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Calling all local musicians – new paid commission opportunity!

A new commission is being offered to musicians to undertake community engagement projects in Hastings over Winter 2020-2021.

Posted 18:06 Saturday, Nov 14, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Historic England Project Art Works Trinity Triangle Trinity Triangle Heritage Action Zone TTHAZ

Hastings International Piano announces Digital Festival

Headlining Hastings International Piano’s one-day Digital Festival will be Rufus Wainwright, and there will also be piano recitals by Maxim Kinasov and Martin James Bartlett, together with a piano masterclass given by Professor Vanessa Latarche, says HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 17:42 Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Chi-chi Nwanoku Chineke! Orchestra Chris Cormack Hastings International Piano Ian Roberts Martin James Bartlett Maxim Kinasov Rufus Wainwright Vanessa Latarche

Quality classical music at Kino-Teatr

The Hastings Early Music Festival (HEMF) is an annual event bringing internationally acclaimed musicians to Hastings. HOT’s Music Correspondent, Brian Hick, was there to hear the Rautio Piano Trio playing Mozart and Faure at Kino-Teatr, St Leonards, on Saturday 17 October.

Posted 13:44 Sunday, Oct 18, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Gavin Kibble Hastings Early Music Festival Jane Gordon Kino-Teatr Leo Duarte Oliver Wilson Rautio Piano Trio

Welcome back to newly normal!

Until I visited an Oxford Lieder recital at Fairlight Hall last Saturday evening, I didn’t realise how much I have been missing live music in the good old way (but still subject to social distancing). Now the Hastings Philharmonic are also back to work with a whole programme, a minimum of six events to delight us – a leap of faith in these difficult times, writes Chris Cormack.

Posted 15:09 Monday, Sep 14, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Ashley Riches Aysen Ulucan Boyan Ivanov Chris Cormack Christ church Dumky Trio Fairlight Hall Francis Rayner Hastings Philharmonic Helen May Lysianne Chen Marcio da Silva Oliver Mansfield Sholto Kynoch Vinehall International

Pier proves a welcome saviour for live music in Hastings

The lockdown months have necessarily been a barren time for live music in Hastings, so Darren Johnson is pleased to celebrate the return of live performances on the pier with John Bownas, who played a key role in bringing it about. Photos By Russell Jacobs.

Posted 20:41 Sunday, Aug 9, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Darrren Johnson Emma Joliffe John Bownas pier Russell Jacobs

Crazy kids cabaret and a preview!

It’s August – it’s CRAZY! The day is set for a 22 degree high in Hastings with bright sunshine and a light breeze. Lobsterliciously – spread the Lobster Love with LEKIDDO – Lord of The Lobsters! Joyous uplifting pop moves and catchy tunes, Chris Cormack investigates how much fun Jenny Miller’s Barefoot Opera can bring you and your kids.

Posted 22:51 Tuesday, Aug 4, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: barefoot opera Bloom Britannia Chris Cormack Glastonbury Jenny Miller Lekiddo

Liszt and Brahms – familiar territory

HOT music correspondent Brian Hick enjoyed an evening of mood changes with the nineteenth online concert of piano music featuring prizewinners in Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

A rare evening simply listening without score

HOT music correspondent Brian Hick faced a real challenge to relish on this evening of piano music in the eighteenth online concert featuring prizewinners in Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

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