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Tomasina Trezise will be performing opera favourites at Hastings Sinfonia's winter concert.

Soprano Thomasin Trezise will be performing opera favourites at Hastings Sinfonia’s winter concert.

Hastings Sinfonia present a winter concert at St John’s

Now in its seventh year of performing popular classical music and opera favourites, the Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra presents its winter concert on Saturday 26 January at St John the Evangelist church. Sandra Goodsell, the orchestra’s chair, describes what waits in store.

Hastings Sinfonia Orchestra is very proud and excited to showcase once again our very talented resident pianist Howard Southern who will be giving a complete performance of  the Piano Concerto Opus 54 by Robert Schumann – a beautiful work expressing the yearning and happiness between two loving people as well as the intimate connection between loyalty and the struggle for freedom.

In addition the programme will include Weber’s Oberon Overture, Slavonic Dance Number 2 by Dvorak, In The Steppes Of Central Asia by Borodin and two works by local composers.

These are:

  • Agitato by Polo Piatti,  a virtuosic piece for piano and orchestra. This is a new transcription for full orchestra with the composer playing the very challenging solo part for the very first time with the Hastings Sinfonia;
  • King’s Royal by Paul Lewis. This was composed for the BBC drama series of the same name while Paul was living in Hastings Old Town.

There will also be a number of opera favourites, including works by Lehar, Puccini and Strauss, with soloists Howard Southern (piano), Thomasin Trezise (soprano) and Polo Piatti (piano).

This concert is dedicated to Tan McDowall, flautist with the Hastings Sinfonia, who prematurely and very sadly passed away recently.  A donation will be made to St Michael’s hospice from the proceeds of this concert.

Hastings Sinfonia has built a reputation and loyal following for performing popular, well-known classics together with some exciting new works giving a balanced programme suitable for everyone, plus performing at community events such as Pirates Day and the Mid Summer Fish Fest.

The orchestra consists of local professional and talented amateur musicians, who meet twice a month throughout the year. The conductor is opera specialist Derek Carden, the leader, local professional violinist and teacher Peter Fields, and our artistic director is Polo Piatti, who continues to write great pieces for the orchestra to perform.

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Winter Concert, with Hastings Sinfonia. Saturday 26 January, 7.30pm, at St John the Evangelist, Brittany Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0RD.

Tickets – £10 in advance or £12 at the door, children under 16 free if accompanied by a paying adult (though they still require a ticket) – available from the Tourist Information Office, Aquila House, Breeds Place, Hastings TN34 3AA (01424 451111) or TicketSource, by phone on 0333 666 3366 or online.

For further information please visit Hastings Sinfonia’s website or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.








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Posted 15:22 Monday, Jan 21, 2019 In: Music & Sound

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