Handel and Haydn Society Announces Cancellation of Vivaldi The Four Seasons

The Society Ball Will be Postponed

[Boston, March 18, 2020] Following the CDC guidelines to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the Handel and Haydn Society has canceled both performances of Vivaldi The Four Seasons set to take place May 1 + 3 at Symphony Hall. H+H will reschedule this performance for a future season.

In addition, the H+H Society Ball Gala, scheduled for May 2, will be postponed.

The Handel and Haydn Society will provide updates on its website and social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.

The Handel and Haydn Society previously canceled the performances of Bach St. Matthew Passion on April 3 + 5 at Symphony Hall. Fans are able to listen to a 2015 recording of this piece, as well as other performances by the H+H Orchestra and Chorus, online at the H+H Listening Room.

H+H asks its ticket holders to allow H+H to consider the value of their tickets as a donation to help it compensate musicians who are losing revenue due to this cancellation; the organization will send out acknowledgements of these donations for tax purposes. Ticketholders who want a refund are asked to email the box office at boxoffice@handelandhaydn.org or call 617.266.3605, Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM.

Handel and Haydn’s 2020–21 Season Performances include:

Brahms A German Requiem September 25 + 27, 2020 Symphony Hall
Bach + Vivaldi Gloria – October 23 + 25, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Handel Messiah – November 27 + 28 + 29, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Bach Christmas – December 17 + 20, 2020 at Jordan Hall
Haydn + Mozart – January 22 + 24, 2021 at Symphony Hall
Mozart Great Mass – February 5 + 7, 2021 at Jordan Hall
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 – March 5 + 7, 2021 at Symphony Hall
Handel Israel in Egypt – March 19 + 21, 2021 at Jordan Hall & Sanders Theatre
Haydn The Creation – April 30 + May 2, 2021 at Symphony Hall

About the Handel and Haydn Society

Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society is dedicated to performing Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, a vitality, and a creativity that inspires all ages. H+H has been captivating audiences for 205 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States). Today, H+H’s Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners annually with a nine-week subscription series at Boston Symphony Hall and other leading venues. Through the Karen S. and George D. Levy Education Program, H+H supports seven youth choirs of singers in grades 2-12 and provides thousands of complimentary tickets to students and communities throughout Boston, ensuring the joy of music is accessible to all. H+H’s numerous free community concerts include an annual commemoration of the original 1863 Emancipation Proclamation concert on December 31. The artistic director of the Handel and Haydn Society is Harry Christophers. Under Christophers’s leadership, H+H has released 12 CDs on the Coro label and has toured nationally and internationally. In all these ways, H+H fulfills its mission to inspire the intellect, touch the heart, elevate the soul, and connect us with our shared humanity through transformative experiences with Baroque and Classical music.