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Welcome to the 2016–17 Season of concerts by The Havant Orchestras

If you enjoy classical music, you don’t have to travel far or pay huge ticket prices to hear it live!  The two Havant Orchestras provide an opportunity for local musicians (including music teachers and talented amateur musicians) to perform together and for local audiences to experience live orchestral music for very reasonable prices, with special low prices for students and children.  Both orchestras have a solid reputation for high quality performances with outstanding soloists, often including local performers.  This year’s concert programmes and soloists have been selected by our principal conductors as the Musical Directors of their respective orchestras. 

Havant Symphony Orchestra concerts are at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville.   All of our concerto soloists are new to HSO this year:   Shiry Rashkovsky (viola), Tom Torley (tuba) and  Peter Foggitt (piano).  Each concert normally includes a work directed by a talented student conductor under our Bob Harding Bursary award scheme.  The season finale is Holst’s magnificent Planets Suite, for which HSO will be joined by a number of additional instrumental players and a small choir! 

‘Only one word for it really: wow!’ – Mike Allen in The News, 30th March 2015

Havant Chamber Orchestra concerts continue at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  HCO continue their exploration of the work of Beethoven with his Symphony No. 7 in October and then a special all-Beethoven concert in May including the famous Symphony No. 5.  Recent soloist Savitri Grier returns in October to play the ever-popular Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1.  We also have two new soloists:  James Turnbull plays the Richard Strauss oboe concerto in February and local pianist Roger Owens adds the Piano Concerto No. 3 to our all-Beethoven concert. 

‘Those lucky enough to have been at the Ferneham Hall on Sunday night were treated to a fine performance of Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez’ – Mike Allen in The News, 12th October 2015

Separate season tickets are available for the three concerts at each venue, with a further price reduction when season tickets are purchased for both venues.  Single tickets are on sale from September, after the initial season ticket seats have been allocated. 

In addition to the main program of three concerts by each orchestra, Havant Symphony Orchestra have a pre-season concert of ‘Popular Classics’ at Hayling Island Community Centre on Saturday 24th September 2016, conducted by our 2015-16 Bob Harding Bursary award holder Joseph Beckhelling.  There is also an additional concert by the strings of Havant Chamber Orchestra at Emsworth Baptist Church on Saturday 11th March 2017. 

Book your Season Tickets now to enjoy –

  • Pre-concert talks at 6.30pm
  • Interludes by local students at 7.00pm
  • Concerts at 7.30pm

 

Join The Friends of the Orchestras to enjoy social events with fellow music lovers and also support the Orchestras. 

Jinah Shim
Jinah Shim
Savitri Grier
Savitri Grier
Shiry Rashkovsky
Shiry Rashkovsky
James Turnbull
James Turnbull
HCO Strings
HCO Strings
Tom Torley
Tom Torley
Roger Owens
Roger Owens
Peter Foggitt
Peter Foggitt

For full details of each concert, click on the soloist, or click on the date in the following list or in the link bar above.

Date Orchestra Location Includes works by …
Saturday 24th September 2016 Havant Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:  Joseph Beckhelling
Hayling Island
Community Centre
Nicolai, Rachmaninov, Sibelius
Saturday 15th October 2016 Havant Chamber Orchestra
Conductor:  Robin Browning
Ferneham Hall,
Fareham
Richard Strauss, Bruch, Beethoven
Saturday 3rd December 2016 Havant Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:  Jonathan Butcher
Oaklands School,
Waterlooville
Vaughan Williams, Rossini (arr. Britten), Walton, Brahms
Saturday 11th February 2017 Havant Chamber Orchestra
Conductor:  Robin Browning
Ferneham Hall,
Fareham
Mendelssohn, Richard Strauss, Mozart
Saturday 11th March 2017 Havant Chamber Orchestra strings
Conductor:  Robin Browning
Emsworth Baptist Church Sibelius, Warlock, Puccini, Elgar, Tchaikovsky
Saturday 25th March 2017 Havant Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:  Jonathan Butcher
Oaklands School,
Waterlooville
Mendelssohn, Borodin, Gregson, Schubert, Dvořák
Saturday 20th May 2017 Havant Chamber Orchestra
Conductor:  Robin Browning
Ferneham Hall,
Fareham
Beethoven
Saturday 8th July 2017 Havant Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:  Jonathan Butcher
Oaklands School,
Waterlooville
Delius, Khachaturian, Holst

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