Community Programs + Partnerships

H+H reaches the community through exciting partnerships with some of Boston’s premier institutions, including the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston Public Library, the Museum of African American History, New England Conservatory, and many others. Through our Heartstrings program, public school students, education program families, and other underserved communities receive free and discounted tickets to subscription series concerts, ensuring that the enjoyment of live music is accessible to all.
J.S. Bach’s Grand Passion
March 18, 2015
Paine Hall
Harvard University, Cambridge
Free admission
Preeminent Bach scholars Christoph Wolff and Mary J. Greer lead a discussion of Bach’s seminal masterpiece St. Matthew Passion, its origins, and its place in the composer’s output of sacred music. Register here.
H+H at Needham Town Hall
March 21, 2015
James Hugh Powers Hall
1471 Highland Avenue, Needham
Tickets: $25 and $30
H+H Resident Conductor Ian Watson and members of the Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus perform a varied Baroque program, including Bach’s Cantata No. 4, Vivaldi’s La Folia Trio Sonata, and Allegri’s Miserere.
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Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) Symposium: The Handel and Haydn Society: Past, Present, and Future
March 27, 2015
Abbey Room
Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St.
Free admission
Through two centuries, the Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) has made an enduring cultural impact on the City of Boston. At long last, on March 24, H+H will observe the 200th anniversary of its founding. To mark the occasion, the Boston Globe’s Jeremy Eichler moderates a discussion with panelists including music writer Jan Swafford, H+H Executive Director and CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard, and music critic Donald Rosenberg. Subjects for discussion include how an arts organization can evolve and thrive in the 21st century and how education programs and community engagement are vital to arts organizations’ success. Register here.
H+H performs at the King’s Chapel Noon Recital Series
March 31, 2015 at 12.15pm
58 Tremont Street, Boston
H+H Assistant Concertmaster Susanna Ogata and fortepianist Ian Watson continue their survey of Beethoven’s violin sonatas with his final work for the genre: the Sonata No. 10 for Fortepiano and Violin in G Major, Op. 96.

H+H performs at the King’s Chapel Noon Recital Series
May 5, 2015 at 12.15pm
58 Tremont Street, Boston

H+H performs at the King’s Chapel Noon Recital Series
June 9, 2015 at 12.15pm
58 Tremont Street, Boston