Brighton Phil education workshops commence

The first music workshops of this year’s Education Project took place on Friday 23 February when the Brighton Phil’s Principal Percussionist Donna-Maria Landowski visited Stanford Infants School. She ran two interactive sessions back to back for 60 x Year 2 pupils, introducing them to the instruments she plays, inviting them up to have a go themselves, and telling them about … Read More

Stephen Bell introduces the Brighton Phil’s next concert

  Regular guest conductor Stephen Bell joins the Brighton Phil for their penultimate concert of the season at Brighton Dome and introduces the exciting programme of Russian and Armenian music:   “Hugely powerful Russian emotions in our next concert ranging from an overture by the grand old man of Russian Romantics to one of the first examples of programme music with … Read More

Gareth Small on Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto

  Gareth Small, Principal Trumpet of the Hallé Orchestra, joins the Brighton Phil on Sunday 4 March at Brighton Dome to perform the show-stopping Trumpet Concerto by Armenian composer Alexander Arutunian, which was written in 1950. Looking forward to the concert Gareth writes: “I’m delighted to be back in Brighton Dome to play the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto. Don’t be put … Read More

Penultimate concert of the current season

For our penultimate concert of the season on Sunday 4 March we welcome back popular guest conductor Stephen Bell to explore the opulent riches of Russian and Armenian music in a programme of well-known and less familiar works that will make you wonder why you have not come across them before. Our concert opens with two works celebrating the Russia … Read More

Howard Shelley looks forward to Sunday’s concert

Howard Shelley, who joins the Brighton Phil on Sunday afternoon at Brighton Dome, has written the following about the concert in which he will be both conducting and performing: “I so look forward to Sunday’s concert in Brighton’s magnificent Dome – three great works which I will have the honour and joy of performing, in my dual role as conductor … Read More

Romantic concert programme paves the way for Valentine’s Day

On Sunday 11 February we will be performing a concert of unashamedly romantic music to get everyone in the mood for Valentine’s Day, and we are delighted to welcome Howard Shelley back to Brighton as both conductor and pianist. (Regular audience members will recall that on his last visit to the Dome with the Brighton Phil two years ago, performing … Read More

FREE Open Rehearsal for Children: Sun 25 March 2018

STOP PRESS: This event is now fully booked as of Friday 23 March. The Brighton Phil’s annual FREE Open Rehearsal for Children takes place in Brighton Dome Concert Hall on the morning of the final concert of our current season, Sunday 25 March 2018: Places are free of charge but MUST be booked in advance. Book for the rehearsal via … Read More

A classic start to 2018 for the Brighton Phil

What better way is there to spend a chilly winter’s afternoon than by attending one of the Brighton Phil’s enjoyable Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome and being entertained and moved by some wonderful music played by some very talented professional musicians. We are now half way through our current season (which runs from October to March) and thanks to … Read More

Information Day at Jubilee Library: Sat 13 Jan

The Brighton Phil will be at Jubilee Library, Brighton on Saturday 13 January from 10am so do pop along and say hello if you are passing. We’ll have details of the four remaining concerts in our current season at Brighton Dome, how to become a a Friend of the Phil, and the chance to win two free tickets to the … Read More

Sponsor marathon runner in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

  Brighton Phil violinist Melanie Hornsby is asking people to sponsor her sister Emma Lee who will be running in two marathons (London & Berlin) in 2018 to raise money for the wonderful charity Macmillan Cancer Support.     ”Having originally been diagnosed with primary breast cancer in 2010 it was devastating to discover in March 2017 that my cancer had returned, … Read More