Celebrating the return of live performance, The Hanover Band presents a series of outdoor concerts this summer, in Bandstands and Gardens – a fun, safe way to enjoy classical music outdoors.
Join us for family-friendly afternoon concerts, in Bandstands across the South East.
THE HANOVER HARMONIE
‘HARMONIE’ was the original 18th Century term used for the wind section of an orchestra.
All Bandstand Concerts are family-friendly and Free to attend.
Audiences may wish to bring a picnic and camping chair.
An opportunity to experience classical music in new places.
Discover some hidden botanical wonders and join us to explore the beautiful setting of these private gardens, specially opened for this occasion.
The Consone Quartet are joined by Colin Lawson clarinet and our Principal Players, performing Mozart and Schubert.
THE CONSONE QUARTET
Colin Lawson clarinet
+ PRINCIPAL PLAYERS OF 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.