Rave reviews for Brighton Phil’s season finale (Sun 17 March)

Rave reviews are already appearing for the Brighton Phil’s season finale at Brighton Dome on Sunday 17 March. A selection of those which are available online are gathered below: Writing for Lark Reviews Susan Elkin declared of Rachmaninov’s piano concerto “Stephen Osborne scaled the heights of this pianistic Everest with understated panache, terrific control, plenty of drama and admirable stamina … Read More

Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall (Sat 16 March)

Great rehearsal at Henry Wood Hall this morning with Barry Wordsworth conducting and Steven Osborne showing us just what a brilliant pianist he is. If you’ve not yet got your tickets for tomorrow’s concert at Brighton Dome, then get them now! This is a performance not to be missed, and it’s your last chance to see the Brighton Phil this … Read More

Barry Wordsworth on Sunday’s concert (video)

The Brighton Phil’s Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall chats with Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth about the season finale on Sunday 17 March at Brighton Dome, which features Steven Osborne (piano) performing Rachmaninov’s epic Piano Concerto No.3, and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique. The video is just under 5 minutes long. Tickets for the concert are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, (01273) 709709 … Read More

Steven Osborne (piano)

On Sunday 17 March we welcome back the Scottish pianist Steven Osborne who, on 9th April 1989, won the inaugural Brighton Piano Competition. Steven has since played with Barry and the Brighton Phil a further four times and is now one of the country’s most influential and brilliant pianists – equally at home in the recording studio and on the … Read More

Berlioz: Composer of the week on Radio 3

With near perfect timing, Berlioz is Radio 3’s Composer of the Week from Monday 11 March! Well it was the 150th anniversary of his death on Friday 8 March. Explore the programmes on offer about him at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tnxf/broadcasts/upcoming There are a number of events planned this year celebrating #Berlioz150 – see: http://berlioz150.org/ Hector Berlioz wrote his magnificent Symphonie Fantastique in 1830 … Read More

Temporary BPO email problems (Fri 8 March)

Friday 8 March 2019 Please note that the email address catherinestead @ brightonphil.org.uk is not currently able to receive or send emails. Please use the email address mail @ brightonphil.org.uk to correspond with the BPO until this can be fixed. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Ian Brignall previews our season finale (Sun 17 March)

Ian Brignall, Artistic Admnistrator, previews our season finale at Brighton Dome on Sunday 17 March.   Our concert is dedicated to the memory of DV Newbold, CBE, a staunch and generous supporter and sponsor of the orchestra for many years who passed away last March at the age of 91.   “For the last concert of this our 94th season the Brighton … Read More

Reviews of latest BPO concert (Sun 3 March)

Reviewing for The Latest Andrew Connal writes: “The typical programme of Overture/Concerto/Symphony was pleasantly subverted by this carefully curated collection of works more regularly played as overtures or encores, a delightful mix of nostalgia and fresh encounters. Their charm and panache lit up a dull afternoon.” He adds that “When there is no concerto the conductor becomes the soloist and the … Read More

You asked about the BPO printed programme images?

A number of people have asked for more information about the wonderful images of composers used to illustrate our printed programmes (on sale at the Dome on concert days priced at £4). These images are all sourced by our talented designer Mark Attwell, who is also responsible for the original designs for the programme covers, and indeed for all our … Read More

Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall: Sat 2 March

A very productive rehearsal for the Brighton Phil this afternoon in the lovely surroundings of Henry Wood Hall, London, under the baton of Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth. Tomorrow afternoon’s concert at Brighton Dome is going to be wonderful! Hope you already have your tickets? Pictures courtesy of Ian Brignall, Artistic Administrator.