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Saturday 14th May 2016  7.30pm
Conductor:  Robin Browning
6.30pm: Pre-concert talk in the auditorium:  Alex Poulton will be talking about all three works. 
7.00pm: Pre-concert interlude with music from The Meoncross Chamber Choir and Music Scholars in the Octagon Lounge. 

Serenade for Small Orchestra – Leó Weiner

Piano Concerto No 21 in C major, K467 – Mozart
Soloists: Karen Kingsley

Symphony No 4 in A major, Italian Mendelssohn

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Havant Chamber Orchestra bring you a deliciously light summer evening concert with works by two of the great masters alongside one by a much less well-known composer which we know you will enjoy!

We are very excited to be working again this season with ever-popular Portsmouth-based pianist Karen Kingsley.  Karen will join the orchestra to play the Piano Concerto No. 21 by Mozart.  This work became synonymous with the Swedish film ‘Elvira Madigan’, released in 1967, and the popularity of the melody from the slow movement has endured for that reason.  The whole work is a delightful example of Mozart’s elegance and imagination.

To begin the programme, the Orchestra and Music Director Robin Browning would like to introduce you to a much less familiar work – the Serenade for Small Orchestra by Leó Weiner.  The Hungarian Weiner was a student and then noted teacher at the Budapest Academy of Music where he won three prizes for the Serenade which was an early work – his opus 3.  It is light in texture, draws on Hungarian folk rhythms, features our excellent wind soloists and is definitely worth hearing!

Completing the programme will be the ‘Italian’ Symphony by Mendelssohn.  Enjoying a tour of Europe, Mendelssohn was particularly happy in Italy and it shows!  Dynamic, energetic, fun – we can’t wait!

Karen Kingsley  Photo 

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