Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Oaklands School
Stakes Hill Road


Bedřich SmetanaThe Bartered Bride: Overture
Edward ElgarCello Concerto in E minor, Op.85
~ Interval ~
Johannes BrahmsSymphony no.1 in C minor, Op.68


Joseph Spooner – Cello
Jonathan Butcher – Conductor

Havant Symphony Orchestra

Programme Note

The most famous piece for cello and orchestra has to be the concerto written by Elgar.  Written in the aftermath of the first world war, it encapsulates a sense of the tragedy of war.  HSO will perform this glorious piece with celloist Joseph Spooner.   The concert offers two more famous works, music from Smetana's opera, 'The Bartered Bride' and Brahms' first Symphony.

Joseph Spooner and his cello

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