Artist Recital: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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Friday, November 22, 2019
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Finney Chapel

90 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH 44074

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Artist recital performance by Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with its resident chorus, and featuring soloists Iestyn Davies, countertenor and Katharina Spreckelsen, baroque oboe. 

Pergolesi: Stabat Mater, P.77
Iestyn Davies, countertenor  

Albinoni: Oboe Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 9 
Katharina Spreckelsen, Baroque oboe

Vivaldi: Gloria, RV 589


Read more about OAE.

Just over three decades ago, a group of London musicians took a good 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 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. And now more than three decades on, there’s still no orchestra in the world quite like it.

 © Andrew Mellor, 2015

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