Creativity during lockdown

For a bit of fun on a Friday, here Brighton Phil French horn player Lisa Ridgway demonstrates that it is possible to play the horn whilst hula hooping! Since first posting this last month she has made two longer videos of her playing/hooping which you can find on her YouTube channel at: Mozart’s Rondo (from 4th Horn Concerto K495) … Read More

Barry Wordsworth & The Royal Opera House wish Captain Tom “Happy Birthday”

In this wonderful video our very own Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of The Royal Opera House in a very special socially-distanced birthday message for centenarian Captain Tom Moore, on the occasion of his 100th birthday. In addition to Barry, who is sporting a rather dashing beard, can you spot several other Brighton Philharmonic regulars?

Planned maintenance on BPO email this weekend

Please note that our email may be unavailable at times between 3pm Friday 17 April and 3pm Monday 20 April due to planned maintenance work. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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:

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