Featured image – Dr Erin Helyard, guest Director for the Australian Haydn Ensemble’s final concert for the year.
“Helyard and the Australian Haydn Ensemble (AHE) established an engaged dialogic framework, creating telling conversational moments of utterance and response.” Sydney Morning Herald
Over the past five years, AHE have formed a wonderful collaborative relationship with regular guest Dr Erin Helyard. For our finale in 2017, Helyard returns to direct a dazzling symphonic program and perform as soloist in C.P.E. Bach’s Keyboard Concerto in C major.
Described by Mozart as ‘the father of us all’, C.P.E. Bach was one of the greatest innovators of the 18th century.
This program features a good dose of dramatic Sturm und Drang, with Haydn’s Symphony No. 52 in C minor – written whilst Haydn was at the Esterhazy Palace in 1771. This underestimated symphony was described by the famous American musicologist and Haydn specialist Robbins Landon, as “the grandfather of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.”
The program will also uplift audiences with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, a work full of life and humour – written when he was only 18 years old, but not to be underestimated in its importance. It is one of his finest symphonies and displays vital development in his maturing symphonic style.
Friday December 15 @ 7pm at the City Recital Hall.