Handel & Hayden Society Prepares Digital ‘Society Ball’

By Logan Martell

The Handel and Haydn Society has announced that its “Society Ball,” originally scheduled for May 2, will be held digitally on September 26.

The streamed fundraising event will feature newly-recorded performances from company musicians and students, and a special message from Artistic Director Harry Christophers.

Among the featured artists are concertmaster Aisslin Nosky, principal cellist Guy Fishman, and principal flutist Emi Ferguson. The event will also honor board members Julia Cox and Nicholas Gleysteen. While it can be streamed for free, virtual passes may also be purchased for exclusive access to performances, and a VIP gift box. Proceeds will go towards the Handel and Haydn Society’s education and artistic programs.

“The Handel and Haydn Society is a better organization thanks in large part to the passion and dedication of our musicians and educators, and we are excited to feature them in this new virtual format,” writes President and CEO David Snead in a press release. “We also look forward to bringing together supporters of H+H from near and far. Our loyal patrons have been invaluable in helping H+H weather the current pandemic.”