Strauss for de Havilland Philharmonic at University of Herts

FOR its first concert in 2012, the de Havilland Philharmonic is opening with one of Richard Strauss’s most infamous characters.

The orchestra will be launching the concert at 7.30pm on Sunday at the University of Herts’ Weston Auditorium with Strauss’s Don Juan.

That will be followed by Brahms’ Concerto for Violin and Cello with solo parts being performed by violinist Richard Aylwin and cellist Graham Bradshaw.

The concert ends with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12, a work which expresses buried resentment for the repressive Soviet system of the 1960s.

A pre-concert talk will take place at 6.45pm (admission �2.50) and tickets for the concert range from �6 to �20, available by calling 01707 281127.