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BBC airs preview to HSO December concert!

Apologies for the rather sneaky title, but what great timing!
The BBC have a fantastic series of programmes running over the next 12 months – Our Classical Century.It ties in with the centenary of the end of the 1st World War and celebrates the wealth of great British classical music that has been produced in the 100 years since.
The first programme, shown on Thursday evening, 15th November 2018, on BBC4 , contained a particularly interesting item on Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (not to be confused with the poet, Samuel Taylor Coleridge!).It struck a chord with me because Havant Symphony Orchestra will be playing his Variations on an African Air in a concert on March 23rd 2019 and, like most people, I knew very little about him.The programme also featured ‘The Lark Ascending’ by Vaughan Williams, which Havant Chamber Orchestra will be playing on February 9th at Ferneham Hall in Fareham!
Then on Saturday, 17th November, there was a programme on BBC2about the friendship between Holst and Vaugh…

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