Festival 2021

Concert series

A programme of performances by the LPO and the OAE in the Glyndebourne auditorium this summer

The Government has confirmed that theatres can open in full, without social distancing, for performances from 19 July. This means that we’re able to make all seats in our auditorium available to audiences for the second half of Festival 2021.

About the performance

world-class concerts from our two resident orchestras

This summer the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will fill the Glyndebourne auditorium with music once again, in our series of concert performances.

In this special series, curated by Glyndebourne’s Music Director Robin Ticciati, the two orchestras explore 400 years of music from baroque to contemporary, via four pinnacles of the symphonic repertoire never heard before in the theatrical setting and wonderful acoustic of Glyndebourne.

Every concert will be wrapped in the full Festival experience – including a long dining interval in which to enjoy our restaurants or gardens.

The concerts will also be available to watch online by buying a season pass from Marquee TV – find out more

Concerts programme

Please note that the details of some concerts have changed from those previously advertised. See full Festival 2021 performance schedule.

OAE Concert 1:  Brahms 1

Schools of the Romantic Heart
27 May, 26 August

Robin Ticciati conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a programme which balances music by Weber, Berlioz and Wagner with Brahms’ 1st Symphony, a work which Ticciati has made his own.

Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz – Overture

Hector Berlioz
Roméo et Juliette Op. 17 “Scène d’amour

Richard Wagner
Wesendonck Lieder
Karen Cargill mezzo soprano

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.68

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Robin Ticciati conductor

OAE Concert 2: Mozart Jupiter

Ceremonies and the Quest for Light
5 August, 18 August

Bernard Labadie conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in an all-Mozart programme including concert arias and ending with his 41st Symphony, Jupiter.

W.A Mozart
Die Zauberflöte – Overture

W.A Mozart
Vado, ma Dove? Oh Dei! K583
Siobhan Stagg soprano

W.A Mozart
Misera, dove son! K369
Siobhan Stagg soprano

W.A Mozart
Symphony No.17 in G major K129

W.A Mozart
Bella mia fiamma, addio! K525
Siobhan Stagg soprano

W.A Mozart
Masonic Funeral March

W.A Mozart
Symphony No. 41 in C major K551 – “Jupiter”

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Bernard Labadie conductor

LPO Concert 1: Mahler 4

Rites of Passage
10 June, 15 June

Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra in an evening which explores ancient and modern English music before the Glyndebourne premiere of Mahler’s 4th Symphony.

Henry Purcell
Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary – March

Harrison Birtwistle

R Vaughan Williams
Fantasia on a theme by Thomas Tallis

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 4
Elizabeth Watts soprano (10 June)
Sally Matthews soprano (15 June)

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Robin Ticciati conductor

LPO Concert 2: Dvořák 8

Out of Chaos
2 July

Robin Ticciati and the London Philharmonic Orchestra present a concert which pairs songs by Mahler and music by French Baroque composer Rebel with Dvořák’s glorious 8th Symphony.

Jean-Féry Rebel
Les Élémens

Gustav Mahler
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Johannes Kammler baritone

Ondřej Adámek
Sinuous Voices

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No.8 in G major, Op. 88

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Robin Ticciati conductor

You can download a free PDF of the programme below

Main image: Cloud Garden © Tom Hammick. All rights reserved, DACS 2021

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