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Oaklands Catholic School,
Waterlooville (Click here for directions)


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Saturday 21st March 2020  7.30pm
Conductors:  Jonathan Butcher and Avi Taler*
Concert cancelled!  Following new government advice to “avoid non-essential social contact” we have reluctantly decided to cancel this concert.  See the news item for more information. 

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

A London Overture – Ireland

*Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 – Grieg

The Noon Witch – Dvořák

Violin Concerto in B minor – Elgar
Soloist: Charlie Lovell-Jones

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Oaklands School Hall
Oaklands School Hall
Tales from Czech and Norwegian folklore appear alongside early twentieth century London.  Don’t miss our fabulous young violin soloist, Charlie Lovell-Jones!

The Czech composer Dvořák loved a good folk tale – in many cases the gloomier the better!  Don’t be too alarmed by the title character in his creepy piece, the “Noon Witch”, she’s not real!

Also originating in folklore is “Peer Gynt” – a play by Norwegian dramatist Ibsen set to music by Grieg.  The Suite we will play includes the famous “Morning” and “The Hall of the Mountain King”. 

By contrast HSO will also play some very English music!  John Ireland’s “London Overture” portrays the bustle of London in the 1930s.  The Violin Concerto by Elgar is an iconic piece, written for Fritz Kreisler and famously recorded by a teenaged Yehudi Menuhin.  Our soloist will be an outstanding up-and-coming young violinist, Charlie Lovell-Jones.  Charlie was a category finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016 – be one of the first to hear him live!

Charlie Lovell-Jones  (click here for larger photo) 

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