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 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.

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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.

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