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Beethoven’s birth remembered in Hastings Sinfonia’s opening concert of 2020 season

Hastings Sinfonia includes a well-known work by Beethoven in its opening 2020 season concert on Saturday 1 February in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the great composer’s birthday. In mid-year it has concerts with the London Mozart Players and separately will be presenting a concerto written around Queen’s greatest hits. Chair Sandra Goodsell describes what waits in store.

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.

Posted 16:44 Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: Beethoven David Pullen Ensemble OrQuesta First World War Hastings Philharmonic Hugo John Donne Marcio da Silva Philip O'Meara Psalms Somme White Rock Theatre Yeats

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.

Posted 17:02 Wednesday, Jun 22, 2016 In: Music & Sound Tags: Alberto Ginastera Argentinian Dance Balakariev Beethoven David Pullen Fairlight Hall John Cole mozart The Lark Therese Jensen Tzu-Yin Huang

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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