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“Summer Sunday” featuring Nova Foresta Classical Players at the Weald and Downland Museum

With Ruth Mills, soprano.

Introducing ‘The Nova Foresta Classical Players’ to the Weald & Downland Living Museum for a relaxed evening under the stars with music by the Museum’s millpond.

The Nova Foresta Classical Players was founded in 2017 by Cellist/Conductor Philip Daish-Handy and Pianist Martin Penrose. The Orchestra specialises in music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic Eras.

2019 sees ‘Nova’ fast gaining recognition as a musical ‘tour de force’ and are performing concerts and recitals to sell out audiences across the country.

This is an outdoor event so please bring a rug and a picnic, or there will be food and drink available to buy from the Waterside Cafe.


Havant Chamber Orchestra plays Barber’s Adagio

Arrive early to enjoy … 6.30pm–7.00pm: Pre-concert talk

Charterhouse Suite – Vaughan Williams

Adagio – Barber

Oboe Concerto Op. 9 No. 2 – Albinoni
Soloist: Lucinda Willits (pictured)

Souvenir de Florence – Tchaikovsky
Barber’s famous Adagio for strings and a delicious oboe concerto by Venetian master Tomaso Albinoni.

HCO presents a programme of beautiful music for strings with the added bonus of a gorgeous Oboe Concerto by Albinoni, performed by HCO’s own principal oboe, Lucinda Willits.

The strings will play music by a wide variety of composers including the famous Adagio by Samuel Barber and ending with Tchaikovsky’s postcard from Italy, the Souvenir de Florence. Tchaikovsky sketched the main theme of the work whilst on a visit to Florence, originally scoring it for just six players. It was subsequently arranged for a full string orchestra.

Opening the programme will be an evocation of English countryside and folk music, the Charterhouse Suite by Vaughan Williams.

Read preview notes and a review.


Lunchtime concert at St Mary’s: The Nadina String Quartet

The Nadina String Quartet perform “A Musical Miscellany” – a variety of music from across the years.

Come and join us for a lunchtime concert, with music by the wonderful Nadina String Quartet. Made up of professional and semi-professional musicians, the group is much in demand for their ability & dedication to the music they play. Come and join us for what promises to be a very special concert. Free entry, with retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music Foundation (Charity no. 1020088).

And for those who wish the concert is followed by a lunch costing £2.50.


St. Mary’s Church, Portchester – Thursday Lunchtime Concert – Solent Baroque Orchestra

Brandenburg Concerto 1.

Our tea room is open for light lunches and refreshments.


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