Haydn's Passion

16 December 2016 - 20 December 2016
Haydn's Passion

Dr Erin Helyard directs a dramatic program of music inspired by the the Sturm & Drang movement.

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Canberra

Thursday 15 December, 7:00pm
The Hall - University House, ANU
Tickets: $20-$55
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Sydney

Sunday 18 December, 2:30pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $30-$75
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Sydney

Monday 19 December, 7:00pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House
Tickets: $30-$75
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CPE BACH
Sinfonia Wq. 178 in E minor

CPE BACH
Flute concerto in D minor Wq. 22

CPE BACH
Harpsichord concerto in D major Wq. 43/1

HAYDN
Symphony no. 49 ‘The Passion’ in F minor

Directed by Dr Erin Helyard from the keyboard to finish the year, we venture to the dramatic side of C.P.E. Bach and Haydn. The program contains four works reflecting the 18th century ‘storm and stress’ movement. Often discussed in the context of literature, such musical works are commonly in minor keys and exhibit dramatic characteristics.

C.P.E. Bach’s Flute Concerto in D minor, one of his most virtuosic and colourful, will showcase the exquisite and pure sounds of Australia’s leading period instrument flautist, Melissa Farrow. The Harpsichord Concerto in D major will be performed by our esteemed colleague, Dr Erin Helyard, preceeded by a stormy Sinfonia in E minor.

As the finale of our 2016 season, we present Haydn’s Symphony No. 49 ’The Passion’. His only orchestral work in the key of F minor, this piece illuminates the darker side of an otherwise sunny composer.

... if there’s anything more joyous than the full-body conducting of Erin Helyard I haven’t seen it in a long while.
The Australian

Featured Artists

Melissa Farrow
Melissa Farrow
Dr Erin Helyard
Dr Erin Helyard

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