Emperors & Armies

06 February 2020 - 11 February 2020
Emperors & Armies

A program inspired by eighteenth century leaders and armies including Haydn’s Emperor quartet and Military symphony.

Select a performance


Thursday 6th February, 7pm
Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest


Friday 7th February, 7pm
Berry Uniting Church Hall

Southern Highlands

Saturday 8th February, 2.30pm
The Rose Room, Burradoo

North Sydney

Sunday 9th February, 2.30pm
The Independent Theatre


Tuesday 11th February, 7pm
Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House

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Boccherini Flute Quintet in D major Op. 19 No. 5 Las Parejas

Haydn String Quartet No. 62 in C major Op. 76 No. 3 Emperor/Kaiser

Mozart String Quartet No. 21 in D major First Prussian/The Violet K. 575

Haydn Symphony No. 100 in G major The Military (arr. Salomon)

Boccherini's playful flute quintet Las Parejas (The Couples) opens our season. The title refers to a Spanish horse race in which two horsemen ride hand in hand. Boccherini infuses the quintet with a military flavour, reminiscent of his famous work Night Streets of Madrid.

Haydn’s String Quartet Op. 76 No. 3 The Emperor, one of his most famous, takes its nickname from the beautiful second movement set of variations based on the theme of  ‘Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser’ (God Save Emperor Francis), an anthem Haydn wrote for Emperor Francis II. Along with this, the Ensemble performs Mozart’s string quartet The First Prussian dedicated to the King of Prussia, Friedrich Wilhelm II, an amateur cellist.

AHE also presents Salomon’s compelling chamber arrangement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 100 nicknamed The Military. Over the past seven years, the Ensemble has explored many of the chamber versions of Haydn’s London Symphonies arranged by his dear friend Salomon and we are excited to bring this one to our audiences in 2020.


“passion and sophistication.”
Sydney Morning Herald

Featured Artists

Melissa Farrow - Flute
Melissa Farrow - Flute
Skye McIntosh - Artistic Director & Violin
Skye McIntosh - Artistic Director & Violin
Matthew Greco - Violin
Matthew Greco - Violin
Anton Baba - Cello
Anton Baba - Cello
James Eccles - Viola
James Eccles - Viola

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