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This page contains a copy of recent updates sent to the updates mailing list, in reverse chronological sequence (that is, most recent ones first). 

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Saturday 10th March 2018 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, Saturday 17th March, 7.30pm, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Richard Miller.

The programme is as follows:

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, with soloist Alexander Sitkovetsky
Delius: The Walk to the Paradise Garden
Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

Richard Miller will be giving a pre-concert talk about the works at 6.30pm.

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2018 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 27th January 2018 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 3rd February, 7.30 pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

The programme is as follows:

Schubert: Overture in the Italian Style in D major
Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, with soloist Richard Uttley
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, 'Eroica'

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2018 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 25th November 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, Saturday 2nd December, 7.30pm, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Richard Miller.

The programme is as follows:

Elgar: Overture Cockaigne (In London Town)
Butterworth: Rhapsody A Shropshire Lad
Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, with left-hand soloist Nicholas McCarthy
Franck: Symphony in D minor

Nicholas McCarthy will also be giving a pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2017 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 7th October 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 14th October, 7.30 pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

The programme is as follows:

Fauré: Masques et Bergamasques
Elgar: Sospiri, for strings and harp
Richard Strauss: Duet-Concertino for clarinet, bassoon, strings and harp, with our own soloists Robert Blanken and Richard Moore
Fauré: Pavane
Schubert: Symphony No 5 in B flat

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for October 2017 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 1st July 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, Saturday 8th July, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Tom Griffin.

The programme is as follows:

Delius: Brigg Fair, an English Rhapsody
Khachaturian: Piano Concerto, with soloist Peter Foggitt
Holst: Suite The Planets

This will involve a much larger orchestra than usual, with many additional players including some very unusual instruments (such bass oboe in the Holst and flexatone in the Khachaturian) and two harps!

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2017 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 13th May 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 20th May, 7.30 pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

This is an all-Beethoven concert, consisting of the following works:

Overture 'Creatures of Prometheus'
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, with soloist Roger Owens
Symphony No 5 in C minor

See the programme page on the website for more details.

Our soloist Roger Owens will be giving a pre-concert talk at 6.30 pm about Beethoven and the piano concerto.

Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2017 which is now available on the website.

The programme of Havant Orchestras concerts for the 2017-18 season is now also available on the website.  Printed brochures describing the main concerts and season ticket application forms will be available at Havant Orchestras concerts.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Sunday 7th May 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 20th May, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  This is an all-Beethoven concert, consisting of the following works:

Overture 'Creatures of Prometheus'
Piano Concerto No 3 in C minor, with soloist Roger Owens
Symphony No 5 in C minor

See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available on the website, which is expected to be on Saturday 13th May.

When the newsletter is published, we will also be publishing our concert programme for the 2017-18 season, both in brochures accompanying the newsletter and on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 18th March 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, Saturday 25th March, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Tom Griffin.

The programme is as follows:

Mendelssohn: Overture 'Ruy Blas'
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Gregson: Tuba Concerto, with soloist Tom Torley
Schubert: Symphony No 8, 'Unfinished'
Dvorak: Symphonic Variations, Op 78

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2017 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 4th February 2017 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, 11th February, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

The programme is as follows:

Mendelssohn: Overture 'The Fair Melusine'
Richard Strauss: Oboe concerto in D major with soloist James Turnbull
Mozart: Symphony No 41 in C major, 'Jupiter'

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2017 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 26th November 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, Saturday 3rd December, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Tom Griffin.

The programme is as follows:

Vaughan Williams: Overture 'The Wasps'
Rossini arranged by Britten: Soirées Musicales
Walton: Viola concerto, with soloist Shiry Rashkovsky
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2016 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 8th October 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 15th October, 7.30pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

The programme is as follows:

Richard Strauss: Serenade in E flat major for Wind, Op 7
Bruch: Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor, with returning soloist Savitri Grier
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major

See the programme page on the website for details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for October 2016 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Monday 19th September 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Symphony Orchestra's traditional pre-season concert of popular classics is less than a week away now, on Saturday 24th September, at the Hayling Island Community Centre (Parkview Centre), Station Road, Hayling Island.  The concert will be conducted by Joseph Beckhelling, our Bob Harding Bursary student conductor for the season just ended.  It includes Nicolai’s Overture The Merry Wives of Windsor, Rachmaninov’s famous Piano Concerto No.2, with soloist Jinah Shim, and Sibelius’ great Symphony No.2.  See the programme page on the website for more details.  Advance booking of tickets is recommended as these concerts are very popular and seating is limited.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 2nd July 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The final Havant Symphony Orchestra concert of this season is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 9th July, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Joseph Beckhelling.

The programme is as follows:

Brahms: Tragic Overture
John Ireland: Piano Concerto in E flat major, with soloist Viv McLean 
Rachmaninov: Symphony No 1 in D minor

See the programme  page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2016 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 7th May 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 14th May, 7:30pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

The programme is as follows:

Leó Weiner: Serenade for Small Orchestra, Op.3
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C major, K467 with soloist Karen Kingsley
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.4 in A major, Italian

See the programme page on the website for more details. Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2016 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 12th March 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 19th March, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and our bursary student conductor Joseph Beckhelling.

The programme is as follows:

Schumann: Overture 'Manfred'
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No 3, with soloist Joo Yeon Sir
Dvořák: Symphony No 7 in D minor

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2016 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 30th January 2016 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 6th February, 7:30pm, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.

The programme is as follows:

Mozart: Overture The Marriage of Figaro
Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C major, with The Albany Piano Trio
Sibelius: Suite Pelléas et Mélisande
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1, Classical

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2016 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 28th November 2015 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 5th December, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher

The programme is as follows:

Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs, with soloist Jane Streeton
Elgar: Symphony No 1 in A flat major

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2015 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 3rd October 2015 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The first Havant Chamber Orchestra concert of the new season is coming up next weekend, on Sunday 11th October, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning, with chart-topping guitarist Craig Ogden playing the best-known of all guitar concertos.

The programme is as follows:

Beethoven: Overture Leonora No.1
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, with soloist Craig Ogden
Brahms: Serenade No. 1 in D major

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for October 2015 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk/

Saturday 4th July 2015 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The last Havant Symphony Orchestra concert of the current season is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 11th July, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher

The programme is as follows:

Kabalevsky: Overture Colas Breugnon,
Dvorak: Cello concerto, with soloist Richard Harwood
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2015 which is now available on the website.

Please note that as our website is moving (as described in the newsletter), future updates will be from updates.havantorchestras@gmail.com rather than the old updates@havantorchestras.hampshire.org.uk.  We hope that the old website address and associated email addresses will still be automatically redirected to the new one for at least a year.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 9th May 2015 Dear Havant Orchestras mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up next weekend, on Saturday 16th May, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  The programme is as follows: Weber: Overture Preciosa, Beethoven: Violin Concerto, with soloist Savitri Grier; Schubert: Symphony No 2 in B flat.  The programme will be conducted by principal conductor Robin Browning.  See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2015 which is now available on the website. 

The website also now has the programme of concerts for next season, including the pre-season concert at Hayling Island Community Centre.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 22nd March 2015 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 28th March, at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, conducted by Jonathan Butcher and Ignatius Wang.  The programme is as follows:

Rossini: Overture William Tell;
Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, with soloist Boris Brovtsyn;
Brahms: Symphony No 3;
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No 6 (arr. Schmeling).

See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2015 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 31st January 2015 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 7th February, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.  The programme is as follows: Mozart: Overture The Impresario; Mendelssohn: Intermezzo, Nocturne and Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G, with soloist Cordelia Williams; Haydn: Symphony No 99.  See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2015 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 31st December 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

We thought you would like to hear today's news that Peter Craddock, founder of the Havant Orchestras and musical director for over 50 years, has been awarded the British Empire Medal, for services to music, in the New year Honours List!  Here is a link to the report in the News: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/new-year-honours-list-bem-for-havant-conductor-peter-craddock-1-6497123.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 29th November 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

Our next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is next Saturday, 6th December, at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, with our new principal conductor Jonathan Butcher and bursary student Ignatius (Iggy) Wang. 

The programme is a feast of Russian romantic repertoire, consisting of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances from 'Prince Igor', Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with soloist Viv McLean, and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Symphonic Suite 'Scheherazade'.

Further details may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for December 2014 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 11th October 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 18th October, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning.  The programme is as follows: William Mathias: Dance Variations; Schumann: Cello concerto, with local soloist Philip Handy; Beethoven: Symphony No 2 in D.  See the programme page on the website for more details.  Further information may be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for October 2014 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 28th June 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your reminder that the final Havant Symphony Orchestra concert of this season is a week from now, on Saturday 5th July 2014, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by guest conductor Tom Hammond. 

The programme is
Berlioz: Overture ‘Le carnaval romain’;
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave;
Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor (with popular local soloist Karen Kingsley);
Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, ‘Enigma’.

Further details can be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for July 2014 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 10th May 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras Newsletter for May 2014 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 17th May 2014 at Ferneham Hall, Fareham. 

The website also now has the programme of concerts for next season, including the pre-season concert at Hayling Island Community Centre.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Monday 5th May 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 17th May, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  The programme is as follows: Beethoven: Overture 'Egmont'; Hummel: Trumpet Concerto, with soloist Jon Yates; Mendelssohn: Symphony No 3, 'Scottish'.  The programme will be conducted by guest conductor Robin Browning.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available on the website, which is expected to be on Saturday 10th May. 

When the newsletter is published, we will also be publishing our concert programme for the 2014-15 season, both in brochures accompanying the newsletter and on the website. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 22nd March 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for March 2014 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday 29th March 2014, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 15th March 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 29th March 2014, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by guest conductor Levon Parikian with soloist Robert Blanken, our principal clarinet.

The programme is as follows:

Humperdinck: Overture 'Hansel and Gretel'
Malcolm Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6, 'Pathetique'

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 1st February 2014 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is a week from now, on Saturday 8th February 2014, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by Robin Browning. The programme is Beethoven's Overture 'Coriolan', Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor (with local violin soloist Edward Daniel) and Beethoven's Symphony No 6, 'Pastoral'.

Further details can be found in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for February 2014 which is now available on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 23rd November 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for November 2013 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday 30th November, at Oaklands School, Waterlooville.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Monday 18th November 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 30th November, at Oaklands School, Waterlooville, conducted by guest conductor Jonathan Butcher with returning soloist Alexander Sitkovetsky.

The programme is as follows:

Tchaikovsky: Selection from Nutcracker Suite
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Sibelius: Symphony No 1 in E minor

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 12th October 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for October 2013 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 19th October, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 6th October 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 19th October, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, featuring our old friend pianist Philip Martin.  The programme is as follows: Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture; Mozart: Piano Concerto No 5; Schumann: Introduction and Allegro Appassionato; Mozart: Symphony No 35 'Haffner'.  The programme will be conducted by guest conductor Robin Browning.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 14th September 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Symphony Orchestra's traditional pre-season concert of popular classics is only a week away now, on Saturday 21st September, at the Hayling Island Community Centre (Parkview Centre), Station Road, Hayling Island.  The concert will be conducted by Colin Jagger, director of music at the University of Portsmouth, and consists of the Overture to Offenbach's 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (including the popular 'can-can'), Grieg's famous Piano Concerto with soloist Valentina Seferinova and Beethoven's even more famous Symphony No 5.

For more details about the concert and other news about the new season, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 29th June 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for July 2013 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday 6th July, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 23rd June 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The final concert of this Havant Orchestras season is coming up soon, on Saturday 6th July, when the Havant Symphony Orchestra will be performing at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by guest conductor Tom Hammond.

The programme contains a colourful selection of works from the French and Russian romantic repertoire:

Berlioz – Overture Rob Roy (containing melodies later redeveloped in Harold in Italy);
Ravel – the Mother Goose Suite;
Glazunov – Violin concerto, with soloist David Le Page;
Borodin – Symphony No 3 Unfinished;
Bizet – Carmen Suite No 1.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 12th May 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for May 2013 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 18th May, at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 4th May 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is on Saturday 18th May, at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham, at 7:30pm.  It will be conducted by Robin Browning and performed by the HCO strings with two wind soloists.  The church is only half a mile from our usual concert venue, Ferneham Hall, and its resonant acoustic provides a rewardingly rich setting for strings and soloists.

The programme includes two string orchestra favourites, Grieg's "Holberg Suite" and Dvořák's "Serenade for Strings".  The other works are J.S.Bach's Suite no.2, featuring Catherine Nicholson (HCO flute) as flute soloist, and the saxophone concerto by Glazunov, with soloist Victoria Puttock.  The saxophone concerto is also the subject of the pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.  It's not often that you get an opportunity to hear a saxophone concerto, so make the most of this chance!

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Friday 8th March 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up very soon, on Saturday 16th March, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham, conducted by guest conductor Andrew Morley.  The programme is as follows: Nielsen - 'Helios' Overture; Malcolm Arnold - Little Suite No.2; Elgar - Cello Concerto in E minor (with soloist Adi Tal) and Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.2 in C minor, 'Little Russian'.  We are looking forward to this very enjoyable concert.

This time the reminder is being sent out only one week before the concert [because of the webmaster being somewhat less well-organised than usual - apologies], so more details are already available in the Havant Orchestras Newsletter for March 2013 on the website.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 3rd February 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for February 2013 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 9th February, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 27th January 2013 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 9th February, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  The programme is as follows: Schubert: Italian Style Overture in C; Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles for Wind; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E, K 364; Haydn: Symphony No 100, Military.  The soloists in the Mozart are our own players Brian Howells, violin, and Rebecca Hill, viola.  The programme will be conducted by guest conductor Robin Browning, because of Peter Craddock's continuing mobility problems.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 1st December 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for December 2012 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday 8th December, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville.  This is a very special concert - the grand finale of the HSO's 50th Anniversary celebrations, with founder Peter Craddock making his farewell appearance as conductor of the HSO.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Monday 26th November 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 8th December, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville.  Peter Craddock, the founder of the orchestra and its conductor for the last 50 years, is retiring from the position of HSO conductor, and this will be his last concert with HSO. 

The first half of the programme will be conducted by Robert Hodge, last year's Bob Harding Bursary award holder.  Elgar's "Three Bavarian Dances" will be followed by the Brahms Double Concerto with Alexander Sitkovetsky, violin, and Richard Harwood, cello.

The second half of the programme is Rachmaninov's Symphony No 2, conducted by Peter and led by guest leader Donald Macdonald.

For further details, including directions and a map of the location, see the programme page on the website.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week or two before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 13th October 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for October 2012 is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 20th October, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 6th October 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 20th October, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  The programme is as follows: Mendelssohn - Overture The Hebrides; Sibelius - Suite Pelléas et Mélisande; Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 (with Alexander Karpeyev) and Mozart - Symphony No.31, Paris.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website. We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 8th September 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your reminder that the Havant Symphony Orchestra's pre-season concert of popular classics is coming up soon, on Saturday 22nd September, at the Hayling Island Community Centre (Parkview Centre), Station Road, Hayling Island.   The programme is conducted by our Bob Harding Bursary Holder Robert Hodge and includes Sibelius' majestic "Finlandia", the delightful Mozart Clarinet Concerto with soloist James Maltby, and Tchaikovsky's dramatic Symphony No 4.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The brochure giving further details of the Havant Orchestras concert programme and booking details for the 2012-13 season has now been published and will be available at the HSO concert on 7th July.  The additional details have also been added to the website, including details of ticket prices and booking arrangements.  The website will continue to be updated as further information becomes available. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 30th June 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for the 7th July concert is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Symphony Orchestra 50th Anniversary concert on Saturday 7th July, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 23rd June 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 7th July, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  This is a special occasion because it marks the 50th Anniversary of HSO's very first concert in July 1962. 

Highlights include Brahms' powerful and expressive Symphony No.4 and Liszt's inventive and exuberant Piano Concerto No.1, with soloist James Willshire, who previously performed with HSO at Oaklands School at very short notice in the January 2011 concert postponed from December 2010.  The programme also includes a colourful set of orchestral variations – Grieg's "Old Norwegian Romance with Variations" – and it opens with Rossini's dramatic overture "The Siege of Corinth".  The Rossini and the Liszt will be conducted by our current bursary holder, Robert Hodge.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players about a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 12th May 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for the 19th May concert is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 19th May, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

The concert programme for the 2012-13 season has also been announced, together with information on booking Season Tickets for next season.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 5th May 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 19th May, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  The programme includes J C Bach - Sinfonia Op.18 no.1 (for double orchestra), Handel - 'Water Music' Suite no.2, Mozart - Piano Concerto no.17, with Andrew Ball, and Weber - Symphony no.1 in C.  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players about a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 17th March 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for the 24th March concert is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday 24th March, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

The concert includes Brahms' "Variations on a Theme by Haydn", Shostakovich's cheerful Piano Concerto No.2 (with soloist Benjamin Powell) and Malcolm Arnold's exuberant Symphony No.4, and it opens with the rousing romantic overture "Cyrano de Bergerac" by the Dutch composer Wagenaar. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 10th March 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 24th March, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  The concert includes Brahms' "Variations on a Theme by Haydn", Shostakovich's cheerful Piano Concerto No.2 (with soloist Benjamin Powell) and Malcolm Arnold's exuberant Symphony No.4, and it opens with the rousing romantic overture "Cyrano de Bergerac" by the Dutch composer Wagenaar. 

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players about a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Friday 3rd February 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

The Havant Orchestras newsletter for the 11th February concert is now available on the website, giving full details of the Havant Chamber Orchestra concert on Saturday 11th February, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.

A special highlight is the world premiere of "Truffaldino, a ballet for chamber orchestra" by Simon Wills (former HSO trombone player).  The programme also includes Beethoven's Symphony No.3 (Eroica), Richard Strauss Horn concerto No.1 with local soloist Richard Steggall, and starts with a short extra item - Delius' Intermezzo from "Fennimore and Gerda".  See the programme page on the website for more details.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 28th January 2012 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Chamber Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 11th February, at Ferneham Hall, Fareham.  A special highlight is the world premiere of "Truffaldino, a ballet for chamber orchestra" by Simon Wills (former HSO trombone player).  The programme also includes Beethoven's Symphony No.3 (Eroica), Richard Strauss Horn concerto No.1 with local soloist Richard Steggall, and starts with a short extra item - Delius' Intermezzo from "Fennimore and Gerda".  See the programme page on the website for more details.

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 19th November 2011 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your reminder that the Havant Orchestras newsletter for the 3rd December concert is now available on the website, giving full details of the HSO December concert arrangements.  It has been published a week earlier than usual (that is, two weeks before the concert) to give more time for buying tickets and checking arrangements, as the concert is at Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville rather than our usual Fareham venue. 

The programme includes Beethoven’s “Emperor” piano concerto – with popular local soloist Karen Kingsley (recent runner-up in the News Guide Awards) – and the grand Sibelius Symphony No 2.  This will also be your first chance to see our new Bob Harding bursary holder Robert Hodge in action, as he conducts the Berlioz overture “Beatrice and Benedict”. 

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Sunday 13th November 2011 Dear Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list subscriber,

This is your first reminder that the next Havant Symphony Orchestra concert is coming up soon, on Saturday 3rd December, at Oaklands Catholic School, Waterlooville.  The programme includes Beethoven’s “Emperor” piano concerto – with popular local soloist Karen Kingsley – and the grand Sibelius Symphony No 2.  This will also be your first chance to see our new Bob Harding bursary holder Robert Hodge in action, as he conducts the Berlioz overture “Beatrice and Benedict”. 

More details about the concert will be available within a few days in the Havant Orchestras newsletter, which is distributed to season ticket holders and players a week or two before the concert and also appears in an edited form on the website.  We will send you another reminder when the newsletter is available.

For further information, visit the Havant Orchestras website: http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

Saturday 5th November 2011 The Havant Orchestras Updates mailing list is now open.  For more information, visit the website at http://www.havantorchestras.org.uk

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