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Handel & Haydn Society


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    12 Concerti grossi, Op.6 - Concerto grosso in Bb major, Op. 6, No. 7: 1. Largo - George Frideric Handel, Christopher Hogwood
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    Symphony No. 83 in G Minor, Hob.I:83 "La poule": I. Allegro spiritoso - Franz Joseph Haydn, Harry Christophers
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    12 Concerti grossi, Op.6 - Concerto grosso in A minor, Op. 6, No. 4: 4. Allegro - George Frideric Handel, Christopher Hogwood
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    The Creation, Hob.XXI:2: Pt. 1, The Representation of Chaos - Franz Joseph Haydn, Harry Christophers
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    Cello Concerto in A Minor, RV 418: I. Allegro - Antonio Vivaldi, Guy Fishman,
The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H) is internationally acclaimed for its performances of baroque and classical music.
Based in Boston, H+H’s Period Instrument Orchestra and Chorus delight more than 50,000 listeners each year with a nine-concert subscription series at Symphony Hall and other leading venues in addition to a robust program of intimate events in museums, schools, and community centres. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the ensemble embraces historically informed performance, bringing classical music to life with the same immediacy it had the day it was written.
Founded in Boston in 1815, H+H is the oldest continuously-performing arts organisation in the United States, and is unique among American ensembles for its longevity, capacity for reinvention, and distinguished history of premieres. In the first decades of its existence, H+H gave the US premieres of Handel’s Messiah (1818), Haydn’s The Creation (1819), Verdi’s Requiem (1878), and Bach’s St Matthew Passion (1879). Between 2014 and 2016, H+H celebrated its Bicentennial with two seasons of special concerts and initiatives to mark two centuries of music making. Since its founding, H+H has given more than 2,000 performances before a total audience exceeding 2.8 million.
In addition to its subscription series, tours, and broadcast performances, H+H reaches a worldwide audience through ambitious recordings, many recorded live at Symphony Hall under Christophers’ direction.


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