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For more details please see here – https://www.hastingsphilorchestra.co.uk/28th-january

Featuring –

WAGNER Tannhäuser Overture
BEAL Symphony No. 10 (World Premiere)
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HARRISON Bredon Hill
RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No 3

Over one hundred years ago Hastings was proud to support a professional orchestra, which regularly performed high-quality classical music concerts with international soloists under the baton of renowned conductors.

Julius Harrison (composer of Bredon Hill) became conductor of the Hastings Municipal Orchestra in 1930. In Hastings he ran an annual festival and, during the summer season, conducting up to twelve concerts a week. He raised the standard of the orchestra to challenge that of its south-coast rival, the Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, securing the services of guest artists including the conductors Sir Henry Wood and Sir Adrian Boult, pianists such as Clifford Curzon and Benno Moiseiwitsch and singers including George Baker. When the Hastings orchestra was disbanded after the outbreak of the Second World War Harrison became director of music at Malvern College (1940-2).

Bredon Hill, was composed just after Harrison left his Hastings post.