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Sun 3 March: Barry Wordsworth & the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

3 March @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm UTC+0

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Barry Wordsworth Conductor


Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)

Alfvén Swedish Rhapsody No.1 Op.19 (Midsommarvaka/Midsummer Vigil)

Lyadov Le Lac Enchanté (The Enchanted Lake) Op.62

Honegger Pacific 231 (Mouvement Symphonique No.1)

Coates London Suite (London Everyday)

Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow

Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien Op.45

Sun 3 March encore: For those of you who knew they knew the tune of the encore the Brighton Phil played this afternoon (Coronation Scot by Vivian Ellis) but couldn’t quite remember where from…it was used as the theme tune for BBC Radio’s Paul Temple!

This afternoon Barry Wordsworth whisks us away on an exciting musical travelogue that opens with Mendelssohn’s atmospheric and popular Fingal’s Cave.

Alfvén’s Swedish Rhapsody No.1 conjures up a dreamy midsummer vigil in rural Sweden before Russian composer Lyadov displays brilliant orchestral colour and compositional skill in his tone poem The Enchanted Lake.

Honegger’s Pacific 231 perfectly depicts a train leaving a station and gathering speed at the start of a journey across America.

Eric Coates wrote his London Suite (1933) in three movements: Covent Garden (Tarantelle), Westminster (Meditation) and Knightsbridge (March). (The third became the theme tune for BBC Radio’s In Town Tonight.)

Butterworth’s gorgeous depiction of an idyllic river scene – The Banks of the Green Willow – is followed by Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, written after a visit to Rome where the sounds of Italian street music inspired this fantasy for orchestra.

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-3-MAR-2019.pdf

Watch this fascinating YouTube video interview with conductor Barry Wordsworth (which lasts just over 6 and a half minutes) about the programme here: https://youtu.be/X5GWK6p5E5A

Read Artistic Administrator Ian Brignall’s preview of the concert here: https://www.brightonphil.org.uk/previewing-our-next-concert-sun-3-march/

Tickets £12.50-£39.50 (Students/U18s 50% discount) from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273 709709) or https://brightondome.org/event/18923/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.


3 March
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