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.

Barry Wordsworth on the next concert programme (3 March)

In this YouTube video Barry Wordsworth, Conductor Laureate, talks to Ian Brignall, the orchestra’s Artistic Administrator, about the forthcoming Brighton Phil concert at Brighton Dome on Sun 3 March at 2.45pm. The video is a little over six and a half minutes long but well worth watching as it explains the genesis of the fascinating programme which features seven works … Read More

Previewing our next concert: Sun 3 March

Ian Brignall, Artistic Administrator previews the Brighton Phil’s next concert on Sun 3 March, 2.45pm, Brighton Dome: “Symphonic concerts generally fall into the same pattern – an overture, a concerto, an interval and then a symphony. But when you introduce a theme into the concert, the shape changes completely. For this our seventh concert in the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s season, … Read More

Reviews of Sunday’s concert (10 February 2019)

Reviews of our most recent concert (on Sun 10 February) are now appearing online and in the local press. Phil Dennett writes “The Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde is melodic and colourful, but conductor Stephen Bell also teased all Wagner’s passion out of the orchestra’s excellent expression without it wallowing into sentimentality. Some poignant oboe decorated the piece … Read More

Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall: Sat 9 February

Exciting rehearsal at Henry Wood Hall, London this morning (music by Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss & Reinhold Glière) in preparation for our concert at Brighton Dome tomorrow – as you can see Ian Brignall our Artistic Administrator got some great camera angles!