Havant Chamber Orchestra bring you a deliciously light summer
evening concert with works by two of the great masters alongside one by a much
less well-known composer which we know you will enjoy!
We are very excited to be working again this season with
ever-popular Portsmouth-based pianist Karen Kingsley. Karen will join the
orchestra to play the Piano Concerto No. 21 by Mozart. This work became
synonymous with the Swedish film ‘Elvira Madigan’, released in
1967, and the popularity of the melody from the slow movement has endured for
that reason. The whole work is a delightful example of Mozart’s
elegance and imagination.
To begin the programme, the Orchestra and Music Director Robin
Browning would like to introduce you to a much less familiar work – the
Serenade for Small Orchestra by Leó Weiner. The Hungarian Weiner was a
student and then noted teacher at the Budapest Academy of Music where he won
three prizes for the Serenade which was an early work – his opus 3.
It is light in texture, draws on Hungarian folk rhythms, features our excellent
wind soloists and is definitely worth hearing!
Completing the programme will be the ‘Italian’
Symphony by Mendelssohn. Enjoying a tour of Europe, Mendelssohn was
particularly happy in Italy and it shows! Dynamic, energetic, fun –
we can’t wait!