Watch exclusive footage with Sir Simon Rattle rehearsing the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Debussy’s La mer

London’s ground-breaking classical night, The Night Shift, returns to Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 10 June, 10pm for its last appearance at Southbank Centre until the autumn.

One of the most famous conductors on the planet, Sir Simon Rattle conducts the 80-piece Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in two pieces by Claude Debussy.

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OAE’s Night Shift here next week- watch a trailer

The Night Shift returns next wednesday with conductor Vladimir Jurowski and a programme of Mahler and Liszt.

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Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The Night Shift: Podcast

Ahead of the OAE’s Night Shift event on 20 October at the Queen Elizabeth Hall listen to the podcast featuring Orchestra leader Kati Debretzeni who disccuses the music featured. Plus – your views on the last event back in August, an interview with Kenelm Robert from Southbank Centre looking back at the history of the venue, and lastly we talk to the Silvermoths who are supporting the Orchestra on the 20th.

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The Night Shift Podcast

Hear the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Podcast on their ground-breaking late-night concert series The Night Shift. The podcast includes reviews of October’s Night Shift featuring Yannick Nezet-Seguin himself, and looks forward to the next Night Shift, here at Southbank Centre this Saturday.

The Night Shift

Saturday 5 December

As part of Southbank Centre’s The Bernstein Project, project artistic director, Marin Alsop makes her The Night Shift debut and conducts Mozart’s Symphony No.40.

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The Night Shift: Haydn


London’s unique late-night classical event, The Night Shift, is back for a fourth year. The Night Shift is all about being able to enjoy great music in a relaxed atmosphere. Unlike most classical concerts you can bring a drink in, go out to get one and don’t need to worry about clapping in the wrong place.

The Night Shift

Our next event on Thurday 15th October showcases a musical superstar of the 18th century, Joseph Haydn, featuring his dazzling Trumpet Concerto and his last ever Symphony, the London Symphony. The hour-long concert is conducted by the brilliant young Yannick Nezet-Seguin, making his Night Shift debut, and is presented from the stage by Alistair Appleton.

The Night Shift

Before the concert, from 9pm, relax in the Queen Elizabeth Hall bar with eclectic Indo-British folk from Sunday Driver, plus a chilled post-concert DJ set from Rico Portland until midnight.

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