Hastings Sinfonia is an orchestra formed by local professional and talented amateur musicians, we pride ourselves on being friendly and welcoming. Founded in 2012 by local composer and pianist Polo Piatti, we perform music that is popular and easy to listen to, often playing many shorter pieces. We include old classics, popular works, film music, opera highlights and new melodic works by living composers; our concerts are therefore ideal for people new to classical music as well as serious music lovers. We bring passion and enthusiasm to all of our concerts.
We currently perform two main concerts a year inviting professional soloists to join us. These have included: Daniel Rainey (Violin), Thomasin Trezise (Soprano), Gediminas Varna (Tenor), Christopher Beaumont (Xylophone), Howard Southern (Piano), Gary Marriott (Tenor) Polo Piatti (Piano) Ayaka Tanimoto (Mezzo-soprano), Randy Nichol (Tenor), Simon Proctor (Piano), Ana Leon (Flamenco dancer), Giulio Tampalini (guitar).
In addition to our main concerts, we have performed short interactive concerts at local primary schools, performed at the 2013 International Composers Festival, Midsummer Fish Fests at the Stade, Old Town, Hastings, we have dressed up and had great fun being part of Hastings Pirates day celebrations plus was one of the orchestras that took part in The Battle Of The Somme Centenary Tour.
We are considering and planning many exciting events for the future.
Corona Virus - Sadly all rehearsals have stopped and we are carefully monitoring the situation with regard to concerts, we hope to be playing again soon
Daisy Noton, our fabulous young flautist has made it to the woodwind final round of the BBC Young Musician of the year 2020. Daisy has been playing with Hastings Sinfonia for the past 6 years and we are absolutely delighted for her. You can watch highlights 7 pm Sunday 10 May BBC4 and all the performances are in full on BBC iPlayer after that.
Thank you to everyone who came to our Winter Concert, your enthusiastic support is very much appreciated and always such a lovely atmosphere. Was such a delight to work with Daniel Rainey once again.
Hastings Sinfonia supported local charity the Sara Lee Trust for our Winter Concert, the Sara Lee Trust assists people in Hastings and Rother who are affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses through the provision of free psychological and therapeutic support.
Hastings Sinfonia will be performing alongside the famous London Mozart Players to perform the word premiere of Polo Piatti's Multi-Faith Oratorio 'Libera Nos', this date has now been postponed to Saturday 24th April at the Opus Theatre, Hastings.
11.30 am Saturday 26th June 2021, Hastings Sinfonia will once again be having fun at the Mid Summer Fish Fest, The Stade, Hastings
Summer Concert - postponed to Saturday 17th July 2021 at St Mary in the Castle, a truly exciting programme with The Queen Piano Concerto arranged by Simon Proctor, with all of Queens greatest hits Oliver Poole will be at at the piano plus music from Star Wars and Harry Potter.
7.30 Saturday 17th July 2021
MARY IN THE CASTLE
The Queen Piano Concerto
arranged by Simon Proctor
Oliver Poole (piano)
Kings Royal by Paul Lewis
Harry Potter Suite by John Williams
Aegean Dusk by Chris Nicolaides
Star Wars by John Williams
Wonder And Storm by Polo Piatti (dedicated to Oliver Poole)
A Night On The Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky
Hastings Tourist Information Centre
£15 Adults in advance £17 at the door
Children under 18 Free when accompanied by a paying adult.
The Queen Piano Concerto is an exhilarating ride through 12 of Queen's greatest hits, such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, We Will Rock You etc all seamlessly joined together into a mouth-watering, edge-of-the-seat display piece for piano and orchestra.