The Australian Haydn Ensemble returns to the City Recital Hall in December, under the artistic direction of Skye McIntosh presenting Tempora Mutantur with guest director and fortepiano soloist Erin Helyard.
On the programme are Boccherini’s Piano Quintet Op. 57 No. 3 in E minor, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major K. 238 and
Haydn’s Symphony No. 64 Tempora Mutantur (Times Are Changed)
Haydn’s Symphony No. 64 is one of the few that he named himself. It takes its title from the well-known poetic Latin statement: “Times are changed; we too are changed within them.” It provides a fitting commentary on a turbulent year that we cannot help feeling changed by! This performance will be the Australian premiere of Johann Salomon’s outstanding eighteenth century chamber version of this symphony, arranged for flute, strings and fortepiano.
Long-term friend of the ensemble and regular collaborator, Erin Helyard, performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 6, accompanied by the ensemble in an intimate version for fortepiano and string quartet.
Helyard and McIntosh have enjoyed a long musical friendship, collaborating on many projects including their debut ABC Classics recording The Haydn Album. Acclaimed as a “formidable leader” (Sounds Like Sydney), McIntosh is joined by AHE’s other leading historically informed artists – Matthew Greco (violin), Karina Schmitz (viola), Daniel Yeadon (cello) and Melissa Farrow (flute). This promises to be a glorious musical return to end what has been a strange and unexpected year.
Boccherini Piano Quintet Op. 57 No. 3 in E minor
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major K. 238
Haydn Symphony No. 64 Tempora Mutantur (Times Are Changed)
Concerts in Canberra and the Southern Highlands on Dec 17 and 20 respectively.