With its winter storms and whistling ploughmen, hymns of praise and booze-fuelled revels, this sequel to The Creation was inspired by Haydn’s time in London, and written specially to appeal to British audiences.
And it doesn’t come around all that often – so this performance with the London Philharmonic Choir under Vladimir Jurowski should be a real occasion.
PerformersLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
RepertoireHaydn: The Seasons
Royal Festival Hall at 6.15pm, pre-concert talk. Music historian and founder of period music chamber ensemble Café Mozart Dr Derek McCulloch takes a look at Haydn’s love affair with England which would not only leave a mark on the musical life of this country, but also on the composer himself. Admission free.
From 6pm, Café Mozart perform two trios by Haydn on period instruments – one trio sent to London for publication prior to his arrival and the other composed in England and published after his departure.
Jonathan Morgan flute
Jenny Thomas flute
Ilana Cravitz violin
Ian Gammie bass viol
Book multiple London Philharmonic Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.
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These discounts are not available for the following concerts: Die Walküre, (27 Jan 2018) and Gala evening with Juan Diego Florez, (29 Mar 2019)