Resident at Southbank Centre
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is out to show that classical music is for everyone in its 2012-2013 concert season.
Audiences are always at the heart of what the OAE does, and the new season is no exception. It offers concerts to suit every age and taste, with audience members even taking centre-stage in the Orchestra’s photographs for 2012-2013!
At the heart of the season is the series of 7pm concerts, which features some of classical music’s biggest names including Principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle and Marin Alsop. There is a fascinatingly varied line-up of music including the four-event series Queens, Heroines and Ladykillers, celebrating some of opera’s stand-out female roles.
The Works, offering a guided tour to selected masterpieces, continues into its second year. It offers you a chance to get to know a piece of music from the inside-out in an informal, friendly setting.
OAE Tots, for the very youngest music lovers, also returns.
The radical late-night series The Night Shift is also back, with three events throughout the year.