Priority Booking for Friends of the Philharmonic

Remember that the deadline for receipt of completed Early Bird ticket applications (for both season tickets and single tickets) from Friends of the Phil is 5pm on Monday 3 July 2017. If you are not yet a Friend of the Phil and would like to take advantage of one of the key benefits of membership (priority booking) then you can … Read More

The Walking Viola – update

BPO​ viola player Rachel Benjamin completed the British Heart Foundation London to Brighton Trek, for the second year running, in a time of 22 hours 30 mins last weekend. She says: “It was really hard this time. As it has been a dry spring the ground had become quite hard which took its toll on the legs so I’m struggling to … Read More

BPO website essential maintenance scheduled: 22-23 June 2017

Please note that the Brighton Phil’s website will be unavailable on Thu 22 & Fri 23 June 2017 due to essential maintenance. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience caused. Update: Our planned website maintenance at the end of last week unfortunately over-ran as some additional issues were identified that needed fixing. Apologies for any inconvenience and thanks for your patience.

Springboard winners 2017

We are delighted that a pair of season tickets to the BPO’s next season, and the opportunity to attend a rehearsal and meet the orchestra, were won by two talented young musicians in this year’s Springboard Festival: Berniya Hamie (cello & piano) and Natasha O’Flynn (viola & piano) both aged 14. Berniya played the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto … Read More

Ani Batikian & Roland Roberts concert: Cadogan Hall, Thu 29 June

Ani Batikian, a regular BPO violinist writes: “I would like to invite you to my upcoming concert at Cadogan Hall, 29th June at 7:30pm. The concert will include Khachaturian’s exuberant Violin Concerto as well as a new piece written for me by my husband Roland Roberts The Ninth Wave and dedicated to the great marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky. We are … Read More

The Walking Viola (BHF London to Brighton Trek 24/25 June)

    BPO viola player Rachel Benjamin is undertaking the London to Brighton Trek (24/25 June) for British Heart Foundation again, and would be most grateful for anyone wishing to sponsor her via her JustGiving page:   “I did this walk in June 2016 and trudged through mud, water, pain and the whole night and when I’d finished my … Read More

Martin Roscoe’s 65th Birthday Recital at Wigmore Hall: Sat 8 July

Join Martin for his 65th birthday recital on Saturday 8 July 2017 (7.30 pm) when he will be playing: SCHUBERT… Two Scherzi D.593 Piano Sonata in G D.894 Piano Sonata in B flat D.960 “My love for the music of Schubert has never known any boundaries, but it is interesting that in recent years his piano music has become more … Read More

John Bradbury (Leader) on playing with the BPO

John Bradbury spent a morning in the BPO office earlier this year talking about his musical career and his life outside the Brighton Phil. In the second of several articles for the Friends of the Phil newsletter he recalls how he came to join the BPO and why he’s still playing with them…   How many years have you been playing with the … Read More

Introducing Louise Schweitzer

Local author, freelance journalist and regular Argus drama and classical music reviewer Louise Schweitzer will be undertaking the Brighton Phil’s Pre-Concert Interviews this coming season. Louise is a Member of the Society of Authors, a former Member of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising and a Doctor of Philosophy from Sussex University.     “I am very honoured to be invited … Read More

Priority booking for Friends of the Phil now open

Thanks to the efforts of a small but dedicated band of volunteers and Friends of the Phil, the new season brochure and our June newsletter are now winging their way to our members via Royal Mail and cyberspace. Fortified by home-made cake and lots of tea during the epic three day envelope stuffing and label/stamp sticking exercise, we also sent out the all … Read More