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.