Afternoon in Europe 2020

  Hutt Valley High School, Woburn Rd.  Sunday 3pm, 29 November, 2020.

  Conductor: Mark Carter

    This concert was held at Hutt Valley High School.  We were very fortunate to have        this venue where we could bring in the Steinway piano, usually at The Little Theatre, 
    for the Grieg Piano Concerto. 

Lower strings and organist

 Mark welcomed the audience before a lively performance of Verdi's "Nabucco Overture" 


Our soloist Benjamin Carter playing Dvorak's "Rondo in D minor". Benjamin was the winner of the HVO Cup at the Hutt Valley Performing Arts Competition in 2019. As part of the prize, he was able to perform with Hutt Valley Orchestra.

   soloist applause

Benjamin also gave an impressive performance of the first movement of Grieg's Piano Concerto followed by a moving encore -"The Lark": Glinka transcribed by Balakirev.  

celli and bass


The audience was also treated to Dances by  Dvorak and Grieg, the beautiful string piece "Last Spring" by Grieg and an energetic performance of Borodin's "Polovetsian Dances". 

Final ovation

The packed hall then delighted in a further encore from our talented pianist - "The Tom and Jerry Show": Heromi Uehara.    An end to a much enjoyed concert to finish 2020.