Sir Mark Elder is sat facing the camera. His jumper is purple in colour

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Wed 24 Jun 2020, 7:45pm 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

Group bookings

Buy 12 full price tickets and get the 13th free

Groups of 20+ booking in price band areas £42, £38 and £31, get discounted down to next price band and get one free leader

Schools tickets

F/t students £11 (includes £3 booking fee), plus one free teacher with every 10 students


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


Tristan and Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod
Piano Concerto no. 1
Piano Concerto no. 2
Overture: Tannhäuser

Performers and Cast

Stephen Hough
Sir Mark Elder

This performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders will be contacted

Liszt and Wagner were the driving inspiration for so much that was new in nineteenth-century music. Wagner’s endlessly unresolved harmonies in Tristan and Isolde influenced composers for decades. Liszt’s two piano concertos compressed the traditional form into a single ever-changing sequence, transformed by breath-taking virtuosity and romantic eloquence. The ground-breaking orchestration of both composers will sound at its most revelatory on instruments of the time.

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

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Every second was thrilling
The Guardian on Sir Mark Elder
What gripped the attention from start to finish… was the high seriousness of the playing and the imaginative intelligence that Hough brought
The Guardian

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