PAST SEASONS

Explore information about H+H's most recent concert seasons.


The Great Bach Concertos and Cantatas
September 28, 2018, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
September 30, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Beethoven Emperor Concerto
November 9, 2018, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
November 11, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Handel Messiah
November 30, 2018, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
December 1, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall
December 2, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

A Baroque Christmas
December 13, 2018, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
December 16, 2018, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall

Mozart + Haydn
January 25, 2019, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
January 27, 2019, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Glories of the Italian Baroque
February 22, 2019, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
February 24, 2019, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall 

Beethoven Symphony No. 5
March 8, 2019, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
March 10, 2019, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Purcell Dido and Aeneas
March 29, 2019, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
March 31, 2019, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall 

Mozart Requiem
May 3, 2019, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
May 5, 2019, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 9
October 6, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
October 8, 2017, 2016, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Mozart + Beethoven
October 27, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
October 29, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Amadeus Live
November 10, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
November 11, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall
November 12, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Handel Messiah
December 1, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
December 2, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall
December 3, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Bach Christmas
December 14, 2017, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
December 17, 2017, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall

Mozart + Haydn
January 26, 2018, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
January 28, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall 

Bach Brandenburg Concertos
February 16, 2018, 7:30PM at Sanders Theatre
February 17, 2018, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
February 18, 2018, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall

Bach Mass in B Minor
March 23, 2018, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
March 25, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall 

Purcell The Fairy Queen
April 6, 2018, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
April 8, 2018, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall

Handel Hercules
May 4, 2018, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
May 6, 2018, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Bach Magnificat
September 23, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
September 25, 2016, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Beethoven Eroica
October 28, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
October 30, 2016, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Handel Messiah
November 25, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
November 26, 2016, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall
November 27, 2016, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Bach Christmas
December 15, 2016, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
December 18, 2016, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall

Mozart and Haydn
January 27, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
January 29, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall 

Glories of the Italian Baroque
February 10, 2017, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
February 12, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

McGegan and Mozart
March 3, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
March 5, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall 

Monteverdi Vespers
April 7, 2017, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
April 9, 2017, 3:00PM at Sanders Theatre

Handel Semele
May 5, 2017, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
May 7, 2017, 3:00PM at Symphony Hall

Mozart Requiem
October 2, 2015, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
October 4, 2015 3PM at Symphony Hall 

Baroque Masters
October 30, 2015, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
November 1, 2015, 3PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall 

Handel Messiah
November 27, 2015, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
November 28, 2015, 3PM at Symphony Hall
November 29, 2015, 3PM at Symphony Hall 

Bach Christmas
December 17, 2015, 7:30PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
December 20, 2015, 3PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall

All Haydn
January 29, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
January 31, 2016, 3PM at Symphony Hall 

All Beethoven
February 26, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
February 28, 2016, 3PM at Symphony Hall 

Bach St. John Passion
March 11, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
March 13, 2016, 3PM at Symphony Hall 

Mozart and Beethoven
April 8, 2016, 7:30PM at NEC's Jordan Hall
April 10, 2016, 3:00PM at NEC’s Jordan Hall
 

Handel Saul
April 29, 2016, 7:30PM at Symphony Hall
May 1, 2016, 3PM at Symphony Hall

Baroque Fireworks! H+H Turns 200
Oct 10 & 12, 2014 | Symphony Hall

Vivaldi L’estro Armonico
Oct 31 & Nov 2, 2014 | NEC’s Jordan Hall

Handel Messiah
November 28-30, 2014 | Symphony Hall

A Bach Christmas
Dec 18 & 21, 2014 | NEC’s Jordan Hall

Haydn: Symphonies and Concertos
Jan 23 & 25, 2015 | Symphony Hall

Mozart + Beethoven
Feb 13-15, 2015 | NEC’s Jordan Hall

Mendelssohn Elijah
Mar 6 & 8, 2015 | Symphony Hall

Bach St. Matthew Passion
Mar 27 & 29, 2015 | Symphony Hall

Haydn The Creation
May 1 & 3, 2015 | Symphony Hall

Handel + Haydn Sings
Jun 18, 2015 | Symphony Hall

Bach Mass in B Minor
Sept 27 & 29, 2013 | Symphony Hall

Mozart and Beethoven
Nov 1 & 3, 2013 | Symphony Hall

Handel Messiah
Nov 29-Dec 1, 2013 | Symphony Hall

A Bach Christmas
Dec 19 & 22, 2013 | NEC's Jordan Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Jan 24 & 26, 2014 | Symphony Hall

Vivaldi Gloria
Feb 21 & 23, 2014 | Symphony Hall

Bach and Byrd
Mar 14 & 16, 2014 |  NEC's Jordan Hall

Mendelssohn's Library
Apr 4, 2014 | NEC's Jordan Hall
Apr 6, 2014 | Sanders Theatre

Handel Samson
May 2 & 4, 2014 | Symphony Hall

Bach Magnificat
Oct 12 & 14, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Mozart Jupiter
Nov 9 & 11, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Handel Messiah
Nov 30-Dec 2, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Bach Christmas Oratorio
Dec 13 & 16, 2012 | NEC's Jordan Hall

Purcell The Indian Queen
Jan 25, 2013 | NEC's Jordan Hall
Jan 27, 2013 | Sanders Theatre

Haydn in Paris
Feb 22 & 24, 2013 | Symphony Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 7
Mar 15 & 17, 2013 | Symphony Hall

Vivaldi Virtuosi
Apr 5 & 7, 2013 | NEC's Jordan Hall

Handel Jephtha
May 3 & 5, 2013 | Symphony Hall

Mozart in Vienna
Sept 23 & 25, 2011 | Symphony Hall

Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Oct 28 & 30, 2011 | Jordan Hall

Handel Messiah
Dec 2–4, 2011 | Symphony Hall

A Bach Christmas
Dec 15 & 18, 2011 | Jordan Hall

Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Jan 20 & 22, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Beethoven Eroica
Feb 17 & 19, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Classical Salon
Mar 9, 2012 | Jordan Hall
Mar 11, 2012 | Sanders Theatre

Bach St. Matthew Passion
Mar 30 & Apr 1, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Mozart Coronation
Apr 27 & 29, 2012 | Symphony Hall

Mozart: A Musical Journey
October 1 & 3, 2010 | Symphony Hall

Beethoven by Levin, Haydn by Labadie
October 29 & 31, 2010 | Symphony Hall

Handel's Messiah
December 3-5, 2010 | Symphony Hall

A Bach Christmas
December 16 & 19, 2010 | Jordan Hall

Bach's Brandenburgs 3 & 4
January 21 & 23, 2011 | Jordan Hall & Sanders Theatre

Handel's Israel in Egypt
February 18 & 20, 2011 | Symphony Hall

Beethoven's Fifth
March 18 & 20, 2011 | Symphony Hall

Harry's Vocal Voyage
April 1-3, 2011 | St. Cecilia Church & Memorial Church

Mozart's Requiem
April 29 & May 1, 2011 | Symphony Hall

The Bach Experience
May 12 & 15, 2011 | Memorial Church

Viva La Voce!
Friday, October 9 at 8pm
Sunday, October 11 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Jean-Christophe Spinosi, conductor
Andreas Scholl, countertenor

A grand start to the Season! This is a rare opportunity to hear world-renowned countertenor Andreas Scholl as he joins conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi and the Period Instrument Orchestra in one of Vivaldi's earliest known sacred vocal works.


Returns and Farewell

Friday, November 6, 8pm
Sunday, November 8, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Jane Glover, conductor
Robert Levin, fortepiano

This enticing collaboration of returning favorites fortepianist Robert Levin and conductor and Mozart specialist Jane Glover explores the wide range of Mozart's repertoire and its influence on Haydn.


Handel's Messiah

Friday, December 4 at 7.30pm
Saturday, December 5 at 3pm
Sunday, December 6 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor
Suzie LeBlanc, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Tom Randle, tenor
Matthew Brook, bass-baritone
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

A holiday tradition for 156 years. Join Harry Christophers as he makes his eagerly anticipated debut as Artistic Director in an inspired interpretation of Handel's Messiah that The Boston Globe called "a revelation."


Christmas in Québec

Monday, December 7 at 8pm
Salle Louis Fréchette, Grand Théâtre de Québec

John Finney, conductor
Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto

The acclaimed Handel and Haydn Society Period Instrument Orchestra travels to Quebec City for a special concert presented by the Club Musical de Québec and featuring contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux.


A Baroque Gift

Thursday, December 17 at 8pm
Sunday, December 20 at 3pm
Jordan Hall

Jaap ter Linden, conductor

Rejoice as both popular and lesser known holiday works are featured when Baroque specialist Jaap ter Linden makes his first appearance directing and playing with the Society orchestra in this festive program.

 

Passion in Vienna
Friday, January 29 at 8pm
Sunday, January 31 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor
Gillian Keith, soprano
Iestyn Davies, countertenor
Tove Dahlberg, mezzo soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Nathan Berg, bass-baritone
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Embrace the spirit and drama of 18th century Vienna as Harry Christophers conducts the glorious works of prolific composers Mozart, Caldara, and Gluck.


Zest for Love

Friday, February 12 at 8pm
Jordan Hall
Sunday, February 14 at 3pm
Sanders Theatre

Laurence Cummings, conductor
Lee Aaron Rosen, actor
Nikkole Salter, actor

Celebrate the season of love with a program of beautiful, romantic vocal music, and moving readings from Shakespeare.


A Musical Salon

Friday, March 19 at 8pm
Sunday, March 21 at 3pm
Jordan Hall

Robert Nairn, leader/bass
Jim True-Frost, actor
Susan Consoli, soprano

Join us for a intimate program of music and poetry set in a 19th-century English salon. Hear Mozart, Schubert and more as if you were transported to their drawing rooms. In collaboration with the Huntington Theatre Company.


Beethoven Pastoral

Friday, April 9 at 8pm
Sunday, April 11 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Thrill to this innovative performance of Beethoven's most popular symphony with celebrated conductor Sir Roger Norrington who claims "the purpose of playing Beethoven on old instruments is to make him sound new!"


Bach Portrait

Friday, April 30 at 8pm
Sunday, May 2 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor
Christopher Krueger, flute
Daniel Stepner, violin
Linda Quan, violin
John Finney, harpsichord
Lydia Brotherton, soprano
Thea Lobo, alto
Ryan Turner, tenor
Bradford Gleim, bass
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Hear the beloved Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, plus Bach cantatas and motets.

Celebrate Handel!
Friday, October 3 at 8pm
Sunday, October 5 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor
Gillian Keith, soprano

Enjoy a program of regal music by Handel, from the heroic sounds of his Coronation Anthems to soaring arias from Jephtha and Semele. The engaging Harry Christophers leads the Chorus and Period Instrument Orchestra, along with gifted soprano Gillian Keith.


Beethoven and Mozart

Friday, November 7 at 8pm
Sunday, November 9 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Richard Egarr, conductor/fortepiano

Richard Egarr, Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music, makes his Handel and Haydn debut, leading Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 from the fortepiano and conducting Mozart's lively Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven's delightful Symphony no. 8.


Handel's Messiah

Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm
Saturday, December 6 at 3pm
Sunday, December 7 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Paul Daniel, conductor
Kendra Colton, soprano
Paul Murrihy, mezzo-soprano
Brian Stucki, tenor
Brett Polegato baritone
Handel and Haydn Society Chorus

Audiences have been enjoying Handel and Haydn's Messiah performances for 155 consecutive years. Famed British opera conductor Paul Daniel promises to deliver an unforgettable rendition of this beloved Boston tradition.


A Bach Christmas

Thursday, December 18 at 8pm
Sunday, December 21 at 3pm
Jordan Hall

John Finney, conductor

Conductor John Finney and the Society’s acclaimed Chorus offer a joyous program of Bach’s timeless Christmas music. Celebrate the season with Bach’s glorious Magnificat and two festive cantatas.


Baroque Grand Tour

Friday, February 27 at 8pm
Sunday, March 1 at 3pm
Jordan Hall

Paul Goodwin, conductor

Experience a musical journey through Baroque Europe led by the versatile conductor Paul Goodwin. Travel to Germany with Bach’s extraordinary Brandenburg Concerto no. 3, to England with the expressive delights of Purcell, and to France with the instrumental poetry of Couperin.

 

Romantic Brahms
Friday, March 20 at 8pm
Sunday, March 22 at 8pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Iiya Gringolts, Violin

Join dynamic conductor Grant Llewellyn as he explores the Romantic era with Brahms’ Symphony no. 1. Brahms spent 20 years perfecting this masterpiece to honor the legacy of Beethoven and Haydn. The program also features Mendelssohn’s beautifully lyric Violin Concerto and a World Premiere of a new choral tribute to Handel.


Music at Fever Pitch

Friday, April 3 at 8pm
Old South Church
Sunday, April 5 at 3pm
Jordan Hall

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, conductor
Phoebe Carrai, cello

Explore the fiery drama and emotion of the Baroque with a program of masterworks by Handel, Telemann, Rebel and C.P.E. Bach. The eloquent young conductor Jean-Marie Zeitouni makes his Handel and Haydn debut leading this sparkling program, featuring gifted cellist Phoebe Carrai.


Haydn in London

Friday, April 24 at 8pm
Sunday, April 26 at 3pm
Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Nathalie Paulin, soprano

Discover Doctor Haydn’s London Academy with Sir Roger Norrington. Encounter the variety of Haydn’s first works inspired by his time in England. From his spectacular symphonies to his take on English folk songs, hear why audiences have flocked to hear Haydn’s music for more than 200 years!


Celebrate Haydn

Sunday, May 31 at 3pm
Longy School of Music

Musicians from the Handel and Haydn Society Chorus and Period Instrument Orchestra as well as young singers from the Society's Young Women's Chorus and Young Men's Chorus present a showcase of unique chamber arrangements of Haydn's extraordinary music. Presented with the Haydn Society of North America's 2009 Conference.

Distinctly Beethoven
Friday, October 19, 8pm
Sunday, October 21, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewllen, conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano


Handel's Messiah

Friday, November 30, 7.30pm
Saturday, December 1, 3pm
Sunday, December 2, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor
Cyndia Sieden, soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Tom Randle, tenor
Christopher Purves, baritone


Holiday Sing

Saturday, December 8, 3pm
Symphony Hall

John Finney, conductor

Sing along with popular Christmas carols and choruses from Handel'sMessiah.


Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Sunday, December 16, 3pm
Wednesday, December 19, 8pm
Jordan Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Kristen Watson, soprano
Krista River, mezzosoprano
Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Philip Cutlip, baritone


Baroque Jewels for the English Theatre

Friday, January 11, 8pm
Sunday, January 13, 7pm
Jordan Hall

Philip Picket, conductor
Nicholas Martin, director
Nathalie Paulin, soprano
Jason Grant, baritone
Blair Brown, actor
Mark Blum, actor
Mia Barron, actor

Presented in collaboration with the Huntington Theatre Company

 

Royal Fireworks
Friday, January 25, 8pm
Sunday, January 27, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers, conductor


Mozart's Requiem

Friday, February 15, 8pm
Saturday, February 16, 2pm
Sunday, February 17, 3pm
Symphony Hall

John Nelson, conductor
Christine Brandes, soprano
Paula Murrihy, mezzosoprano
Charles Reid, tenor
Alfred Walker, bass


Classical Masters

Friday, March 7, 8pm
Sunday, March 9, 7.30pm
Symphony Hall

Christopher Hogwood, conductor
James Sommerville, horn


Italian Virtuosi

Friday, March 21, 8pm
Sunday, March 23, 7pm
Jordan Hall

Daniel Stepner, directing


Sir Roger's Haydn

Friday, April 4, 8pm
Sunday, April 6, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Heidi Grant Murphy, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
John McVeigh, tenor
Robert Gleadow, bass

Monteverdi's Orfeo
Friday, September 22, 8pm
Saturday, September 23, 8pm
Sunday, September 24, 3pm
The Shubert Theatre

Chen Shi-Zheng, director
Laurence Cummings, conductor
Tom Randle, Orfeo
Alyson Cambridge, Euridice
Paula Murrihy, Messenger
Kevin Short, Pluto
Robert Honeysucker, Caronte
Elizabeth Watts, Musica/Hope
Stephanie Marshall, Proserpina
William Berger, Apollo

The London Times called this production "beguiling and beautiful - a mesmerizing show." Don't miss Monteverdi's operatic masterpiece, Orfeo, performed on period instruments with modern staging including brilliant costumes and unusual lighting effects by internationally renowned stage director Chen Shi-Zheng. An acclaimed cast and a troupe of Indonesian dancers join the Handel and Haydn Chorus and Orchestra for this emotional story of Orfeo, who uses his formidable musical powers to rescue his beloved Euridice from the depths of hell.

Historic co-production with English National Opera.


Classic Genius: Beethoven and Mozart

Friday, October 27, 8pm
Sunday, October 29, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Eric Hoeprich, basset clarinet

Enjoy the beautiful melodies and virtuoso flourishes of Mozart's Clarinet Concerto with one of the world's great performers on period clarinet, and discover the sheer emotional power of Beethoven's first and second symphonies.


Handel's Messiah

Friday, December 1, 7.30pm
Saturday, December 2, 2.30pm
Sunday, December 3, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Laurence Cummings, conductor
Sari Gruber, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Iain Paton, tenor
James Maddalena, baritone

Hallelujah for the Holidays! Bring your family and friends and experience this beloved Boston tradition complete with the "Hallelujah" Chorus. Led by Laurence Cummings of the London Handel Festival in a unique version, one of 12 written by Handel.


Holiday Sing at Symphony Hall

Saturday, December 9, 3pm
Symphony Hall

John Finney, conductor

Make a joyful noise and sing your favorite Christmas carols with the Handel and Haydn Chorus, as well as selections from Messiah. And, enjoy listening to the festive sounds of a brass ensemble, the Back Bay Ringers handbell choir and the Handel and Haydn Young Women's Chorus.


A Baroque Noel

Sunday, December 17, 3pm
Wednesday, December 20, 8pm
Jordan Hall

Emmanuelle Haim, conductor

Ring in the holidays with this intimate setting old timeless holiday masterpieces by Corelli, Charpentier and others led by Handel and Haydn's charismatic Associate Conductor John Finney.

 

Welcome, Sir Roger Norrington
Friday, January 12, 8pm
Sunday, January 14, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Robert Levin, fortepiano
Ya-Fei Chuang, fortepiano

Franz Joseph Haydn perfected the classical symphony and his works are a marvel of invention and surprise. The legendary Sir Roger Norrington makes his eagerly anticipated debut with two of Haydn's grandest symphonies, as well as Mozart's delightful and not often heardConcerto for Two Pianos featuring the incomparable Robert Levin. A historical Boston musical event not to be missed.


Baroque Brilliance

Friday, February 9, 8pm
Sunday, February 11, 3pm
Jordan Hall

David Stern, conductor
Stephen Hammer, oboe
Kathleen Staten, oboe

Toutes Suites! Members of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra offer virtuoso concertos and suites by Baroque masters. The program will be conducted by American David Stern, whose appearances throughout Europe have earned him great critical acclaim.


Love Songs

Friday, February 23, 8pm
Sunday, February 25, 8pm
Jordan Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Joy, rapture, and longing! Principal Conductor Grant Llewellyn returns to the Handel and Haydn stage to lead our acclaimed Chorus in selections from Monteverdi's Songs of Love and War and Brahms' Love Song Waltzes. Bring a loved one!


Mozart, Haydn & Hogwood

Friday, March 2, 8pm
Sunday, March 4, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Christopher Krueger, flute

Delight in the humor and invention of some of Mozart and Haydn's most engaging works. Enjoy Mozart re-imagined as Christopher Hogwood returns to lead historical rearrangements of two Mozart masterpieces. Also, enjoy Haydn's ingenious Symphony No. 98, full of musical humor.


Haydn's The Seasons

Friday, April 13, 8pm
Sunday, April 15, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Sir Roger Norrington, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano (Jane)
Chrisoph Genz, tenor (Lucas)
Gunther Groissbock, baritone (Simon)

In Sir Roger Norrington's own words, "It's a very, very beautiful work..." Don't miss this grand season finale for soloists, orchestra and chorus. The magnificent Haydn oratorio depicts the four seasons through musical imagery including a hunt, a crashing thunderstorm, and a striking sunrise.

Dido and Aeneas
Friday, October 14, 8pm
Saturday, October 15, 8pm
Sunday, October 16, 3pm
Cutler Majestic Theatre

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Chen Shi-Zheng, stage director
Paula Murrihy, Dido
Heather Buck, Belinda
Nmon Ford, Aeneas

Chen Shi-Zheng returns to direct a new, fully staged production of Purcell's powerful and ultimately tragic love story,Dido and Aeneas. Inventive videography and lighting create stunning special effects, including a frightening storm and a blazing fire in the final scene.


Handel's Messiah

Sunday, November 27, 3pm
Friday, December 2, 7.30pm
Sunday, December 4, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Awet Andemicael, soprano
Krista River, alto
Nathan Granner, tenor
Kevin Short, baritone

Experience "the most compelling local performance" (Boston Globe) of this beloved holiday tradition. Make it yours!


Christmas in Wales

Sunday, December 18, 3pm
Wednesday, December 21, 8pm
Jordan Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Add new sparkle and meaning to your family's holiday celebrations as Grant Llewellyn conducts festive choral music for the season and recites — with a Welshman's passion — Dylan Thomas'A Child’s Christmas in Wales.


Beethoven's Fifth

Friday, January 13, 8pm
Saturday, January 14, 3pm
Sunday, January 15, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Richard Tognetti, violin

Thrill to music’s most famous four-note theme and experience Beethoven’s dazzling Violin Concerto with virtuoso Richard Tognetti.


A Mozart Soiree

Friday, February 3, 8pm
Sunday, February 5, 8pm
Jordan Hall

Stephen Hammer, directing
John Gibbons, fortepiano

Principal wind players from the Handel and Haydn Orchestra play Mozart’s great Serenade in C Minor and engaging wind arrangements of his classic operas.

 

Happy Birthday, Mozart
Friday, February 17, 8pm
Sunday, February 19, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano
Richard Clement, tenor

Join us as we celebrate Mozart's 250th birthday with great choruses and solo arias from his beloved operas, The Magic Flute and Idomeneo, as well as ballet music from Ascanio in Alba — first performance in 235 years!


Classical Masters: Mozart & Haydn

Friday, March 10, 8pm
Sunday, March 12, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano

Discover two early, inventive symphonies by Haydn and two lively keyboard concertos by Mozart, featuring Kristian Bezuidenhout who thrilled audiences in 2004 with performances of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto.


Italian Baroque Concertos & More

Friday, April 7, 8pm
Sunday, April 9, 3pm
Jordan Hall

Listen, learn and enjoy. Grant Llewellyn invites you to ask questions during the performance by popular demand.


Bach's Saint Matthew Passion

Friday, April 21, 7pm
Sunday, April 23, 2pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
James Gilchrist, Evangelist
Philip Cutlip, Jesus
Dominique Labelle, soprano
Paula Murrihy, mezzo-soprano
Jeffrey Thompson, tenor
Stephen Powell, baritone

Bach’s statement of personal piety and devotion, the monumental St. Matthew Passion is one of the pillars of Western music.

Mozart's Great Mass
Friday, October 15, 8pm
Sunday, October 17, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Sally Matthews, soprano
Amanda Forsythe, soprano
Richard Clement, tenor
David Kravitz, baritone

Mozart's glorious Mass in C minor, greatly influenced by Bach, marks a peak of artistic achievement for the beloved composer.


Music for a Royal Occasion

Friday, November 19, 8pm
Sunday, November 21, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor

Enjoy Handel's famous Water Music, written for a royal boat trip, and celebratory music written for a royal wedding by the "Swedish Handel," Johan Helmich Roman.


Handel's Messiah

Saturday, December 4, 3pm
Sunday, December 5, 3pm
Friday, December 10, 7.30pm
Saturday, December 11, 3pm
Symphony Hall

John Finney, conductor
Heather Buck, soprano
Sonia Sasseville, contralto
William Hite, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass

A holiday tradition not to be missed including the rousing "Hallelujah" Chorus and the glorious Amen.


Silent Night: A German Christmas

Thursday, December 16, 8pm
Sunday, December 19, 3pm
Jordan Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Handel and Haydn Young Women's Chorus (Lisa Graham, conductor)
Trinity Handbell Ensemble (Griff Gall, Director)

Ring in the holidays with festive works from the German Baroque as well asSilent Night and other traditional German carols.

 

Virtuosi Jazz:
Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone

Friday, January 21, 8pm
Sunday, January 23, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Gary Burton, vibraphone
Makoto Ozone, piano

A wonderful marriage of jazz and classical. The Handel and Haydn Orchestra performs alongside Gary Burton and Makoto Ozone in music inspired by their Grammy-nominated CD,Virtuosi.


Classical Valentine

Friday, February 11, 8pm
Sunday, February 13, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Pieter Wispelwey, cello

Do something special with someone special for Valentine’s with a program featuring sparkling gems by Mozart and Haydn.


Hogwood and Haydn

Saturday, March 12, 8pm
Sunday, March 13, 8pm
Sanders Theatre

Christopher Hogwood, conductor
Rev. Peter J. Gomes, narrator

Christopher Hogwood returns to conduct his new arrangement of Haydn's movingSeven Last Words for String Orchestra with selected readings.


Handel's Favorite Sopranos

Friday, March 25, 8pm
Sunday, March 27, 8pm
Jordan Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Kendra Colton, soprano

Enjoy music by Handel including orchestra and vocal favorites from some of the composers most popular operas.


Brahms' A German Requiem

Friday, April 8, 8pm
Sunday, April 10, 3pm
Symphony Hall

Grant Llewellyn, conductor
Elizabeth Futral, soprano
Philip Cutlip, baritone

Brahms' monumental testament to mankind expresses both hope and peace.

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