Of Haydn’s Paris Symphonies, No. 83 is a seminal work, marking a new level of compositional attainment. Coupled with this is his Armida Overture which Haydn regarded as his best work. Irish composer Garrett Sholdice’s music possesses an ‘exquisite delicacy’ (The Irish Times). Rising young Irish star Michael McHale performs the world premiere of Sholdice’s new piano concerto inspired by Haydn’s Paris symphonies and memories of the city of Paris itself.