Freddy Kempf: directing the Brighton Phil (Sun 11 Nov)

For our second concert of the new season (Sun 11 November, 2.45pm, Brighton Dome) we are delighted to be joined by international pianist Freddy Kempf who will perform Beethoven’s dramatic Piano Concerto No.3, directing from the keyboard, and will conduct the orchestra in Rossini’s brilliant overture to Semiramide and Dvořák’s popular Symphony No.7.

Ian Brignall, the Brighton Phil’s Artistic Administrator, caught up with Freddy ahead of his performance and asked him about how different it is to be conducting as well as playing the piano in a concert? and (on behalf of several members of the audience) where will the piano be located on stage for the piano concerto, which Freddy will be directing from the keyboard? and why? Here are his replies (running time just under 4 minutes):

They also chatted about all the music in the concert, which includes the overture to Rossini’s opera Semiramide, Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto and Dvorak’s Symphony No.7. (This video is just under 5 minutes long.):

Tickets (from £12.50-£39.50 – 50% student/U18 discount) are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office, (01273) 709709 or www.brightondome.org

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