Towards the Symphony
Baroque Day 3

Saturday 5 May 2018 at 7.00PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

University of York Baroque Ensemble

Mozart     Divertimento in D K 251

WF Bach     Sinfonia in D minor F65

Haydn     Symphony no.49 in F minor (La Passione)

Through the medium of the symphony, 18th-century composers embraced large-scale forms and rich instrumentation, giving rise to a new wave of invention, expression and effects. This programme celebrates Haydn, heralded as the ‘Father of the Symphony’ and lauded by Mozart who stated that ‘he alone has the secret of making me smile, and touching me to the bottom of my soul’.

The world of music was not immune from the enormous social and political upheavals of the 18th century: ‘The Century of Lights’.  This year’s Baroque Day highlights the changes in style and taste that marked the transition from the late Baroque to Classical period and the rise of the string quartet and the symphony.

Tickets: £16; concessions £14; students £3
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