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Natalie Murray-Beale conducts the Brighton Phil, Thomas Gould (violin)

1 December, 2019 @ 2:45 pm - 4:45 pm UTC+0

Sunday 1 December 2019 / 2.45pm

This concert is sponsored in memory of Sarah Gershon

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Natalie Murray-Beale Conductor

Thomas Gould Violin

Haydn                                 Symphony No.49 in F Minor (La Passione)

Vaughan Williams            Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”

Vaughan Williams            The Lark Ascending

Mozart                                 Eine kleine Nachtmusik Serenade K525

Haydn                                  Symphony No.45 in F Sharp Minor (Farewell)


Our guest conductor for this concert is Natalie Murray-Beale. Currently Creative Director of Independent Opera at Sadler’s Wells, Natalie was a BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and was selected by Dallas Opera for their inaugural Institute for Women Conductors.

British violinist Thomas Gould joins us for Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, a regular Classic FM top ten that depicts the soaring song of a skylark over fields of English corn. Thomas has an unusually broad repertoire that includes many contemporary works.

Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus” for strings and harp is based on folk tunes collected by Vaughan Williams, and contains sumptuous string writing in its sweeping melodies.

Another Classic FM favourite is Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik, a string serenade written whilst Mozart was composing his opera Don Giovanni. It was almost certainly a commission though not published until well after Mozart’s death. It later gained its title of A little night music.

The programme starts and ends with two Haydn symphonies both from his ‘Sturm and Drang’ period, a movement that took place in German art celebrating ‘storm and stress’. Symphony No.49 gained its title La Passione as a direct result of the movement. Haydn’s Farewell Symphony is perhaps best-known because of the circumstances of its composition, with Haydn appealing to his employer to allow the court musicians to return to their families. In the final movement the players leave the stage one by one until only two violins and the conductor remain. The point was taken and the court returned the next day.

Read more about Natalie Murray-Beale at: murraybeale.com

Read more about Thomas Gould at: thomasgould.com

Tickets available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office ranging from £14.50-£42.50 (50% student/U18 discount), (01273) 709709 or online: https://brightondome.org/event/24798/brighton_philharmonic_orchestra/



1 December, 2019
2:45 pm - 4:45 pm
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Catherine Stead
01273 622900


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