With the technical skill involved, Haydn was at his most daring – and at his most dramatic.
"Each movement," he declared, will move listeners, "to the very depths of [their] soul." Each of the last ‘words’ will be read by our Principal Trombone, Ron Prussing, before each movement, giving context to the extraordinary music that follows. As such a powerful expression of loss and sacrifice, we defy you not to feel something – no matter what your beliefs.
HAYDN Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross
ANDREW HAVERON director and violin