The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment performed to enraptured crowds in an intimate gig at The Amersham Arms last night.
With just three musicians on stage – one guitarist, one cellist and a keyboard player – the night formed part of their London Pub Tour, ‘The Night Shift’, which went off with a bang at St.George’s Tavern in Whitechapel on Tuesday.
The group’s unique ethos is reflected in their mission statement: Classical music minus the rules.
The gig was packed, showcasing pieces by Locatelli, Handel, Martini and Tartini, as well as the baroque composer Henry Purcell.
Local music lover Ray Stocks, 28, said, “It was such an unusual performance and I really enjoyed listening to this kind of music in a simple pub environment”.
“I will definitely keep an eye out for future gigs by these guys,” he added.
The group’s pub tour will continue with a performance at Paradise in Kensal Rise next Tuesday, before heading to Soho and Angel later this month.
For more info see: http://www.oae.co.uk/