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.

Upcoming Community Events


H+H presents the Rowe’s Lane Quartet in a performance of works by two of the great exemplars of the Viennese classical style, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as music by the lesser-known George Onslow. Hear these talented H+H musicians share their knowledge and demonstrate their virtuosity in an intimate performance and discussion.

On the program are Haydn’s String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 20, No. 1 and Mozart’s String Quartet in C Major, K. 157. This first of the so-called “Sun Quartets,” Haydn’s E-flat major quartet reveals the Austrian composer’s ingenuity in creating chamber music of greater weight, wit, and sophistication than what had come before. Mozart’s youthful C major quartet abounds with winning melodies and rich textures. It is one of Mozart’s early forays into the string quartet genre. The program concludes with charming variations by seldom-heard, 19th-century composer George Onslow.

The concert will include a discussion of period instruments and context around the pieces and composers. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. Reception to follow.

Julia McKenzie and Laura Gulley, violins
Jenny Stirling, viola
Sarah Freiberg, cello

April 16, 2014 at 6pm
10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston
$25, Athenæum Members $10

Registration is required. Visit the Boston Athenaeum website to make your reservation.

H+H at King’s Chapel

Members of the H+H Period Instrument Orchestra will perform music by Vivaldi, Handel and CPE Bach at King’s Chapel, the site of the first Handel and Haydn concert, in 1815.

May 6, 2014 at 12.15pm
King’s Chapel, 58 Tremont St, Boston
Free performance


St Paul Church
29 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 7:30pm and 9pm

John Finney, conductor
Handel and Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus


C.P.E. Bach: Spiega, Ammonia fortunata, Wq. 216
J.S. Bach: Komm, Jesu, Komm, BWV 229
J.S. Bach: Missa Brevis in G Major, BWV 236