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WHRB Boston Week: Interview with Emi Ferguson, H+H Principal Flute

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From March 25 to 31, 2019, WHRB hosted their inaugural Boston Week/Harvard Weekend. During this week, they featured over 20 ensembles from Harvard, Boston, and Massachusetts, showcased musicians, conductors, and composers who are making great contributions to the Boston classical music scene, and gave listeners over 40 tickets to concerts in the Greater Boston area. The Handel and Haydn Society's Principal Flute, Emi Ferguson, spoke with WHRB Classical producer Allison Pao about her childhood experiences with H+H and about our upcoming performance of Mozart's Requiem on May 3 + 5. Listen to Emi Ferguson's Interview Visit WHRB's Boston Week Recap
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The Harvard Crimson: The Handel and Haydn Society’s Beethoven Five Reveals a Timeless Ensemble…

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Accessible programming is a dangerous game. Landmark works in the classical canon come loaded with decades of interpretations, which not only heighten the listener’s expectations, but wear on the ear. Each tension and resolution slowly transforms a musical experience into familiar transaction — undemanding, but perhaps less rewarding too. The Handel and Haydn Society confronted this risk head-on on March 10 with a high-octane performance of a well-worn program, featuring Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart’s “Magic Flute” overture, a risk which paid off. Despite the concert being a clear crowd-pleaser, the charismatic orchestra seemed to triumph… …Listeners were first…

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