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Concert at Opus Theatre

The Phoenix Opus

The Opus Theatre, considered one of the finest concert halls in the South East, is situated in a Grade II listed building created for the best natural acoustics. The theatre’s centerpiece, however, is the venue’s new and very special concert grand piano, one of the most technologically advanced acoustic instruments in the world, officially baptized as the ‘Phoenix Opus’. 

This beautiful 9ft concert grand piano has been commissioned by Polo Piatti, the award- winning British-Argentine composer and concert pianist, who has recently launched the 700 seat Opus Theatre in the 19th century building of the former congregational church in Hastings town centre.

To celebrate the arrival of this unique instrument in its new home, the Opus Theatre – together with Hurstwood Farm Pianos – are delighted to present a very special event. There will be an afternoon recital by Russian virtuoso Anton Lyakhovsy, followed by an evening recital by British prodigy, Oliver Poole.

Both programmes will include some of the most beautiful piano works by Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Wagner, Gershwin and other composers, all performed by two amazing pianists in the perfect surroundings and acoustics of the Opus Theatre. The first performance starts at 3pm and the second at 7pm. Both recitals will be video-recorded live.

Tickets for this very special event are on sale from Hastings Tourist Office, the Opus Theatre website and at the venue on the day, priced at £15 per recital or at a discounted price of £25 for both recitals.

An extraordinary piano

The Phoenix Opus is a 9ft long grand concert piano, 1 ton in weight, constructed using the latest Phoenix technology including their fantastic carbon-fibre soundboard, fitted to a 1925 Blüthner Style XI acoustic body (widely considered as one of the very best acoustic bodies in existence). It has a WNG carbon fibre/composite action, and the world-famous Phoenix bridge technology. This makes the ‘Phoenix Opus’ not only an extraordinarily beautiful instrument, but the piano with the biggest carbon-fiber soundboard in the United Kingdom and one of the most technologically advanced acoustic pianos in the planet.

More information about the venue can be found at: www.opustheatre.co.uk Read more about Polo Piatti.

Opus Theatre – 24-25 Cambridge Road – Hastings – East Sussex TN34 1DJ

Polo Piatti is also Founder and Artistic Director of the International Composers Festival in the UK, as well as Founder and Artistic Director of the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra.

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Posted 08:50 Thursday, Aug 3, 2017 In: Music & Sound


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