FROM PAUSE TO PLAY

The waiting is over. Soon, woodwinds will whisper. Strings will soar. Voices will sparkle. And great masterpieces will be reborn. In no time, we’ll be in the company of old friends. Reunited with our favorite music and musical virtuosos. With our universally acclaimed chorus and esteemed conductors from around the world.

It’s time to reconnect with the Baroque and Classical music we love. The music we have missed. The music that has missed us.


Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky

VIVALDI THE FOUR SEASONS

OCT 8 + 10

Symphony Hall

Let’s all agree: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of classical music’s greatest hits. And yet, when you hear it played “the H+H way” – with the cobwebs wiped...


Conductor Laurence Equilbey

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 6, PASTORAL

NOV 5 + 7

Symphony Hall

Laurence Equilbey, star conductor of Paris’s Insula period instrument orchestra and accentus chamber choir, makes her H+H debut accompanying you into Beethoven’s pastoral landscape…with bird calls, a babbling brook,...


Cassandra Extavour and Sonja DuToit Tengblad

HANDEL MESSIAH

NOV 26 + 27 + 28

Symphony Hall

Harry Christophers lends his special touch to the last Messiah of his brilliant 13-year tenure as H+H’s artistic director. The masterpiece comes alive for the 168th consecutive year...


Conductor Raphaël Pichon

BACH CHRISTMAS

DEC 3 + 4 + 5

St. Cecilia Parish, Boston and First Church in Cambridge

Delight in holiday music by Bach and Gabrieli, brilliantly performed—as it was meant to be heard—and led by Raphaël Pichon, acclaimed director of the Paris-based ensemble Pygmalion, in...


Conductor Vaclav Luks

BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7

JAN 7 + 9

Symphony Hall

Feel the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it...


Artistic Director Harry Christophers

HAYDN + MOZART

JAN 28 + 30

Symphony Hall

You’ll be wowed by Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony performed “the H+H way”—sounding fresh and authentic as it did on the day of its premiere—starting with a dramatic timpani flourish....


Conductor Jonathan Cohen

BACH + VIVALDI GLORIA

APR 1 + 3

Symphony Hall

Savor music performed with renewed vitality by the H+H Orchestra. The Ouverture of J.S.’s buoyant Orchestral Suite No. 1 leads into a set of elegant dances, while C.P.E.‘s...


Artistic Director Harry Christophers

HAYDN THE CREATION

APR 29 + MAY 1

Symphony Hall

This performance of Haydn’s exalted choral masterpiece sets a crown upon the Harry Christophers era. The Creation’s miraculous overture plunges us into Chaos—formless and mysterious. Suddenly, we are...

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