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OAE return home to Kings Place this April, to present a series of concerts that will challenge how you think about baroque music - far from just "nice", this festival will show the breadth of emotions that baroque music can convey - thrilling, angry, tragic and touching. For more details visit, or to book visit


  • Baroque.Contrasted.

    Not all o


    ras are the same

    6-10 April 2011, K

    ings Place, London

  • Its easy when thinking of baroque music to lapse into the assumption that it all sounds pretty much the same. quite pretty. Nice. unthreatening. This festival sets out to shatter your assumptions and show the breadth and variety of baroque music. It showcases music written for specific groups of instruments, places secular music against sacred, and ceremonial against dance music. Come to a concert or two and youll soon see that far from being just nice, baroque music can be thrilling, angry, tragic and touching. You can also get involved and play the music yourself if youre an amateur musician, join us for our Baroque from Scratch event, or if you fancy exercising your vocal chords then come down on Saturday and tickle your tonsils with some Purcell choruses. and if you have a noisy toddler, then our always popular tots events on Saturday morning are the perfect way to unleash their musical talents! Whatever you choose to come to, there is one constant the warmth, friendliness, expertise and musical brilliance of one of the worlds most distinctive ensembles, the orchestra of the age of enlightenment.


  • WedN e s day 6 a p r i l | 7pm, hall tWo

    Baroque from Scratch

    The festival kicks off with a chance for amateur adult musicians to play Handels Water Music and Fireworks Music, being rehearsed by and playing alongside oae musicians.Tickets: 9.50

    Session lasts two hours including a short break. The session is led by OAE Leader Margaret Faultless.

    Partcipants should pre-register with us by emailing your details, including instrument, to or by calling 020 7239 9374. Places may be limited on some instruments.

  • t h u r s day 7 a p r i l | 6.45pm, hall oNe

    Baroque Winds and Strings

    pallavaciNo Sinfonia Il Diocletaine corelli Sonata in D haNdel Trio SonataFiNger Sonata in Cvivaldi Concerto in D rV89stradella Sinfonia avanti Il Barcheggiotorelli Sinfonia in D

    Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:david Blackadder trumpet, aNthoNy roBsoN oboe, lisa BezNosiuk flute, margaret Faultless and alisoN Bury violin, JoNathaN maNsoN cello,steveN deviNe keyboard

    a rare chance to hear baroque chamber music for flute, oboe, trumpet, violins and continuo, written by some major names from the baroque era. Concert lasts one hour and is introduced from the stage by musicians.Tickets: 9.50, 14.50 (6.50 Saver Seat)8pm, st paNcras room

    Get to know: Baroque Strings

    Join us for an informal talk and demonstration with oae musicians, Jonathan Manson and elizabeth Kenny, looking at the baroque cello and an instrument which always arouses great interest: the theorbo.Tickets: 6.50 (4.50 when booked with an evening concert, excluding saver seat)

  • thursday 7 april | 8.45pm, hall oNe

    Baroque Strings

    ucelliNi aria quinta Sopra La Bergamascacastello Sonata decima gaBrieli Sonata for cello and continuo in G merula Chiacona corelli Trio Sonata op.3 No.1 in FzamBoNi Sonata No.8 in F from Sonate dIntavolatura de Leutolocatelli Trio sonata op.8 No.7 in a vivaldi Variations on La Folia

    Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:margaret Faultless and alisoN Bury violins, JoNathaN maNsoN cello, el izaBeth keNNy theorbo, steveN deviNe keyboard

    Contrasting with the earlier concert, this programme features music for strings from 17th and 18th century Italy, and concludes with the famous La Folia (madness) variations. Youll be humming the tune for days! Concert lasts one hour and is introduced from the stage by musicians.Tickets: 9.50, 14.50 (6.50 Saver Seat) 9.45pm The AftershowJoin oae players for a short and informal free performance in the foyer.

  • Friday 8 april | 6.45pm, hall oNe

    The Sprightly Hautboy and the Soft Complaining Flute Baroque music from Germany and England

    J s Bach Sonata BVW 1039 in B flat J c schickhardt Sonata in C minor telemaNN Sonata in D minor haNdel Sonata in F op.2 No.4 in F William Williams Sonata in Imitation of BirdsheNry purcell Three in one upon a Ground

    Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment:aNthoNy roBsoN oboe, rachel Beckett and catheriNe latham recorders, aNdreW skidmore cello, steveN deviNe keyboard

    The baroque oboe first appeared in the French court in the mid-17th century, where it was called a hautbois, and here it is contrasted with the tones of the flute and recorder in a programme of music by German and english composers including a particular curiosity William Williams Sonata in Imitation of Birds. Concert lasts one hour and is introduced from the stage by musicians.Tickets: 9.50, 14.50 (6.50 Saver Seat)8pm, st paNcras room

    Get to know: Baroque Winds

    Join us for an informal talk and demonstration with oae musician anthony robson, looking at the baroque oboe and recorder.Tickets: 6.50 (4.50 when booked with an evening concert, excluding saver seat)

  • Friday 8 april | 8.45pm, hall oNe

    Reflection on the Grand Tour: Italy, Spain, Germany & England

    BeNdiNelli Sonata 333 aNdrea gaBrieli Intonazione settimo tono mariNi Sonata a6 orlaNdo di lasso Concupiscendo concupiscit giovaNNi Gabreili Canzona a 6 moNteverdi Christe redemptor omnium g.torelli Concerto in D

    peNalosa ave Verum CorpusFraNcisco correa de arauxo Tiento de Segundo Tono aNoN Pavanne Il Bisson

    scheidt Intrada | scheiN Padouana | scheidt Bergamasca

    astoN a Hornpype | heNry vi i i Bassedance En Vray amouretye Farewell My Good one, forever | Brade Scottish Dance Brade Cornish Dance | parsoNs Song call trumpets

    Soloists of the Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentsusaN addisoN, emily White, tom lees,

    patrick JackmaN sackbutts, adriaN WoodWard, philip BaiNBridge trumpets, roBert hoWarth keyboard, adriaN BeNdiNg percussion

    The beautiful tones of baroque brass instruments feature in this last hour-long concert, in which grand ceremonial music rubs shoulders with sacred music and contrasts with earthy country dances. Concert lasts one hour and is introduced from the stage by musicians.Tickets: 9.50, 14.50 (6.50 Saver Seat)9.45pm The AftershowJoin oae players for a short and informal free performance in the foyer.

  • saturday 9 april | 9.30am, hall tWo

    OAE Tots: Workshop

    This workshop for under 5s and their parents is an exciting, involving and fun way to introduce toddlers to the joy of music. Bang a drum, shake a maraca and ting a triangle to Purcells wonderfully magical music from The Fairy Queen. Share the fun afterwards with everyone at the following toddlers concert.Suitable for ages 4-6.Tickets: 3.50 tots, 1.75 parents11am, hall tWo

    OAE Tots: Concert

    Bring your favourite toy and hear our favourite instruments and music at this fun and informal tots concert plus enjoy the fruits of the earlier tots workshop as our youngest performers ever share the stage!Suitable for ages 6 and under.Tickets: 4.50Tots who participated in the earlier workshop go Free12.30pm, hall oNe

    Sing Baroque!

    Join director robert Howarth for this special workshop, during which youll learn and be coached in choruses from Purcell operas including The Fairy Queen and Dido & Aeneas, together with sacred works. Suitable for all aspiring baroque singers, no experience necessary! Workshop lasts 2 hours including a short break.Tickets: 9.50

  • saturday 9 april | 6.15pm, st paNcras roomPre-show talkJoin us for an informal talk exploring the evenings concert.Free to ticket holders for the 7.30pm concert7 . 3 0 pm , h a l l o N e

    A Restoration Spectacular

    haNdel Concerto Grosso op.6 No.1 10 D min purcell Suite from The Fairy Queen Js Bach Double Violin ConcertohaNdel Ombre Pallide from Alcina

    Ritorna, o caro from RodelindaDa Tempeste from Giulio Cesare

    orchestra oF the age oF eNlighteNmeNt

    mattheW truscott director/violinalisoN Bury violin Julia doyle soprano

    Saturday comes to a close with this rousing programme of music which includes music from Henry Purcells music-theatre masterpiece, The Fairy Queen, in which rousing dances collide with tender moving arias. a gutsy concerto grosso from Handel starts the programme which concludes with three arias, culminating with the furious beauty of Da Tempeste from his opera Julius Caesar.Tickets: 12.50, 14.50, 17.50, 21.5026.50 Premium Seats (includes a complimentary drink)9.50 Saver Seat

  • suNday 10 april | 11.30am, hall tWo

    Coffee Concert

    telemaNN overture in e minor for 2 flutes and strings Boyce Symphony No. 4 in Fpurcell Suite from AbdelazarhaNdel Trumpet Suite in D from the Water Music

    alisoN Bury director/violin

    Get your Sunday off to a musical start with this informal concert given by musicians from the ann and Peter Law oae experience for Young Players. Performance lasts one hour with no interval and tickets include a cup of tea or coffee.

    Book Now | 020 7520 1490 (local rate)Please note that all tickets are 2 more when booked offline

    Saver Seats: These great value seats are only available online. Your seat is guaranteed but your exact seat location will be allocated by the Box office one hour before the performance. availability is limited.

    How to get to there: Kings Place is located at 90 York Way, around 8 minutes from Kings Cross & St Pancras stations.

    Dining Deals at Rotunda RestaurantWe have teamed up with rotunda restaurant to bring you some great dining deals during the week:

    7, 8 & 9 april Performance menu available all night. Two courses for just 18.50. or upgrade to a prem