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Handel and Haydn Society

Credit Kyle T. Hemingway

They're the oldest continually-operating performing arts organization in America, and they're located right in our backyard. Boston's Handel and Haydn Society is internationally recognized for excellence in historically-informed performance, and you can hear on-demand concert recordings here.

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Clockwise, starting top left: Australian Chamber Orchestra, Martin Pearlman, Handel and Haydn Society, Marc-Andre Hamelin
Courtesy of the Ensemble, Courtesy of the Artist, Chris Lee and Courtesy of the Ensemble, Sim Cannety-Clarke

Sunday, March 21, 2021
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert for Bach's birthday, performances from the Handel and Haydn Society, Rockport Music, the Celebrity Series of Boston, and Boston Baroque paint a vivid portrait of this foundational composer, on demand.

Jonathan Cohen
Marco Borggreve / Askonas Holt

Sunday, February 14, 2021
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Jonathan Cohen conducts two works from opposite ends of Haydn's vast symphonic output, the "Morning" and "Oxford" Symphonies, plus Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, all on demand.

Matthew Halls
Jon Christopher Meyers / Oregon Bach Festival

Sunday, January 10, 2021
7:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Matthew Halls leads the orchestra in Beethoven's iconic Symphony No. 5, as well as a clarinet concerto by Weber with soloist Eric Hoeprich.

Handel and Haydn Society and Harry Christophers
Handel and Haydn Society

Monday, December 21, 2020
8:00 PM

On WCRB In Concert with the Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers conducts Handel's "Messiah" at Symphony Hall in Boston.

Tradition and Continuity, from H+H and GBH

Dec 17, 2020
Members of the H+H Chorus record Messiah at GBH
Meredith Nierman / GBH

The composer Gustav Mahler once wrote, “Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.”