classical music

Saving Michael Haydn

Part of Classical Season 2019/20

Alina Ibragimova and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment explore music by Joseph Haydn’s often-ignored, but almost as prolific, younger brother.

Who’s heard of Michael Haydn? Haydn’s brother wrote almost as much music as his more famous sibling. But he didn’t catalogue it properly, and so it’s fallen into obscurity ever since.

Violinist Alina Ibragimova wants to revive Michael’s legacy, and is on a mission to record all his violin concertos.

She performs perhaps the best of them, his Violin Concerto in A major, with the OAE in this concert.

It’s paired with music by Michael Haydn’s contemporary, Mozart, who of course has a very different legacy.

This includes a rare opportunity to hear his Posthorn Serenade, featuring a star turn for the instrument used in the 18th century to signal the arrival of the mail coach.

Performers

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Alina Ibragimova violin, director

Repertoire

Mozart: Overture, The Marriage of Figaro
M. Haydn: Violin Concerto in A
Interval
Mozart: Serenade in D, K.320 (Posthorn)

Dates & times

19 May 2020
Approximate run time: 105 mins
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where

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Pricing

£10 - £60
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Ticketing

Multi-buy discount
Book multiple Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 2 – 3 events (15% discount); 4 – 6 events (20% discount); 7 – 8 events (25% discount). Events must be in the 2019/20 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.