Classical music
Choral

OAE: Schiff’s Surprise

Part of Visions, Illusions and Delusions

Sir András Schiff conducts and performs with the OAE in magical and playful works by Haydn

A virtuoso pianist and world-class conductor, Sir András Schiff defies expectations, constantly shifting between roles on the concert stage.

This concert rounds off the OAE’s Visions, Illusions & Delusions season with a varied programme of music by Haydn, who as much as any other composer redefined what orchestral music came to be during the Enlightenment period.

`I was interested in surprising the public with something new,’ Haydn said about his Symphony No. 94, now nicknamed the Surprise Symphony because of its breathless invention and numerous musical jokes.

It’s paired with Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D, which is an opportunity to hear Schiff’s playing at its magical best.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
András Schiff conductor, piano
Charlotte Beament soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Enlightenment

Repertoire

Haydn: Symphony No.94 (Surprise); Piano Concerto in D, Hob.XVIII/11
Interval
Haydn: Mass in B flat (Harmoniemesse)

Dates & times

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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£10 - £60
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Concessions

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Performance time
Please note start time of 7pm.

Related events
Queen Elizabeth Hall at 6pm: pre-concert talk. Admission free.

Ticketing
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount.

2 – 3 events (15% discount)
4 – 7 events (20% discount)
8 or more events (25% discount)

Children and student £5 tickets are available for every concert. These discounts, and the £5 tickets, are not available on Premium seats.