Education workshops update

  BPO Cellist Matthew Forbes writes about his recent visits to local primary schools: “As part of the orchestra’s revitalised initiative to take our music into the city, I have been leading music presentation workshops in three primary schools around Brighton in the last two weeks: Carden School, the City Academy at Whitehawk and St. Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School. These … Read More

Gregg Isaacson (MSTAT, MMus), BPO’s Alexander Technique teacher

“Gregg’s keen interest in and detailed knowledge of human anatomy and musculature aids and clarifies his explanations, unfolding the complexities of the body. He has a quasi-instinctive recognition of the cause of one’s problems. One leaves with a better sense of well-being with much to think about and put into practice. He is quietly inspirational.” Christine Messiter, Principal Flautist with … Read More

Peter Back, BPO’s programme note writer and pre-concert interviewer

The highly colourful and lavishly illustrated programme booklets that were introduced last season have, I hope, enhanced your Sunday afternoon concert experience. A young nephew of mine once cruelly remarked that programme notes are ‘the bits no one bothers to read’! Certainly we all go to concerts to hear the music, not to read about it. But surely all of … Read More

Pre-concert interviews

In conversation with Peter Back Why not enhance your enjoyment of the concert by attending one of our pre-concert interviews? Join Peter Back, Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s resident host and programme-note writer, for an enlightening and fascinating interview with our guest soloists immediately prior to their performace with the BPO. Discover the personality behind the performers. Learn about their musical background, … Read More