Romance, sadness and sorrow at Hatfield concert

The de Havilland Philharmonic orchestra

The de Havilland Philharmonic orchestra

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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

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