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Oaklands Catholic School,
Waterlooville (Click here for directions)


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Saturday 11th July 2020  7.30pm
Conductors:  Jonathan Butcher and Avi Taler*
Concert cancelled!  Sorry – we have had to cancel this concert because of coronavirus restrictions.  See the news item for more information. 

Arrive early to enjoy …
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall

L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1 – Bizet

Cello Concerto in A minor – Saint-Saëns
Soloist: Hattie McGregor

*Vltava – Smetana

The Firebird Suite (1919) – Stravinsky

Oaklands School Hall
Oaklands School Hall
Young cellist Hattie McGregor will join us for the dramatic cello concerto by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.  HSO complete the season with Stravinsky’s spectacular “Firebird”.

Stories from around the world feature in this last concert of the season by HSO.  Bizet’s “L’Arlésienne” Suite No. 1 was written for a play “The Girl from Arles” (the famous French town where Van Gogh lived).  Smetana beautifully portrays the scenery in his beloved Czech Republic in “Vltava” – the most popular section of his large work “Ma Vlast” (My Homeland).

We are very excited to be able to bring young soloist Hattie McGregor from the Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey to play the romantic Cello Concerto by Saint-Saëns.  Hattie is sure to be a name to watch for the future so don’t miss it! 

Completing the programme will be Stravinsky’s incredible Suite “The Firebird”.  A challenge for any orchestra, this will be a superb finale to our season.

Hattie McGregor  Photo by Nigel Luckhurst
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