Q+A with the Composer | Jonathan Woody

Brooklyn-based composer and bass-baritone Jonathan Woody recently composed his Suite for Orchestra after the works of Charles Ignatius Sancho, an H+H commissioned work based on music in the compositions of Charles Ignatius Sancho (1729 – 1780), the first person of African descent to publish classical music. In this blog post, Woody discusses more about the …

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Handel and Haydn Society Presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6, Pastoral

Friday, November 5 and Sunday, November 7 at Symphony Hall Press performance is Friday, November 5 at 7:30 PM Email for high-resolution images, interviews, press tickets, and more information [Boston September 24, 2021] The Handel and Haydn Society will blend the softer side of Beethoven with the groundbreaking brilliance of Farrenc Friday, November 5 and …

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Charles Ignatius Sancho: Man of Music and Letters

Charles Ignatius Sancho By Benjamin Pesetsky Sancho’s Early Life Charles Ignatius Sancho (1729–1780) is remembered by the British Library as a “writer, composer, shopkeeper, and abolitionist.” We know a great deal about his life from his letters, with further details provided by a 1782 biography. According to this account, Sancho was born on a slave …

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