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Salome is danced by Harriet Waghorn.

Salome: a genuinely gripping work

Edifice Dance Theatre: Salome, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, 29 June 2019. The brief biblical account of Salome has given rise to a wealth of artistic endeavours, the most recent of which comes from Edifice Dance Theatre in cooperation with Hastings Philharmonic. This is very much a step into the unexplored for them but, in the event, a compellingly worthwhile undertaking, writes HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick. Photos by Peter Mould.

Roman Kosyakov - still from HIPCC Youtube

Women composers to the fore in the Challenge of Change

On Wednesday 1 May at 7.30pm the Kino-Teatr in St Leonards hosts a chamber music concert dedicated to female composers as part of Hastings Philharmonic’s Challenge of Change festival. This features some great musicians, including pianist Roman Kosyakov, winner of the 2018 HIPCC, and Angela Jung, the lead violin of Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra. Will Robertson, cello, and counter-tenor Alex Pullinger make up a very impressive team, writes Chris Cormack.

The Beacon Photo: Judy Dewsbury

Poets and singers in joint celebration of Atatürk

As part of a series of themed events around “The Challenge of Change”, and an 80th anniversary celebration  of Jemal Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir will join poets from the Hastings Stanza group at The Beacon in St Mary’s Terrace on Tuesday 30 April at 7.30 pm for an evening of entertainment in song and verse, writes Chris Cormack.

The vagaries of our life, as expressed by the Wheel of Fortune, are central to the philosophy of Carmina Burana (image: Wikimedia Commons).

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana returns by popular demand

Back by popular demand, Hastings Philharmonic Choir returns to St Mary in the Castle with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana this Saturday, 6 April, as choir member Chris Cormack explains.

Cutler's conception of Nimue and Merlin in his painting xx. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

Merlin magic comes to St Mary in the Castle

Marcio da Silva is well known in town for his magnificent Hastings Philharmonic concerts with winners of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Not so well-known is the strength and depth of his opera productions with the Ensemble OrQuesta, writes Chris Cormack. This month he takes another bold leap forward with his first production of contemporary opera, Merlin, by local composer Keith Beal. The production has much welcome local support, including costumes by Gill Jenks, the wardrobe mistress for the Stables Theatre.

International award winning pianist performs

The winner of this year’s Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. Kenny Broberg, will be returning to Hastings this October after a highly successful summer spent in his native America. Julian Norridge writes.

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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