Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass
Franz Joseph Haydn’s brilliant Lord Nelson Mass — or Mass in Time of Anguish — stirs powerful emotions, ranging from solemnity and torment to joyous celebration. The Mass premiered in 1798 at the time of Nelson’s victory over Napoleon, and the work gradually acquired the nickname that it carries to this day. The Mass was written late in Haydn’s life, shortly after he completed The Creation; Boston Baroque performed and recorded The Creation last year, and plans to record the Mass for Linn Records after these concerts. Soloists include soprano Mary Wilson and bass-baritone Kevin Deas. Ludwig van Beethoven’s youthful and exuberant Symphony #2 completes the program. Pre-concert talks take place one hour before every performance, and are open to all ticket holders. Subscriptions for the 2012-2013 season start at just $66 for a three-concert package, to a maximum of $380 for all five concerts in the top seating category. Subscribers enjoy a variety of benefits, including price discounts, easy ticket exchange, special subscriber events throughout the season, and more. For more information or to place subscription orders, patrons can call the Boston Baroque box office, at 617.987.8600 ext. 1, Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Information is also available online at www.bostonbaroque.org. Tickets to individual concerts will be available beginning September 1.
8:00pm on Saturday, April 20th 2013
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston