15 Jul 2016:
We are very pleased to announce that the Bob Harding Bursary Award for
Young Conductors for the season 2016-17 has been awarded to
from the Royal Marines School of Music.
The players enjoyed working with both of the excellent candidates at this year’s auditions.
As the other candidate was already busy with other conducting opportunities,
we felt that Tom would benefit more from the award.
10 Jul 2016:
In line with the Havant orchestras’ tradition of venturing off the beaten musical track,
John Ireland’s piano concerto was a piquant centrepiece in the
Oaklands hall’s warm yet clear acoustics. …
See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen’s
review of the HSO concert in the Portsmouth News.
2 Jul 2016:
The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2016
is now available, including additional information about the
HSO concert with Viv McLean
at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, on Saturday 9th July.
2 Jul 2016:
A year ago, our website moved to
The old website
was set up to redirect requests automatically to the new site, but it is
going away at the end of this month
(July 2016) so please ensure that
any bookmarks or links to this site are updated to use the new name.
See the original news item from last year
for more information.
6 May 2016:
2016-17 season announced!
Havant Orchestras concert programme
for the 2016/17 season
is now available on this website, together with information about
booking season tickets.
See the news item for more details.
10 Mar 2016:
Downloadable flyers in PDF format for the next one or two concerts
are now available from the relevant concert pages.
See the news item for further details.
8 May 2015:
We have expanded the scope of our Events page
to include several other orchestras.
See the news item for details.
Sat 24 Sep 2016, 7.30pm:
HSO pre-season ‘Popular Classics’ concert
at Hayling Island Community Centre conducted by Joseph Beckhelling
with soloist Jinah Shim (kindly supported by Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Concert Artists scheme) – Nicolai, Rachmaninov, Sibelius.
Sat 15 Oct 2016, 7.30pm:
Next HCO concert
at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, with conductor Robin Browning and
soloist Savitri Grier – Richard Strauss, Bruch, Beethoven.
Sat 3 Dec 2016, 7.30pm:
Next main HSO concert
at Oaklands School, Waterlooville conducted by Jonathan Butcher and Tom Griffin
with soloist Shiry Rashkovsky – Vaughan Williams, Rossini/Britten, Walton, Brahms.
See the Events page for many more
classical music events around the region.