HAVANT CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Music of contrasting moods brings drama, joyfulness and melancholy to this programme of pieces spanning the development between the classical and romantic periods.
Conductor: Robin Browning
Overture in the Italian Style in D major – Schubert
Piano Concerto in A minor – Schumann Soloist: Richard Uttley
Symphony No 3 in E flat major, Eroica – Beethoven
Schubert wrote two Overtures ‘In the Italian style’ when the craze for Italian opera was sweeping Europe – we present the first of them as the rousing opener to the evening.
Richard Uttley is a young pianist with great experience in chamber music and with a number of recordings under his belt. We are delighted to be performing the Schumann Piano Concerto with him – a work of great power and lyricism.
We continue our exploration of the work of Beethoven in heroic style with the Symphony No 3 – ‘Eroica’. The story of whether or not Beethoven wanted to dedicate this to Napoleon and whether or not he changed his mind continues to intrigue. Either way, it is a significant moment in the development of the symphony and in 2016, a survey for BBC Music Magazine of 151 conductors declared it to be the greatest symphony ever written!
6.30pm – 7.00pm: Pre-concert talk in the auditorium
7.00pm – 7.20pm: Pre-concert interlude in the Octagon Lounge by local music pupils
Dates & times
Sat 3 February 7:30 PM
£1 - £20