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!

Stephen Bell talks about the next concert (Sun 10 Feb)

Ian Brignall, the Brighton Phil’s Artistic Administrator, recently caught up with guest conductor Stephen Bell to talk about the forthcoming concert, which Stephen says is going to be a “highly charged emotional romantic programme”: Read more about the concert at: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/concert-dedicated-to-the-memory-of-melanie-hornsby-no-2-second-violin/ A free sheet with the words to the Four Last Songs (in English and German) will be available at the … Read More

Concert dedicated to the memory of Melanie Hornsby, No.2 Second Violin

Ian Brignall, Artistic Administrator, introduces the orchestra’s next concert on Sunday 10 February: “In the first half of our second concert of 2019 we visit two amazing talents of the late Romantic era – two German composers who changed the face not only of Romanticism, but the sound and energy of the orchestra. Two Richards, Wagner and Strauss, who were … Read More