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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Biography

Principal Artists:

  • Iván Fischer
  • Vladimir Jurowski
  • Sir Simon Rattle CBE

Emeritus Conductors:

  • Frans Brüggen
  • Sir Charles Mackerras
  • Sir Roger Norrington

Just over two decades ago, a group of inquisitive London musicians took a long hard look at that curious institution we call the Orchestra, and decided to start again from scratch. They began by throwing out the rulebook. Put a single conductor in charge? No way. Specialise in repertoire of a particular era? Too restricting. Perfect a work and then move on? Too lazy. The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment was born.

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