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C’mon Hastings! Support the Campaign for Real Music!

Robert Draper, a participant composer in the upcoming International Composers’ Festival, has strong views as to how classical music should be – and they’re not in accord with the thinking of modern academia. Music, he believes, has greater worth when borne of  instinct; when a product of the soul. HOT’s Chris Cormack interviews him on his ideas and the music. Come to the International Composers’ Festival and find out more.

Posted 12:23 Wednesday, Sep 16, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: 2015 International Composers' Festival Baroque music Campaign for Real Music Chris Cormack Classicus De La Warr Pavilion Evgenia Chudinovich Hastings Kenneth Roberts Polo Piatti robert draper Romantic music St Mary in the Caste tonal composers

Polo Piatti winkles up in Hastings

Polo Piatti is one of the personalities to show to the wider world what diverse musical talent there is to be had in 1066 country. Having shown the Hastings Tango Club the way to go with Argentinian music, Polo is now to be for the third time music director of the Hastings International Composers Festival, which is taking place on 24-26 Sepetember. Julian Norridge interviewed Polo about his life story and how he came to Hastings.

Spiritual revival – time to join the bandwagon!

The Hastings Philharmonic Choir is presenting more contemporary classical choral music with a strong spiritual impetus. After Arvo Pärt last Autumn, the choir  put on an enormously well received Christmas concert which, together with the old favourites, included brand new works from Chilcott and Rutter. This week, the choir again presents some deeply religious modern music to move the soul. HOT’s Chris Cormack argues that this resonates with a growing need to revive true spirituality in an increasingly confusing world, where religious dogma lies behind some horrific acts of barbarity.

Posted 19:17 Monday, Jun 29, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: 2015 International Composers' Festival Chris Cormack colin mawby eric whitacre Hastings Philharmonic Choir Marcio da Silva morten lauridsen Polo Piatti

A frenzy of fish, food, wine and song

Saturday 20 June marks the start of nine days of fish, food and drink-related festivities. Erica Smith tries to work out where the fishy festival ends and the food and wine festival begins.

Posted 09:40 Wednesday, Jun 17, 2015 In: One Long Party Tags: 1066 Wine and Food Festival Andy Neate Bay Spice Coco and The Butterfields fish Harmony One Hastings Hastings Sinfonia Jiggery Pokery Laetitia Yhap Liane Carroll Marie White Midsummer Fish Festival Nana Tsiboe Pier Nine Pocketsize Polo Piatti Riedel Siam 2 St Clements The Essential Wine School The Violet Jive W&SET Wine Wine and Spirit Education Trust Zachary Dogwood

Winter warmer with Winston

Hastings composer Polo Piatti will be premiering the piano and orchestra version of his composition Broad, Sunlit Uplands with the Hastings Sinfonia on the last Saturday in January. He dedicated this composition to the London branch of the famous Winkle Club, having conceived the music with former club-member Winston Churchill in mind, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 14:45 Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015 In: Music & Sound Tags: Daniel Rainey Hastings Sinfonia Polo Piatti thomasin trezise Winston Churchill winter warmers concert

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.

Unique opportunity at Composers’ Festival

As we came out of our third concert in two days of the second International Composers Festival, someone said “In the end, I’d prefer to hear some Beethoven”, thus showing he had entirely missed the point of this wonderful event.  Beethoven can be heard in bucketfuls on the radio and in concert halls.  We had had the unique opportunity to hear works recently created by some prodigiously talented composers, and performed by equally talented musicians, writes Antony Mair.

Famous composers descend on Hastings

The second Hastings International Composers Festival is now just days away and there will be an influx into the town of some great musical talent from near and far  to complement the surprising diversity of local talent that we enjoy in this great town. HOT’s Chris Cormack describes the various delights in store.

Posted 11:16 Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013 In: Performance Tags: Composers' Festival howard blake kenneth richards nigel hess Nobuya Monta Polo Piatti robert draper Stephen warbeck
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