NO. 5

Symphony Hall

Audience members often tell us that H+H concerts re-introduce them to masterpieces they had never before heard with such freshness and vigor. That’s because H+H delivers with the vitality the composer intended, before 200 years of history weighed it down. Beethoven’s immortal Fifth Symphony, rising from its distinctive four-note opening, carries you with dramatic intensity from tragedy to triumph, from darkness into the light. And H+H’s performance of this iconic score on the kinds of instruments Beethoven knew and wrote for, creates a sound that crackles with freshness and authenticity, giving it an almost ink-not-quite-dry feel.

“Their love of the music is palpable… the playing oozes with the fun they must have been having.”

– Gramophone

Friday, Mar 8, 2019 at 7:30PM
Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 3:00PM

Matthew Halls, conductor
Eric Hoeprich, clarinet
H+H Orchestra

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Weber: Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Approximate concert length: 1 hour and 50 minutes, including intermission

Beethoven: Allegro con brio from Symphony No. 5
London Classical Players
Sir Roger Norrington, conductor

Mozart: Overture to The Magic Flute
Bruno Weil, conductor

Weber: Rondo from Clarinet Concerto No. 1
Antony Pay, clarinet
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment