Haydn Symphony No 6 ‘Le Matin’
Haydn Symphony No 7 ‘Le Midi’
Haydn Symphony NO 8 ‘Le Soir’
Peter Whelan, director
We are delighted to announce the actor Paul Jesson will join Ensemble Marsyas as reader. A leading stage, television and film actor, Paul has recently appeared as Cardinal Wolsey in the RSC production of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, as Turner’s father in Mike Leigh’s film Mr Turner and Brutus in Coriolanus, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes.
Haydn’s first great symphonies travel through the day. To create a contemporary context for these timeless masterpieces each one will be preceded by a reading by Paul Jesson. Ensemble Marsyas are a virtuoso chamber ensemble who have garnered considerable critical acclaim for their recent recordings.
‘it’s the instrumental playing that stands out: pert, shapely, spicy, full of drama’ GUARDIAN