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Three decades ago, a group of London musicians took a good look at
that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start
again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a
single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a
particular era? Too restricting. Perfect a work and then move on? Too
lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born.
Since then, the OAE has shocked, changed and mesmerized the music
world. Residencies at the Southbank Centre and Glyndebourne haven’t
numbed its experimentalist bent. Record deals haven’t ironed out its
quirks. Period-specific instruments have become just one element of its
quest for authenticity. Today the OAE is cherished more than ever. It
still pushes for change, and still stands for excellence, diversity, and
exploration. And thirty years on, there’s still no orchestra in the
world quite like it.
One of the most sought-after
violinists of her generation, Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti’s
artistry, presence, and high-profile advocacy of classical music has
made her one of the most influential classical artists of today.
Benedetti collaborates extensively with orchestras and conductors in the
world’s greatest concert halls and appears in festivals
available online at EastmanTheatre.org, in person at the Eastman Theatre
Box Office (433 East Main St.), or by calling (585) 274-3000.
All concerts are free unless otherwise noted. All concerts listed are open to the public. Please note that all concerts are subject to change.
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