Musically Speaking Concert Previews

Livestreams

Before each concert in our 2022-23 Season, we invite you to join us for a series of livestreams led by H+H's Historically Informed Performance Fellow, Teresa Neff. In these Concert Previews, Teresa and guest musicians will uncover the history of the composers, works, and instruments featured in each concert.


Beethoven Eroica

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

During this Concert Preview, learn about the soul-stirring masterpieces on the program for Beethoven Eroica on January 20 + 22. Resident Conductor of the H+H Chorus Anthony Trecek-King hosts, joined by H+H's Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa Neff, who will focus on the story these two works tell in tandem about musical innovation in Vienna at the turn of the 19th century. H+H musicians Jason Fisher and Jonathan Hess join as our panelists for this preview. These world-class musicians will offer their insights and reflections, and answer your questions about the music and composers you love.

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A Baroque Christmas

Monday, December 12, 2022

During this Concert Preview, learn about the incredible seasonal gems on the program for A Baroque Christmas, on Dec 15 + 18. Emily Marvosh hosts this preview, joined by H+H's Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa Neff, who will focus on just how special and unique (just like snowflakes) these musical Baroque beauties are. Members of the H+H Youth Choruses Concert Choir and string instrument maker (luthier) Timothy Johnson join as our panelists for this preview.

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HANDEL MESSIAH

Monday, November 21, 2022

During this Concert Preview, learn about Handel's best known and H+H's signature work, Messiah. Emily Marvosh hosts this preview, with a focus on H+H's 208-year history with this piece and the musicians who bring it to life today. H+H Principal Oboe Debra Nagy and H+H violinist Franics Liu join as our panelists for this preview.

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THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO

Monday, November 7, 2022

During this Concert Preview, learn about Mozart's comedic opera masterpiece, The Marriage of Figaro. Emily Marvosh hosts this preview, with a focus on the timeless story of this opera and the “upstairs, downstairs” intrigue, disguises, crazy plot lines woven throughout the work. H+H Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa Neff, H+H Principal Harpsichord Ian Watson, and special guest Maya Kherani, who will sing the role of Barbarina for H+H's productions of the opera, join as our panelists for this preview.

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The Glories of Bach

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

During this Concert Preview, learn about the music from our performance of J.S. Bach and Buxtehude. Emily Marvosh hosts this preview, with a focus on the richness of Bach’s music as we explore the distinct and compelling opening movements of Cantata 61, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland as well as Bach’s effervescent and beloved Cantata 140, Wachet auf (“Sleepers Awake”). H+H Historically Informed Performance Fellow Teresa Neff, H+H Principal Trumpet Jesse Levine, and H+H violinist Jesse Iron join as our panelists for this preview.

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