London orchestra moves residency into school

London orchestra moves residency into school


norman lebrecht

September 13, 2020

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment is officially resident at London’s Southbank Centre, which is closed.

It also had premises at King’s Place, which is presently dormant.

So the OAE has signed on for a five-year residency at Acland Burghley secondary school in Camden, where the assembly hall is acoustically suited to rehearsals.

Smart thinking.

Read on here.



  • Chuck says:

    Kings Place evicted both OAE and London Sinfonietta, as it wanted to rent out their offices at a commercial rate. Good luck with that now…

  • Petros Linardos says:

    More than smart thinking: some lucky students may have life altering experiences as a result of the OAE residency. Their presence can win way more classical music converts among the children than, say, any crossover artists or the occasional visit to a classical concert.