Founded in 1815, Handel and Haydn Society perform its 207th consecutive season, the most of any performing arts organization in the United States.
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Handel and Haydn Society returns to Symphony Hall to perform Handel’s Messiah. The concert is a tradition that dates back to 1815, which featured the then quite famous “Hallelujah” chorus. This year’s performance will be a special treat for audiences as Harry Christophers returns for his 13th and final season as Artistic Director of H+H.
This year’s concert will also feature the H+H Orchestra and Chorus as well as Carolyn Sampson – soprano, Reginald Mobley – countertenor, James Way – tenor, and Roderick Williams – baritone.
Concerts at Symphony Hall will take place Friday, November 26 – Sunday, November 28th. For more information about the Handel and Haydn Society, Handel’s Messiah, and tickets to their upcoming peformances visit, Handel and Haydn Society website.
One of my favorite summer traditions in Boston is attending one of the free performances by the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on the Boston Common. Last year the tradition was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the theater company returns with a production of The Tempest. All shows are free and will begin one week from today, running through Sunday, August 8th.
For everyone’s safety, this year’s production will be streamlined with an intermission-free performance. In addition, audience size will be limited according to state and city guidelines on capacity and social distancing. Due to these capacity constraints, advanced registration is strongly recommended for ease of arrival and priority access to seating. However, walk-ups will be welcome the night of each performance. For more information, visit the Commonwealth Shakespeare Co. website.
About the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company: The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company was formed in 1996 by artistic director Steven Maler and associate Joan Moynagh to bring free, outdoor Shakespeare to the city of Boston.