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Conductor Geoffrey Paterson

16 January 2024

Conductor Geoffrey Paterson - winner of the Leeds Conducting Competition, a regular guest at the Royal Opera House and assistant to Kirill Petrenko at Bayreuth - talks about what the audience can expect from the Vlieger arrangement of Wagner's: The Ring, ahead of our performance at Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th January 2024. Click for more...

Announcing mezzo soprano Lotte Betts-Dean

8 December 2023

We are thrilled to announce that Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean will be joining us in January to perform the Berio Folk Songs. Praised by The Guardian for her “irrepressible sense of drama and unmissable, urgent musicality”, Lotte is passionate about curation and programming, with a broad repertoire that encompasses contemporary music, art song, chamber music, early music, opera, oratorio and non-classical collaborations. Read more...

3rd December 2023: Winter Solstice Review

4 December 2023

An audience of over 1200 packed out Brighton Dome on a rainy Sunday afternoon for our spectacular Winter Solstice concert, featuring a programme of Arvo Pärt and Sibelius' Symphony no. 2 in D major. We welcomed guest conductor Sian Edwards, with Joanna MacGregor on piano and leader Ruth Rogers taking centre stage for Pärt's Spiegel im Spiegel. Read Andrew Connal's 5 star review for The Latest here.... 

Becoming a Composer: Errollyn Wallen

15 November 2023

Acclaimed composer Errollyn Wallen released her new book Becoming a Composer this month, published by Faber. Wallen, whose work Mighty River we will be performing in March, describes how she felt at the start of her career: 'Nothing about me fitted the picture of a composer. I wasn’t white, male, dead, in a wig or on a wall.' Read more here....

Joanna MacGregor in conversation with saxophonist Andy Sheppard

12 November 2023

In three video shorts, Music Director Joanna MacGregor chats to internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, ahead of the Moondog: Sidewalk Dances concert. Joanna and Andy have collaborated on many projects, including recording their best-selling album Deep River, and many peformances of Joanna's 12-movement suite inspired by the music of street performer Moondog. Hear how Andy found his way into jazz after a move to Paris early in his career, and what excites him about the music they will perform at the Dome. Click here...

The Latest – Preview of the Season

26 September 2023

"Joanna MacGregor has prepared a most interesting but rather risky programme; quite a lot may be unfamiliar." Andrew Connal writes a detailed preview of our 2023-2024 season for local Brighton website. Read more...

Season Launch Event

26 September 2023

Over 60 Friends of the BPO joined our Season Launch event at the Brighton Unitarian Church on the 6th September 2023. Read more...

Gershwin Piano Concerto in F

26 September 2023

Hear Joanna MacGregor talking about her experience recording the Gershwin Piano Concerto. Click here to watch the video...

A Christmas Carol

25 September 2023

After the success of last years' Christmas Carol concert with Roger Allam, we are delighted to announce that Pip Torrens will be taking on the role at St George's, Kemptown, Brighton, and at Worldheartbeat in London. Read more...

Our 2025 centenary

4 August 2023

We are gearing up to our 100th season!

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