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Woodwind section, March 2010

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Sunday 18 Nov 2018

Reading Concert Hall 4:00pm

Ben Goldscheider

Ben Goldscheider

Conductor: Ian Brown

Horn: Ben Goldscheider

“Phrasings emerged supremely well-articulated; the notes’ golden flow never stopped”
BBC Young Musician Final 2016, Geoff Brown, The Times

Schumann: Manfred Overture
Strauss: Horn Concerto No 2
Sibelius: Symphony No 1

Since reaching the Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2016, Ben Goldscheider has quickly emerged as one of the most exciting horn players of his generation, selected as BBC Music Magazine’s “Rising Star” and Gramophone Magazine’s “One to Watch”. This season he makes his Proms debut with the BBC Concert Orchestra. HSO is delighted that Ben will play Strauss’s lyrical and virtuosic Horn Concerto No 2. Written some six decades after its predecessor, the concerto brims over with the colourful musical language characteristic of Strauss’s maturity.

Jean Sibelius, considered by many the last master of the grand symphonic tradition, composed his stirring Symphony No 1 at the age of 34. The symphony opens with its famous haunting clarinet solo and develops to a majestic conclusion, surely reflecting his beloved Finnish countryside.

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Tickets

Tickets will become available after the summer.

Prices

  • £18/£14/£12 adult
  • U16s/Students half price
  • Groups: 1 in 8 free
  • 1 child free with accompanying adult (£14 and £12 tickets)

Tickets will also be available from Reading Arts from mid-September.

Sunday 16 Dec 2018

Christ Church, Henley-on-Thames

4:30pm Children's concert

6:30pm Christmas concert

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Delibes: Coppélia
Brahms: Hungarian Dances
Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Plus carols

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, with a compère, 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 sing favourite carols accompanied by the full orchestra and concludes with HSO’s speciality home-brewed mulled wine and mince pies.



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Tickets

Tickets will become available soon.

Prices

  • £18/£14/£12 adult
  • U16s/Students half price
  • Groups: 1 in 8 free
  • 1 child free with accompanying adult (£14 and £12 tickets)

Tickets will also be available from selected local shops in Henley.



Sunday 17 March 2019

The Hexagon, Reading

7:30pm Spring Concert

Conductor: Ian Brown

Piano: Peter Donohoe

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5

For our annual Hexagon concert, we welcome the pianist Peter Donohoe to play Brahms’s mighty Piano Concerto No 1. Peter needs little introduction: in the years since his unprecedented success as Silver Medal winner of the 1982 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, he has built an extraordinary world-wide career, encompassing a huge repertoire. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost pianists of our time, for his musicianship, stylistic versatility and commanding technique. The concert culminates with Shostakovich’s most-played, but ambiguous, Symphony No 5, whose triumphant finale can be heard as either political protest or capitulation to Stalin’s Soviet regime.



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Tickets

Tickets will become available soon.

Prices

  • £18/£14/£12 adult
  • U16s/Students half price
  • Groups: 1 in 8 free
  • 1 child free with accompanying adult (£14 and £12 tickets)

Tickets will also be available from Reading Arts (though a booking fee will apply here).