Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Collins (conductor/clarinet)
Haydn Symphony No.102 in B Flat Major 
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major K622 
Beethoven Symphony No.1 in C Major Op.21 
Michael Collins, one of the foremost clarinettists of his generation, joins the orchestra as both conductor and soloist in our first concert of 2018.
Michael performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, completed just two months before Mozart’s death for his friend, the clarinettist Anton Stadler. A popular work, it features in films such as The King’s Speech and Out of Africa and often appears in the top 10 of Classic FM’s Hall of Fame.
The concert opens with one of Haydn’s London Symphonies, Symphony No.102, one of twelve symphonies written in 1794 on a visit to England at the invitation of violinist impresario Johann Salomon. Rarely performed, it is regarded as one of his finest symphonies.
Beethoven’s Symphony No.1 which completes this concert is clearly influenced by the composer’s teachers, Haydn and Mozart. First performed in 1800 (in a concert he arranged himself) it impressed the Viennese public with Beethoven’s incredible talent. The form of the symphony pays homage to his teachers whilst at the same time pushing the boundaries of symphonic composition.
Pre-Concert Interview 1.45pm – Michael Collins in conversation with Louise Schweitzer
Tickets £3.75 are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 or https://brightondome.org/event/14928/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra_pre-concert_interview/
Concert tickets from £12-£38 are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 or https://brightondome.org/event/14880/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/