Romance, sadness and sorrow at Hatfield concert

The de Havilland Philharmonic orchestra

The de Havilland Philharmonic orchestra

Archant

CONDUCTOR Robin Browning and the de Havilland Philharmonic orchestra return to Hatfield on Sunday for an evening of classical music.

The Weston Auditorium will host the University of Hertfordshire’s resident orchestra for a concert of romance, sadness and sorrow.

Tchaikovsky’s gentle Serenade for Strings opens the concert, one of the Romantic era’s most defining compositions.

This will be followed by Stravinsky’s more rumbustious Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments from his neo-classical period in 1924.

To close the concert, the de Havilland orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Symphony No.6, written as an elegy for the sadness and sorrows of World War Two.

A dark work, which was condemned by the Stalinist regime for not following ‘party lines’, the Symphony has just three movements which Prokofiev uses to show the destruction of the war but also the triumph representing the end of the conflict.

The concert takes place on Sunday at 7.30pm in the impressive Weston Auditorium on the University’s de Havilland Campus, in Hatfield.

Tickets are priced £20 full, £15 concessions and £6 students.

They can be purchased from the UHArts box office on 01707 281127 or online at www.herts.ac.uk/artsandgalleries

Related articles

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 08:32
Royston museum curator Jenny Oxley, visitor Scarlett Hollamby, 8 and museum assistant Amy Judd make some clay models during stone-age day

It’s time to Yabba-dabba-doo on down to Royston Museum today and find out what life was like in the Stone Age.

Fri, 16:56
Royston cave guide James Robinson in the cave with visitors

Actor, comedian and historian Tony Robinson checked into Royston Cave to film a programme about ancient paths and trackways.

Fri, 14:03
The Listing team were proud as punch to win big.

The team at The Listing magazine in Royston are celebrating today after winning the top awards at the Cambridge Building Society Community Magazine Awards last night at Cambridge United Football Club.

A person has been hit by a train at Potters Bar, according to National Rail.

One line remains blocked on the Great Northern route after someone was hit and killed by a train at Potters Bar railway station.

”North

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Royston Crow e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up