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Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is the second part of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Six Chapters of Enlightenment; six special seasons exploring through music the golden age of science and philosophy that gave the orchestra its name.

The Rights of Man. On Liberty.The American Declaration of Independence. The Enlightenment authors of human rights, equality and freedom ushered in an age of revolution, nation building and political upheaval. They asked: what does it mean to be free? How should we be governed? What is my relationship with the state? Is it sweet and fitting to die for one’s country?

The OAE are unlocking these questions with great artists including Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop and Sir András Schiff. The orchestra plays music by composers such as Brahms, Schumann and Sibelius – who lived and responded to these extraordinary times, and whose music made nations.

If you’re new to the OAE, you should know they play on instruments from the period the music was written. Each concert needs hours of research to understand centuries of performance tradition, making old music new. If you’re already a fan, the orchestra’s lovingly-crafted performances are combined more than ever with special efforts to help you discover what the composers were thinking, and how the times they live in influenced their music.

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2017/18 season: Sep 2017 - Jul 2018
2018/19 season: Sep 2018 - Jul 2019

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Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Opera
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
 Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

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7:00 pm
Mon 18 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 18 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

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7:00 pm
Tue 19 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 19 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts

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7:00 pm
Tue 02 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 02 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Trial by Jury

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7:00 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy the feel-good hit of the 1870s
Enjoy the feel-good hit of the 1870s
Bach - Toutes Suites

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7:00 pm
Tue 14 May 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 14 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy a balance of pleasures with the music of Bach
Enjoy a balance of pleasures with the music of Bach
States of Independence

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7:00 pm
Fri 31 May 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 31 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty