BOSTON, Jan. 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- With nine major subscription concerts at Symphony Hall and New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall and a host of notable guest performers and conductors, the Handel and Haydn Society announces its 2019-20 season, the 205th season in its history.
Led by Artistic Director Harry Christophers, the Handel and Haydn Society brings Classical and Baroque music to life on period instruments in historically informed performances, showcasing the music the way the composer intended. The 2019-20 season features many of the major works of Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn, as well as Handel Messiah, A Baroque Christmas, Bach St. Matthew Passion and Vivaldi The Four Seasons.
The Handel and Haydn Society also announces that Artistic Director Harry Christophers, currently in his 10th season as artistic director, will step down following the 2020-21 Season. An extensive international search is underway to find a successor.
Under Christophers' direction, the Handel and Haydn Society has been transformed; Christophers has hired more than 60% of the current roster of musicians, whom he has led in 12 commercial recordings, the most of any H+H artistic director. Christophers led H+H through its 2015 Bicentennial, celebrating an unprecedented milestone for an American music ensemble.
"Under Harry's leadership, the Handel and Haydn Society has continued to grow and expand, while delivering exceptional performances that are both masterful and passionate," said Carl Kester, chair of the Handel and Haydn Society's Board of Governors.
A Mozart Celebration: October 4 and 6, 2019 at Symphony Hall
Mozart Jupiter Symphony: November 8 and 10, 2019 at Symphony Hall
Handel Messiah: November 29 and 30 and December 1, 2019 at Symphony Hall
A Baroque Christmas: December 19 and 22, 2019 at NEC's Jordan Hall
Mozart + Haydn: January 24 and 26, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Beethoven + Mozart: February 14 and 16, 2020 at NEC's Jordan Hall
Haydn + Beethoven: February 28 and March 1, 2020 at NEC's Jordan Hall
Bach St. Matthew Passion: April 3 and 5, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons: May 1 and 3, 2020 at Symphony Hall
Subscription packages are available by calling 617-266-3605, visiting www.handelandhaydn.org, and 9 Harcourt Street in Boston (M-F 10am-6pm). Single tickets go on sale in August 2019.
SOURCE Handel and Haydn Society