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Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra concert: Sun 12 November 2017

12 November, 2017 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Remembrance Sunday concert

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth (conductor)

Matthew Trusler (violin)


Bach (arr Stokowski) Toccata & Fugue BWV565 [10]

Britten Violin Concerto in D Minor Op.15 [32]


Butterworth A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody [9]

Vaughan Williams Symphony No.4 in F Minor [32]


Bach’s Toccata & Fugue was orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski in 1927 and later featured in the opening sequence of the Disney film Fantasia, where Stokowski as The Conductor shakes hands with Mickey Mouse!

Britten’s Violin Concerto was written in 1939 and is heavily influenced by the escalation of hostilities in Europe. Violinist Matthew Trusler makes a welcome return as our virtuosic soloist in this emotional and technically demanding work.

Butterworth wrote A Shropshire Lad in 1913 based on poems by AE Housman. He was a great friend of Vaughan Williams (they collected folk tunes together) and this evocative orchestral work heralds the end of a particularly idyllic time for Butterworth who was to lose his life in the trenches of the First World War.

Vaughan Williams’s craggy and ferocious Fourth Symphony was written in 1935 as the storm clouds of war gathered over Europe. He always maintained he wasn’t influenced by war but the symphony does copy the form of Beethoven’s Fifth, written when Napoleon invaded Austria.


Pre-Concert Interview 1.45pm – Matthew Trusler in conversation with Peter Back

(Note change of interviewer to that previously advertised)

Tickets £3.75 are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 or https://brightondome.org/event/14926/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra_pre-concert_interview/


Concert tickets from £12-£38 are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 or https://brightondome.org/event/14659/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/



12 November, 2017
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Catherine Stead
01273 622900


Brighton Dome
Church Street
Brighton , BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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01273 709709