Welcome to HVO
the Hutt Valley's own orchestra.
Home and Abroad
This concert includes the lively Suppé "Light Cavalry Overture" and the popular Farquhar "Ring Round the Moon" dances. You might pick out the iconic monastery in the poster to hint we will be playing Larry Pruden's Harbour Nocturne, an impressionist tone poem of Wellington's waterfront.
As you can tell, it's a varied concert, the other items being a Vaughan Williams Folk Song Suite and the beautiful Elegy for Strings, by Frederick Kelly in memory of the poet Rupert Brook.
Our New Music Director
Last year ended with a Proms concert when we farewelled Brent Stewart, our conductor for the past decade. (See the Proms concert.)
We have a new music director, Mark Carter, who is sub principal trumpet in the NZSO. He will be taking up duties mid year, for the July concert.
Meanwhile, we welcome back Ben Robertson who conducted the Haydn Concert last year. the recent Dowse Summer, and will also be conducting the upcoming "Home and Abroad".
Dowse Summer Concert started the yearIn what is becoming a regular event, the first concert for the year was part of the Summer in the Dowse series. Gazebos were provided to protect the instuments from sun. The weather was kind. Sun to bring out the people, and no wind which can be inclined to rearrange the pages.
Photos on the review page.
Getting (just a few) emails about upcoming events
If you click on 'Contact us' in the navigation above left, you will have an option to email us, and also to go (if you wish) on a list of people receiving emails notifying them of concerts.