Ben Goldscheider

Ben Goldscheider

Conductor: Ian Brown

Sunday 18th November 2018

Reading Concert Hall, Reading

4:00pm Winter Concert

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


Sunday 16th December 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.

Tickets will become available via the contact form from Monday 19th November

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

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.