The nights are drawing in, and the children are back at school, but whilst for some this heralds the onset of the winter months, here at the Brighton Philharmonic we are looking forward to our new season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome.
The season opener on Sunday 8 October features works by the greatest masters of Romanticism – Schumann, Tchaikovsky & Brahms.
The orchestra, under Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth, is joined by exciting young Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu playing Tchaikovsky’s popular Piano Concerto No.1, a wonderful piece full of intense melody, surging power and quiet introspection.
Alexandra was recently named as “one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career” by International Piano Magazine and her most recent CD includes this piano concerto and is well worth a listen.
Alexandra is also a keen cyclist and in June she completed the London to Brighton Bike Ride on a custom built bicycle made for two. She tells us she will be arriving by train for the concert though!
Join Alexandra at 1.45pm for a Pre-Concert Interview with Louise Schweitzer in Brighton Museum’s Education Pavilion. Tickets for this 30 minute interview are £3.75 and available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in Church Street in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 or online – simply click on the link below:
The programme also includes Brahms’ lyrical Symphony No.3 which charts a musical journey from turbulence to tranquillity and has a reputation as one of his most artistically perfect works. And the concert opens with Schumann’s dramatic overture to the opera Genoveva, which is full of themes of betrayal and reconciliation in music of exquisite tenderness and high drama, inspired by a medieval German legend and heavily influenced by Wagner.
Hear Brighton Phil Concert Manager Ian Brignall preview the concert on this YouTube video (he even has a copy of Alexandra’s CD!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9aDpijsPAY&t=33s
Tickets ranging from £12-£38 (50% discounts for students and under 18s) are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office in Church Street in person, by telephone (01273) 709709 or online – simply click on the link below:
Discounted parking is available at NCP Church Street Car Park for all Brighton Phil concert-goers parking between the hours of 1pm and 6pm on concert days, including New Year’s Eve.