BPO Touch Tour: Sun 12 November at 1.30pm

For many blind or partially sighted concert-goers, a touch tour is an essential part of the experience, providing them with extra sensory detail in order to enhance their enjoyment and understanding of the concert that follows.   We are delighted to report that Ian Brignall, BPO Concert Manager, will lead a 30 minute Touch Tour prior to our concert on … Read More

A History of the Brighton Phil

An appreciative audience attended BHPS Chairman Nicolas Chisholm‘s illustrated talk on the history of the orchestra at Brighton Unitarian Church on Saturday 14 October. The talk traced the history of the orchestra from its earliest incarnation in May 1925 (as the Symphonic String Players) through to the present day, accompanied by images and music, and there was the opportunity for … Read More

Rave reviews of BPO season opener

We were delighted to welcome Alexandra Dariescu to Brighton for the opening concert of our new season at Brighton Dome on Sunday, conducted by Barry Wordsworth, and what a tremendous performance! 5 stars from The Argus​ – the first review of Sunday’s concert to appear was by Louise Schweitzer (who also had the pleasure of interviewing Alexandra immediately before the concert). … Read More

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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAnOOeIT4hI 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