Jack Redman – Brighton-born composer featured in Sun 17 July concert

Jack Redman is a Brighton-born student who is Lancing College’s current Organ Scholar. In 2014 he achieved Diplomas in both Piano (Dip. ABRSM) and Organ (ARCO) and he is also a percussionist and composer. In 2015 he was the soloist in the first performance of a new piano concerto composed by Lancing College’s Director of Music, Ian Morgan-Williams. He will … Read More

Robert Orledge – local composer featured in Sun 3 July concert

In addition to being a composer, Lewes-based Robert Orledge is a leading scholar of early 20th century French music, who has become something of a ‘creative musicologist’, completing unfinished theatrical and other projects of Claude Debussy. We are delighted that the Brighton Phil’s chamber concert on Sun 3 July will feature the world premiere of Robert’s own piece “Le jardin … Read More

Tickets for Summer Season go on sale on Monday 16 May

The Brighton Phil’s third Brighton Connections season of chamber music takes place at the lovely Brighton Unitarian Church this summer. Members of the orchestra and friends will perform beautiful music for a relaxing summer’s evening in four concerts, showcasing local composers including Guy Richardson, Robert Orledge, Jack Redman and John Hawkins alongside familiar works by Mozart, Bach, Dvořák and Haydn. Full programme … Read More

“Conductors’ Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life” by Gavin Henderson

Gavin Henderson, a former Brighton Phil Board member and regular sponsor of our Principal Trumpet, is giving a talk entitled “Conductors’ Unbecoming Scenes from Orchestral Life” as part of the Brighton Fringe and says there will be a lot of Brighton material that may be of interest to Brighton Phil audience members. There are three opportunities to see the talk … Read More

Barry branches out in America

The Brighton Phil’s Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth took on a new role this Bank Holiday weekend as the narrator in a production of Sir Frederick Ashton’s A Wedding Bouquet by the Sarasota Ballet. Originally written for orchestra and chorus by Lord Berners (whose Fantaisie Espagnole the orchestra performed two seasons ago) the choral part was re-written as a narrative with words … Read More

Your orchestra needs you!

We are enormously grateful to all those Friends and supporters whose sponsorship made our latest season possible. We are now seeking sponsorship for our 92nd concert season at Brighton Dome and for our Summer Season of chamber music at Brighton Unitarian Church – details of which can be found elsewhere on this website. Ticket sales for our concerts, however good, … Read More

Main season preview by Ian Brignall, BPO’s Concert Manager

BRIGHTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA’S 2016/17 CONCERT SEASON AT BRIGHTON DOME CONCERT HALL   SUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2016 – 2.45PM BARRY WORDSWORTH Conductor ANDRIY VIYTOVYCH Viola LISZT Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No.3) WALTON Viola Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No.5 in E Minor Op.64 The new season opens with one of the earliest examples of a ‘symphonic poem’, Franz Liszt’s Les Préludes, the third … Read More

Brighton Connections by Ian Brignall

Ian Brignall, the BPO’s Concert Manager, introduces his programming for the orchestra’s third Brighton Connections Summer Season of chamber music which will take place at the Brighton Unitarian Church during July and August. “We introduce works by four local composers, and some better-known composers who had connections with Brighton and the surrounding area, some of which you may not have … Read More

Music workshops & open rehearsal for children

Over the last 12 months musicians from the Brighton Phil have visited 15 primary schools in Brighton & Hove with over 500 children participating in interactive music workshops. Thanks to the Fonthill Foundation and donations from Friends and retired educators, the latest series of nine workshops were delivered by Roland Roberts (violin), Matthew Forbes (cello) and Donna-Maria Landowski (percussion). Children … Read More

Priority booking for Friends of the Phil

Early Bird booking forms for Season Tickets for next season will be sent out to Friends at the beginning of June with the next newsletter. The deadline for returning these will be Monday 4 July. Season tickets will then be sent out by the Dome at the end of August before tickets go on sale to the general public from … Read More