Welcoming in the New Year in traditional Viennese style

Soprano Rebecca Bottone is one of the most versatile performers on the operatic stage today. It has been said that she gets her charisma from her father, the tenor Bonaventura Bottone, but her chameleon ability is entirely her own. Her character roles have been highly acclaimed in performances at the Royal Opera House and with the Welsh National Opera. On … Read More

Reviews of Sunday 3 December concert

Glowing reviews are starting to appear for the Brighton Phil’s concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday, supplemented by comments from audience members. Louise Dumas for The Argus wrote of the performance of Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.2 that “The Brighton Philharmonic rose to meet the challenge, every section of the orchestra demonstrating their abilities with towering fortissimi or whispersoft diminuendo. Exhilarating and unforgettable; a … Read More

Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall: Sat 2 December

Concert Manager Ian Brignall reports that today’s rehearsal at Henry Wood Hall, with pianist Melvyn Tan joining the Brighton Phil and conductor Barry Wordsworth, went extremely well – despite the fire alarm going off and the Fire Brigade turning up part-way through! Luckily the culprit was just some burnt toast in the canteen, so all the highly combustible sheet music, … Read More

What are your plans this Sunday afternoon?

A bracing stroll along the seafront? An afternoon snooze in front of the fire? Or how about a concert of unashamedly romantic music in the company of the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Barry Wordsworth and pianist Melvyn Tan at Brighton Dome Concert Hall which will whisk you away on a journey from the sun-drenched Italian Riviera to the jazz clubs of pre-war … Read More

Musicians looking forward to 3 December concert

We asked the orchestra which pieces of music, and indeed concerts, they are most looking forward to this season, and our next concert, on Sunday 3 December, ranked particularly high in their responses (see below): “The Ravel is one of my favourite piano concertos as it shows the genius of this great composer to perfection, and with a soloist we … Read More

Reviews of Remembrance Sunday concert

Comments from audience members at our Remembrance Sunday concert include: “I thought Sunday’s concert programme was extremely well put together.  The balance of emotion and expertise was excellent and I came away feeling very involved with the playing.” Joan Griffiths, BPO Sponsor “I enjoyed the concert last Sunday very much. It was my sort of programme and in particular, I thought … Read More

Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall: Sat 11 November

The Brighton Phil & their Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth enjoyed a good rehearsal today at Henry Wood Hall, joined by virtuoso violinist Matthew Trusler, in preparation for tomorrow’s Remembrance Sunday concert at Brighton Dome (2.45pm). It was very apt that they were rehearsing Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No.4 when they paused for one minute’s silence at 11 o’clock. The programme for tomorrow’s … Read More

What are your plans for Sunday afternoon?

Read more about the concert at: www.brightonphil.org.uk/concerts Find out more about our guest soloist, Matthew Trusler, in two interviews, one by The Cross Eyed Pianist (aka Frances Wilson) in which he reveals that the Britten Violin Concerto is his favourite piece of music!:  https://crosseyedpianist.com/2013/11/07/meet-the-artist-matthew-trusler/ and the other with Hannah Nepil for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: https://www.rpo.co.uk/about/news-press/80-news/116-an-interview-with-matthew-trusler Or you could attend the Pre-Concert … Read More

Remembrance Sunday concert: Sun 12 November

In the Brighton Phil’s Remembrance Sunday concert (12 November) at Brighton Dome music by some of Britain’s greatest 20th century composers sits alongside a vivid re-imagining of an 18th century masterpiece. The orchestra, conducted by Barry Wordsworth, is joined by the violinist Matthew Trusler who performs Benjamin Britten’s emotionally and technically demanding Violin Concerto, mysterious, martial and melodic by turns. … Read More

Seeking new Trustees

The Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society Ltd, the registered charity that manages the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, is seeking three new Board members at its AGM on Sunday 3 December 2017. Do you have a passion for classical music? Do you have an accountancy background? Would you like to put your skills and experience to use in helping to manage your … Read More