Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) is one of the world's leading orchestras, giving performances characterised by energy, insight and vitality on period instruments. We embody the values of the Enlightenment, challenging existing ideas, championing innovation and approaching our music-making, which ranges from Monteverdi to Mahler via Mozart, with a constant spirit of enquiry.

Artistically led by our musicians, we work with the word's leading artists, particularly our titled Principal Artists, as well as nurturing the next generation of musicians. We strive to reach the widest audience possible through performance and our renowned education programme.

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