“For My Mother” by Keith Burstein

The Brighton Phil were contacted by local composer Keith Burstein who was arranging a memorial performance of a piece of music he had written in memory of his mother, Barbara Burston, who died recently at the age of 97. He was seeking a Brighton Phil violinist to play the piece with him, as Barbara and her husband Samuel were both … Read More

BPO violinist Ani Batikian plays Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto

You may recall us telling you about a concert by Brighton Phil​ violinists Ani Batikian & Roland Roberts at Cadogan Hall in late June? The concert included Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto and we now have a video of Ani performing this exuberant piece: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8fjdUrWXcI The concert also included a new piece written for Ani by her husband Roland entitled ‘The Ninth … Read More

B&H Arts Council Poetry Competition 2017

The third B&H Arts Council poetry competition begins tomorrow (Sat 15 July) and entries are open until Sun 15 October. It will culminate in a poetry festival in November, featuring the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. For all the details about entering the competition, and an entry form, please go to: www.bhacpoetryfestival.org.uk

Quaker burial site found during Brighton Dome works

200-year old Quaker burial site discovered on Royal Pavilion estate. The historic site has been discovered during redevelopment work at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange. Skeletons have been uncovered on-site and are in the process of being exhumed respectfully and sensitively from underneath the area that was formerly the venue’s mini conference room. The remains are thought to be from ‘Quakers … Read More

Brighton Festival Chorus Summer Concert: Sat 8 July 7.30pm

Brighton Festival Chorus Summer Concert – “Sunrise” Attenborough Centre for  the Creative Arts, Falmer, Sussex University Brighton Festival Chorus Brighton Festival Youth Choir Chamber Domaine James Morgan: Conductor Elgar Serenade for Strings Vaughan Williams An Oxford Elegy  Richard Rodney Bennett Letters to Lindbergh Barber Adagio for Strings Gjeilo Sunrise Mass  As Brighton Festival Chorus approaches its 50th anniversary season it is fitting that … Read More

New Mayor of Brighton & Hove

We are delighted that long-standing Friend of the Phil Mo Marsh is the new Mayor of Brighton & Hove. She will be hosting a reception for the orchestra’s sponsors after our final concert of the season on Sun 25 March 2018, which she will be attending in her official capacity. Moving from Leicester to attend the University of Sussex in … Read More

Music over the summer months

If you are looking for concerts over the summer a number of local churches have lunchtime concerts taking place every week, including: The Chapel Royal (Tuesdays): http://www.lccr.org.uk/programme.htm St Nicholas’ Church (Wednesdays): https://www.stnicholasbrighton.org.uk/index.php/Music/lunchtime-recitals.html All Saints’, Hove (Thursdays): http://allsaintshove.org/whats-on/lunchtime-recitals/ Brighton Unitarian Church (Fridays): http://www.brightonunitarian.org.uk/friday-lunchtime-concerts.html On Friday evenings St Luke’s, Queens Park present their popular Music & Wine concerts: http://www.stlukesconcerts.webeden.co.uk/ While St Mary’s, … Read More

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.