Rediscover classical music at The Southbank

The Works, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Photography: Joe Plommer

This month and next, Londoners will have the chance to learn about classical music in a laid-back and contemporary way thanks to a unique night from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE).

On Tuesday 6th March, The Works will return to the Southbank Centre. Described as ‘an antidote to the formal concert’, the event offers some of the world’s best classical music in the relaxed and informal surroundings of Queen Elizabeth Hall.

On the night itself, director Laurence Cummings will give a guided tour of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No.5, while drinks are flowing in the adjoining candlelit bar. The audience will also have a chance to meet the musicians after the show.

In the meantime, catch the OAE during The Night Shift: Pub Tour, which makes its final few stops at the Green Carnation in Soho (21 Feb) and the Old Queen’s Head in Angel (22 Feb), before heading to the Roundhouse (24 Feb) and Queen Elizabeth Hall (4 Mar).

Full-priced tickets for The Works are £25. For more information or to book, visit or call 0844 847 9922. Further information about Night Shift events can be found at

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