C.P.E. Bach, Mozart & Haydn

13 December 2017 - 15 December 2017
C.P.E. Bach, Mozart & Haydn

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 B minor. 

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Wednesday 13 December, 7:00pm
Albert Hall, Yarralumla
Tickets: $35-$60


Friday 15 December, 7:00pm
City Recital Hall
Tickets: $40-$95

Symphony No. 29 K. 201 in A Major

Keyboard Concerto in C major Wq. 20

Sinfonia Wq. 179 in E- Flat major

Symphony No. 52 in C minor 

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.

Helyard and the Ensemble (AHE) established an engaged dialogic framework, creating telling conversational moments of utterance and response.
Sydney Morning Herald

Featured Artists

Dr Erin Helyard
Dr Erin Helyard

Guest Director

Skye McIntosh
Skye McIntosh

Lead Violin

Times, musicians and repertoire details are accurate at time of publication. We reserve the right to vary details without notice.