Robert Samuels to give OAE pre-concert talk on 4 February

The next event in the Department’s partnership with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is their concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London’s Southbank Centre on Monday 4 February.

Henry Tong of the OAE

The concert has the title Love and Duty, and interleaves the movements of Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor K550 with vocal works by Mozart himself and by his contemporaries Haydn and Gluck. This kind of concert format, unusual today, was common in the eighteenth century; there are some similar examples in our module A342: Central Questions in the Study of Music.

Robert Samuels will give a pre-concert talk entitled Symphonies: played with love or doing their duty? at 6:00 pm, before the concert at 7:00 pm.

Student ticket offer

The concert and talk should appeal to OU students on any of our modules, and the OAE has a student ticket price of just five pounds. This can be obtained via the Southbank Centre website (choose any seat except the top-price ones, a booking fee will be added to the order), or directly via the OAE box office (telephone 020 7239 9375, no booking fee).

The Southbank Centre web page for the concert is at

The OAE page for the season of concerts is at

The following event in our partnership is the Music Study Day at the Southbank Centre on Tuesday 19 March.

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