Traditional pre-season ‘Popular Classics’
Our season opener this year features the viola as the solo instrument!
The gorgeous warm tones of the viola are brought to the fore in two
contrasting pieces – the lively
Andante and Hungarian Rondo by Weber
and the heart-on-sleeve
Romance by Bruch.
Our soloist, Nia Thomas, is a talented student from
the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Havant Symphony Orchestra open the concert with the proud Finnish anthem
Finlandia by Sibelius, with its stirring brass and lush melodies.
Concluding the concert will be the Symphony No. 4 by archetypal
romantic composer Robert Schumann, published in its final version
just 5 years before his tragic death.
Our September concert is traditionally conducted by the outgoing
holder of our Bob Harding Bursary for Student Conductors,
so doing the honours this year will be Stefano Boccacci.
Stefano is definitely one to watch for the future – see him live here first!