We are very grateful to the Meon Valley Friends, led by Crawford Wright, for sponsoring Roger Owens’ performance.
It’s Beethoven night with the Havant Chamber Orchestra! The
stunning fifth Symphony rounds off a feast of great works from the great
The Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus provides a suitably dramatic
opening to the concert. It is short and to the point, being the opening
to a full ballet score written by Beethoven in 1801 for performances in Vienna,
but it is a perfect demonstration of the composer’s feel for drama and
Beethoven is believed to have composed his third Piano Concerto a year
earlier than Prometheus, in 1800, but it was not performed until 1803 and even
then, contemporary accounts say that Beethoven, who was himself the soloist,
played it largely from memory as he had not yet written it all down! The
Orchestra are very much looking forward to working with pianist Roger Owens on
this fantastic concerto.