Concerts

Saturday 13th July 2019

Adrian Brendel

Saxophone: Huw Wiggin

Conductor: Ian Brown

Henley Festival

12:00pm Summer Concert

Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Wagner: Overture: Tannhäuser
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R, transcribed for Soprano Saxophone
Milhaud: Scaramouche
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance

Henley Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present its popular annual summer concert in its home town on the Floating Stage. Since the orchestra’s formation in 1970 HSO has become one of the UK’s leading amateur orchestras attracting some 70 players drawn from across the Thames Valley.

Sit back on the banks of the River Thames, watch the world float by and enjoy beautiful classical music played by Henley’s very own orchestra.

Visit the Henley Festival website to sign up for updates to the festival.

BOOK ONLINE £20 unreserved £10 students (booking fee applies)

Sunday 17th March 2019

The Hexagon, Reading

7:30pm Spring Concert

Conductor: Ian Brown

Piano: Peter Donohoe

Brahms: Piano Concerto No 1
Shostakovich: Symphony No 5

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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.

A pre-concert talk by Peter Donohoe will be available in the main auditorium from 6:30pm where Peter Donohoe will look back over a lifetime spent as a professional pianist on the classical music circuit and his particular love of the music of Brahms. This talk is free for all ticket holders.

Further details and tickets

 

Saturday 13th July 2019

Henley Festival

12:00pm Summer Concert

Conductor: Ian Brown

Saxophone: Huw Wiggin

Sibelius: Karelia Suite
Wagner: Overture: Tannhäuser
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R, transcribed for Soprano Saxophone
Milhaud: Scaramouche
Tchaikovsky: Fantasy Overture: Romeo and Juliet
Dvorák: Slavonic Dance

Henley Symphony Orchestra is delighted to present its popular annual summer concert in its home town on the Floating Stage. Since the orchestra’s formation in 1970 HSO has become one of the UK’s leading amateur orchestras attracting some 70 players drawn from across the Thames Valley.

Sit back on the banks of the River Thames, watch the world float by and enjoy beautiful classical music played by Henley’s very own orchestra.

Visit the Henley Festival website to sign up for updates to the festival.

BOOK ONLINE £20 unreserved £10 students (booking fee applies)

Further Concerts

 


Adrian Brendel

 

Sunday 17th November 2019 at 4:00pm

   Reading Concert Hall, Reading

Cello: Adrian Brendel

Conductor: Ian Brown


Adrian Brendel

 

Sunday 15th December 2019

   4:30pm Concert for Children

   6:30pm Christmas Concert

      Christ Church, Henley-on-Thames

Conductor: Ian Brown


 

Sunday 15th March 2020 at 7:30pm

   Gala Concert - 50th Anniversary

      The Hexagon, Reading

Piano: Eric Lu

Conductor: Ian Brown


Saturday 11th July 2020 at 12:00pm at Henley Festival TBC