Musical family to perform with Hatfield orchestra

PUBLISHED: 20:39 11 December 2014 | UPDATED: 20:39 11 December 2014

The de Havilland Philharmonic

The de Havilland Philharmonic


One of the UK’s most gifted musical families is coming to Hatfield to perform with the University of Hertfordshire’s resident orchestra.

The Grier Trio will perform with the de Havilland Philharmonic in HatfieldThe Grier Trio will perform with the de Havilland Philharmonic in Hatfield

The Grier Trio will join the de Havilland Philharmonic at The Weston Auditorium, on the university’s de Havilland Campus, on Sunday, December 14 at 7.30pm.

The trio is made up of world-renowned pianist Francis Grier and his award-winning musician daughters, violinist Savitri and cellist Indira, who have performed across the UK for more than 12 years at many major venues.

The de Havilland Philharmonic will present Mozart’s charming and popular Overture to the Marriage of Figaro to set the scene of anticipation for two major 19th century works.

The orchestra will then be joined by The Grier Trio for a performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, a concerto for all three soloists.

The concert also features Franz Schubert’s Symphony No.9 ‘The Great’, which was described by Schumann as “the greatest work since Beethoven’s death”.

Formed in 1969, the de Havilland Philharmonic orchestra has enjoyed more than 40 years of success, giving acclaimed performances of a wide musical repertoire, and engaging renowned soloists.

The orchestra brings together more than 80 classical musicians under the leadership of dynamic conductor Robin Browning.

Tickets for the orchestra’s December concert cost £20, £15 concessions, £8 children and £6 UH students.

* To book tickets telephone 01707 281127 or book online at

* Visit for more details about forthcoming concerts.

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