New Year’s Eve programme confirmed

We are delighted to be able to confirm the programme for our annual New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala concert, featuring Kiandra Howarth (soprano) and conducted by our Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth: JOHANN STRAUSS II  Overture: Die Fledermaus EDUARD STRAUSS  Bahn Frei FRANZ LEHAR  Gold and Silver FRANZ LEHAR  Meine Lippen (Giuditta) FRANZ LEHAR  Eine wird Kommen (Der Zarewitsch) JOHANN STRAUSS … Read More

Remembering Martin Lindsay-Hills

Martin Lindsay-Hills sadly passed away at home on 19 August. In recognition of his generous support of the Society we will be dedicating our final concert of the season on Sunday 20 March to his memory. Frances Lindsay-Hills writes: “Vaughan Williams’s Sea Symphony was one of his absolute favourites, having been a keen sailor all his life. The Festival Chorus … Read More

Reviews of latest concert

Below are links to reviews of the BPO’s second concert of the 2015/16 season where the orchestra was joined by cellist Gemma Rosefield, playing a cello formerly owned by the Prince Regent:   The Latest: Andrew Connal from The Latest gave the concert a five star rating, saying: “Once again the maestro brought his empathy with dance to the concert hall…The … Read More

Normal service has resumed

We are relieved to be able to report that the technical issues that adversely affected our website and email yesterday and earlier today have now been resolved and normal service has been restored. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  

Peter Back previews Sunday 8 November concert

On Sunday afternoon the exciting young cellist Gemma Rosefield will join the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra at the Brighton Dome to perform Tchaikovsky’s much loved Variations on a Rococo Theme.  The piece reflects the composer’s great admiration for the music of Mozart, as seen through the prism of Tchaikovsky’s own individual style and temperament.  Gemma plays on a cello made in … Read More

Prince Regent’s cello returns to Royal Pavilion estate

On Sunday 8 November 2015 the exciting young cellist Gemma Rosefield joins the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra in Brighton Dome Concert Hall to perform Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. Gemma plays on a cello made in Naples in 1704 by Alessandro Gagliano which was formerly owned and played by the Prince Regent, later King George IV, and housed in the … Read More

Reviews of BPO’s opening concert

Below are links to reviews of the BPO’s exciting opening concert of the 2015/16 season where the orchestra was joined by pianist Stephen Hough: The Lark Reviews: The Argus:  

Rehearsing at Henry Wood Hall (10/10/15)

Rehearsals on Saturday 10 October at Henry Wood Hall, in preparation for the concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday 11 October.  Photos courtesy of Ian Brignall, the BPO’s Concert Manager.      

BPO in the news

STOP PRESS: An interview with the BPO’s Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth appeared in The Argus on Saturday 10 October on page 16, whilst a short preview of the new season was in The Guide in the previous day’s (Friday 9 October) edition.  You can read them via the links below:   A radio interview with the BPO’s Chairman, Nicolas Chisholm, MBE, is currently … Read More