Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: OAE 2018/19

Individual or Society? Head or Heart? Conform or Rebel? Laws or Freedoms? Secular or Sacred? These questions were as vital during the Enlightenment – the golden age of science and philosophy from which the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment take their name – as they are now.

They are questions which were explored by great composers such as Bach, Brahms and Sibelius, and run through the music played by the OAE like a seam of gold, often breaking to the surface.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness: 2018-19 season trailer


We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The American Declaration of Independence


Join the OAE for their 2018/19 season as they unlock Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness with fabulous artists including Sir Simon Rattle, Marin Alsop and Sir András Schiff.

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