The newest fully professional orchestra in the South East

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: MARCIO DA SILVA

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 Friday, October 13th - 7pm 
  St Mary in the Castle


  
HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
  Kenneth Broberg - Piano
  Marcio da Silva - Conductor

  Coriolan Overture
  Piano Concerto no.5
  Symphony no.5

  Beethoven
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In this opening concert of the season Kenneth Broberg  -  the    2017
winner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto        competition,  and Silver Medallist at the quadrennialVan
  Cliburn   International Piano Competition  - makes his debut
  with the  Hastings Philharmonic Orchestra.  

    £22.50/£17.50


                             

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In partnership with

  Saturday, November 4th - 7pm 
   St Mary in the Castle

   HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
   HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

   Helen May - Soprano, Kieran White - Tenor, Jolyon Loy - Baritone
    Marcio da Silva - Conductor

   String Serenade Elgar

   Two Psalms Holst
   Cantata Misericordium Britten
   Serenata Notturna in D Mozart
   Mass in G Schubert

   In their first concert of the season the Hastings Philharmonic 
   Choir present a programme that contrasts Austrian music
   composed at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th
   century, with English music from the end of the 19th and the early
   20th century. The audience will enjoy the variety of the beautiful
   music on offer in this mixed programme.

  £20/£17.50/£15.50 (Under 16 £5)

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​​    Saturday, December 2nd - 7pm 
  Christ Church (St Leonards-on-Sea)
  
   HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC BAROQUE


    Emily Armour - Soprano
   Marcio da Silva - Countertenor 
   Petra Hajduchova - Harpsichord

   Stabat Mater A.Scarlatti
   Stabat Mater Pergolesi


   These two works were both composed at the behest of the Knights
    of the Virgin of Sorrows (Cavalieri della Virgine dei Dolori) in
    Naples. Alessandro Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater (1724) was well
    received, and was played every year until about 1734 when
   Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s work emerged and received even
    greater acclaim. 
  

   £15/£12.50 (Under 16 £5)

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​​   Saturday, December 16th - 5pm 
  St Mary in the Castle

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
  CHRIST CHURCH SCHOOL CHILDREN'S CHOIR
  INSPIRITUS BRASS

  Francis Rayner - Piano
  Marcio da Silva - Conductor


  CAROLS FOR ALL CONCERT

  Hastings Philharmonic Choir’s traditional annual concert

  returns with another selection of your favourite Christmas
  Carols; with the accompaniment of In Spiritus Brass, and pianist
  Francis Rayner. There will be solos by members of the choir,
  and Marcio da Silva, and we also welcome the participation of
  the Christ Church School Children’s Choir. 

  £15/£12.50 (Under 16 £5)

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​​    Saturday, January 13th - 8pm 
  St Mary in the Castle

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC & FRIENDS   



       TANGO NIGHT

  Alessandra Fasolo - Voice,   
Marcio da Silva - Voice
  Madllena Georgieva - Violin, Boyan Ivanov - Clarinet,
  Elena Marigomez - Double-bass, Stephanie Gurga - Piano


  
 
After the success of last year’s Bossa Nova concert, this year we

  bring you an evening dedicated entirely to Astor Piazzolla’s Tangos.
  These will be performed by members of the Hastings Philharmonic
  Orchestra, joined by mezzo-soprano Alessandra Fasolo and pianist
  Stephanie Gurga. Come along and enjoy this  romantic evening at
  the beautiful St Mary in the Castle.


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Saturday, 10th Feb  - 7pm
Christ Church - St Leonards-on-Sea

Ayşen Ulucan - Violin
Marcio da Silva - Baritone
Francis Rayner - Piano

LOVE AND DESPAIR

Violin Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 Beethoven
‘Winterreise’ (Song Cycle) Schubert

  


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In their fourth year of collaboration Ayşen Ulucan, Marcio da Silva and Francis Rayner will  bring you a programme consisting of two intensely moving pieces by Beethoven and Schubert. Beethoven’s Violin Sonata op.30 No.2 was completed during a period of anguished state of mind, and is composed in the composer’s most grim tonality: C minor. Schubert’s darkest and most intense song cycle, ‘Winterreise’, was written towards the end of his short life. Setting poems by Wilhelm Müller, the work explores feelings of love, doubt and loss.

​​    Saturday, February 24th - 7pm
   Christ Church (St Leonards-on-Sea)​​

   HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR
   & BAROQUE ENSEMBLE

  Sarah Parkin, Helen May - Soprano
  Jake Barlow - Alto
  Kieran White, Philip O'Meara - Tenor
  Alexander McMillan​ - Bass
  Marcio da Silva - Conductor

   Vespro della Beata Vergine
  Monteverdi
 
   Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir brings to you  Monteverdi’s
   most ambitious choral piece. This programme is a full-scale Baroque
   explosion, with period  instruments, a lute, organ, double chorus and
   soloists. Written in 1610, this piece was monumental in scale, calling
   for up to 10 vocal parts in some movements, not to mention six soloists
   and an orchestra. The Vespers are a prime representation of
   Monteverdi’s genius.
 
   
​  
£17.50/£15.50
  (Under 16 £5 )
   

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 Saturday, March 17th - 7pm 
  St Mary in the Castle

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

  Ayşen Ulucan - Violin
​  Cristian Ladislau-Andris - Viola
  Robin O'Neill - Conductor

  New Piece O'Meara
  Sinfonia Concertante Mozart
  Symphony no.40  Mozart

  This programme will include the world premiere of Philip O’Meara’s
  new piece inspired by Mozart’s Symphony no.40. This follows on from
  the great success of O’Meara’s piece 'No Man!' inspired by
  Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, which was debuted by the Hastings
  Philharmonic Choir & Orchestra last season. 
  The evening will also include Mozart’s much-loved Sinfonia 
   Concertante. The gifted violinist Ayşen Ulucan, will be joined by
  Romanian viola player Cristian Ladislau-Andris, to perform this
  successful cross-over between symphony and a concerto; a
  masterpiece written by Mozart in 1779. This season’s guest
  conductor, Robin O’Neill, will conduct the performance.

   £22.50/£17.50

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​​    Saturday, April 14th - 7pm ​​
   St Mary in the Castle

   HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

   Richard Lester - Cello
   Marcio da Silva - Conductor

  Cello Concerto Elgar
  Symphony no.5 Tchaikovsky

 
This will be Richard Lester’s debut with Hastings Philharmonic
  Orchestra,  playing one of the best-loved cello concertos. Elgar’s
  famous cello concerto was composed in the aftermath of the
  Great War and represents Elgar’s lament for a lost world.
  Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony is a milestone in the Romantic
  Russian repertoire. It is a cyclical symphony with an intensely
  mournful recurring main theme, and includes one of the most
  distinguished horn solos in the repertoire.
  

    £22.50/£17.50

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​​    Saturday, May 5th - 7pm 
  White Rock Theatre

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
  KOSOVO PHILHARMONIC CHOIR

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

  Susanna Gaspar - Soprano 
  Catia Moreso - Mezzo-Soprano
  Emanoel Velozo - Tenor
  Njabulo Mandlala - Baritone
  Marcio da Silva - Conductor

  Messa da Requiem Verdi 
​   £22.50/£17.50/£15.50
​     (Under 16 £5)

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Supported by
    2018 is the year that the Hastings Philharmonic Choir commemorates its 90th anniversary by performing the last piece conducted in Hastings by Sir Adrian Boult in 1967. It is with great pleasure that we welcome the Kosovo Philharmonic Choir to join us in the UK to share in this concert. This year they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their independence.     

​​    Saturday, June 2nd - 7pm  ​​ ​​
  Sunday, June 3rd - 5pm
  St Mary in the Castle

 Ensemble Orquesta
 2018 Opera Academy

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER CHOIR
  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

  Marcio da Silva - Artistic Director

 Cosi fan Tutte  
Mozart
 
      
  Once again the Ensemble OrQuesta will transform St Mary in
  the Castle with singers coming from all over the world to
  participate in another exciting, innovative  and intimate
  production by Marcio da Silva. This sparkling comic opera on the
  nature of love, was Mozart's third and final collaboration with
  librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. It is a perfect choice for a lively and
  dynamic production with young and  talented rising professional
  soloists.
   
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‘This ensemble is certainly one to watch, as indeed are the other operatic and symphonic enterprises for which Márcio da Silva is responsible.' 
Tim Hochstrasser: Review of the Ensemble OrQuesta production of Armide by Jean Baptiste Lully, Arcola Theatre, London. (Live Theatre UK, August 2017).     

In Partnership with

  Saturday, June 23rd - 7pm 
   Christ Church (St Leonards-on-Sea)

   HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHAMBER 
CHOIR

   Marcio da Silva - Conductor


   
Ave Maria, Afferentur Regi, Pange Lingua, 
   Locus Iste, O Justi, Christus Factus Est 
Bruckner
   Ich bin der Welt abhandem gekommen  Mahler
   Abendlied Rheinberger 
   Selig sind die Toten Schütz
   Nachtlied Reger
    
   In a programme entirely dedicated to the Austro-German a
   cappella repertoire the Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir
   performs an evening of beautiful introspective secular and
   sacred music. The repertoire includes Clytus Gottwald’s
   16-part arrangement for Mahler’s ‘Ich bin der Welt abhanden
   gekommen’.

   £15/£12.50 (Under 16 £5)

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​​    Saturday, July 7th - 7pm 
   St Mary in the Castle

  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
  HASTINGS PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
​  & GUESTS

  Marcio da Silva - Conductor

 OPERA GALA
 
Mozart Puccini Verdi Strauss Bizet Lehar
      
   An evening for long time opera lovers, as well as those who
   have never set foot
 in an opera theatre. We guarantee that
   you will hear much-loved and familiar tunes, and that you will
   go home feeling uplifted (and perhaps even singing to yourself
   as you depart!).
   
  £20/£17.50/£15.50
  (Under 16 £5) 

   

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END OF SEASON 


THANK YOU FOR SHARING IN OUR 2017-18 SEASON 

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