Sunday 27 June 2010


Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Family Concert

A Celebration of Life on Earth

Inspired by Haydn's choral masterpiece The Creation, join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) for a lively and engaging family concert mixing the amazing worlds of music and science.

Presented by Professor Russell Foster FRS and music animateur Mark Withers, and conducted by Scott Stroman. Also featuring the Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience students, The Foundling Choir, Eclectic Voices and young singers from Brighton.

A Celebration of Life on Earth is a year-long education project with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, designed to inspire a greater understanding of music and science for all ages through creative participation.

Suitable for ages seven and over. Approximately one hour long.

Pre-concert free events in Queen Elizabeth Hall -
10am - Musical Building Blocks
Find out how Haydn wrote brilliantly for the string quartet with members of the OAE.

11am - Instrument Evolution Workshop
Discover how string and wind instruments have developed over the last 400 years (limited to 50 participants)

12 noon - What Makes Us What We Are?
How might we develop as humans in the next five million years? A scientific look with Professor Russell Foster.

Pre-concert free event in The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall -
12 noon and 1pm - Haydn at Lunchtime
Free foyer music by members of the OAE.

Related Links
June OAE Podcast