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2023/24 concert season

Our varied and imaginative season is one of the most ambitious to date. We’re opening with John Adams’ thrilling Short Ride in a Fast Machine, and the pizazz of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story Dances. Throughout the season, you can experience classical greats like Sibelius, Debussy and Britten as well as passionate music by Ligeti, Arvo Pärt and Ryuichi Sakamoto. And don’t miss our journey through Wagner’s Ring cycle, one of the highlights of the season. We’re celebrating the New York jazz cool of Moondog; fabulous female composers in our Mighty River concert; an evening inspired by cabaret, with Alistair McGowan in Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale – all with outstanding soloists and conductors. Treat yourself to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol with music, and a Viennese Gala to ring in the New Year.

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing in Brighton for 99 years, and our concerts are for everyone. As we gear up for our centenary next year, come and join us for a wonderful season of music!

Upcoming events

For International Women’s Day, Errollyn Wallen explores themes of slavery and freedom in her magnificent Mighty River; Florence Price’s powerful Suite weaves spirituals into the Mississippi landscape.

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Framed by Britten and Debussy’s epic sea music, we pay homage to Japanese film composer Ryuichi Sakamato, and present Geirr Tveitt’s tuneful, folk-inspired Three Fjords concerto.

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Previous events

In a tale for our times, Alistair McGowan stars in Stravinsky’s anti-war fable, accompanying Milhaud’s 1920s Paris and Kurt Weill’s Berlin - Mack the Knife, Tango Ballad and more.

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Wagner tubas, multiple anvils, a huge orchestra: Wagner’s epic Ring in 65 minutes, with Ligeti’s dreamy Atmosphères (from Kubrik’s Space Odyssey 2001) and Berio’s vital Folk Songs.

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Out with the old and in with the new: what better way to celebrate than with the BPO’s seasonal New Year’s Eve concert of fizz and fun.

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Our annual Christmas treat, in the beautiful Georgian church in Kemptown. With mulled wine and mince pies, let Dickens - accompanied by sparkling brass - start the Christmas season for you.

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Arvo Pärt’s haunting music has enthralled for decades, evoking spirituality and simplicity. It’s paired with Sibelius’ sweeping second symphony, a beacon of Finnish independence and liberation.

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BPO’s adventurous season opens with a American classics, including John Adams’ famous rollercoaster, Gershwin’s glamorous concerto and Bernstein’s sensational Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

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BPO’s 2022/23 season closes with a programme moving into the light: from Barber’s pathos to Beethoven’s shout of joy, featuring leader Ruth Rogers and Principal Cello Peter Adams.

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Venetian polychoral music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli rubs shoulders with The Farthest Shore, a dramatic oratorio written by contemporary composer Paul Mealor, who rocketed to fame when his music was performed at the Royal Wedding in 2011.

Tickets: £28 / 20.50 (inc. programme)
£7.50 Students and under 16s
(Online: ticketsource.co.uk on sale from Monday 5 September. Telephone: 0333 666 3366 Booking fee per transaction: £1.75 online/£2.25 by telephone) Full event info

Frank Martin’s Trio on Popular Irish Tunes deftly weaves traditional melodies, creating an Irish medley with character and affection. Shostakovich’s 1944 piano trio – brilliant, and dark – is permeated with klezmer. The second half is filled with the warmth and grandeur of Brahms’s great Piano Quintet.

Tickets: £25 / 15 students (£1 booking fee)
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