Beginning of one of the most exciting long-term projects in Irish classical music, Sunday 12 January sees the first of a massive concert series, aiming to perform all 106 of Josef Haydn’s symphonies between now and the end of 2029. Spearheaded by conductor Geoffrey Spratt, the Cork Haydn Symphony Series will see five concerts per year over the next ten years, given at the Curtis Auditorium of Cork School of Music. With a specially-formed ensemble led by violinist Elizabeth Charleson, Sunday’s concert opens with one of Haydn’s most intense ‘Sturm und Drang’ symphonies, No. 39 in G, alongside No. 31 in D, the ‘Hornsignal’ Symphony. The remaining concerts in 2020 will take place on 9 February, 8 March, 13 September, and 11 October.

Sunday 12 January, 3:30pm – Curtis Auditorium, CIT Cork School of Music, Union Quay, Cork

For more details (and tickets) see: CIT Cork School of Music