Handel + Haydn Society To Perform Complete Bach Brandenburg Concertos
Could there be a more perfect collection than the six concertos known as the Brandenburgs? The Handel and Haydn Society continues its 2017-18 Season with a program of the Bach Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge, MA followed by performances on Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., both at Jordan Hall in Boston. Saturday's performance was added to the schedule due to strong popular for the Friday and Sunday performances.
Widely regarded as premier examples of Baroque orchestral music, the Brandenburg Concertos were composed by Johann Sebastian Bach between 1708 and 1721, commissioned for Christian Ludwig, Margrave of Brandenburg. Co-directors Aisslinn Nosky and Ian Watson will lead the Handel and Haydn Orchestra through all six concertos in an emotional and technically exemplary performance.
"Aisslinn and Ian will bring Bach's vision to life, creating an unparalleled union between the composer, the musicians, and the audience with this performance of the complete Brandenburg Concertos," said H+H President and CEO David Snead. "This performance is as close as possible to Bach's original intention, interpreted through historically informed techniques and performed on the instruments from the composer's period. It promises to be an exceptional evening."
Tickets for the performances are on sale now. Tickets range from $25 - $102 and may be purchased by calling 617-266-3605, visiting handelandhaydn.org or in person at 9 Harcourt Street in Boston (M-F 10 AM - 6 PM). Student and group discounts are also available.