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News Archive – 2014

News Summary

This is a summary of older news items for this web site, with links to more details further down the page or elsewhere on the site.  Note that some old links on this page may no longer work, or may no longer be active. 

31st December 2014 We congratulate Peter Craddock, founder of the Havant Orchestras and musical director for over 50 years, on being awarded the BEM in the New Year Honours!  For more information see the article in the Portsmouth News
28th November 2014 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, on Saturday 6th December. 
11th October 2014 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for October 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 18th October. 
22nd September 2014 To call the HSO’s Hayling concert an example of ‘sensible’ music-making might sound like damning with faint praise, but actually it is a rich compliment…  See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen’s review of the HSO Hayling concert in the Portsmouth News. 
6th September 2014 HSO players please note that from Friday 26th September 2014 the normal Friday rehearsal time will be 7.15pm to 9.45pm.  For more details see the additional information on the current Rehearsals page. 
6th September 2014 We are very pleased to announce that the Bob Harding Bursary for Young Conductors 2014-15 is awarded to Ignatius (Iggy) Wang, nominated by the Royal Marines School of Music.  Havant Symphony Orchestra are eagerly looking forward to working with him this season.
7th July 2014 Pianist Karen Kingsley is always a pleasure to hear and was at her ‘singing’ best in the nocturne-like slow movement of Chopin’s E minor concerto…  See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen’s review of the HSO July concert in the Portsmouth News. 
28th June 2014 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 5th July. 
19th May 2014 Dare I say it?  Well, why not? 
The Havant Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Mendelssohn’s Scottish symphony was more heart-warming and uplifting than the London Symphony Orchestra’s at Portsmouth Guildhall in March… 
See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen’s glowing review in the Portsmouth News. 
9th May 2014 2014-15 season announced!  Full details of the Havant Orchestras concert programme for the 2014/15 season are now available on this website, together with information about booking season tickets
9th May 2014 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 17th May. 
1st April 2014 Robert Blanken’s playing has long been one of the glories of the Hampshire music scene but he surely surpassed himself as soloist in Malcolm Arnold’s second clarinet concerto…  See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen's review in the Portsmouth News. 
22nd March 2014 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HSO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 29th February. 
23rd February 2014 The performance was largely a delight, the attendance dismal.  A new concert version of the darkest of the Gilbert and Sullivan light operas deserved better…  See our Reviews page for a link to Mike Allen's review in the Portsmouth News. 
31st January 2014 The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2014 is now available, including additional information about the HCO concert at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, on Saturday 8th February, and the concert performance of Yeomen of the Guard with HSO at Portsmouth Guildhall on Saturday 22nd February. 

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