Ensemble Perihipsous Spring Concert: Farcical and Funereal Papa Haydn
Hochstein School Performance Hall
50 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, NY 14614, USA
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Event DescriptionPOSTPONED until February 2019.
Joseph Haydn was a master at creating vivid dramatic imagery and humor in his instrumental music, particularly in the symphonies he composed in the 1760s and '70s for his patron Prince Nicholas I Esterházy. For its spring concert Farcical and Funereal Papa Haydn, Ensemble Perihipsous, Rochester's period orchestra, presents two such symphonies reflecting the dual theatrical masks of comedy and tragedy. Symphony No. 44 "Trauer" (Funeral) is an exciting and stormy work, the second movement of which Haydn desired be part of his own funeral. Symphony No. 60 "Il distratto" (The Distracted One) is filled with comedic twists and turns, conveying the forgetfulness of the absent-minded character of the play for which the music was composed. Cellist Beiliang Zhu has been setting the world on fire with her compelling performances of 18th-century repertoire. She will be the featured soloist in Haydn's vibrant Cello Concerto in C Major, which was discovered only in the last 60 years but has become a favorite of cellists and audiences.
Music Director Michael Ruhling will give a pre-concert presentation on Joseph Haydn and his music beginning at 7:00.
$30/$50 within the week of the concert
Students $10 at the door (General Admission) with id.
Seniors $20 at the door (General Admission).
For more information on Ensemble Perihipsous and this concert, visit our web site www.ensembleperihipsous.org.