Freddy Kempf (piano/director) & the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
11 November @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm UTC+0
Concert sponsored in memory of Philip Wilford
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Freddy Kempf Piano/Director
Rossini Overture: Semiramide
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37
Dvořák Symphony No.7 in D Minor Op.70
We are delighted to welcome Freddy Kempf to Brighton as both pianist and director for this concert. Freddy is a long-time favourite of British audiences after winning the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1992 with a performance that catapulted him to international recognition.
Freddy opens the concert with Rossini’s brilliant overture Semiramide. He will perform and direct Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, possibly one of the finest piano concertos ever written. Composed in 1800 the work is full of drama and emotion as Beethoven struggled to come to terms with his increasingly poor health and loss of hearing.
Dvořák’s Symphony No.7 is one of the most endearing and popular of his nine symphonies. This profoundly intimate work was written in 1885 as a commission for the London Philharmonic Society. Dvořák described it to a friend: “What is in my mind is Love, God, and my Fatherland.” It presents the listener with Dvorak’s love of his country and the folk music that characterises its national pride.
Tickets £12.50-£39.50 (Students/U18s 50% discount) from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273 709709) or https://brightondome.org/event/18853/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/
Discounted parking (just £6 between 1&6pm) available for all BPO concert-goers at NCP Church Street Car Park. Collect a follow on ticket at the concert from the Car Parking stand in the Dome foyer.