The Australian Haydn Ensemble under the artistic direction of Skye McIntosh collaborates with British-based Singaporean-born virtuoso pianist Melvyn Tan as Guest Keyboard soloist in a programme inspired by the beauty and romance of classical Paris.
Melvyn Tan, a pioneer of performance on historical instruments and renowned for his ‘delicacy and peerless, silvery virtuosity’, performs the concerto Mozart wrote for the Parisian pianist, Maria Theresa von Paradis, No. 18 in B flat major. Exploration, insight and imagination are vital ingredients in Melvyn Tan’s blend of artistic attributes.
The AHE will also present the Australian premiere of a symphony by the legendary 18th century African-Parisian violinist, director, swordsman, soldier and composer Chevalier de Saint-Georges – known as ‘The Black Mozart’. Director of the Paris Opera, he was also responsible for the commission of Haydn’s highly acclaimed Paris Symphonies.
The AHE will perform in its full orchestral configuration, presenting one of these great symphonies – No. 85 ‘The Queen’ dedicated to Marie Antoinette.
CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES Symphony Op. 11, No. 2 in D major
MOZART Concerto for Keyboard No. 18 K. 456 in B-flat major
HAYDN Symphony No. 85 in B-flat major ‘La Reine’ (The Queen)
Tickets: $40 – $95
Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or australianhaydn.com.au or purchase at the door