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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

  Handel    Overture, from Music for the Royal Fireworks  
  Bach   Suite No. 2: Minuet and Badinerie
  Vivaldi   Spring from The Four Seasons
  Bach   Suite No. 3: Air
  Lully   Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Marche pour la céremonie des Turks  
  Rameau    Les Indes Galantes: Air vif and Les sauvages
  Bach    Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
  Handel   The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  Pachelbel     Canon
  Bach   Brandenburg Concerto No. 2: final movement

 

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) presents baroque favourites including Vivaldi’s 'Spring' from The Four Seasons and Pachelbel's Canon. Between performances, the playful orchestra will discuss how and why these pieces have stood the test of time.

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In 1986, a group of inquisitive London musicians took a long hard look at that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a particular era? Too restricting. Perfect a work and then move on? Too lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born.

Since then, the OAE has shocked, changed and mesmerised the music world. Residencies at Acland Burghley School, the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne haven’t numbed its experimentalist bent. Record deals haven’t ironed out its quirks. Period-specific instruments have become just one element of its quest for authenticity.

Today the OAE is cherished more than ever. It still pushes for change, and still stands for excellence, diversity and exploration. More than thirty years on, there’s still no orchestra in the world quite like it.

Photo credit: Emma-Jane Lewis

 

 

 

  

 

 

CARDIFF CLASSICAL SERIES EXTRAS

PRE-CONCERT TALK (FREE)
6:30pm - 7pm | Lefel 1  
Dr Keith Chapin

One hour before each of our concerts we have a 30-minute insight into the music and the context to the performance. These popular events are accessible and informative and a great way to get more from your concert experience.  

The talks are free to attend, but spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.  Doors to Lefel 1 will be open from around 6pm.

 
 Standard Price  £10.00 
(Introductory ticket)
Tier 5 
(rear view of the stage and limited legroom)
   £15.00  Tiers 9 & 13, 10 & 12
   £22.00 Tiers 9 & 13 
   £29.00  Tiers, 3, 4, 6 & 7, Tiers 10 & 12 (front)
Front of Side Stalls
   £36.00 Side Stalls, Tier 11 (middle), Front of Centre Stalls 
   £43.00 Centre Stalls, Tiers 1, 2 & 8, Tier 11 (front) Aisle Seats Side Stalls 
 Children Under 16 (Tickets offered subject to availability) FREE with every full price paying adult.  Additional child's ticket - £5.00 each
 Platinum Tickets (including prime seat in Tier 1, a glass of Prosecco and a programme.  NB Only applicable on top price ticket) £51.50
 Friends of St David's Hall | Claimants

(Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.)

£2.00 off full price ticket
 Students | Under 26 Years
(up until 6.30pm on the day of the performance)
 Student ID must be produced on collection of tickets.
£5.00
(Tiers 10 & 12 and side stalls only)
 Over 65s
(Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.)
10% off
 Disabled people plus one companion
(Concessions not available on Platinum or introductory tickets.)
Half Price
 Wheelchair users plus one companion 
(Please book early to avoid disappointment, please contact Box Office on 02920 878444.)

Stalls tickets for the lowest ticket price for each concert (excluding the £10.00 ticket). 

 Groups of 10 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) Early Bird
book and pay before Saturday 25 September
£3.00 off full price ticket, £1.50
after this date.
 Groups of 20 or more (please contact Box Office on 02920 878444) Early Bird
book and pay before Saturday 25 September
£4.00 off full price ticket, £2.50 after
this date


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