HENLEY Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Bled International Music Festival in Slovenia
HENLEY Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the Bled International Music Festival in Slovenia next summer.
As a leading amateur orchestra the HSO often performs with internationally acclaimed artists and has made several visits to Henley’s twinning partners in Falaise, Normandy, and Leichlingen, Germany.
The most recent of these was in May 2014, during which the HSO performed with choirs in Falaise and nearby Putanges. The orchestra then welcomed the same choirs back the following month to perform together at its summer concert at Shiplake College.
That same year, Henley Town Council entered into a twinning agreement with Bled.
Three members of the HSO’s committee visited Bled in May this year, as a result of which the orchestra was invited to take part in the town’s annual music festival in July 2017 .
There are 70-plus members of the orchestra who live in and around Henley.
Most of these players will be performing in Bled, alongside the HSO’s musical director Ian Brown and leader David Burton.
The orchestra’s visit is being sponsored by Davy Snowdon, the founder and owner of Pristine Condition, a global training company based in Northfield End.
HSO chairman Judy Whittaker said: “We are very grateful for Davy’s generosity, which is of particular importance because of the higher cost of this twinning visit in comparison with previous twinning visits.”