Handel and Haydn Society to Perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos at Harvard Business School

Thursday, December 5 at Klarman Hall

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[Boston – November 20, 2019] The Handel and Haydn Society is set to perform the dazzling, inventive, and inspired Brandenburg Concertos Thursday, December 5, 2019, at 7:30pm, in one of the first public concerts at Harvard Business School’s Klarman Hall. Co-directed by Aisslinn Nosky and Ian Watson, the evening will feature all six Concertos in an emotional and technically exemplary performance.

Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach around 1721, the Concertos are widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. Each of the six Concertos requires a different combination of instruments. From the high trumpet flourishes of Concerto No. 2, to the beautiful violin solo of the Fourth Concerto, the collection shows off the entire range of an orchestra.

Aisslinn Nosky is considered one of the most dynamic and versatile violinists of her generation. As concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society since 2011, she has led the ensemble in dozens of acclaimed performances. Multi-talented Ian Watson is associate conductor and harpsichordist with the Handel and Haydn Society. He has appeared with most major UK orchestras and the Polish and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras.

“It is an incredibly breathtaking experience to hear all six of Bach’s Concertos, performed on period instruments with the virtuosity and energy as when the works were first composed,” said David Snead, President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “Aisslinn Nosky and Ian Watson expertly guide you through this musical masterpiece allowing the audience to experience the Concertos in a way they likely have never heard before.”

Tickets for the Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos 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.). Student and group discounts are also available.


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

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.