Mozart & Mercury

17 December 2020 - 19 December 2020
Mozart & Mercury

Erin Helyard directs a program of planetary power and bohemian influence.

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Thursday 17th December, 7pm
Albert Hall, Yarralumla


Saturday 19th December, 7pm
City Recital Hall, Angel Place

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Haydn Symphony No. 4 in D major

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major Jenamy K. 271

J.B. Vanhal Symphony in G minor

Haydn Symphony No. 43 Mercury in E flat major

Erin Helyard has been acclaimed as an inspiring conductor, as well as a virtuosic and expressive performer on the harpsichord and fortepiano. He features in the program as soloist and guest director performing Mozart's wonderful Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major Jenamy (often mistakenly referred to as Jeunehomme). This concerto has the youthful glow of early Mozart and is one of his most famous.

The program opens with a youthful work of Haydn. His Symphony No. 4 was written just prior to taking up his long-term position as Kapellmeister to the Esterhazy's. This work is in contrast to a dramatic symphony in G minor by the lesser-known Bohemian composer Vanhal. 

The Ensemble also performs Haydn’s Symphony No. 43 Mercury. Although it is not known how it came to have this nickname, the work has plenty of dramatic power full of planetary overtones in what promises to be a wonderful finish to the year.


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