Alina Ibragimova is sat behind a small wooden table, her violin is placed on top. She is resting her elbows on the table

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

The Anvil

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£42, £38, £31, £24, £16. Under 25s £11 (includes £3 booking fee). Over 65s and Platinum Friends standby tickets available on the day

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The Forge / 6.30pm
Pre-Show Talk: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment


Overture: The Marriage of Figaro
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Michael Haydn
Violin Concerto in Bb
Posthorn Serenade

Performers and Cast

Alina Ibragimova
violin / director
This performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted

Who’s heard of Michael Haydn? Haydn’s brother wrote almost as much music as his more famous sibling. But he didn’t catalogue it properly, and so it’s fallen into obscurity ever since. Violinist Alina Ibragimova wants to revive his legacy and is on a mission to record all his violin concertos.

In tonight’s concert you’ll hear Michael Haydn’s work paired with music by his contemporary, Mozart, who of course has a very different legacy.

This includes a rare opportunity to hear his Posthorn Serenade, featuring a star turn for the instrument used in the 18th century to signal the arrival of the mail coach.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Association

Alina Ibragimova wins 2019 Royal Philharmonic Society Award

Please note change to the previously advertised programme

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