Classical Season 2019/20
Resident Orchestra at The Hawth
How to Book
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The Hawth Crawley Classical Season 2019/20
Welcome to the new classical music season at The Hawth. This year our resident orchestra, the world-renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are truly making themselves at home as sole providers of the wonderful concerts and chamber recitals on offer in the Theatre and Studio. There will be the opportunity to be transported to the Mediterranean and across Europe in concerts celebrating Italian Romance and a Grand Tour. We will also be paying tribute to 250 years of Beethoven’s music, while the final concert of the season brings us back home for the Last Night of the Proms. We are delighted that the Miniatures, which proved so popular on their introduction last season will return once more.
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Pre-Concert Talks and Events To enhance your enjoyment The Hawth offers accessible, introductory 30 - 40 minute talks and events prior to the concerts in the Theatre. Concentrating on the works to be performed that evening, the events will take a variety of forms this season, with talks from music professionals, a chance to meet the musicians or a Q & A session with a member of the RPO team. Each will add something extra to your concert experience and we hope you enjoy the insights and information offered.
Symphony No.4, ‘Italian’ closes this concert with panache and flair; a charming expression of how Italy made him feel. Sunday 15 December 3pm Studio
Christmas Trombones Matthew Gee Trombone Matthew Knight Trombone Rupert Whitehead Trombone Gianluca Marciano
Friday 11 October 7.30pm Theatre
MOZART Così fan tutte: Overture MARTUCCI Notturno No.1 BRUCH Violin Concerto No.1 MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’
Usher in the festive season with the trombone players of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performing a selection of spirited Christmas classics. Sunday 16 February 3pm Studio
Gianluca Marciano Conductor Francesca Dego Violin
GLAZUNOV String Quintet in A major SCHUBERT String Quintet in C major D
Tonight’s concert celebrates Italy’s rich tradition of orchestral music. The Overture to Mozart’s sharply satirical Così fan tutte opera provides a playful opening, which gives way to Martucci’s lush and pensive Notturno No.1, with its yearning melodic lines and soothing orchestration.
Joana Valentinaviciute Violin Sophie Mather Violin Michelle Bruil Viola Richard Harwood Cello Roberto Sorrentino Cello
A highlight of this evening will be Bruch’s much-loved Violin Concerto No.1 performed by Italian violinist Francesca Dego. This piece unleashes the full spectrum of the instrument and to this day is one of the most popular works in the violin repertoire. Mendelssohn’s buoyant and cheerful
Overflowing with energy, invention and rustic melody, Glazunov’s String Quintet in A major is a charming curtain-raiser for this intimate Sunday matinee chamber concert. This will be followed by Schubert’s C major String Quintet which is a firm favourite on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, with over 70 guests selecting it as a castaway essential since the programme started in 1942.
Saturday 4 April 7.45pm Studio
Harp, Flute & Cello
Saturday 14 March 7.30pm Theatre
Beethoven: Celebrating 250 Years
BEETHOVEN Fidelio: Overture BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.2 BEETHOVEN Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’ Pierre Vallet Conductor Elizabeth Sombart Piano
BACH Sonata in G minor JONGEN Danse Lente for Flute and Harp TAKEMITSU Towards the Sea for Alto Flute and Harp ALWYN Naiades BACH Cello Suite No.1 in G major CASSADÓ Suite for Solo Cello Emer McDonough Flute Suzy Willison-Kawalec Harp Richard Harwood Cello Fresh and light, Jongen’s Danse Lente for Flute and Harp provides a charming pairing with Bach’s hypnotic Cello Suite No.1, amongst other chamber favourites.
Full of adventurous spirit, Beethoven’s Fidelio Overture serves as a lively curtain-raiser in this charming concert that celebrates 250 years since the birth of this great composer. The concert continues in high spirits with Beethoven’s triumphant Piano Concerto No.2 performed by Elizabeth Sombart and climaxes with Beethoven’s Symphony No.6, ‘Pastoral’; transporting us to pastures green with its charming depictions of country life. Beethoven’s love for nature shines through in this characterful work, with a spinetingling and uplifting final movement that symbolises the calm after the storm.
joins the orchestra for Elgar’s Sea Pictures. The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s last word on romance, his glorious Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture which makes full use of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s sweeping string section. Thursday 14 May 7.45pm Studio
Clarinet & String Quintets
Sunday 26 April 7.30pm Theatre
The Grand Tour
WAGNER Die Meistersinger: Prelude to Act I ELGAR Sea Pictures BIZET Carmen: Suite No.1 ROSSINI William Tell: Overture SMETANA Má vlast: Vltava TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Hilary Davan Wetton Conductor Marta Fontanals-Simmons Mezzo-soprano Join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on a grand tour of the best of European orchestral music. Among the iconic works is Rossini’s William Tell Overture with its galloping pace and signature chest-bursting brass. Other highlights include mezzo-soprano Marta Fontanals-Simmons who
WEBER Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major PROKOFIEV Quintet in G minor Katy Ayling Clarinet Tamás András Violin Sulki Yu Violin Jonathan Hallett Viola Naomi Watts Cello John Roberts Oboe Ben Wolstenholme Double bass Audiences are in for a treat in this evening’s chamber concert with two rarely heard musical gems, opening with Weber’s graceful Clarinet Quintet followed by one of Prokofiev’s most playful ballet pieces, incorporating themes from his chamber ballet Trapèze.
Hilary Davan Wetton
Saturday 13 June 7.30pm Theatre
Last Night of the Proms
A celebration of Proms favourites, including: ARNE Rule, Britannia! ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Wasps: Overture PARRY Jerusalem WALTON Spitfire: Prelude and Fugue ...and many more! John Rigby Conductor Jeni Bern Soprano A guaranteed evening of fun for all in this orchestral extravaganza featuring the best of British music and much more. Bring your Union flag and singing voices ready for some rousing and exhilarating works!
Subscription bookings 6 June (Hawth Friends 4 June). Individual concert bookings 13 June. Season tickets Platinum Season all eight events including pre-concert talks
Gold Season all four concerts in the theatre including pre-concert talks
Additional Miniatures bookings
Christmas Trombones 15 December 2019
String Quintet 16 February 2020
Harp, Flute & Cello 4 April 2020
Clarinet String Quartet 14 May 2020
Italian Romance 11 October 2019
RPO Miniatures (Christmas Trombones) 15 December 2019
RPO Miniatures (String Quintet) 16 February 2020
Beethoven: Celebrating 250 Years 14 March 2020
RPO Miniatures (Harp, Flute & Cello) 4 April 2020
The Grand Tour 26 April 2020
RPO Miniatures (Clarinet & String Quintets) 14 May 2020
Last Night of the Proms 13 June 2020
Individual concert bookings
Under 16 £10
For more information about seating options, please contact The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636, alternatively you can select your seats online at hawth.co.uk.
Pre-concert talks and events
Tickets are priced at £4. Season subscribers, Hawth Friends and under 16s can enjoy the talks for free.
Details of The Hawth's Classical Music Season for 2019/20