On Tuesday, October 17th, we had the pleasure of hosting the Australian Haydn Ensemble as part of their US tour. The evening began with a breathtaking peachy sunset, setting the stage against the dazzling backdrop of the New York skyline for our talented musicians.
Ensemble Director and violin soloist, Skye McIntosh, took the audience on a journey back in time, enlightening us about the music-sharing customs during Joseph Haydn’s era, the period instruments on which his compositions were originally played, and the ensemble’s dedicated efforts to recreate that experience.
What followed was a captivating collection of musical stories expertly narrated by the ensemble members, engaging in a seamless and harmonious conversation with each other. It was a magical night that allowed us to rediscover the timeless works of Haydn, whether we were already familiar with his compositions or not.