We are delighted that Barry Wordsworth will be conducting five concerts including New Year’s Eve and those that open and close the season.
2017/18 sees the return of conductor Stephen Bell, pianists Melvyn Tan & Howard Shelley, who is also directing, and violinist Matthew Trusler.
We welcome pianist Alexandra Dariescu playing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 and conductor and clarinettist Michael Collins in a programme of Mozart, Haydn & Beethoven.
Symphonies we will be performing include Tchaikovsky No.4, Rachmaninov No.2, Brahms No.3, Dvořák No.6, Schubert No.8 (Unfinished) and Vaughan Williams No.4 to name but a few. Concertos will include Britten Violin Concerto, Ravel Piano Concerto, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 and Arutunian Trumpet Concerto.
Our season finale will include Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals performed by piano duo Steven Worbey & Kevin Farrell with new up to date prose. Not surprisingly this piece will be the focus of our music education workshops next season and our Open Rehearsal for Children will take place on the morning of this concert on Sunday 25 March 2018.
The full season programme can be downloaded as a pdf from: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/BPO-2017_18-SEASON.pdf
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday 4 September, although Friends of the Phil enjoy priority booking in June. For details on how to become a Friend of the Phil and the other benefits of membership please see: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends-of-philharmonic/