(Boston April 2, 2021) The Handel and Haydn Society will celebrate all things Mozart with A Little Night Music. Directed by Aisslinn Nosky, the streaming concert will feature Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik and the beautiful Serenade No. 6 for Orchestra in D Major K. 239, Serenata notturna expertly performed by the H+H Orchestra.
Mozart A Little Night Music will be available for free, with a suggested donation of $10, through the Handel and Haydn Society website at handelandhaydn.org/streaming-concerts/, and on the H+H Facebook and YouTube channels. The concert will stream on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM ET, and will be available for one month. H+H season subscribers and donors of $100 or more will receive additional content and early access to the performance two days before the public.
The H+H Orchestra will elevate Mozart’s string serenade Eine kleine Nachtmusik with their 18th-century instruments and techniques, taking one of Mozart’s most familiar and beloved works and presenting it in a fresh way for the audience. The H+H Orchestra will also perform the lively Serenata notturna, featuring Jonathan Hess, timpani; Fiona Hughes, violin; Kyle Miller, viola; and Heather Miller Lardin, bass. Mozart’s addition of the timpani to the string orchestra in the Serenata notturna highlights the rhythmic element and charm of the music.
“This special performance was the first time we were able to play in Symphony Hall after more than a year’s absence due to restrictions caused by the pandemic,” said Aisslinn Nosky, H+H Concertmaster. “Our joy in returning was expressed through this happy music!”
The Handel and Haydn Society’s 2020–21 Season Performances include:
Jonathan Woody World Premiere April 20, 2021 Streaming online
Mozart A Little Night Music May 4, 2021 Streaming online
Haydn + Saint-Georges May 25, 2021 Streaming online
A broad offering of H+H digital content can be found on the Watch + Listen page of its website.
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 206 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 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.