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H&H In The News
"Rarely will one hear this work’s varied spiritual elements from stark melancholy to frenzied jubilation conveyed with such vitality and natural eloquence."
Boston Classical Review, 10/29/2011
"His sashaying tempos and pinpoint cadences were precise yet organic throughout, and the orchestra clearly benefited from (and enjoyed) his direction."
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 10/29/2011
The Italian harpsichordist and conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini performs Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto (BWV 1054) with H&H
The Boston Globe, 10/27/2011
“Several times in the past few years I’ve hopped aboard the Amtrak Downeaster and journeyed to Boston for a concert of the city’s famed Handel and Haydn Society. But this Saturday I’ll save the rail fare; H&H is coming to Portland.”
The Forecaster, 10/24/2011
“The choir is well blended and well balanced, negotiating the fast passages with impressive neatness… In such a diverse piece as the Requiem it’s easy to let the thread of continuity go, but Harry Christophers holds fast to it, maintaining a keen sense of direction.”
“It's hard to define early music, because there is such variety in the writing, in the music and in the sound. It's a matter of texture, the sounds and details and subtleties that you hear in music. And of course, the sheer beauty of the repertoire.”
The Portland Press Herald, 10/16/2011
“The end of the concert came much too soon.”
Fenway News, 9/30/2011
“Clearly Mr. Christophers has successfully completed the next step in his artistic mission at Handel and Haydn. We can't wait for the rest of the journey.”
The Hub Review, 9/29/2011
“Then Maestro Christophers leads the Handel and Haydn ensemble in a lively reading of the Requiem that always displays a strong forward pulse, used to advantageous dramatic effect.”
Classical Candor, 9/26/2011
“Bezuidenhout displayed his characteristic elegance and lightness of touch, but I think the quiet charisma that flowed from his Mozart in particular derived from the sense of spontaneity and creative participation he brought to the solo line; one senses less a dutiful interpreter than an engaged musician at play.”
The Boston Globe, 9/24/2011
“If historically informed performance aims to present music as freshly to today’s audiences as it existed in the composer’s mind, the Handel and Haydn Society surely explored the raw potential of these works as well as their lyric elegance.”
Boston Classical Review, 9/24/2011
Handel and Haydn Society Artistic Director talks with Brian McCreath about the 197th season for the organization and plan for its upcoming bicentennial celebrations.
WGBH 99.5 All Classical, 9/23/2011
Harry Christophers acaba de firmar su prolongación de contrato cuatro años más como Director Artístico de la Handel and Haydn Society de Boston.
Mundo Clasico, 9/23/2011
There are two milestones to celebrate if you’re a fan of the Handel and Haydn Society. It’s the opening of the 197th season and the CD release of “Mozart Requiem.’’
The Boston Globe, 9/22/2011
‘The Handel and Haydn Society has continued to flourish under Harry Christophers’s leadership,’ says CEO Marie-Hélène Bernard.
“Faith has rarely sounded so dramatic.”
The Hub Review, 5/24/2011
“The chorus was the real star anyhow, particularly in Handel's Dixit Dominus, which I think many in the hall left feeling was the highlight of the program...”
The Hub Review, 5/6/2011
“Picano said he has developed partnerships with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Handel and Haydn Society period instrument orchestra, that has allowed him to create music curriculum that exceeds that of most other cities and towns.”
The Daily Item, 5/5/2011
“I felt as if I was a passenger on the ship of this glorious music, tossed on the sea of turbulence, eternal for all time.”
“The choir of thirty-six voices was trained to perfection.”
The Boston Musical Intelligencer, 5/2/2011