Helyard Returns As Guest Director With Australian Haydn Ensemble

Dr Erin Helyard
Dr Erin Helyard

For the finale of the Australian Haydn Ensemble’s 2017 season, Dr Erin Helyard returns to direct a dazzling symphonic program and perform as soloist in C.P.E. Bach’s Keybard Concerto in C major. The ensemble, under Artistic Director Skye McIntosh performs other works by Mozart and Haydn.

Over the past five years, AHE has formed an acclaimed collaborative relationship with Dr Erin Helyard who has joined them regularly as a guest performer.

This program features a good dose of dramatic Sturm und Drang, with Haydn’s Symphony No. 52 in C minor – written whilst Haydn was at the Esterhazy Palace in 1771. This underestimated symphony was described by the famous American musicologist and Haydn specialist Robbins Landon, as “the grandfather of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony.”

The program includes Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, a work full of life and humour – written when he was only 18 years old, but not to be underestimated in its importance. It is one of his finest symphonies and displays vital development in his maturing symphonic style.

MOZART Symphony No. 29 K. 201 in A Major
C.P.E. BACH Keyboard Concerto in C major Wq. 20
C.P.E. BACH Sinfonia Wq. 179 in E flat major
HAYDN Symphony No. 52 in C minor

Tickets: $40 – $95
Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or australianhaydn.com.au or purchase at the door




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