Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Music

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

In assocation with sound

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Spinal Chords

With a pre-show talk with Sally Beamish and is open to ticket holders.

Aberdeen Performing Arts is working with sound, Scotland’s festival of new music, to bring one of classical music’s most innovative and unique ensembles to Aberdeen for the first time.

Corelli                   Concerto Grosso in D Op 6 No 1
Vivaldi  Sinfonia in B minor (Al santo sopolcro)
Sally Beamish    Spinal Chords (SCOTTISH PREMIERE)
Bach                       Violin Concerto in A minor
Handel   Concerto Grosso in A Op 6 No 11
Matthew Truscott   Director/Violin
Juliet Stevenson   Narrator (subject to confirmation)

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was founded in 1987 by a group of inquisitive London musicians who created an group which pushed the boundaries of orchestral music.

Resident at the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne Festival, the OAE continues to explore, question and reinvent, working with world-class musicians along the way including principal artists Sir Mark Elder and Sir Simon Rattle.

Orchestra leader Matthew Truscott directs a programme centred around the Scottish premiere performance of Spinal Chords, a work for orchestra and narrator by Scottish composer Sally Beamish.

The text for the work was written by award-winning journalist Melanie Reid, who broke her neck and back in a riding accident in 2010.  The OAE commissioned the piece as part of the London 20x12 Cultural Olympiad.

The concert in the Music Hall, performed entirely using period instruments, also includes some of the best-loved ensemble repertiore of the Baroque era.

“For this remarkable ensemble, its all about the music” The Independent

“…the piece managed to communication something profound about the power of human endurance.” The Telegraph on Spinal Chords


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