Handel + Haydn Society To Present ‘Mozart + Haydn’ This January

By David Salazar

The Handel + Haydn Society is set to showcase “Mozart + Haydn” on Jan. 24 and 26, 2020 at Symphony Hall Boston.

The performance will showcase the Lord Nelson Mass under the musical direction of Harry Christopher. The mass has been called Haydn’s single most essential composition.

“Lord Nelson Mass captures the swirling turmoil and drama of Napoleon’s wartime invasions that threatened the world order – all too reminiscent of current politics and times,” said Handel and Haydn Society President and CEO David Snead in a press release. “Under the direction of Harry Christophers, the H+H Orchestra and Chorus will bring to the forefront all the emotions and feelings wrapped up in these pieces.”

In addition to the mass, the concert will feature Mozart’s fourth violin concerto with violinist Aisslinn Nosky, concertmaster of the Handel and Haydn Orchestra. Finally, the ensemble will take on Haydn’s Symphony No. 100, also known as the “Military Symphony.”