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Australian Haydn Ensemble: Haydn’s Farewell- with Erin Helyard

13 December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEDT

Erin Helyard directs an orchestral program of Haydn, Mozart and J.C. Bach ….

We conclude the year with our dear friend and regular collaborator Dr Erin Helyard, director of Pinchgut Opera, performing a wonderful orchestral program inspired by the Enlightenment.

J.C. Bach was an important influence on the young Mozart. His Symphony in G minor Op. 6 No. 6 is a signature work of the 18th century. Perhaps his darkest piece, it bursts with the essence of Sturm and Drang.

The program features Helyard as soloist in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, and also his Rondo for piano and orchestra K. 386.
Our program closes with Haydn’s dramatic Farewell Symphony, a work in which Haydn displays his classic ability to marry great humour with great beauty, perhaps rather fittingly, getting his point across to Prince Esterhazy that it was time to go home for the holidays!


  • J.C. Bach – Symphony Op. 6 No. 6 in G minor
  • Mozart – Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major
  • Mozart – Rondo for Piano and Orchestra K. 386 in A major
  • Haydn – Symphony No. 45 The Farewell in F sharp minor


13 December
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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