Concert dedication for Sun 14 February

We are very sad to report the recent death of Chris Davies (Horn). Chris, who was a horn player with the Royal Opera House orchestra, sadly lost a long fight against bowel cancer last week. Chris played with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and we will be dedicating our concert on Sunday 14 February to his memory. His family have asked that … Read More

What are you doing on Valentine’s Day?

We are very excited that we will be joined by Melvyn Tan, one of the foremost pianists of his generation, under the baton of Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth for our Valentine’s Day concert at Brighton Dome. Our suitably romantic programme opens with Berlioz’s orchestral arrangement of Weber’s piano piece Invitation to the Dance / Spectre de la Rose, in which the opening … Read More

Reviews of 31 January concert

Reviews of Sunday afternoon’s concert are starting to appear in the local press. Andrew Connal of The Latest praised Matthew Trusler’s “charm” and his “sprightly and perceptive reading” of the Prokofiev Violin Concerto, referring to the Brighton Phil’s “magic” in delivering “a splendid performance”. Read his review in full via the link below: http://thelatest.co.uk/brighton/2016/02/01   Phil Dennett, writing for The Argus, opens his review with: “A … Read More

Preview of 14 February concert by Peter Back

On Sunday afternoon (14 February) at the Dome the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome as its guest soloist one of the world’s most versatile pianists. Melvyn Tan established his international reputation with pioneering performances on the fortepiano, the precursor of the more resonant modern piano. Tan’s performances of the Beethoven piano concertos on the instrument were revelatory. His present day performances of … Read More

Preview of 31 January concert by Peter Back

After graduating from Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute in 1998, the violinist Matthew Trusler attracted ‘the kind of attention normally reserved for a young Oistrakh’, according to The Independent. Fitting, therefore, that on Sunday afternoon at the Dome he is the soloist in Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto, a piece closely associated with David Oistrakh himself. Written when the composer was still in his … Read More

BPO concert – Sun 31 January 2016

The Brighton Philharmonic’s Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth is at the helm once more for our first concert of 2016 on Sunday 31 January, joined by the young British violinist Matthew Trusler in a programme of music by Weber, Prokofiev and Brahms. The concert opens with Carl Maria von Weber’s overture from Oberon, a romantic opera he was commissioned to write … Read More

Child tickets just £1

Did you know that children can see Brighton Philharmonic concerts for just £1 if accompanied by a ticket-bearing adult?  Purchasing a Family Ticket gives you seats for two children under the age of 16 for £1 each. There are four concerts still to go in our current season, on Sundays 31 Jan, 14 Feb, 6 March & 20 March. Tickets start … Read More

Discounted parking for BPO concerts

Just a reminder that those attending a Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Brighton Dome are eligible for a discounted parking rate in the NCP Church Street car park. So long as you park after 1pm and leave before 6pm, you can collect a “follow on” ticket whilst at Brighton Dome which will reduce the cost of your parking from the normal eye-watering £18 … Read More

BPO music education workshops & open rehearsal

As previously reported, thanks to another grant from the Fonthill Foundation and generous contributions from Friends and retired educators, the BPO is continuing its education outreach programme, with interactive music workshops taking place in nine local primary schools during January. The schools where workshops will be taking place are: Fairlight Primary, Woodingdean Primary, Aldrington Primary, Hove Junior, Hertford Junior, St … Read More

Will writing workshop

  “The BPO and its fine work were very close to my husband Bob’s heart. He very much valued the work of the orchestra and left a gift in his Will in appreciation of the wonderful concerts we so enjoyed together.” Anne Gunnell, Friend of the Philharmonic   It’s a common myth that only the rich and famous leave money … Read More