The Department will be presenting a Study Afternoon with its curriculum partner, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), at Kings Place (near King’s Cross and St Pancras stations), on Saturday 12 May, at 3-5 pm.
The afternoon will be led by Dr Naomi Barker and Dr Robert Samuels of the OU Music Department, prior to the OAE’s concert at 7:30, Haydn: First and Last of a Great Genius. The programme comprises Haydn’s first and last symphonies (Nos 1 and 104). The study afternoon will take a look at the musical worlds of Vienna (where Haydn’s career began) and London (where the 104th symphony was premiered), and also at how the orchestral symphony as a genre came into being in the years between these two works.
The study afternoon is free to ticket holders for the concert. Tickets can be purchased by following the link above.