Handel and Haydn Society: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7
About this event
Enjoy Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony with H+H musicians performing on period instruments. Václav Luks, artistic director of Prague’s Collegium 1704, pairs it 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. Plus, 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.
Boston’s Grammy-winning Handel and Haydn Society is dedicated to performing Baroque and Classical music with a freshness, vitality, and 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 period-instrument Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 in-person listeners annually. H+H’s mission is 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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This stream is available to watch until May 12, 2023.
1. Pre-concert interview – Emily Marvosh hosts, with a natural horn demo performed by Todd Williams, principal horn, followed by an interview with Jan Swafford, noted Beethoven scholar and author of Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph.
2. Concert – approx. 90 min programme
1. Bologne: Overture to L’Amant Anonyme
2. Voříšek: Symphony in D Major
3. Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
This event was recorded live at Symphony Hall Boston, Boston, MA, USA.
Available until Sat, 13 May 2023
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