The Handel and Haydn Society to Bring Studio Concerts to Marblehead, Performing Jewels of Baroque Era

Intimate Concerts to Take Place in the Studio of Artist Jonathan Sherman

November 9, 2019 at 5pm and 8pm

[Boston, MA – September 30, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra will celebrate the intersection of music and art in the presentation of Studio Concerts, performing jewels of the Baroque era in the intimate setting of acclaimed artist Jonathan Sherman’s Marblehead studio on November 9, 2019.

The H+H Orchestra will perform works by Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, George Frideric Handel, and Georg Philipp Telemann. Studio Concerts will feature performances from Emi Ferguson on the flute, Concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky on the violin, Susanna Ogata on the violin, Guy Fishman on the cello, and Ian Watson on the harpsichord. The performances will be followed by a reception with the musicians and the artist and an opportunity to explore the artist’s studio and view his art.

“The collaboration of H+H and Jonathan Sherman will result in a masterful and inspiring performance, a unique opportunity to see members of this orchestra in a setting as beautiful as Jonathan Sherman’s studio,” said David Snead, President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “We are excited to bring this performance of Baroque music to the North Shore, offering everyone an uplifting opportunity to experience the music in as intimate an environment as it would have been experienced when it was first composed.”

Based in Marblehead, Jonathan Sherman’s oil paintings, drawings and sculptures are housed in private and corporate collections throughout Europe, Australia and the United States. In addition to completing over 30 commissions, Jonathan’s works have been part of group exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. Jonathan has been awarded several People’s Choice & Outstanding Work Awards through the Marblehead Festival of Arts and was the honored recipient of the Lee Smith Drawing Award.

There will be two performances of Studio Concerts, at 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM, each followed by a reception with the musicians and artist. The Studio of Jonathan Sherman is located at 112 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA. Tickets are $49 and may be purchased by calling 617.266.3605, visiting handelandhaydn.org or in person at 9 Harcourt Street in Boston (M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.).

The Handel and Haydn Society’s 2019–20 Season Performances include:

A Mozart Celebration – Oct 4 + 6, 2019 at Symphony Hall
Mozart Jupiter Symphony – Nov 8 + 10, 2019 at Symphony Hall
Handel Messiah – Nov 29 + 30, Dec 1, 2019 at Symphony Hall
A Baroque Christmas – Dec 19 + 22, 2019 at NEC’s Jordan Hall
Mozart + Haydn- Jan 24 + 26, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Beethoven + Mozart – Feb 14 + 16, 2020 at NEC’s Jordan Hall
Haydn + Beethoven – Feb 28 + March 1, 2020 at NEC’s Jordan Hall
Bach St. Matthew Passion – April 3 + 5, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Vivaldi The Four Seasons – May 1 + 3, 2020 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.

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