All Havant Orchestras activities remain suspended
because of the risks
associated with the rapid spread of the Covid-19 delta variant.
This concert will only go ahead if the risk is reduced to a level
acceptable to the committee in time to allow sufficient preparation,
in which case this page will be updated accordingly.
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Havant Symphony Orchestra 60th Anniversary Concert
Arrive early to enjoy …
6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the main hall
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Dukas
Violin Concerto in D major – Tchaikovsky
Royal Hunt & Storm from “The Trojans” – Berlioz
Symphonic Dances – Rachmaninov
Magical mystery tour
You’ll have heard the story of “The Sorcerer’s
Apprentice” – where the young apprentice tries out his
beginner’s magic in order to save himself work but hasn’t yet
learnt the spell to stop it and ends up with a disaster? The music by
Dukas for this story is wonderfully evocative, even without the famous Disney
cartoon accompaniment – we can’t wait to portray whirling brooms and
out-of-control pails of water for you!
Magic of the musical kind pervades the rest of this concert, too.
We’ve invited top violinist Melina Mandozzi to join us to revel in the
gorgeousness of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto – a favourite of all
violinists. To complete the concert, we present music infused with more
stories and reminiscences: the Royal Hunt and Storm from Berlioz’ grand
opera “The Trojans” and Rachmaninov’s deeply Russian