BPO 29th March concert cancelled

Further to the UK Government’s announcement on Monday 16th March, and to the Brighton Dome’s understandable decision to temporarily close from Tuesday 17th March, we are sorry to announce that our forthcoming concert on Sunday March 29th will no longer go ahead. (Ticket holders for the event will be contacted separately.) We are extremely disappointed not to be able to … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19): update on 29 March concert

The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra is nearing the end of the current season, with one concert remaining on Sunday 29th March.  In light of the ongoing concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19, we want to emphasise the seriousness with which we take our responsibility to our performers and our audience members. For that reason,  we continue to review the latest … Read More

Four hands, one piano. Discover the double act who ‘declassify’ classical music.

Worbey & Farrell, 2.45pm, Brighton Dome, Sun 1 March 2020 The internationally acclaimed pianists and supreme showmen, Worbey & Farrell have entertained all over the globe and achieved millions of hits on YouTube with their sparky comedy and sensational piano-playing. Now they return to Brighton Dome this March as part of Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Sunday afternoon concert series, bringing their … Read More

Interviews with Worbey & Farrell on their return to Brighton Dome (Sun 1 March)

Having made their Brighton Dome debut with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra in March 2018 with Malcolm Arnold’s Piano Concerto and Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, the self-proclaimed “masters of musical mayhem” return to the Dome with a concert featuring their own astonishing “four hands on one piano” arrangements of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, Queen’s Bohemian … Read More

Rehearsals in full swing for BPO Brass (Sun 9 Feb)

Here’s a peak behind the scenes as the stars of the orchestra’s brass section rehearse for Sunday’s concert at Brighton Dome. Tickets (£14.50-£42.50 – 50% student/U18 discount, children just £1) available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, (01273) 709709 or online: https://bit.ly/396U93V

Welcome to new Board member Clare Bowskill

A warm welcome to new Brighton Phil Trustee Clare Bowskill, who joined the Board of Management at the recent AGM. Clare brings valuable expertise in arts marketing and communications to the role, whilst regular Brighton Dome audience members will recognise her as their Visitor Services Manager last year. Clare brings more than 20 years of experience in communications working for … Read More

Meet our new Honorary Treasurer: Bob Cook

New Brighton Phil Trustee Bob Cook was elected as Honorary Treasurer at the Society’s recent AGM, nominated by outgoing Treasurer (and University of Brighton colleague) Sue McHugh. Bob is a long term Brighton resident and after obtaining a degree in economics has worked as an accountant in financial administration, starting with East Sussex County Council and then for over 30 … Read More

Introducing Andrea Cifelli, the new Chair of the Society

Andrea took over the position from Nicolas Chisholm at the recent AGM (Sun 1 December 2019). Having supported the BPO as a Friend for many years, Andrea joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She says: “I feel very honoured to take on this role, but I have to admit that I did so somewhat reluctantly, being so conscious of … Read More

Introducing Brighton Philharmonic Brass (Sun 9 Feb)

The stars of the Brighton Philharmonic brass section take centre stage at Brighton Dome as we continue our popular Sunday afternoon series. In a concert that will appeal to lovers of classical as well as jazz, expect the unexpected with a fiery blend of everything from fanfares to fugues.  This exclusive line up of four trumpets, four trombones, a French … Read More

In memoriam

The Society is sad to have learned of the deaths of the following Friends of the Phil: Sheila Collins Jackie Custance Diana Joll Brian Pay Miss Gillian Light, a Friend of the Phil since 2010 whose friend Charles Martin writes: “Jill was a longtime supporter of the BPO, and in particular loved the New Year’s Eve concerts followed by a … Read More