Havant Symphony Orchestra Concert – Cancelled

    Event Details

    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    (this event is over)
    Oaklands Catholic School
    Stakes Hill Road
    Waterlooville, United Kingdom

    Event Info

    Conductors: Jonathan Butcher and Avi Taler*

    Arrive early to enjoy …
    6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall

    A London Overture – Ireland

    *Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 – Grieg

    The Noon Witch – Dvořák

    Violin Concerto in B minor – Elgar
    Soloist: Charlie Lovell-Jones

    Tales from Czech and Norwegian folklore appear alongside early twentieth century London.  Don’t miss our fabulous young violin soloist, Charlie Lovell-Jones!

    The Czech composer Dvořák loved a good folk tale – in many cases the gloomier the better! Don’t be too alarmed by the title character in his creepy piece, the “Noon Witch”, she’s not real!

    Also originating in folklore is “Peer Gynt” – a play by Norwegian dramatist Ibsen set to music by Grieg. The Suite we will play includes the famous “Morning” and “The Hall of the Mountain King”.

    By contrast HSO will also play some very English music! John Ireland’s “London Overture” portrays the bustle of London in the 1930s. The Violin Concerto by Elgar is an iconic piece, written for Fritz Kreisler and famously recorded by a teenaged Yehudi Menuhin. Our soloist will be an outstanding up-and-coming young violinist, Charlie Lovell-Jones. Charlie was a category finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016 – be one of the first to hear him live!

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