Digital Video Concerts Will Be Available in November
(Boston October 27, 2022) The Handel and Haydn Society is partnering with streaming app Idagio to release four performances on the Global Concert Hall. The concerts were all captured in stunning high-definition video inside Symphony Hall during the 2021-22 Season. Viewers will be able to relive Harry Christophers final performance of Messiah. H+H will also offer Christophers’ final performance as Artistic Director of the organization after 13 years. Additional concerts include Václav Luks’ American debut with Beethoven Symphony No. 7, and Aisslinn Nosky’s masterful performance of Mozart’s First Violin Concerto in Haydn + Mozart.
Idagio is a music streaming app that unites artists and listeners around their joint passion for classical music. Idagio offers video and audio streaming to music lovers in over 160 countries, making it the world’s leading streaming service for classical music. The app can be found on the Apple App Store and Google Play or at Idagio.com.
“The partnership with Idagio brings the world-class performances of H+H to a global audience, showing the joy and passion that the chorus and orchestra bring to each and every work.” said David Snead, Philip and Marjorie Gerdine President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “Idagio allows us to connect with new audiences and showcase exactly what H+H is known for, dusting the cobwebs off beloved classical and baroque pieces and presenting them with freshness and vitality.”
The H+H Idagio streaming performances include:
Haydn The Creation Available November 5
Harry Christophers takes the stage for his final performance of his 13 years as the Artistic Director of H+H. For this occasion, Harry serves up one of his specialties: Haydn’s choral masterpiece, The Creation, brimming with joy. Recorded May 1, 2022.
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Available November 12
Recorded on January 9, 2022 at Symphony Hall, viewers can enjoy Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with H+H musicians performing on period instruments. Václav Luks, artistic director of Prague’s Collegium 1704, pairs the Seventh with Czech composer Jan Vaclav Voříšek’s only symphony, the Symphony in D Major. A friend of Beethoven and Schubert, Voříšek’s symphony is a fusion of both. The concert also includes the introduction to an operatic love triangle, Overture to L’Amant Anonyme, by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Luks makes his U.S. conducting debut.
Haydn + Mozart Available November 19
Mozart’s First Violin Concerto stars concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky in H+H’s premiere performance of this work, recorded on January 30, 2022. Viewers will also delight in Haydn’s Drum Roll Symphony, performed on period instruments, starting with the timpani flourish. Haydn’s mass Theresienmesse, honoring the Empress Maria Theresia, showcases the illustrious Chorus, led by Harry Christophers in one of his final performances as Artistic Director.
Handel Messiah Available November 26
Harry Christophers led the last Messiah of his 13-year tenure as H+H’s artistic director on November 27, 2021, at Symphony Hall. The masterpiece comes alive for the 168th consecutive year as the H+H Orchestra, Chorus, and soloists perform this stirring music.
About the Handel and Haydn Society
Boston’s Grammy-winning 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 208 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. H+H has released 16 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.
Chosen by Time as one of the best inventions of 2019, IDAGIO is the world’s leading streaming service for classical music. It offers video and audio streaming to music lovers in over 160 countries worldwide. Its acclaimed audio streaming service is uniquely tailored to the demands of classical music, featuring optimized meta-data and complemented by curation by music lovers for music-lovers. IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall, launched in 2020, offers access to live and pre-recorded concerts from around the world. Artists and ensembles that have appeared in the Global Concert Hall include: Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Julia Bullock, Miloš Karadaglić, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Zubin Mehta, The Cleveland Orchestra, The King’s Singers, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Philharmonia Orchestra and many more. All artists on IDAGIO benefit from IDAGIO’s Fair Pay Model: audio and video stream revenue is calculated not by stream but by the second, making for a much fairer remuneration model.