(Boston, MA – December 13, 2021) The Handel and Haydn Society has just added new concerts to the 2021-22 season with the dazzling, inventive, and inspired Brandenburg Concertos at NEC’s Jordan Hall February 4, 5, and 6, 2022; all performances will be at 7:30 pm. Co-directed by Aisslinn Nosky and Ian Watson, the evening will feature Concertos Nos. 3, 4, and 5. The performance will also include Bach’s spirited Orchestral Suite No. 2.
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach around 1721, the Concertos are widely regarded as some of the best orchestral compositions of the Baroque era. Each of the Concertos requires a different combination of instruments. From the beautiful and fiery violin solo of the Fourth Concerto to the peaceful harpsichord of the Fifth Concerto, each piece will showcase the skill and range of the H+H orchestra.
The lively dance of Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 will add some additional spice to the evening.
“Each of these pieces was selected to showcase the incredible talents of our musicians,” said David Snead, President and CEO of the Handel and Haydn Society. “Ian and Aisslinn always bring a freshness to these incredible works and allow H+H to shine at what it does best, presenting glorious works of art on period instruments as they were meant to be heard.”
Aisslinn Nosky is considered one of the most dynamic and versatile violinists of her generation. As concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Society since 2011, she has led the ensemble in dozens of acclaimed performances. Multi-talented Ian Watson is associate conductor and harpsichordist with the Handel and Haydn Society. He has appeared with most major UK orchestras and the Polish and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras.
Tickets for individual performances may be purchased by calling 617.266.3605, or visiting handelandhaydn.org. Student and group discounts are also available. All individuals at NEC’s Jordan Hall will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the performance. All guests will be required to wear a mask at all times, and limited seating will be available to maintain social distancing.
H+H’s 2021-22 Season Performances include:
Beethoven Symphony No. 7 January 7 + 9 Symphony Hall
Haydn + Mozart January 28 + 30 Symphony Hall
Bach Brandenburg Concertos February 4 + 5 + 6 NEC’s Jordan Hall
Bach + Vivaldi Gloria April 1 + 3 Symphony Hall
Haydn The Creation April 29 + May 1 Symphony Hall
About the Handel and Haydn Society
Boston’s Grammy-winning 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 207 consecutive seasons (the most of any performing arts organization in the United States) speaking to its singular success at converting new audiences to this extraordinary music, generation after generation. 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 15 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.