On tour: Askonas Holt & the OAE

Over the next few months, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will embark on a series of European tours that see the orchestra perform to audiences in 11 cities across 10 countries.

Since first touring the OAE in the mid-1990s, Askonas Holt (and formerly Harold Holt) has had the privilege of arranging performances in Japan, Korea, Taipei, New Zealand, Kuala Lumpur, Abu Dhabi, the USA, Austria, France and Belgium. In 2016, our first project with the orchestra in mainland China and South Korea saw concerts with Ian Bostridge in Daejeon, Shanghai and Beijing.

For this year’s touring projects, the orchestra are joined by, among others, Principal Artist Sir Simon Rattle, Magdalena Kožená, Giovanni Antonini, Andrew Staples and Sir András Schiff.

Upcoming projects with the OAE

Magdalena Kožená, Giovanni Antonini & the OAE: Love and Duty

Arias from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro and La clemenza di Tito, rare jewels including Haydn’s Scena di Berenice and arias from Gluck’s Paride ed Elena and Il Parnaso confuso, all interspersed between movements of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40

Before travelling to Moscow, the OAE, Magdalena and Giovanni perform the same programme at London’s Southbank Centre tonight.

6 Feb, Zaryadye Hall, Moscow
9 Feb, İş Sanat Concert Hall, Istanbul
11 Feb, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens
13 Feb, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris
15 Feb, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence

Sir András Schiff & the OAE: Schumann & Brahms

Schumann Konzertstück in D major and Symphony No. 4 in C minor, plus Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor

16 Mar, Lisinski Hall, Zagreb
23 Mar, National Concert Hall, Dublin

Sir Simon Rattle & the OAE: Bach St John Passion

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig

Directed by Peter Sellars, with soloists Camilla Tilling, Christine Rice, Mark Padmore, Andrew Staples, Roderick Williams & Christian Gerhaher

2 Apr, Royal Festival Hall, London
4 Apr, Luxembourg Philharmonie
6 & 7 Apr, Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg
9 Apr, Alte Oper, Frankfurt

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