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Ben Gernon, Tamsin Waley-Cohen & the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

2 December, 2018 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm UTC+0

Concert sponsored in memory of Ted McFadyen

Tamsin Waley-Cohen sponsored by Danny Chapchal

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Ben Gernon Conductor

Tamsin Waley-Cohen Violin


Mozart Symphony No.35 in D Major K385 (Haffner)

Mozart Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major K219 (Turkish)

Beethoven Symphony No.7 in A Major Op.92


The young British conductor Ben Gernon performed with us for the first time in 2017 and was an instant hit with audience and orchestra alike. It is a huge pleasure to welcome him back to Brighton, along with another favourite, the violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, in a concert that showcases two of the great classical composers.

Mozart’s Symphony No.35 started life as a serenade for his childhood friend Sigmund Haffner. It was first performed in Vienna in 1783 to great acclaim and is full of energy and invention.

Tamsin then joins Ben to perform one of the most frequently played violin concertos ever written – Mozart’s fifth violin concerto, the Turkish, so called because of the Turkish-sounding music in the last movement.

Our concert closes with Beethoven’s Symphony No.7, notable for its innovate orchestration, spontaneity and lively rhythms. It was first performed in Vienna in 1813 with the composer himself conducting, and at the time he considered it to be “one of my best works”. The audience certainly agreed, demanding that the second movement be encored immediately.

The free sheet listing the members of the orchestra at this concert can be downloaded here (as a 2 page pdf document): https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/BPO-PLAYERS-LIST-2-DECEMBER-2018.pdf

This concert 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 Will to the orchestra for which the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society is most grateful. Read his obituary at: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/remembering-ted/

The Brighton Philharmonic reaches something of a milestone on Sunday when it presents its 500th concert as the Brighton Phil. 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 in October 1958. Read more at: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/the-brighton-phil-reaches-a-milestone-on-sunday/

Tickets £12.50-£39.50 (Students/U18s 50% discount) from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273 709709) or https://brightondome.org/event/18856/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/

Discounted parking (just £6 between 1&6pm) available for all BPO concert-goers at NCP Church Street Car Park. Collect a follow on ticket at the concert from the Car Parking stand in the Dome foyer.


2 December, 2018
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