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The Hanover Band (1980-2020) has gone digital with an online festival of Beethoven Symphonies and iconic Chamber Music.


September-December 2020

Festival Details

Beethoven 250 | Symphony Series 06: The Hanover Band

25 November 2020, 8:00 pm
Online Broadcast

Beethoven 250 | Symphony Series 07: The Hanover Band

2 December 2020, 8:00 pm
Online Broadcast

Beethoven 250 | Symphony Series 08: The Hanover Band

9 December 2020, 8:00 pm
Online Broadcast

Beethoven 250 | Symphony Series 09: The Hanover Band

16 December 2020, 8:00 pm
Online Broadcast

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The Hanover Band

HANOVER (Not Hannover; Germany) In terms of British history the majority of the music we play is from the Hanoverian period. Hanover also refers to Hanover Square in London, where Haydn performed his symphonies and arias in the Salomon Concerts in the 1790's.

BAND (ref: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians)
'An instrumental ensemble, larger than a chamber ensemble. Thus the '24 violins' of Louis XIV were called 'la grande bande' to distinguish them from Lully's 'petits violons', and Charles II's similar ensemble was known as ‘the King’s Band’. By extension, ‘band’ came to mean an orchestra in colloquial British usage’.

THE HANOVER BAND a period name for a period orchestra.

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