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Hastings Philharmonic, choir and orchestra, in full flow under Marcio da Silva's direction.

Beethoven and O’Meara help put Hastings Philharmonic firmly on the musical map

The newly reformed Hastings Phlharmonic, which now comprises an orchestra in addition to the well-known choir, had its first outing on Saturday 12 November at the White Rock Theatre. David Pullen was there to hear their rendering of Beethoven’s ninth symphony and a new choral work specially commissioned from Philip O’Meara. Photos by Justin Lycett.

Hastings Philharmonic Choir, now part of Hastings Philharmonic. Photo: Peter Mould (www.artypharty.com).

Hastings Philharmonic performs Beethoven’s choral symphony to announce its arrival

Beethoven’s Ninth is the work chosen to present to the world the newly formed Hastings Philharmonic – a permanent bonding of the well-known Hastings Philharmonic Choir with the Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra, which has its base in the Ensemble OrQuesta. A third component, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir, will enable this local musical powerhouse to further expand its repertoire and ambitions. David Pullen looks forward to the first performance.

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Summer turns up for winner’s Fairlight recital

Having followed closely Tzu-Yin Huang’s progress through the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition to take the winner’s crown in March, David Pullen was keen to hear her again when she gave the traditional winner’s recital in the striking setting of Fairlight Hall earlier this month. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

Winner Tzu-Yn Huang in the White Rock Theatre, scene of her triumph.

Chance to see piano champion’s recital

As the last act of this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, Tzu-Yin Huang from Taiwan is to give the traditional winner’s recital at Fairlight Hall. David Pullen, who accompanied the competition with a lively daily blog for HOT, looks forward to the occasion and the programme. Photos by Richard Grebby of RG Studios.

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A clear winner

The Epic is finally over and it was very far from a foregone conclusion as to who might win. Few, I think , would have seen Tzu-Yin Huang from Taiwan as the likely winner at the end of the first round, or even after the semi finals,and yet she was chosen by the RPO orchestra as their winner as well as the jury  –  and from my soundings, by many of the audience as well (if they had been here both nights). HOT’s David Pullen sums up the Finals.

Eric Zuber USA

Hastings Toccata a joyous addition

In a way this is the end of the competition for me as a blogger, except to urge you all to get onto White Rock 462288 and book yourselves in for the finals on Friday and Saturday – there will be some blistering piano playing and a lot of boisterous orchestral playing to enjoy from the RPO, writes David Pullen.

Jason Simon USA

The dragons come home to roost

The Axe has fallen and 21 of the 39 competitors are out. I felt that the Jury Chairman, Frank Wibaut, handled it extremely well, and  am confident that none of them felt failures as a result of this rather brutal end, particularly when so many of them had come from America and Asia. And of course none of them were failures, writes HOT’s David Pullen.

From Day one

Wrestling with Dragons

Day two, and this time I did avoid the morning session and as there were two cancellations I only had a measly 7 concertos to look forward to! It was still very good value,writes HOT’s David Pullen

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