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Handel and Haydn Society Announces New Streaming Concerts

September 16, 2020 | By Joe Chambers
CK Communications Group

Handel and Haydn Society Announces New Streaming Concerts

Five Concerts Will Be Streamed Throughout the Fall

(Boston, MA – September 16, 2020) The Handel and Haydn Society announced it will offer five new streaming concerts throughout the fall featuring select H H musicians performing works by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi, and more. The fall program has moved online following the July announcement of the closure of Symphony Hall through November. Each concert will be available free, with a suggested donation of $10, through the Handel and Haydn Society website at Concerts will stream for registered listeners on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM ET. H H season subscribers and donors over $100 will receive additional content and early access to all performances two days before the general public.


“We are committed to bringing our audience the incredible historically informed performances they have come to expect from H H even during this pandemic,” said David Snead, President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “We miss you in the concert hall and are delighted to be finding new ways to share our music!”


Streaming concerts this fall will begin with The Magic of Bach, from Fraser Studio, on September 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Emi Ferguson, flute, Aisslinn Nosky, violin, Susanna Ogata, violin, Guy Fishman, cello, and Ian Watson, harpsichord perform works by J.S. Bach including Trio Sonata in G Major, BMV 1038 and Trio Sonata in G Major, BMV 1039.


The season continues with The Magic of Vivaldi from Fraser Studio on October 13, 2020 at 3:00 PM followed by Glories of the Baroque, conducted by concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky on October 27, 2020 at 3:00 PM.


On November 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM, there will be one special performance of Every Voice, H H’s beloved community concert celebrating the many voices of the Boston community. This fall, Every Voice will be led by Reginald Mobley, countertenor and programming consultant, and honor women and celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s suffrage.


Finally, The Magic of Handel will be performed from Fraser Studio on November 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM.


Streaming concerts for December will be announced at a later date.


All concerts will be available to general audiences and stream on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM ET and remain available to view for one month.


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

The Magic of Bach                             September 29, 2020                         Streaming online

The Magic of Vivaldi                          October 13, 2020                              Streaming online

Glories of the Baroque                      October 27, 2020                              Streaming online

Every Voice                                        November 10, 2020                          Streaming online

The Magic of Handel                         November 24, 2020                          Streaming online

Bach Christmas                                  December 17 20, 2020                  St. Cecilia Parish

Haydn Mozart                                January 22 24, 2021                       Symphony Hall

Mozart Great Mass                           February 5 7, 2021                         Symphony Hall

Beethoven Symphony No. 7             March 5 7, 2021                             Symphony Hall

Handel Israel in Egypt                       March 19 21, 2021                         Symphony Hall Sanders Theatre

Haydn The Creation                          April 30 May 2, 2021                      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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