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A rich vein of Russian repertoire runs through Robin Browning’s concerts this spring, starting with two masterworks: Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances and Shostakovich Symphony No 5 with the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra:

7 February 2016 at 7.30pm – de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra
Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus,  University of Hertfordshire AL10 9EU T:+44 (0) 1707 281127

Robin celebrates Valentines evening with some of the most romantic and breath taking music by Kabalevsky, Bruch and Prokofiev (a selection from his sublime ballet Romeo and Juliet) with the Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra:

14 February 2016 at 6.30pm – Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra
St John’s Church, 3 Waterloo Rd, London SE1 8TY Email:

In March Robin conducts the Petersfield Orchestra in a programme of Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Brahms and the sensational young virtuoso Ben Baker makes his debut with the de Havilland Philharmonic performing the Elgar Violin Concerto alongside works by Beethoven and Mendelssohn:

17 March 2016 at 7.30pm – Petersfield Orchestra
Festival Hall, Heath Rd, Petersfield, Hampshire GU31 4DZ.

20 March 2016 at 7.30pm – de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra
Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire AL10 9EU T:+44 (0) 1707 281127

Following the orchestra’s sell-out launch, són continue their exploration of classical masterpieces in their ‘Unwrapped Series’. Discover why Beethoven dedicated his Eroica Symphony, his most important work so far, to Napoleon only to scratch out the dedication later. Delve beneath the surface of this incredible masterwork with Classic FM presenter and author John Suchet:

22 April at 8.00pm – són at Turner Sims Concert Hall
Salisbury Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ

Robin welcomes Richard Uttley’s return to the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra for Brahms’ powerful Piano Concerto No 1, coupled with Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 Pathetique. The programme opens with Brahms Tragic Overture:

8 May 2016 at 7.30pm – de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra
Weston Auditorium, de Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, AL10 9EU  T:+44 (0) 1707 281127

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