BEETHOVEN 250 SYMPHONY SERIES
BEETHOVEN 250 SPONSORS:
Trevor and Jane Fenwick
Jonathan and Annabel Delmar
The Caroline Brown Estate
Jorge Jimenez leader
Kirra Thomas George Clifford
Maxim Del Mar
Amelia Shakespeare (piccolo)
Bethan Rose White
David Chatterton (Contra bassoon)
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.