Study Day with the OAE at the Southbank Centre, 22 February 2024

The Music Department is pleased to present a Study Day in collaboration with its partner orchestra, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE). The day will take place at the Southbank Centre, London, on Thursday 22 February 2024. The title for the day is Informed Listening, Informed Performance.

The day is open to students registered on any of the following modules: A232 Music, Sound and Technology, A234 Inside Music, A342 Central Questions in the Study of Music, Creative Music Making (presented by our curriculum partner, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance), or the MA in Music (A873 / A874). Students registered for the BA (Music) degree or the BA (Humanities with Music) degree and studying Level 1 modules are also welcome. Associate Lecturers in Music are also welcome to attend.

The Study Day sessions will take place in the Foyle Pavilion, the Southbank Centre. The evening concert, with a programme entitled Mozart: Love is in the Air, will take place in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. The draft schedule for the day is:

  • 12:00–13:00 Study Session I: Panel discussion with members of the OAE
  • 13:00–14:00 Lunch break
  • 14:00–14:30 Music at the Open University (survey of current activity and future plans)
  • 14:30–15:30 Study Session II: Informed Listening, Informed Performance
  • 15:30–17:00 OAE final rehearsal (Queen Elizabeth Hall)
  • 17:00–18:00 Dinner Break
  • 18:00–18:30 Pre-concert Talk (Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer, open to public)
  • 19:00–c.21:30 Concert (OAE, Riccardo Minasi, Louise Alder) Mozart: Love is in the Air

The charge for the day is £9.00 payable in advance through the booking page at This includes all study day sessions, and admission to the evening concert. Full booking instructions are given on the page.

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