Illustration by Roger Roth
Illustration by Roger Roth

Meet the Music!

Papa and the Prince
Sunday, November 12, 2017, 2:00 PM at Alice Tully Hall



Everyone loved the composer Haydn so much that they called him Papa Haydn. For most of Papa Haydn’s life, he lived in the palace of Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, and wrote music at the prince’s command. Sometimes the prince was the only person in the audience! What was Haydn’s life like in the palace writing music day and night for the Prince? Come find out and hear Papa Haydn’s great music, too, in Papa and the Prince!

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo in the lobby from 1:00-1:45 PM, free for ticket holders.


  • Haydn Quartet in E-flat major for Strings, Hob. III:38, Op. 33, No. 2, “The Joke” (1781)