Jean-Philippe Rameau: Overture, Castor et Pollux
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Airs pour les athletes, Bruit de guerre, Gravement, Funeral Lament Tristes apprêts & Menuet from Castor et Pollux
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Par un sommeil agréable from Dardanus
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Règne avec moi, Bacchus from Anacréon
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Tambourins 1 & 2 from Dardanus
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Je vole, amour, ou tu m'appelles from Les Paladins
Jean-Philippe Rameau: Chaconne from Dardanus
Interval
George Frideric Handel: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op.6 No.6
George Frideric Handel: Che sento? from Giulio Cesare
George Frideric Handel: Se pietà di me non senti from Giulio Cesare
George Frideric Handel: March from Scipione
George Frideric Handel: Scoglio d'immota fronte from Scipione
George Frideric Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks

Our new season starts in style with music from England's favourite adopted composer, George Frideric Handel.

While he seems to have attracted a number of less than complimentary comments from fellow composers (Berlioz calling him 'a barrel of pork and beer'), he's never been received by anything less than acclaim here in London, with his Royal Fireworks Music remaining a favourite to this day.

The rest of the programme features orchestral overtures and arias from French composer and Gamechanger, Jean-Philippe Rameau.

Free pre-concert talk
Royal Festival Hall, 5.45pm
OAE Extras. OAE Gamechangers Series is introduced by players from the Orchestra.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
William Christie conductor
Sandrine Piau soprano