MAGIC IS IN THE AIR
An extraordinary orchestra. A breathtaking chorus. Brilliant conductors. All connected to each other and to you, creating an energy like no other. This is not your invitation to attend a concert. This is your invitation to experience a boundless creative journey. To connect with some of history’s greatest composers. And some of today’s greatest musicians. This is something more than music. This is the new season of the Handel and Haydn Society.
Each performance promises a striking blend of orchestral and vocal virtuosity led by one of today’s great conductors. Period instruments, performed by musicians dedicated to connecting you as directly as possible with the great composers and the soul of their music, create a lighter, more transparent sound that wipes off the cobwebs and restores the music’s brilliance. The experience is historically accurate. And utterly new. It’s beautifully intimate. And wildly unforgettable. These are the masterpieces you know, performed in a way you can’t imagine. Experience the energy and magic for yourself.
OCT 7 + 9
Our season opener captures the sizzle that listeners first experienced in Leipzig’s famous Zimmermann’s Coffee House, where Bach himself led these marvelous suites, which H+H will perform on the...
NOV 17 + 18
H+H presents its first-ever complete performances of Mozart’s comic masterpiece, infused with H+H’s trademark authenticity and vitality. You’ll love the “upstairs, downstairs” intrigue, disguises, crazy plot lines, and, most...
NOV 25 + 26 + 27
It’s often said that H+H’s way with music wipes the dust off the masterpieces, restoring their original vibrancy and virtuosity. Nowhere is that more evident than in Handel’s Messiah....
DEC 15 + 18
NEC's Jordan Hall
Our musical gift for the holidays is sure to brighten your spirits with the joy of the season: Bach’s exhilarating cantata—a partnership of soprano and solo trumpet in friendly...
JAN 6 + 8
Our brilliant concertmaster solos in H+H’s premiere of Mozart’s youthful violin concerto, full of engaging melodies and grace. The bold tempos and dynamics of Beethoven’s First Symphony caused a...
JAN 20 + 22
Feel the power of Beethoven’s “heroic” symphony, celebrating “the memory of a great man”—from its two bolts-out-of-the-blue opening chords to the brilliant finale—as H+H, led by Václav Luks, breathes...
FEB 17 + 19
NEC's Jordan Hall and Sanders Theatre
Could there be a more perfect collection of concertos than the Brandenburgs? Bach’s treasury of instrumental music—dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant—when played on period instruments promises an unparalleled immersion into...
MAR 17 + 19
NEC's Jordan Hall
The gaiety, humor, sparkle—and a little melancholy, too—of Mozart’s concerto comes to life via the magical sound of the fortepiano, the instrument for which Mozart composed this work. You’ll...
MAR 31 + APR 2
You’re invited to the H+H premiere of Bach’s Easter Oratorio. The awe-inspiring music evokes a powerful gamut of universal emotions—from laments and astonishment, to jubilation and victory, underscored by...