Howard Shelley’s musical double act (Peter Back)

Howard Shelley OBE is one of this country’s most formidable musical talents, both as pianist and conductor. His prolific recording career – with some 150 or so albums to date – has drawn attention to parts of the Romantic piano repertoire that had been sadly neglected for far too long.  At the same time, his highly acclaimed recordings of such … Read More

Reviews of Valentine’s Day Concert

Andrew Connall of The Latest wrote that despite “John Bradbury astounding us with his sensuous arabesques and Maestro Wordsworth wringing every ounce of romantic emotion from the BPO” in fact it was guest soloist “the spectacular” Melvyn Tan who stole the show in the BPO’s Valentine’s Day concert “Surely nobody plays Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto with a lighter touch and … Read More

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:   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