Streaming Concerts

Spring 2021

Experience the mastery and brilliance of the Handel and Haydn Society! Enjoy streaming concerts, featuring beloved H+H musicians and special soloists.

The Magic of Handel

JANUARY 24 + 26

Considered one of the greatest of the Baroque composers, Handel is celebrated in this concert with an impassioned performance featuring four of H+H’s principal musicians. H+H feels a deep connection with its eponymous composer, and today’s concert captures his romance and genius. You’re invited to feast your senses with this intimate view of our virtuosic artists as they weave the melodies.

Glories of the Baroque: Vivaldi

FEBRUARY 14 + 16

H+H concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky directs this captivating program of Vivaldi, featuring the H+H string section and the inspiring countertenor Reginald Mobley. Host Emily Marvosh converses with the musicians before they perform each piece, allowing our audience to share their insights into the music, performed in the evocative setting of St. Cecilia Parish.

The Magic of Telemann

MARCH 14 + 16

A shining star in the Baroque constellation, Telemann is the centerpiece of this concert featuring five of H+H’s principal musicians. Fiery passions are laced throughout the rhythms, sure to warm a winter’s day. Performed on the instruments which would have been known by the composers and delivered with H+H’s signature artistry, this concert lights the way to rediscover the magic of Telemann and his colleague Pisendel.

Mozart, CPE Bach, and Friends

MARCH 21 + 23 (Please note updated concert dates.)

Join us for gems from a unique time when the new rules of music were invented by young upstarts like Mozart and CPE Bach, but also by a pair of Brits you may not yet know but will thoroughly enjoy – Charles Avison and William Boyce. Ian Watson conducts the H+H Orchestra and Emily Marvosh is our host.

Beethoven Symphony No. 7

MARCH 28 + 30

Experience the wild abandon of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony—“the apotheosis of the dance itself,” Wagner called it. It fairly whirls with exuberance and energy when H+H musicians perform it with more than 200 years of cobwebs swept off the score. Enjoy this premiere visit by guest conductor Václav Luks.

Jonathan Woody World Premiere

APRIL 18 + 20

H+H will give the world premiere of a commission by Jonathan Woody - an acclaimed bass-baritone as well as a highly regarded composer - based on themes of Ignatius Sancho, sold into slavery in the Spanish colony of New Grenada, later making it to England to become a business owner, writer, composer, and the first Black man to vote in a British election.

Haydn + Saint-Georges

MAY 23 + 25

H+H’s fiery Aisslinn Nosky directs this delightful juxtaposition of two of the great Classical masters. Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, is one of the first known classical composers of African ancestry, and he dances his violin concerto across the octaves and our hearts.