Over the past five years, Australian Haydn Ensemble has formed a wonderful collaborative relationship with regular guest Dr Erin Helyard. For the Ensemble’s finale in 2017, Helyard returns to direct a dazzling symphonic program and perform as soloist in C.P.E. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in B minor. Described by Mozart as “the father of us all”, C.P.E. Bach was one of the greatest innovators of the 18th century.
This program features a good dose of dramatic Sturm und Drang, with Haydn’s Symphony No.52 in C minor, written while Haydn was at the Esterházy Palace in 1771. This underestimated symphony was described by the famous American musicologist and Haydn specialist Robbins Landon, as “the grandfather of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony”.
The program will also uplift audiences with Mozart’s Symphony No.29, a work full of life and humour – written when he was only 18 years old, but not to be underestimated in its importance. It is one of his finest symphonies and displays vital development in his maturing symphonic style.
Mozart Symphony No.29 K. 201 in A major
C.P.E. Bach Keyboard Concerto in B minor Wq. 30
C.P.E. Bach Sinfonia Wq. 179 in E-flat major
Haydn Symphony No.52 in C minor
Australian Haydn Ensemble
Erin Helyard guest director
Skye McIntosh Artistic Director
This performance will run for approximately 2 hours including an interval.
Times are accurate at time of publication.
Under 30 $40
Fulltime Student $25
A booking fee per transaction applies for this event as follows: Internet $6, Phone $8.
There is no booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the City Recital Hall Box Office.
This performance offers tickets as part of the Companion Card NSW scheme. Please contact the Box Office for details.