WELCOME TO THE BRIGHTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Welcome to the website of the Brighton Philharmonic, Brighton & Hove’s professional orchestra. We hope that it answers all your questions about who we are, what we do and how you can obtain tickets for our concerts.
Following a hugely successful 90th season, in which we saw a six percent growth in audience numbers, we are very much looking forward to our 91st season. This will again consist of eight orchestral concerts in the Brighton Dome Concert Hall, six of which will be conducted by our Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth.
For the second year we presented our summer series of chamber music concerts in the Brighton Unitarian Church, a lovely venue for ensemble playing. Our “Brighton Connections” series featured works by local composers alongside familiar works by Haydn and Schubert, and we are delighted at the positive reviews this highly enjoyable series generated.
The Friends of the Philharmonic are, as always, hugely supportive of the BPO and as a result the orchestra is thriving. We rely on individual donations from our supporters for our programming, which this season will feature old favourites by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Schubert, as well as lesser-known works by Kalinnikov, Bruckner, Bernstein and William Alwyn. Opportunities to sponsor individual musicians or whole concerts help to ensure that we can continue to present interesting and attractive programmes.
We look forward to welcoming you to our 91st concert season where we are sure you will enjoy our exciting programmes, which feature an array of well-known soloists.
Nicolas Chisholm, MBE
Chairman of BHPS
91st concert season – tickets selling well
Tickets are selling well for the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 91st concert season at Brighton Dome.
Featuring an exciting array of soloists including Stephen Hough, Melvyn Tan and Howard Shelley, the Sunday afternoon concert series includes familiar works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Tchaikovsky alongside less well-known pieces such as Kalinnikov’s Symphony No.1, William Alwyn’s Derby Day overture and Bernstein’s Symphony No.2 (The Age of Anxiety).
Tickets range from £11.50-£36.50 (with a 50% discount for students) and are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 and online www.brightondome.org
2015/16 Concert Season brochure/flyer
Summer Season 2015
Brighton Connections, our summer series of early evening chamber music concerts, took place on four Sundays over the summer in the Brighton Unitarian Church.
Eight musicians from the orchestra took part in the four concerts, joined by guest pianists Sasha Grynyuk, Jeremy Young & Rachel Fryer. Featuring works by local composers Barry Mills, Peter Copley, Frank Bridge and Howard Blake alongside well-known pieces by Schubert, Haydn and Gordon Jacob, the series was very well received, garnering such reviews as:
“These Summer Concerts provide a most civilized retreat from Brighton’s raucous holiday atmosphere. Those thinking of popping along can be assured of interesting programmes and a friendly welcome from the organisers.” The Argus
“It is rather special when respect for a composer turns into delight, which happened within the first few bars of the Bridge. It was not just the music itself but the obvious enjoyment that the trio had in playing it. Jeremy Young was clearly revelling in the lightness of touch and variety of style.” The Latest
You can read all the reviews in full by clicking on the link below, and also download a copy of the summer season programme.
The 12 page programme from the series is available to DOWNLOAD here.
"The Brighton Philharmonic, Brighton's blue chip orchestra..."Smile SussexSmile Sussex
"Brighton is privileged to have an orchestra of such quality on its doorstep"Mid Sussex TimesMid Sussex Times
"...an orchestra which continues to remind those who attend how lucky they are to have such an established orchestra on their doorstep"The ArgusThe Argus