Stephen Bell introduces the Brighton Phil’s next concert

 

Regular guest conductor Stephen Bell joins the Brighton Phil for their penultimate concert of the season at Brighton Dome and introduces the exciting programme of Russian and Armenian music:

 

“Hugely powerful Russian emotions in our next concert ranging from an overture by the grand old man of Russian Romantics to one of the first examples of programme music with the brilliantly orchestrated Night on a Bare Mountain. The ever popular Fourth Symphony by Tchaikovsky is a vivid journey in itself, from the tense opening motif from the horns and bassoons, right through to the unbridled joy of the F major final pages.

In between, we’re joined by my long-time Hallé colleague and London Brass member, the award winning trumpeter Gareth Small, for a performance of the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto – a perfect vehicle to show off the technical and lyrical qualities of the instrument in a work that seems to draw on many strands of Russian influences and is a perfectly crafted and brilliant showpiece.” You can read what Gareth has to say about the concerto, which is one of his favourite pieces, at: http://www.brightonphil.org.uk/gareth-small-aru…trumpet-concerto/

Tickets priced from £12-38 (50% student/U18 discount) are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street, Brighton in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 and online: https://brightondome.org/event/14888/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/

Discounted parking for Brighton Phil concert attendees can be found in NCP Church Street, a couple of minutes’ walk from the Dome, costing just £6 between 1pm & 6pm.

1.45pm Pre-Concert Interview: Gareth Small in conversation with Louise Schweitzer

Enhance your enjoyment of the concert by joining Louise Schweitzer for an enlightening and fascinating interview with Gareth Small immediately prior to his performance. Discover the personality behind the performer and learn about his musical backgrounds, career and the music he is about to perform.

Tickets £3.75 from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street, Brighton in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 and online: https://brightondome.org/event/14930/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra_pre-concert_interview/

 

The Brighton Phil’s season finale will take place on Sunday 25 March when Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth returns to celebrate his 70th birthday with the orchestra, joined by virtuosic piano duo Worbey & Farrell who will perform Carnival of the Animals. That morning sees the popular FREE Open Rehearsal for Children (10.15-11am) for which places can be booked via Brighton Dome Ticket Office, Church Street, Brighton in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 and online: https://brightondome.org/event/17203/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra_open_rehearsal_for_children/ 

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