Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2022

The Australian Haydn Ensemble has announced its 2022 concert season, celebrating ten years of music making with its biggest-ever season, including a debut appearance at Adelaide Festival, an Australian period-instrument premiere at the Canberra International Music Festival and five mainstage performances.

Australian Haydn Ensemble 2022 concert season

Their anniversary year kicks off at Adelaide Festival in March, with a remarkable program featuring Erin Helyard. Haydn’s Solar Poeticsfeatures three concerts on the same day, with Haydn’s Morning , Noon and Night symphonies tracing the sun’s path across the heavens. All three were composed in 1761, a major year in Haydn’s life as he entered the Esterházy court where he would compose so much of his remarkable output. These concerts will also feature contemporaneous music by CPE Bach and a very young Mozart, and Helyard will perform all three authorised keyboard concerti...