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Christian Garrick & Friends with the Brighton Philharmonic Strings

10 November @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm UTC+0

Sunday 10 November 2019 / 2.45pm

Christian Garrick & Friends with the Brighton Philharmonic Strings

Christian Garrick Violin

David Gordon Piano, Melodica

Richard Pryce Double Bass

Tom Hooper Drums and Percussion

Eddie Hession Button Accordion

Adrian Zolotuhin Guitar, Saz, Domra


Astor Piazzolla                   Four Seasons of Brighton Aires

Christian Garrick               Deep Space

Jean Sibelius                      Valse Triste

Christian Garrick               La La Le-O

Anne Dudley                      Poldark: Main Theme

Budapest Café Orchestra Selected medley

John Dankworth               Violin Concerto

Ray Noble                           The Very Thought Of You

Astor Piazzolla                   Libertango


For our opening concert of the 2019/20 season we welcome the “Violin Operator” Christian Garrick and friends from the Christian Garrick Quartet and the Budapest Café Orchestra to perform music from South America and beyond with the Brighton Philharmonic Strings.

This special programme of tango, jazz and gypsy-folk music, showcasing the violin in its many guises, features works by Astor Piazzolla, John Dankworth, Anne Dudley and Christian Garrick.

Leonid Desyatnikov’s now well established working of Piazzolla’s sizzling Four Seasons of Buenos Aires for violin soloist and string orchestra, complete with echoes of Vivaldi, was played by Christian with the BPO under Barry Wordsworth in 2006. This performance sees the Desyatnikov score expanded to integrate elements of Piazzolla’s original bandoneon-led octet arrangement to enhance the flavour.

In 2005 jazz composer and saxophonist Sir John Dankworth was commissioned by the NYO to compose a new jazz violin concerto which received its premiere at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall.  This rhythmic, bluesy and expansive piece, written for Christian Garrick, bounds along in the spirit of Gershwin’s great jazz orchestral works, and is centred on the solo violin and a classic piano-bass-drums jazz trio.

Other works include an orchestral suite of Anne Dudley’s Poldark TV score, original pieces by Christian Garrick from his large scale 1996 album The Secret Light Show and a helping of folk-gypsy hijinks from the Budapest Café Orchestra.

Read more about Christian Garrick at: chrisgarrick.com


Tickets go on sale from Brighton Dome Ticket Office on Mon 7 October 2019 ranging from £14.50-£42.50 (50% student/U18 discount)

Friends of the Phil enjoy priority booking for three months beforehand – to find out about becoming a Friend please see: www.brightonphil.org.uk/friends


10 November
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Catherine Stead
01273 622900


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