Interview with Christian Garrick, and that clockwork violin

Janet Lawrence of Coastway Hospital Radio managed to catch up with Christian Garrick after the concert on Sunday and asked him about the music he’d been performing with the Brighton Philharmonic Friends. You can listen to his fascinating interview here: Janet presents Coastway Classics on Coastway Hospital Radio on Friday afternoons from 2-3pm which she describes as “A classical … Read More

Rave reviews for season opener with Christian Garrick & Friends

We’ve had so many people get in touch since the concert telling us how much they enjoyed it, and reviews are starting to appear which we will add below as and when we receive/find them. A few examples from concert-goers are printed below, for some of whom this was their first Brighton Phil concert: “We really enjoyed it. It was … Read More

Astor Piazzolla’s “The Four Seasons”

A little bit of background on bandoneonist* and composer Astor Piazzolla‘s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (Four Seasons of Buenos Aires) which the Brighton Philharmonic Strings will be performing on Sunday with Christian Garrick (violin) & Friends: Piazzolla is probably the most famous representative of Argentinian tango music. His work transcends the genre of tango, referencing classical music, jazz and rock, and … Read More

Rehearsing for Sunday’s concert (Sat 9 Nov)

Here are some images of Christian Garrick & friends rehearsing with the Brighton Philharmonic Strings at Henry Wood Hall this morning in preparation for tomorrow afternoon’s exciting collaboration at Brighton Dome in a concert that will blur the boundaries of jazz, classical, jazz and gypsy folk music. The programme includes Piazzolla’s sizzling Four Seasons & Libertango, John Dankworth’s jazz Violin … Read More

Interview with outgoing BHPS Chairman Nicolas Chisholm

Regular readers of Viva Brighton & Viva Lewes may have spotted an interview with outgoing Brighton Phil Chairman Nicolas Chisholm in the November (Theatre) editions of the magazine. Local writer Robin Houghton spoke to Nicolas about the orchestra as he enters his last month in the role. (He will be retiring from the Board at the AGM in December after … Read More

Preview of Christian Garrick and friends: Sun 10 Nov

The Brighton Phil’s 2019/20 exciting season opener at Brighton Dome on Sunday 10th November showcases the violin in its many guises and blurs the boundaries of classical, tango, jazz and gypsy folk music. We are delighted to welcome violinist Christian Garrick and friends (from his Budapest Café Orchestra and the Christian Garrick Quartet) for what promises to be a memorable … Read More

Annual General Meeting: Sun 1 December

The Society’s 79th Annual General Meeting will take place in the Founders Room at Brighton Dome immediately after the concert on Sun 1 December 2019. The agenda for the meeting, at which both Chairman Nicolas Chisholm and Honorary Treasurer Sue McHugh will retire from the Board, having both served the maximum term of nine years, was sent to Friends of … Read More

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 Chisholm, 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