Haydn The Creation
Inspired by Haydn’s trips to England, where he first heard Handel’s oratorios, The Creation is widely considered Haydn’s crowning masterpiece. Based on both the biblical Genesis and Milton’s Paradise Lost, the oratorio was premiered in the US by H+H in 1819 and hasn’t been performed by the ensemble since 2001.
Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus
Sarah Tynan, soprano
Jeremy Ovenden, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone
Friday May 1, 7.30pm, at Symphony Hall
Sunday May 3, 3pm, at Symphony Hall
One hour before the start of each performance in Symphony Hall’s Higginson Hall.