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

BPO 91st concert season preview

Pianist, composer and painter, Stephen Hough is something of a renaissance man, and without doubt one of the most interesting musicians around. He says he enjoys the ‘extras in life’, and his unfailingly interesting blog for the Daily Telegraph confirms this by covering everything from theology, hats, tea, perfume – and, of course, music. Stephen is the guest of the … Read More

In memoriam

The BPO is sad to have learned of the deaths of a number of Friends of the Phil and regular BPO concert-goers: Jean Allden, Richard Allden, Miss M Allardyce, Patricia Beddis, Frank Bex, Elizabeth Brunt, Elizabeth Cordery, Raymond Delves, Robbie Edwards, Patricia Gordon, Colin Harding, Patricia Kornitzer, Martin Lindsay-Hills, Bertha Martin, Kenneth Peachey, Dr J Pendlebury, Norman Peters, Alan Style and John Swain. … Read More

Flashback to 1975 – BPO childrens’ concert

On Saturday 25 October 1975 the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of John Carewe, performed “Music for Starters? – A Concert particularly for Children” at Brighton Dome.  The programme included Glinka’s “Russlan & Ludmilla” Overture, the “Scherzo” from Beethoven’s “Symphony No.3 in E Flat (Eroica)” and extracts from Prokoviev’s “Lieutenant Kijé Suite”. Were you in the audience that day?    … Read More

Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas Concert

We are delighted to report that the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra will be supporting the Brighton Festival Chorus and Brighton Festival Youth Choir in their annual Christmas Concert at Brighton Dome on Saturday 12 December 2015 at 6pm. Conducted by James Morgan with Juliette Pochin (Mezzo) and Nicky Spence (Tenor) this promises to be a joyous celebration of the very best in … Read More

What the critics are saying….

Reviews of our recent “Brighton Connections” Summer Season concerts:   “This delightful, well-balanced programme was very well received by a gratifyingly large audience.  They may soon require a larger venue!” The Latest   “These Summer Concerts provide a most civilized retreat from Brighton’s raucous holiday atmosphere. Those thinking of popping along can be assured of interesting programmes and a friendly welcome … Read More

Sasha Grynyuk (Piano)

Those of you present at the Unitarian Church last Sunday will already know that we were delighted to welcome exciting young pianist Sasha Grynyuk to our first “Brighton Connections” concert of the summer when he kindly stepped in at short notice when Howard Blake was unable to play due to an injury. Born in Kyiv-Ukraine, Sasha Grynyuk studied at the National Music Academy … Read More


“The highly colourful and lavishly illustrated programme booklets that were introduced last season have, I hope, enhanced your Sunday afternoon concert experience. A young nephew of mine once cruelly remarked that programme notes are “the bits no one bothers to read”! Certainly we all go to concerts to hear the music, not to read about it. But surely all of … Read More