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February 2015

Thursday 19th to Saturday 21st February, 7.30pm
Saturday 21st matinee at 2.30pm - Sunday
22nd at 6.30pm



Tickets: £15.00 available from

More information at website or 01480 812010


Thursday 26th February, 7.30pm



Rob Harris, Guitar; Paul Turner, Bass; Ash Soan, Drums

An evening masterclass with some of the UK's finest musicians who have played with:
Jamiroquai, Annie Lennox, Adele, Boyzone, Robbie Williams, Will Young, James Morrison, Olly Murs, Kylie, Mark Owen, Brian Ferry, George Michael, Gary Barlow, & more ...


Friday 27th February, 7.30pm

The Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Piano Concerts 2014 - 15

Fouth concert of the eighth season using the Bösendorfer grand piano bought by former pupils of Huntingdon Grammar School in memory of Ken Brown, their music master. Once again we are delighted to welcome some of the world's finest performers to the Mary Stuart Hall in the Performing Arts Centre at Hinchingbrooke School in Huntingdon.

Frédéric Aguessy, piano.

Frédéric was accepted to the Paris Conservatoire in 1968, where he studied with Monique La Bruchollerie, Yvonne Lefebure, Barbizet Pierre and Geneviève Joy.
He won competitions in Geneva and Naples in 1974, Budapest in 1976. His concert career started after he won the XVIII Long-Thibaud Competition (1979) and the Paloma O'Shea International Piano Competition.
He has played with many orchestras: Paris Orchestra, Orchestra of the Capitole de Toulouse, National Orchestra of Pays de la Loire, Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte-Carlo, Philharmonic Orchestra G. Enescu, the Regional Orchestra of Cannes-Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Picardy Sinfonietta Orchestra, Orchestra Bernard Thomas.
He devotes a substantial part of its activities to chamber music. He participated in many festivals: in Yokohama (Japan), Festival des Arcs, Festival de La Roque-d'Anthéron, International Festival of Montpellier and Radio France, Festival Estival de Paris, Festival of Young Soloists' Antibes.
He is also interested in conducting and has conducted works for chamber orchestra and works for chorus and orchestra.
He taught at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique of Paris (where one of his students was Cedric Tiberghien), and now teaches at Fontainebleau, and is a professor at the Rouen Conservatory.
French music repertoire is important for him; he has commissioned several works ("Piano Etudes" Anthony Girard, "Concerto for piano and orchestra" by Max Pinchard).

adults: £12 (all 5 concerts: £50)
groups of 20 or more: £9 each
pupils and students under 21: £5
available from the box office - 01480 375678 accepted

March 2015

Friday 27th March, 7.30pm

The Hinchingbrooke Bösendorfer Piano Concerts 2014 - 15

Final concert of the eighth season using the Bösendorfer grand piano bought by former pupils of Huntingdon Grammar School in memory of Ken Brown, their music master.

"450 Years - A Musical Journey "
Crispian Steele-Perkins, period trumpets; Johathan Jones, harpsichord; Vivien Choi, piano; Zoë Bonner, soprano; Inga Davis-Rutter, piano.
Martin Ennis
Vivien ChoiZoe BonneInga

Crispian Steele-Perkins

To mark the 450th Anniversary of Huntingdon Grammar School/Hinchingbrooke School, this themed concert is dedicated to the evolution of music from 1565 to the present day, using some of the ancestors of our modern instruments as well as those more familiar to us. All five artists are leaders in their own particular field and will include music by Byrd, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Parry, Gershwin and others.

adults: £12 (all 5 concerts: £50)
groups of 20 or more: £9 each
pupils and students under 21: £5
available from the box office - 01480 375678 accepted


Saturday 28 th March, 7.30pm
Huntingdonshire Philharmonic Society

Choral & Orchestral Concert
  Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
Nicola Ihnatowicz, soprano
Harriet Webb, mezzo soprano
Nick Allen, tenor
Dominic Sedgwick, bass

Beethoven’s “Pastoral” symphony belongs to a long tradition of descriptive music. Nature in rustic country scenes and the inevitable storm are all present – with descriptive titles to match, but Beethoven’s own subtitle, “More an expression of feeling than a painting”, perhaps gives the real key to this symphony’s enduring appeal. 

The Harmoniemesse or “Wind-band Mass” was Haydn’s last grand full scale work, and his only Mass to use a full complement of wind instruments. Sections of magnificent choral writing integrate with passages for soloists, and in the final climactic ending Haydn adds his farewell as the last notes of the “Dona nobis pacem” soar heavenwards.

Tickets: (on sale one month before the concert, priced at
£14.00 (raked) / £12.00 (flat) (students £7.00 / £6.00)
available at 01832 274834 or e-mail tickets@huntsphil.org.uk)


April 2015

7th to 11th April, 7.30pm


After the ‘sell-out’ success of Les Miserables, Spotlight Productions are preparing to make a splash with their next spectacular production, Singin’ in the Rain.

Considered by many to be the gold standard in movie musicals, Singin' in the Rain takes audiences into the magic of a 1920s Hollywood Soundstage where cinema gave the American imagination a vivid new language for dreaming big dreams.

For the first time in its history Spotlight Productions will make it rain on stage, in a dazzling stage effect that will bring the beloved MGM film Singin’ in the Rain to life in downtown Huntingdon. The musical follows silent movie star Don Lockwood who has everything he could ever want, fame, adulation and even a well-publicised romance with his co-star Lina Lamont. But hilarity ensues when a new kind of film alters everything, the kind of film where actors talk, sing… and even dance! The musical features a glorious score including the well-known numbers “Make ‘em Laugh,” “Good Morning,” “Moses Supposes” and, of course, “Singin’ in the Rain.”

adults: £9.50 - £8.50 Concessions
available from the box office 07745 522271
or on-line at www.spotlight-theatre.co.uk




Friday 24 th April, 7.30pm

winner of the 2014


Dinara Klinton

Before moving to England to study at the Royal College of Music, Ukranian born Dinara graduated with honours from the Moscow State Conservatory where she studied with Eliso Viraladze having previously studied at the Central Music School, Moscow with Valery Pyasetsky. She won her first international competition at only eight years old, the Usty-nad-Laba in the Czech Republic. Since then Dinara has been successful in numerous competitions including first prize at the Sheepdrove Competition in the UK, second prize for the Ferrucio Busoni International Piano Competition, Grand Prix for the Berne Interlaken Classics International Piano Competition and the Vladimir Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists, First Prize for the International Seiler Piano Competition, Second Prize for Tchaikovsky International Competition for young musicians. She also received the Diploma of Outstanding Merit at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.

Ticket information to follow.