The Australian Haydn Ensemble has announced its 2019 season, with an offering that extends the threads the group has been exploring recently – with some international guest artists thrown in for good measure.

The season opens in February with Haydn’s Nature, “a magical melodic exploration of the connection between nature and the music of Haydn,” said Artistic Director Skye McIntosh, who will lead the concert. The concert presents Haydn’s beloved string quartets The Larkand Sunrisealongside historical quartet arrangements of selections from his oratorios The Seasonsand The Creation.

Australian Haydn Ensemble Australian Haydn Ensemble. Photo: supplied

French music and French-inspired music follows in May and June, in a concert that will see AHE’s flute player Melissa Farrow in the spotlight, with Mozart’s Flute Quartet (with its French-style rondo finale) joining the third flute quartet from Devienne’s Opus 16 set. The concert also features Jadin’s String Quartet Op. 3 No 1 and string quartet arrangements of Haydn’s Symphony No. 87, Paris,and Rameau’s Cinquième Concertfrom Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts.

AHE has made a feature of performing the orchestral works of Beethoven in chamber arrangements –...

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