Orchestra of the Age of EnlightenmentFormed 1986
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is a British period instrument orchestra. The OAE is a resident orchestra of the Southbank Centre, London, associate orchestra at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and has its headquarters at Kings Place. The leadership is rotated between three musicians: Matthew Truscott, Kati Debretzeni and Margaret Faultless.
A group of period instrumentalist players formed the OAE as a self-governing ensemble in 1986, and took its name from the historical period in the late 18th century where the core of its repertoire is based. The OAE does not have a principal conductor, but chooses conductors individually. Having no permanent music director gives the orchestra flexibility to work with some of the world’s greatest conductors and soloists across a wide range of music. The current Principal Artists are Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowski, Iván Fischer, John Butt, Sir Mark Elder and András Schiff. Sir Roger Norrington and William Christie are Emeritus Conductors, as were the late Frans Brüggen and Sir Charles Mackerras. Other conductors to have worked with the OAE at its invitation include Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Edward Gardner, Robin Ticciati, Philippe Herreweghe, Gustav Leonhardt, René Jacobs, Harry Bicket, Christopher Hogwood, Marin Alsop, Sigiswald Kuijken, Ivor Bolton, Monica Huggett, and Bruno Weil.
- Prom 74, ‘Dies Irae’ from Verdi Requiemhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hnlfr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hnlfr.jpg2016-12-07T08:00:00.000ZThe Proms Youth Choir performing with the OAE, conducted by Marin Alsop.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04fpxkg
Prom 74, ‘Dies Irae’ from Verdi Requiem
- Gabriel Fauré: Requiem (Pie Jesu)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041shj2.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p041shj2.jpg2016-07-17T18:30:00.000ZWith the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p041sjh4
Gabriel Fauré: Requiem (Pie Jesu)
- Brahms: A German Requiem - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-17T11:48:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Brahms' A German Requiem.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nkfvw
Brahms: A German Requiem - Preview Clip
- Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-17T11:44:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Schumann's Symphony No. 4 in D minor.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nkfl5
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor - Preview Clip
- Brahms: Tragic Overture - Preview Cliphttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01g8lp9.jpg2013-12-17T11:38:00.000ZListen to an excerpt from Brahms' Tragic Overture.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01nkdrk
Brahms: Tragic Overture - Preview Clip