Future concerts and events

Woodwind section, March 2010

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Sunday 10 December 2017

Christ Church, Henley-on-Thames

4.30pm Concert for Young Children

6.30pm Christmas Concert

(Followed by mulled wine and mince pies)

Conductor: Ian Brown

The Christmas concerts are held in the Christ Church Centre in HSO’s home town of Henley, and include well-loved classical pieces for all ages. The short afternoon concert is a perfect way of introducing young children to a live orchestra and is particularly suitable for children aged two to six. The evening concert provides an opportunity to raise the roof by singing favourite carols accompanied by the full orchestra. The evening is rounded off by joining HSO for mulled wine and mince pies.

Bach: Suite No. 3 in D
Marquez: Danzon
Ginastera: Malambo
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite - extracts
Grieg: Symphonic Dances - 2 movements
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
And assorted carols

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Tickets

Prices

Concert for Children

  • £5 adults
  • £3 children
  • Under 2s go free

Concert for families

  • £12 unreserved seating
  • £6 students
  • £2 Under 10s

Where to buy

Tickets are available via the contact form or from the HSO box office on 01235 859210. Tickets for the Concert for Children will also be available from Bagatelle Toys in Henley.

Sunday 18 March 2018

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Sheku Kanneh-Mason picture to come

Hexagon, Reading 7.30pm

Conductor: Ian Brown

Cello: Sheku Kanneh-Mason

For our annual Hexagon concert in the spring, the young and prodigiously talented cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will perform Elgar’s masterpiece Cello Concerto. Sheku won the BBC Young Musician competition in 2016, aged 17, and was chosen to play an arrangement of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah at the televised 2017 BAFTA awards at the Royal Albert Hall. In the second half, we play Mahler’s revolutionary Symphony No 1 ‘Titan’, which he composed for 100 players at the age of 28. The symphony follows the ambitions and travails of a young hero, from its spellbinding opening to the triumphant ending.

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture
Elgar: Cello Concerto
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 'Titan'

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Tickets

Prices

  • £15 reserved seating, £10 unreserved seating
  • U16s/students half price

Where to buy

Tickets will soon be available via the contact form or from the HSO box office on 01235 859210

Sunday 24 June 2018

Ben Goldscheider

Ben Goldscheider picture to come

Shiplake College 7.00pm

Conductor: Ian Brown

Horn: Ben Goldscheider

Our popular summer concert in June is held in a large marquee in the grounds of Shiplake College, following a picnic on-site. Nationalism and folk lore are prominent themes in our programme. The stirring vitality of Dvorák’s Carnival Overture, reminiscent of his Slavonic Dances, is followed by Brahm’s Hungarian Dances, adapted from folk tunes and inspired by Hungarian fiddle music. The Karelia Suite by Sibelius was written in a mood of nationalistic fervour at a time of Russian occupation of this north-east corner of Finland, while The Firebird Suite by Stravinsky was written for Diaghilev’s Ballet Russes, based on a Russian fairy tale. Since winning the Brass Category final of the 2016 BBC Young Musician competition, our soloist Ben Goldscheider, 19, has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation. Concerto appearances this season include touring with the world famous conductor Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra. For HSO, Ben will perform the virtuosic Concertino for Horn and Orchestra by Weber

Dvorák: Carnival Overture
Brahms: Hungarian Dances
Weber: Concertino for Horn and Orchestra
Vintner: Hunter's Moon
Offenbach: Barcarolle
Sibelius: Karelia Suite
One other piece to be confirmed

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Tickets

Prices

  • £15 reserved seating, £10 unreserved seating
  • U16s/students half price

Where to buy

Tickets will soon be available via the contact form or from the HSO box office on 01235 859210