Welcome to HVO
the Hutt Valley's own orchestra.
Saturday 19th November, 7:30pm
Proms to end the year
Our final concert for the year will be an always popular Proms concert. There will be movements from Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony in the first half and then plenty of opportunity for audience participation in the second half with such favourites as Pomp and Circumstance and the Fantasia on British Sea Songs. Brent Stewart, our conductor for ten years, is moving on so this will be a farewell concert.
The soloist will be Pasquale Orchard, singing the Cavatina from Donizetti's Don Pasquale. Regular attendees at our concerts should remember her as the wonderful Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady last April.
The mighty Shostakovich 10th
The annual symphony workshop weekend saw some amazing music making. Some photos can be seen on the review page. This year it again was held at Chilton Saint James School close to the centre of Lower Hutt. The music is difficult, strident at times to be in the middle of, but becomes a coherent and very listenable experience to the audience.
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.