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 will become available soon.


  • £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).

Tickets – HSO Box office: 01235 859210 or request via our contact form.