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Hastings Musical Festival goes virtual for lack of venue

White Rock Theatre has started to announce new events taking place there as from July 2021, but the Hastings Musical Festival has had to announce it is ‘going virtual’ for 2021 and the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition is postponed from March to late June 2021.  Chris Cormack asks what this says about the future of live music in Hastings.

Posted 12:49 Friday, Oct 9, 2020 In: Performance Tags: Charlotte Burt School of Dance Hastings Internatioanl Piano Concerto Competition Hastings Musical Festival Opus Theatre Silver Lee Stage School st mary in the castle The White Rock Theatre

Over and Out for Artshelter?

During the long wait for a bus, local artist and writer, Maureen Connett, has been pondering what can be done to cheer up the town centre, in particular the bus stops at Queens Road. She would have liked to share her art portraying local places in Hastings on the empty spaces at the bus shelters, but it looks like the Pandemic may have put paid to a ‘laudable initiative’. We can take another look at Maureen’s art here.

Posted 07:35 Monday, Aug 17, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Alexandra Park artshelter Big Choir Brassey Institute Christchurch Handels Messiah Hastings Philharmonic library Maureen Connett Opus Theatre St John the Evangelist the Spirit of Cricket

Global Conversations

Composer & Opus Theatre founder, Polo Piatti and star pianist & Opus patron, Oliver Poole will be sharing their thoughts in this crucial time for the arts with three very special guests: Classic Brit Award Nominee singer Carly Paoli, ‘EMMA For Peace’ founder Paolo Petrocelli and conductor & impresario Gianluca Marciano.

Posted 14:37 Thursday, May 28, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Carly Paoli Oliver Poole Opus Theatre Polo Piatti

Evening of strings with London Mozart Players on Friday

String music is the theme at St Mary in the Castle this Friday when the London Mozart Players return to Hastings for the second concert in their LMP by the Sea series. The finale will see them joined by 100 young string players from the area, writes  Nick Terdre.

Posted 18:02 Wednesday, Feb 5, 2020 In: Music & Sound Tags: Celebrating Strings Fiddler's Hill Hastings Area Music Centre Jeff Moore London Mozart Players Nick Terdre Opus Theatre Ruth Rogers st mary in the castle
Polo Piatti - Composer of Libera Nos

Experienced singers wanted!

Celebrated Hastings-based composer Polo Piatti is looking for 20 committed singers to join the distinguished London Mozart Players performing the world-premiere of his powerful and emotional multi-faith oratorio Libera Nos. The new choir will also be joined by members of the Hastings Sinfonia, five soloists and a children’s choir. HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reports.

London Mozart Players tune up for first concert at Opus

The London Mozart Players, the UK’s longest-established chamber orchestra, are the new Artists in Residence at Opus Theatre, where they plan to deliver an exciting programme of classical music concerts and outreach work throughout the 2019/20 season. The orchestra’s Cat Fuller explains.

Posted 11:09 Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Cat Fuller Julia Desbruslais London Mozart Players Opus Theatre Polo Piatti

London Mozart Players replace Poole as Opus’ resident artist

Opus Theatre has a new residency – the London Mozart Players. They will take over from the present incumbent, pianist Oliver Poole. He gave his last concert in the inaugural World Series featuring leading international musicians last Saturday, 5 October, accompanying soprano Tamara Radjenovic in an evening of operatic and Balkan songs. HOT’s music correspondent Brian Hick was there for the occasion.

Posted 14:14 Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Brian Hick London Mozart Players Oliver Poole Opus Theatre Tamara Radjenovic

Local composer to enjoy world premiere in US

It is quite unusual for a living composer based in the UK to have one of his major works given its world premiere in the USA. But this is the plan for Hastings-based composer Polo Piatti, whose Bohemian Concerto for piano and orchestra will be performed at the prestigious Sandler Centre for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach in October. Nick Terdre reports.

Posted 17:31 Friday, Sep 27, 2019 In: Music & Sound Tags: Bohemian Concerto Daniel W Boothe Opus Theatre Polo Piatti Thomas Pandolfi
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