Sunday 8 March - 2.30pm at Oaklands School, Waterlooville - featuring magic, mystery and the story of a certain bear from Darkest Peru.
Written to complement the television animation series shown in the1970s, Paddington Bear's First Concert by Herbert Chappell is the perfect way to introduce children to a live classical music concert.
The orchestra will also entertain and thrill with short excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite, Bizet’s opera Carmen, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations along with music from the film scores of Harry Potter and Star Wars.
Bears must be accompanied by a child, and participation will be expected!
Saturday 21 March - starting at 7.30pm at Oaklands School, Waterlooville - Czech and Norwegian folklore will mingle with 20th century British compositions. Starting the concert with John Ireland's 1936 'A London Overture' Havant Symphony Orchestra will follow with 'The Noon Witch' by Dvorak and Grieg's 'Peer Gynt Suite' including the dramatic "Hall of the Mountain King."
Joining the HSO will be talented 20 year old Charlie Lovell-Jones (right) to perform Elgar's Violin Concerto in B minor.
Currently studying music at Christ Church, Oxford, Charlie travelled to Japan in 2019 to compete in the prestigious Sendai International Music Competition. Three years earlier Charlie was a string finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year. He is most definitely a soloist not to be missed. Further details about the concerts and tickets can be found at: ww.havantorchestras.org.uk