shift – Peckham

09 November 2017 to 09 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

11 November 2017 to 11 November 2017
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City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

13 November 2017 to 13 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Pl, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

14 November 2017 to 14 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

16 November 2017 to 16 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
Llewellyn Hall, Canberra ANU School of Music, Building 100, The Australian National University, William Herbert Pl, Acton ACT 2601, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

18 November 2017 to 18 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
Melbourne Recital Centre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, 31 Sturt St, Southbank VIC 3006, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

19 November 2017 to 19 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Grey St & Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

21 November 2017 to 21 November 2017
Asia/Australasia
Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ Western Australia
Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

26 November 2017 to 26 November 2017
England, London
Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG England United Kingdom
Bach, the Universe, and Everything

27 November 2017 to 27 November 2017
England, London
St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA England United Kingdom
Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

05 May 2018 to 05 May 2018
Asia/Australasia
St Mary of the Angels, Christchurch New Zealand
Phantasm Tour in New Zealand