Nova Foresta Classical Players


Discover a world of music with Nova Foresta Classical Players.  Nova is a powerful new voice in orchestral music making across the South of England.  Join us at one of our inclusive and thrilling concerts to experience orchestral music of the very highest quality.

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The Virtuoso Violin
Mary Magdalene Church, New Milton
Jul 04, 7:00 PM


Concert of exceptional quality.

On a murky November evening, a packed audience at Mary Magdalene Church in New Milton was treated to an orchestral concert of exceptional quality.

The Nova Foresta Classical Players are the New Forest's only professional concert orchestra, and they served up a programme that was mouth-watering.

The concert opened with Mozart's famous Marriage of Figaro Overture, with conductor Paul Ingram finding a perfect balance between the winds and strings, in a rather generous acoustic.

Up next we had a passionate performance of Shostakovich's Cello Concerto No 1. Lionel Handy was the soloist and his cello produced such lovely sonorities. A highlight was the interaction with the horn melody, and Lionel's interpretation of the atmospheric solo cello cadenza was particularly powerful.

To finish we had the privilege of hearing Beethoven's iconic Symphony no 7.

The orchestra displayed immense gusto and energy throughout, with the finale bringing the church to a rousing reception. We hope to have more concerts like this in New Milton in future, as this was a truly memorable occasion.

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