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Be inspired by world-class music to take positive action for our planet.

The Sound of the Mountain

Thursday 25th July 2024, 10:00

Culture Centre, Toblach (Italy)

 

Part of OFE' 2024 Alpine Tour, this magical event for children mixes technology, cycling, open-air music and some green-fingered fun. The group will explore the forests and foothills of the surrounding mountains and drop in on an OFE rehearsal, recording the sounds they hear along the way. They'll then use a specially designed app to mix these audio snippets into their very own nature-music compositions.


The event will culminate in a group cycle ride to Mahler's composing hut for an open-air performance by OFE, renditions of the children's own new compositions, and a tree-planting. It's the perfect way to learn about music and conservation in a way that's totally immersed in nature.

In collaboration with Max Calanducci

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Alpine Tour

Friday 26th July 2024, 18:00

Gustav Mahler Hall Toblach (Italy)


Saturday 27th July 2024, 19:00

Kurpark, Steinach am Brenner (Austria)

MAHLER: Adagio from Symphony No. 10

BERG: Seven Early Songs

STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

OFE's annual Alpine Tour has been inspiring audiences since 2017 to reconnect with nature and protect the precious landscapes that were so important to Mahler. 

The centrepiece of the programme this year is the Adagio from Mahler's Tenth Symphony, written during his very last summer in the Alps at his composing hut in Toblach, where OFE starts their tour. Its otherworldly harmonies and soaring melodies are a final testament to the depth of emotion he found in these mountains.This year OFE pairs Mahler's music alongside two composers who also found their own corner of heaven in the Alps, with two much-loved works by Richard Strauss and Alban Berg.


OFE Soloists

John Warner piano/conductor

Gloria Mojica mezzo-soprano

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Seven Songs and a Serenade

Thursday 1st August 2024, 6:15 pm

St John's Lodge Garden, Regent's Park, London

MOZART: Serenade No. 9, 'Posthorn'

SCHUBERT: Favourite Songs, including 'Erlkönig,' 'Ständchen,' 'Nacht und Träume' and 'The Shepherd on the Rock.'

In the stunning setting of Regent's Park's 'Secret Garden,' this programme interweaves Mozart’s witty and exuberant ‘Posthorn’ Serenade with seven of Schubert’s greatest songs.

 

The Serenade, with imaginative solos for piccolo and posthorn, is one of Mozart's most dazzlingly diverse, a delicious smorgasbord of musical treats. Schubert’s songs are equally wide-ranging, rich in emotion and imagination and often touching on the idea of song itself, from his own ‘Serenade’ (‘Ständchen’) to the Shepherd yodelling down to his beloved from a mountaintop in ‘The Shepherd on the Rock.' 

John Warner conductor

Ellie Laugharne soprano

Satriya Krisna tenor

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Walk to the Paradise Garden

Sunday 4th August 2024, 5.30 pm

St John's Lodge Garden, Regent's Park, London

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending

DEBUSSY: Prélude à l'après-midi d'une faune

TCHAIKOVSKY: Highlights from Swan Lake and The Nutcracker

DELIUS: Walk to the Paradise Garden

And other favourites by Beethoven, Grieg, Delius, Sibelius and Janáček.

For the closing night of the Regent's Park Music Festival OFE will take you on an imaginary musical stroll through London’s beautiful parks and green spaces. The journey starts in Debussy’s magical glade and takes in Delius’ gorgeous evocation of the paradise garden, Tchaikovsky's sweeping ballet music, Vaughan Williams breath-taking Lark Ascneding, and much more besides. The concert finishes with the epic finale of Sibelius’ Fifth Symphony, inspired by an unforgettable moment in the composer’s life when he witnessed sixteen magnificent swans take flight and soar off into the distance. 

John Warner conductor

Lana Trotovšek violin

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Tickets for trees

For every ticket sold to an OFE concert, we plant a tree with the Eden Reforestation Projects. This is not about offsetting our emissions or environmental footprint. It's simply about adding to the good our performances achieve. 

Eden collaborates directly with local communities to recreate healthy forest systems in countries where deforestation has caused extensive damage to natural ecosystems and exacerbated extreme poverty among forest-dependent human communities. These new forest systems purify water sources, control flooding and erosion, replenish soil with nutrients needed for farming, and restore wildlife habitats. 

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