Melvyn Tan & Haydn’s Paris

Australian Haydn Ensemble

Melvyn Tan & Haydn’s Paris

Australian Haydn Ensemble is incredibly excited to present international pianist, Melvyn Tan, in a program inspired by the beauty and romance of classical Paris.

Melvyn Tan, a pioneer of performance on historical instruments and renowned for his “delicacy and peerless, silvery virtuosity”, performs the concerto Mozart wrote for the Parisian pianist, Maria Theresa von Paradis, No.18 in B flat major. Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes.

The Ensemble also presents the Australian premiere of a symphony by the legendary African Parisian violinist, director, swordsman, soldier and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges, known as ‘The Black Mozart’. Director of the Paris Opera, he was also responsible for the commission of Haydn’s highly acclaimed Paris Symphonies. 

AHE performs in its full orchestral configuration, presenting one of these great symphonies – No.85 ‘The Queen’ dedicated to Marie Antoinette.


Chevalier de Saint-Georges Symphony Op.11, No.2 in D major
Mozart Concerto for Keyboard No.18 K. 456 in B-flat major
Haydn Symphony No.85 in B-flat major ‘La Reine' (The Queen)


Australian Haydn Ensemble
Melvyn Tan
guest keyboard soloist
Skye McIntosh Artistic Director

This performance will run for approximately 2 hours including an interval.
Times are accurate at time of publication.

Ticket Info


Standard $95
Concession $89
City Recital Hall Member $85.50
City Recital Hall Member Concession $80.10

A Reserve

Standard $75
Concession $69
City Recital Hall Member $67.50
City Recital Hall Member Concession $62.10

B Reserve

Standard $65
Concession $59
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.

Performance Dates & Times

Saturday 1 July, 2017
7:00 pm
City Recital Hall

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