The Seasons - Gabrieli Consort & Players / Paul McCreesh - Barbican, 14 January 2012
I hadn't originally intended to go to this. Two and a half hours of Haydn is always a risky proposition, and the Barbican's eyewatering ticket prices this season (up to £45 for this one) have made me cut back significantly on what I see there. But a last minute offer via Twitter - all seats just £5 - made it unmissable (and pretty much packed out the house). If they'd priced it more sensibly to begin with, they wouldn't have needed to discount tickets - when will they and ENO grasp this simple premise?