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Sunday 17 November 2019

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2019 winter concert flyer

Sunday 17 November 2019 at 4:00pm

Adrian Brendel

Adrian Brendel

Reading Concert Hall

Winter Concert 4:00pm

Conductor: Ian Brown

Cello: Adrian Brendel

Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Franz von Suppé: Light Cavalry Overture
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

The opening fanfare of the Light Cavalry Overture by Franz von Suppé proudly heralds Henley Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary celebrations starting with a flourish in Reading Concert Hall with Adrian Brendel as soloist. Raised in the great central European tradition of music making, and now one of the most versatile and original cellists of his generation, Adrian is a fitting soloist for Dvořák’s richly expressive Cello Concerto. The music is imbued with a sense of longing for his native Czech homeland being composed while Dvořák was working in New York. In dramatic conclusion, Tchaikovsky’s powerful but melodic Fourth Symphony, written at a time of personal turmoil, is heightened by a recurring ‘fate theme’, heard in the opening fanfare and again in the surging conclusion.

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Tickets are available from the HSO box office on 01235 859210, our contact form, or can be purchased from Reading Arts (where a booking fee will apply).


  • £18
  • £15
  • £10
  • Students/U16s half price
  • One child free with any paying adult (£15/£10 tickets only)
  • Buy 7 tickets and get the 8th one for free

Directions to Reading Concert Hall

Postcode: RG1 1QH

Blagrave Street, Reading