Thanks to the Mayor

We are most grateful to the Mayor of Brighton & Hove Councillor Alexandra Phillips for hosting a reception in the Mayor’s Parlour on Fri 18 October for sponsors and supporters of the Brighton Phil. We were delighted that our beloved Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth was guest of honour, pictured here with the Mayor and our Chairman, Nicolas Chisolm, MBE, who will be stepping down from this position at our … Read More

Tickets for the new season on sale 10am Mon 7 October

We are counting down the hours now to 10am on Mon 7 October when tickets go on sale for the Brighton Phil’s 2019/20 season at Brighton Dome. Tickets range from £14.50-£42.50 (50% student/U18 discount) and 3 Concert Saver Tickets and Season Tickets are available as well as discounts on group bookings – call in to Brighton Dome Ticket Office on … Read More

Ailish Tynan concert in London

A recent tweet by soprano Ailish Tynan, who will be our soloist on New Year’s Eve, alerted us to a wonderful concert she will be performing in at Wigmore Hall later this month. On Wed 25 September Ailish will be joined by cellist Raphael Wallfisch and pianist John York in a programme that champions the output of Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) … Read More

Thomas Gould plays “The Lark Ascending” on CD

Violinist Thomas Gould, who joins the Brighton Phil on Sun 1 December to perform Vaughan Williams’ glorious masterpiece for solo violin and orchestra, won rave reviews for his recording of the work on a CD entitled Live in Riga alongside Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with Sinfonietta Riga for Edition Classics in 2015. “Gould soars aloft with effortless grace, tenderness and fragrant … Read More

Christian Garrick plays Poldark theme with BPO Strings: Sun 10 Nov

Christian Garrick has been playing the solo violin parts for the BBC’s Poldark since the series began in 2015. Oscar-winning composer Anne Dudley scored this beautiful theme for Christian to play while the opening and closing credits roll. This recording of the famous main theme by Christian Garrick and the Budapest Café Orchestra is taken from the BCO album Bolero … Read More

Fairfield Halls Gala Opening Concert: Wed 18 Sep

On Wed 18 September the London Mozart Players return to the newly-refurbished Fairfield Halls for a celebratory gala opening concert that marks their 70th birthday and their 30th year as Croydon’s resident orchestra. Our friends JG Theatre Club are offering tickets to this event at a cost of £69.00 (including executive coach travel). Local pick-ups will be possible from Heathfield, … Read More

Deadline for priority booking: Mon 12 August

A gentle reminder to Friends of the Phil that next Monday (12 August) is the official deadline for returning your early bird booking forms for tickets for the coming season at Brighton Dome. Friends of the Phil benefit from exclusive priority booking allowing them to book season tickets and choose their seats, with savings of up to 25% on individual … Read More

A day with the BPO by Lucy Leete

Every year the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra awards prizes of a pair of season tickets to two talented young musicians who have taken part in the Springboard Festival. In 2018 one of the recipients was flautist Lucy Leete (then aged 14). Lucy is a member of the South Downs Youth Orchestra and Classic Flutes, both via the East Sussex Music Service. … Read More

Seaford Music Society Gala Concert with Melvyn Tan: Sat 29 June 2019, 7.30pm

Friend of the Phil David Willingham is Chairman of the Seaford Music Society and writes: “Many of us remember with enormous pleasure the concert in December 2017, when Melvyn Tan joined the Brighton Phil to give us a riveting performance of Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major. Some of us were also lucky enough to attend the pre-concert interview with … Read More

Lewes Chamber Music Festival: 6-8 June 2019

The Lewes Chamber Music Festival (6-8 June 2019) has become an extremely important feature in the diary of any music-lover in the South East! This year is the eighth festival, which was founded and created by young Lewesian violinist Beatrice Philips upon graduating from her musical studies in 2012. From International Opera Stars sidling over from Glyndebourne (Iestyn Davies 2016, … Read More