Joanna MacGregor CBE has ben appointed as only the fourth Music Director in the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 95-year history.

On her appointment as Music Director, Joanna said:

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining this wonderful orchestra, who have been giving concerts for over 95 years. I’m extremely excited to be part of their long, illustrious history, and to build audiences during this challenging time.”

Andrea Cifelli, Chair of the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society Ltd said:

“We’re so excited to have Joanna join us, as we plan for our centenary celebrations. We may have had to postpone the 2020/21 programme, but it will be worth the wait. The enforced ‘break’ has given us an opportunity to work with Joanna to develop creative new approaches to programming. We already have incredibly loyal supporters, but turning to online platforms should also give us a chance to reach potential new audiences.

With Joanna MacGregor as only the fourth Music Director in the BPO’s 95-year history, we look forward to the orchestra evolving under her direction as it heads towards its centenary year in 2025.”