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Simon Russell Beale takes part in Beloved Clara, a HIPCC fundraiser (photo: HIPCC).

Famous musical love triangle featured in HIPCC outreach fundraiser

On Sunday 10 November Beloved Clara – A Tale of Love and Loss will be presented at St Mary in the Castle with award-winning British actors Lesley Sharp and Sir Simon Russell Beale and  pianist Lucy Parham. The event is a fundraiser for the ambitious outreach programme planned by the organiser of Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, as HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick explains.

Posted 20:18 Monday, Oct 21, 2019 In: Music & Sound
London Mozart Players (photo: LMP website).

London Mozart Players replace Poole as Opus’ resident artist

Opus Theatre has a new residency – the London Mozart Players. They will take over from the present incumbent, pianist Oliver Poole. He gave his last concert in the inaugural World Series featuring leading international musicians last Saturday, 5 October, accompanying soprano Tamara Radjenovic in an evening of operatic and Balkan songs. HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick was there for the occasion.

Posted 14:14 Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Brian Hick London Mozart Players Oliver Poole Opus Theatre Tamara Radjenovic
Quad Squad

New jass quartet: Quad Squad

This Sunday, 13 October, a new quartet ‘Quad Squad’ will be playing jazz from 2.30 to 5pm in Teddy’s Beach Diner at Azur Marina Pavilion. The gig marks the start of saxophonist Lynda Murray’s residency at the Azur.

Posted 12:54 Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 In: Music & Sound
Danny George Wilson and Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou

Award-winning live Americana at the Electric Palace

Coming up on Friday 4 October, enjoy award-winning country-tinged folk rock at the Electric Palace cinema in Hastings Old Town. In advance of the show, Annie Waite speaks with the performers – a trio of big names in Americana: Danny George Wilson (aka Danny Champ), alongside his long-time friends and musical collaborators, Hastings-based husband and wife team, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou.

Posted 09:57 Monday, Sep 30, 2019 In: Film,Music & Sound Tags: AMA Annie Waite award-winning music bennett wilson poole electric palace cinema Folk music grand drive Hastings live music magic numbers maiden voyage music trevor moss & Hannah Lou union music store
Marcio daSilava

Marcio da Silva, music director of the Hastings Philharmonic Choir and the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra

Marcio da Silva, conductor, singer and stage director, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his life, music, and his work in Hastings and beyond.

Posted 16:08 Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva
Allison Neale and Chris

Two of a Mind at Jazz Hastings

Posted 17:37 Friday, Sep 27, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Allison Neale Chris Biscoe Gerry Mulligan Jazz Hastings Julian Norridge Matt Fishwick Paul Desmond Simon Thorpe Two of a Mind
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Local composer to enjoy world premiere in US

It is quite unusual for a living composer based in the UK to have one of his major works given its world premiere in the USA. But this is the plan for Hastings-based composer Polo Piatti, whose Bohemian Concerto for piano and orchestra will be performed at the prestigious Sandler Centre for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach in October. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:31 In: Music & Sound Tags: Bohemian Concerto Daniel W Boothe Opus Theatre Polo Piatti Thomas Pandolfi

Well balanced programme from Benyounes  Quartet

Benyounes Quartet, West Hill Community Festival  Hastings, Friday 20 September 2019: HOT music critic Brian Hick attended the inaugural concert in the West Hill Community Festival, given by the Benyounes Quartet.

Posted 18:39 Monday, Sep 23, 2019 In: Music & Sound
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