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Pete Hurt in Big Band action.

Hastings Big Band promise a big night

Posted 17:10 Monday, Jul 1, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,
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HIPCC runner-up Kinasov returns for summer recital

Maxim Kinasov, the brilliant young Russian pianist who won second prize and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra prize at this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, is returning to the town to give this year’s prestigious Summer Recital at picturesque Fairlight Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 7 July. Julian Norridge writes.

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Celebrating 60 years of Ronnie Scott’s iconic jazz club

Ronnie Scott’s Story, White Rock Theatre, Wednesday 19 June 2019:  London’s most famous jazz venue is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and Ronnie Scott’s All Stars are on tour to tell the story. HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick went to hear them when they came to the White Rock Theatre last week for an evening of nostalgia and story-telling, linked with music spanning the whole of the history of the club.

Posted 11:49 In: Music & Sound
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First tango in Rye’s new venue

Hastings Philharmonic gave their first concert at the new Bridge Point arts centre in Rye on Saturday 15 June. Dedicated to the tango, the event was witnessed by HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick.

Posted 18:53 Monday, Jun 17, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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FIESTA: A Night of Passion

Hastings Sinfonia is working on their most exciting concert yet. Their summer concert will be FIESTA: A Night Of Passion, to be held at St Mary in the Castle on Saturday 6 July at 7.30pm. Sandra Goodsell, chair of Hastings Sinfonia, writes.


Polyphony in Pevensey

Music correspondent Brian Hick attended the concert given by the Polyphony Vocal Ensemble at St Nicolas Church in Pevensey on Saturday 25 May 2019.

Posted 15:56 Friday, May 31, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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Jazz Hastings welcomes Julian Nicholas and his band

Polo Piatti Photo Martina Mars

Opus: Classical music for everyone

Local musician, composer and creative innovator, Polo Piatti has a goal: to make classical music accessible to all, not only an elite, high earning percentage of the population. With this in mind, he and his team at The Opus Theatre put together affordable musical programmes for the people of this area with renowned musicians more used to performing at venues hosting thousands of people in the audience. How lucky we are to have such a generous, sincere organisation in our town. HOT’s Zelly Restorick writes.

Posted 09:35 Wednesday, May 22, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: , , ,
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