Sunday 15th March 2020 at 7:30pm


Gala Concert - 50th Anniversary

The Hexagon, Reading

Eric Lu

Piano: Eric Lu

Conductor: Ian Brown

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 K466
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World'

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For our 21st Hexagon concert, we are very excited to welcome Eric Lu, winner of the 2018 Leeds International Piano Competition at the age of 20, and soloist in this year’s BBC Proms. Eric will perform Mozart’s dark and dramatic Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor. The second movement is a tender Romance used to striking effect in the soundtrack of Amadeus. Dvořák’s most famous Symphony No 9, ‘From the New World’, influenced by indigenous American folk tunes, has an apparently inexhaustible flow of melodies with a justly celebrated slow movement at its heart. HSO last played this symphony at it first Hexagon concert in 1999.



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Tickets are available from the Reading Arts website (where a booking fee will apply) or will soon be available from the HSO box office on 01235 859210 or via our contact form


  • £20
  • £17
  • £12
  • U16s/students half price
  • Groups: 1 in 8 goes free
  • 1 child free with each paying adult (£12 or £17 tickets only)

Further Concerts

Sunday 14th June 2020 at 6:00pm

Christ Church, Henley-on-Thames

Eric Lu

Trumpet: Matilda Lloyd

Conductor: Ian Brown

Brahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn
Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E flat major
Bizet: Symphony in C

Sunday 12th July 2020 at 12:00pm

Henley Festival

Eric Lu

Compère: YolanDa Brown

Conductor: Ian Brown

Offenbach: Can-Can
Bartók: Romanian Dances
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Bernstein: Mambo from West Side Story
Stravinsky: The Firebird (Berceuse and Finale)

More details available along with updates on the Henley Festival website.