The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, resident at Southbank Centre, is a world renowned orchestra which plays on original instruments to bring out the very best of classical music as it was intended to be heard. Enjoy them at three special events at See Further: The Festival of Science + Arts, all suitable for ages seven and over:
On Sunday 27 June, a day of activities and music, culminating in a family concert: A Celebration of Life on Earth.
Inspired by Haydn’s choral masterpiece The Creation, join the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) for a lively and engaging family concert mixing the amazing worlds of music and science.
The concert is on from 16:00-17:00 in Queen Elizabeth Hall with tickets priced at just £10 (50% off tickets for under 16s).
Earlier in the day, enjoy a wide variety of pre-concert free events in Queen Elizabeth Hall, including
On Tuesday, 29 June, two exciting free events showcasing collaborations between the OAE and young players:
Cosmos - A film of our stunning galaxy with soundtrack created by students from Hampstead Secondary School together with players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience. This project forms part of the Orchestra’s year long music and science project A Celebration of Life on Earth, led by music animateur Mark Withers.
Creation: A Song Cycle - Young string players from London are joined by Elizabeth Weisberg (soprano) and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and OAE Experience Players to perform their own song cycle based on creation myths under the leadership of music animateur Mark Withers.