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December 2015

Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas Concert

12 December, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS BRIGHTON FESTIVAL YOUTH CHOIR BRIGHTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA    Conductor JAMES MORGAN Mezzo JULIETTE POCHIN Tenor NICKY SPENCE   BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT Join Brighton Festival Chorus, Brighton Festival Youth Choir and the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra for this annual highlight - a joyous celebration of the very best in Christmas music, from traditional to modern, including all your best-loved carols and festive favourites. Discount for Friends of the Philharmonic.   Tickets from £12.50, £15, £20, £25 available from…

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Thursday 31 December 2015 (New Year’s Eve)

31 December, 2015 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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£11.50 - £36.50

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala Conductor BARRY WORDSWORTH Soprano KIANDRA HOWARTH   JOHANN STRAUSS II  Overture: Die Fledermaus EDUARD STRAUSS  Bahn Frei FRANZ LEHAR  Gold and Silver FRANZ LEHAR  Meine Lippen (Giuditta) FRANZ LEHAR  Eine wird Kommen (Der Zarewitsch) JOHANN STRAUSS II/JOSEF STRAUSS  Pizzicato Polka JOHANN STRAUSS II  Perpetuum Mobile JOHANN STRAUSS II  Emperor Waltz INTERVAL ERIC COATES  Dance in the Twilight (No.3 from Springtime Suite) ROBERT DOCKER  Tabarinage FRED HARTLEY  Rouge et Noir DVORAK  Song to the Moon (Rusalka)…

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January 2016

Sunday 31 January 2016

31 January, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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£11.50 - £36.50

Violin MATTHEW TRUSLER Conductor BARRY WORDSWORTH WEBER Overture: Oberon PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No.1 INTERVAL BRAHMS Symphony No.3   Carl Maria von Weber was commissioned to write “a Romantic Opera” to be performed in English in London’s Covent Garden in 1826. The strain of the rehearsals away from home destroyed his health and he died in London only two months after the first performance. The opera, Oberon, became hugely popular, though nowadays only the overture is performed regularly. In contrast Prokofiev’s…

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February 2016

Sunday 14 February 2016 (Valentine’s Day)

14 February, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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£11.50 - £36.50

Piano MELVYN TAN Conductor BARRY WORDSWORTH BERLIOZ/WEBER Spectre de la Rose/Invitation to the Dance MASCAGNI Intermezzo CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.2 INTERVAL RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade   Our Valentine’s Day concert begins with Berlioz’s orchestral arrangement of Carl Maria von Weber’s piano piece Invitation to the Dance. It was used in a ballet entitled Le Spectre de la Rose by Diaghilev for the famous Ballet Russes. Mascagni’s Intermezzo from his one-act opera Cavalleria Rusticana contributed to the work’s sensational success from its first…

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March 2016

Sunday 6 March 2016

6 March, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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£11.50 - £36.50

Director/Piano HOWARD SHELLEY BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Concerto No.2 INTERVAL MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 (Scottish)   Another favourite by Brahms starts the seventh concert in our 91st season. The orchestra is joined by Howard Shelley to conduct the Variations on a Theme by Haydn, often known as the St Anthony Variations. There are eight variations on the original chorale. Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No.2 was composed for his son’s 19th birthday in 1957. Uncharacteristically cheerful, it has…

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Sunday 20 March 2016

20 March, 2016 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Brighton Dome, Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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£11.50 - £36.50

Piano ROB CLARK Conductor BARRY WORDSWORTH BRIGHTON FESTIVAL CHORUS Soprano ELIN PRITCHARD Baritone NICHOLAS LESTER   WILLIAM ALWYN Overture: Derby Day BERNSTEIN Symphony No.2 (The Age of Anxiety) INTERVAL VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No.1 (A Sea Symphony)   Our final concert begins with a short but scintillating overture by William Alwyn, a British composer who wrote many works, including over 70 film scores. His bustling overture Derby Day was written in 1960 following a commission from the BBC. It was named…

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July 2016

Sunday 3 July 2016

3 July, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF United Kingdom
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£15

Brighton Connections - Summer 2016 A series of short chamber concerts for a relaxing summer’s evening featuring members of Brighton Philharmonic and Friends at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF               SUNDAY 3 JULY 2016 - 5PM   JOHN IRELAND Phantasie Trio in A Minor DEBUSSY/ORLEDGE Sérénade pour violon et piano ROBERT ORLEDGE Le Jardin clos et merveilleux MOZART Piano Trio in Bb Major K502   Daniel Bhattacharya VIOLIN Peter Adams CELLO…

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Sunday 17 July 2016

17 July, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF United Kingdom
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£15

Brighton Connections - Summer 2016 A series of short chamber concerts for a relaxing summer’s evening featuring members of Brighton Philharmonic and Friends at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF               SUNDAY 17 JULY 2016 - 5PM HANDEL/HALVORSEN Passacaglia for Violin and Cello BACH Cello Suite No.1 in G Major BWV 1007 JACK REDMAN Insects for 3 MOZART Duo No.1 for Violin and Viola in G K423   Daniel Bhattacharya - Violin…

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Sunday 31 July 2016

31 July, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF United Kingdom
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£15

Brighton Connections - Summer 2016 A series of short chamber concerts for a relaxing summer’s evening featuring members of Brighton Philharmonic and Friends at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF               SUNDAY 31 JULY 2016 - 5PM   GUY RICHARDSON Meditation on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia GERALD FINZI Interlude for Oboe and String Quartet Op.21 DVOŘÁK String Quartet No.12 in F Major Op.96 (American)   Roland Roberts Violin Leo Payne Violin Richard Cookson Viola Ben Rogerson Cello Alun…

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August 2016

Sunday 14 August 2016

14 August, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1UF United Kingdom
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£15

Brighton Connections - Summer 2016 A series of short chamber concerts for a relaxing summer’s evening featuring members of Brighton Philharmonic and Friends at Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton BN1 1UF               SUNDAY 14 AUGUST 2016 - 5PM MOZART String Divertimento in Bb Major K137 JOHN HAWKINS Fuzon (String Quartet in two movements) 2012 DVOŘÁK Zypressen (Liebeslieder) - two movements HAYDN String Quartet in Bb Op.1 No.1   Roland Roberts - Violin Ani…

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