Haydn & His Protégés

Date & Time

Sunday, February 19, 2023 2:30 pm
Monday, February 20, 2023 7:30 pm


Dirk Brossé conductor

Zhenni Li-Cohen piano


Mozart Overture from La finta giardiniera

Saint-Georges Symphony No. 1

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Haydn Symphony No. 85, “La Reine”

Haydn’s role as friend of Mozart and teacher of Beethoven is famous, but perhaps less well-known is his extensive relationship with Joseph Bologne, Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, who commissioned and premiered Haydn’s Paris symphonies with the dramatic and stylish orchestra of the Concert de la Loge Olympique. It was there that Marie Antoinette fell in love with Symphony No. 85, giving rise to its nickname, “La Reine.”


Perelman Theater
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19102