Kenneth Woods, conductor
Franz Josef Haydn- Haydnjahr 2009-
copyright 1991-2007 by Kenneth Woods
2009 is the official "Haydn Jahr," a world
wide celebration of the music of Josef Haydn
on the 200th anniversary of his death.
But for conductor and writer Kenneth
Woods, every Jahr is a Haydn Jahr. His
popular blog, A view from the podium,
abounds with witty and inventive writing on
the music of Haydn, and Haydn's music has
long formed a crucial part of his repertoire.
For Kenneth Woods, the beauty of an
anniversary celebration is "they let you do a
little more of what you'd be doing anyway,
and with a little less of a fight to get to do it."
Kenneth Woods, conductor-
Selected Haydn Jahr 2009 Performances
February 14, 2009
Symphony no. 72 with Lancashire Chamber
Orchestra for their 40th Anniversary Gala
February 22-24, 2009
"Every Jahr is a Haydn Jahr and Every Haydn
Symphony is a Suprise Symphony," a Haydn
discovery workshop with the Oregon East
Symphony Preparatory Orchestra on Symphony
June 19, 2009
"Haydn Prom" with Orchestra of the Swan at the
Shakespeare Summer Proms. Cello Concerto no.
1 with Nick Stringfellow and the Farewell
June 26, 2009
Haydn Anniversary Gala with the Texas Festival
Orchestra at the International Festival Institute at
Round Top. Symphony no. 86, Sinfonia
Concertante and a world premiere of a Haydn
Jahr commission by James Shefler.
July 4, 2009
Symphony no. 60 "Il Distratto" with the Helix
Symphony no. 99 at Rose City International
September 26, 2009
Haydn Celebration with Surrey Mozart Players.
Cello Concerto in D Major and Symphony 104