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Arnold Sinfonia: Inaugural concert took place on 18th November 2007

The Haverhill Sinfonia was first established in 1986 as an amateur orchestra comprising local adults, teachers and students with a professional conductor, leader and soloists. Over the last 21 years the orchestra’s performing and musical scope has continually developed and they have built a solid reputation as a music entity of considerable merit. From Autumn 2007, the Haverhill Sinfonia will continue to promote the Haverhill Sinfonia Soloist Competition and recitals, as well as concerts given by the newly formed and fully professional Arnold Sinfonia under the baton of its Music Director, Kevin Hill.

The Arnold Sinfonia is named in honour of Sir Malcolm Arnold, Composer Patron of the Haverhill Sinfonia from 1996 until his death in 2006.
The orchestra believes that through his music Sir Malcolm has left us is a wonderful and inspiring legacy that will captivate and stimulate audiences far into the future. In addition to performing music by Sir Malcolm Arnold, their programmes will include British music, new works, and neglected repertoire alongside standard repertoire, echoing Sir Malcolm's sentiment that music is for everyone to enjoy.
 
The inaugural concert of the Arnold Sinfonia took place on 18 November at the Haverhill Arts Centre in Suffolk, and included a performance of Sir Malcolm’s Sinfonietta III.
On 6 April this year, Sir Malcolm’s Clarinet Concerto 1 was performed by soloist Anna Hashimoto and the Arnold Sinfonia, conducted by Kevin Hill, at the Haverhill Arts Centre.

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