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Christopher Petre-Baumer

Handel and Haydn Society to Open 2019-20 Season with A Mozart Celebration

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OCTOBER 4 + 6, 2019 at Symphony Hall Press performance is Friday, October 4 at 7:30 PM [Boston, MA – August 19, 2019] Kicking off its 205th Season, Handel and Haydn Society artistic director Harry Christophers will lead the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and Chorus in A Mozart Celebration on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 6 at 3 p.m. at Symphony Hall in Boston. The season will open with a cherished selection of Mozart favorites, including Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Mass in C Minor, K.427, Great, Concert aria, “Nehmt meinen Dank, ihr holden Gonner!,” and…

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Boston Musical Intelligencer – Bach Would Have Approved

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With a penchant for historical accuracy, Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society prides itself on breathing life into early repertoire. At Rockport’s Shalin Liu Performance Center Friday night, they permitted themselves an indulgence in a Bach concert which, by all accounts, the composer never realized in his lifetime – performing the complete Brandenburg Concertos. However, given the musical revelations it provided, in addition to its sheer energy level, one would forgive this HIP inaccuracy. While Bach himself never heard all six performed together (or at all), if he happened to have wandered in, he would have approved, and maybe joined in....
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Wow – What a year at H+H!

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Dear Friend of the Handel and Haydn Society, Thank you for being a part of the H+H story this past year. Everyone here deeply appreciates your presence at our concerts, your applause, and your support. As memorable as this year was, and as extraordinary as the performances of our H+H orchestra and chorus were, none of it would have happened without you.

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Handel and Haydn Society Announces 2019 Vocal Arts Program Scholarship Recipients

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Vocal Arts Program to Become the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses  [Boston, MA – June 10, 2019] Recognizing a high degree of achievement in and a commitment to vocal arts, the Handel and Haydn Society today announced the recipients of the 2019 Vocal Arts Program Awards. Presented annually by the H+H Education Committee, six musicians who are members or alumni of the Vocal Arts Program were awarded scholarships between $500 and $3,000. “Each of these students has shown an immense dedication to their craft, spending years developing their talent in the Vocal Arts Program,” said David Snead, President and…

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Handel and Haydn Society to Honor David Gergen at The Society Ball Gala on Saturday May 4, 2019

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Event Benefits the Handel and Haydn Society and its Education Programs [Boston, MA – March 27, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society will honor David Gergen, Founding Director, Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service, the Harvard Kennedy School; and Senior Political Analyst at CNN, for his significant contributions to the organization, at the 2019 Society Ball Gala. The festive evening of cocktails, dinner, dancing, and auction will take place on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Boston. The gala will feature musical performances by members of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra and…

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Handel and Haydn Society to Close 2018-19 Season with Performance of Mozart’s Requiem

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May 3 + 5, 2019 at Symphony Hall Press performance is Friday, May 3 at 7:30pm [Boston, MA – March 21, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society will close its 2018-19 Season with two performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Requiem, widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful and moving masterpieces ever composed. The performances will take place Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Symphony Hall in Boston. Left unfinished at the time of his death, the Requiem was Mozart’s final composition. This revered and powerful work captures the dramatic…

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