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Every Voice
2019-2020 Season
Every Voice
An uplifting concert for justice and peace, honoring the many voices of Boston and highlighting those of the Jewish and black communities.
Led by Reginald Mobley and presented in partnership with Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and Union United Methodist Church.
This is a free event but advance reservations are required.
Sat 11/2/19 3:00PM First Church Roxbury Every Voice
Sun 11/3/19 3:00PM Union United Methodist Church Every Voice

Mozart <i>Jupiter</i> Symphony
2019-2020 Season
Mozart Jupiter Symphony
After his recent enthusiastically received H+H performances of Messiah, Bernard Labadie returns to lead Mozart’s Jupiter—named for the king of the gods—with trumpets and drums lending a fittingly regal air, freshly and authentically realized by the H+H Orchestra. Principal cello Guy Fishman solos in C.P.E. Bach’s high-spirited cello concerto, bringing its poetry to vibrant life and connecting you to its emotional landscape.
Fri 11/8/19 7:30PM Symphony Hall Mozart Jupiter Symphony
Sun 11/10/19 3:00PM Symphony Hall Mozart Jupiter Symphony

Handel <i>Messiah</i>
2019-2020 Season
Handel Messiah
Handel’s iconic Messiah is a treasured holiday tradition that H+H is observing for a 166th consecutive year, presented by our peerless orchestra, chorus, and soloists. With critically acclaimed Baroque master Masaaki Suzuki on the podium, you’ll enjoy this masterpiece the way the composer intended, with dazzling vocal solos, spine-tingling instrumental fireworks, and some of the most glorious choral writing of all time. It’s Boston’s must-see Messiah.
Fri 11/29/19 7:30PM Symphony Hall Handel Messiah
Sat 11/30/19 3:00PM Symphony Hall Handel Messiah
Sun 12/1/19 3:00PM Symphony Hall Handel Messiah

The Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos
Non-Subscription Concert
Could there be a more perfect collection of concertos than the six Brandenburgs? Dazzlingly inventive, virtuosic, exuberant, inspired. And experiencing them all on one program, performed—as they were meant to be heard—on period instruments with our star-studded cast of principals as the soloists is priceless!
Thu 12/5/19 7:30PM Klarman Hall The Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos

A Baroque Christmas
2019-2020 Season
A Baroque Christmas
Nothing says Christmas like a beautiful package of Baroque musical jewels. Our astounding concertmaster Aisslinn Nosky directs music that will resound with vitality and joy, the cobwebs wiped away, when performed on the instruments the composers intended. Torelli’s ethereal Christmas Concerto and Biber’s joyful Mystery Sonata celebrating the birth of Jesus are jubilant music to brighten a wintery day and nourish your spirit all year long.
Thu 12/19/19 7:30PM Jordan Hall A Baroque Christmas
Sun 12/22/19 3:00PM Jordan Hall A Baroque Christmas

Mozart + Haydn
2019-2020 Season
Mozart + Haydn
Experience three grand classics, alive with all the excitement and verve of their very first performances. Aisslinn Nosky stars in Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 4 with its luminous adagio—part of H+H’s multi-year cycle of his violin concertos. Then, thrill to one of Haydn’s masterful “London” symphonies that wowed England’s capital—the smash hit Military, so-called for intense depictions of the clash of arms and ferocious roar of war. In the epic Lord Nelson Mass our magnificent chorus and soloists join the orchestra in this homage to the heroic general who vanquished Napoleon.
Fri 1/24/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Mozart + Haydn
Sun 1/26/20 3:00PM Symphony Hall Mozart + Haydn

Beethoven + Mozart
2019-2020 Season
Beethoven + Mozart
Critically acclaimed fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout makes his H+H directorial debut in Beethoven’s dramatic Third Piano Concerto. You’ll hear the composer speak from the heart, only now in a bold new voice. Soloist and orchestra recreate this new voice with their trademark sound that’s as astonishing today as it was in the creator’s day. Taking inspiration from Haydn, Mozart also tried a new approach in his Linz symphony: a majestic introduction announces that you’re in for something grand and sweeps you along to the celebratory conclusion, accompanied by spirited drumbeats.
Fri 2/14/20 7:30PM Jordan Hall Beethoven + Mozart
Sun 2/16/20 3:00PM Jordan Hall Beethoven + Mozart

Haydn + Beethoven
2019-2020 Season
Haydn + Beethoven
No one could carry off this triple-header better than H+H, which is dedicated to connecting you with all the freshness and energy of this music as when it was brand new. Haydn’s popular Le Matin invites you to witness night giving way to the sunrise and birds intoning their morning song. The Oxford is appropriately noble for the occasion of Haydn receiving an honorary doctorate. And, bidding farewell to the 18th century, Beethoven’s iconoclastic First Symphony steps into a future where music speaks directly to the heart.
Fri 2/28/20 7:30PM Jordan Hall Haydn + Beethoven
Sun 3/1/20 3:00PM Jordan Hall Haydn + Beethoven

Bach <i>St. Matthew Passion</i>
2019-2020 Season
Bach St. Matthew Passion
Arguably the greatest work in Western classical music, the St. Matthew Passion reflects on the central drama of the Christian religion: the trial, suffering, and death of Jesus as a redemptive act for humankind. Bach draws upon the boundless reservoir of his genius to tell this moving story. The combined forces of the H+H Orchestra, chorus, and six soloists bring this masterpiece—with its near-operatic proportions and intensity—to life, the way it was meant to be heard. Expect a deeply moving, spiritual, and authentic musical experience.
Fri 4/3/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Bach St. Matthew Passion
Sun 4/5/20 3:00PM Symphony Hall Bach St. Matthew Passion

Vivaldi <i>The Four Seasons</i>
2019-2020 Season
Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Let’s all agree: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons is one of classical music’s most spectacular hits. And yet, when you hear it played “the H+H way”—in a historically informed performance on period instruments—you’ll feel like you’re hearing it for the first time…utterly fresh, sparkling, and exuberant. As soloist, Aisslinn Nosky’s virtuosity is guaranteed to dazzle. Part of the fun for you, our audience, is listening for Vivaldi’s spot-on sound effects—birds, a brook, a barking dog, gnats and flies, thunder and lightning, the chattering of teeth, and slipping on ice. This is a piece for all seasons.
Fri 5/1/20 7:30PM Symphony Hall Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Sun 5/3/20 3:00PM Symphony Hall Vivaldi The Four Seasons