Here’s a special event for your diary. The Orchestra of St Paul’s are to play Haydn’s Seven Last Words in a new arrangement for string orchestra by their conductor Ben Palmer at a concert in central London on Good Friday. Mr Palmer writes
This new version is a transcription for string orchestra of Haydn’s original orchestral version, restoring the details omitted from the rather rudimentary string quartet publication of 1787, which left out much important thematic material and contrapuntal complexity.
Also in this concert there is a performance of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C with Korean virtuoso cellist Hyunah Park, as well as his Symphony no. 26. The Haydn Society of Great Britain is proud to be supporting this concert. More details may be found here.