Ian Brignall previews the second half of the season

Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall introduces the second half of the Brighton Phil’s season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome: “If the first half of this Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2018/19 season captivated your musical senses, the next four concerts have got amazing musical surprises and some magnificent music written by some highly gifted composers. On Sunday 20th January we welcome … Read More

Reviews of New Year’s Eve concert

For those who have asked, Ilona Domnich’s stunning departing encore was Alexander Alabiev’s The Nightingale. (The orchestra’s final encore, The Radetsky March, needs no introduction of course!) The Nightingale is Russian composer Alabiev’s most famous work, a song based on a poem by Anton Delvig. It was composed in 1825 while Alabiev was in prison, accused of murder. It has entered Russian … Read More

John Bradbury radio interview to be repeated

At Home This Morning is a fortnightly radio programme for older listeners regularly presented by Friend of the Phil Richard Davis, produced by Grey Matters Productions and broadcast on Brighton’s community radio station RadioReverb on Sundays from 8-9am, Tuesdays at 11am and Thursdays at 9am. This Sunday 30 December at 8am they will be repeating the programme from last year … Read More

Book now and save on four BPO concerts in 2019

Why not treat yourself (or a fellow music-lover) to a season ticket to four Brighton Phil concerts at Brighton Dome (on Sundays 20 January, 10 February, 3 & 17 March 2019) and enjoy some fantastic music and world-class guest artists. Book by 2.45pm on Mon 31 December to take advantage of this very special discounted price. This special offer is … Read More

Ian Brignall previews the BPO’s NYE concert

“Vienna without Strauss is like Austria without the Danube.” Hector Berlioz     The Brighton Phil’s Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall has filmed a short (under 5 minutes) preview of our New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala concert at Brighton Dome, which will be conducted by Richard Balcombe and features Ilona Domnich (soprano), looking particularly at the fascinating history of the Strauss … Read More

New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala featuring Ilona Domnich, soprano

Richard Balcombe makes a welcome return to Brighton as guest conductor for the Brighton Phil’s annual New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala, joined by the Russian-born soprano Ilona Domnich whose lyric coloratura will add sparkle to our afternoon with a selection of delightful songs and arias from well-known operettas and musicals from the 19th century and beyond. This is always one … Read More

Rave reviews for Ben Gernon & Tamsin Waley-Cohen concert: 2 Dec 2018

Collected below are the rave reviews received for the Brighton Phil’s latest concert: Oh and for those of you who asked, Tamsin Waley-Cohen’s show-stopping (and double-stopping!) encore was Fritz Kreisler’s Recitativo & Scherzo-Caprice. Reviewing for uckfieldnews.com Phil Dennett opened with: “The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 500th concert was as much about people like supporter Ted McFadyen as it was a celebration … Read More

Ian Brignall previews Sunday’s concert on video

The Brighton Phil’s Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall has recorded a short (4.5 min) video preview of Sunday’s exciting concert (which features Ben Gernon, conductor and Tamsin Waley-Cohen, violin) in which he concludes: “This is a concert not to be missed. I look forward to seeing you all at what will be a concert of joy, humour and above all three great … Read More

Sunday’s concert dedicated to Ted McFadyen

The Brighton Phil’s concert on Sunday 2 December at Brighton Dome is dedicated to the memory of Ted (Edward J) McFadyen who died, aged 88, in December 2016. Ted had been a Friend of the Phil for 30 years and was from time to time a Patron of the orchestra and sponsor of concerts. He left a generous bequest in his … Read More

The Brighton Phil reaches a milestone on Sunday

Brighton’s only resident professional orchestra, the Philharmonic, presents its 500th concert on Sunday 2nd December. Founded 94 years ago as the Symphonic String Players, it has been presenting orchestral concerts without a break since 1927 in the historic Brighton Dome and officially became the Brighton Philharmonic 60 years ago. In their first concert under this guise on Sunday 5 October … Read More