Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall – Sat 7 October

Photos of Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth, guest soloist Alexandra Dariescu and the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall courtesy of BPO Concert Manager Ian Brignall.

Barry Wordsworth looks forward to Sunday

  Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth takes charge of the first concert of the Brighton Phil’s new season at Brighton Dome on Sunday saying:   “What a glorious start to the season. Two masterpieces of German Symphonic structure, both sharing glorious sunlight conclusions. Genoveva is an exciting discovery as it is not often played. As the beginning to his opera, it … Read More

Sunday specials at Brighton Dome

Whatever your plans for Sunday, we hope they include a trip to the Brighton Dome to the Brighton Phil’s new season opener with Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth and guest soloist Alexandra Dariescu (piano). Alexandra will be performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1, which features in her most recent CD, and will be selling and signing copies of the CD in the interval in … Read More

BPO new season opener Sunday 8 October: 2.45pm

The nights are drawing in, and the children are back at school, but whilst for some this heralds the onset of the winter months, here at the Brighton Phil​harmonic we are looking forward to our new season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome​.   The season opener on Sunday 8 October features works by the greatest masters of Romanticism … Read More

Previewing the new season at Brighton Dome

BPO Concert Manager Ian Brignall has filmed a short video previewing the whole of the orchestra’s new season at Brighton Dome. You can watch it here: The video was filmed inside Henry Wood Hall, London where the orchestra rehearse, and if you look closely you will see a copy of the score of Schumann’s Genoveva overture on the music stand behind Ian’s … Read More

Ian Brignall previews first concert of the new season

BPO Concert Manager Ian Brignall has made a short video previewing the concert programme on Sunday 8 October which is available on YouTube via the link below and also appears on the Brighton Phil’s Facebook page: In the video he mentions pianist Alexandra Dariescu’s recent CD of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 which she will be playing with us – available … Read More

September mail out to Friends of the Phil

    It is that time of year again – the latest Friends of the Phil newsletter and the first part-season programme arrived back from the printer, closely followed by a number of kind volunteers who will be stuffing envelopes and sticking on labels and stamps over the next few days.     Plenty of tea and coffee will be … Read More

Information Day at Jubilee Library (Sat 9 September)

We had a lovely day at Jubilee Library today (Saturday 9 September) speaking to visitors about the Brighton Phil and our concerts at Brighton Dome, which went on sale on Monday. Congratulations to Robert Norbury who won two free tickets to the BPO concert of his choice by signing up to receive news and updates about the orchestra via email. … Read More

Tickets for 2017/18 season on sale now

Tickets for the Brighton Phil’s 2017/18 season are now on sale at Brighton Dome Ticket Office. Tickets range from £12 to £38 and there is a 50% discount for students, under 18s and anyone receiving Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit or Income Support. You can purchase a Family Ticket where two children can attend for just £1 each, and anyone who … Read More

The mystery of Rachmaninov’s piano

The Brighton Phil was contacted earlier this year by Lancing College who are researching the history of their Steinway Model D concert grand piano. Graduate Music Assistant Fraser Harrington spent an afternoon in the Brighton Phil office looking through papers as far back as 1936 trying to find evidence for a story that the college purchased the piano from the … Read More