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Daniel Rainey at All Saints Church 24 Septemeber 2015 photo: Jonathan Bruce

Making the music his own

What separates a musician from the crowd? Is it not the way he makes the music his own? Which is why I knew I’d asked the wrong question, when I asked Daniel Rainey what was his favourite music to play? It is as if the music he is currently playing is always his favourite – more importantly it is his! HOT’s Chris Cormack writes on a musical phenomenon, who graced the Hastings International Composers Festival for all four concerts.

The beautiful goddess Otohime presents Urashima Tarō with a mysterious box that he is never to open. Illustration by Edmund Dulac (1916)

East meets West in Hastings

Next Thursday, 24 September, the International Composers Festival presents an evening of the exquisite music of composer, Nobuya Monta. It will include the one act opera, Otohimé; a world-premiere in its full orchestral version and performed in stunning national costumes coming specially from Japan, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack

the Hastings Sinfonia with Jonathan Bruce on violincello

Winter warmer with Winston

Hastings composer Polo Piatti will be premiering the piano and orchestra version of his composition Broad, Sunlit Uplands with the Hastings Sinfonia on the last Saturday in January. He dedicated this composition to the London branch of the famous Winkle Club, having conceived the music with former club-member Winston Churchill in mind, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

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Hastings welcomes its own new orchestra

For those lovers of the International Composers Festival, who regret not having their usual opportunity of hearing recently composed classical tonal music here in Hastings, there is – this year at least – an exciting new development for romantic music, namely the first official concert of the Hastings Sinfonia. And the concert will include many much loved soloists from earlier Composers’ Festivals for us to enjoy, once again under the expert lead of conductor Derek Carden. HOT’s Chris Cormack writes.

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