The Brighton Phil at Brighton Dome
The Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased to present their exciting new season of Sunday afternoon concerts at Brighton Dome, when they will be joined by an array of talented musicians including Freddy Kempf & Steven Osborne (piano), Tamsin Waley-Cohen (violin), Thomas Carroll (cello) and Ben Gernon (conductor), to name but a few.
To open the season on Sunday 14 October, Conductor Laureate Barry Wordsworth and Brighton Festival Chorus present a feast of glorious music by Elgar, Parry, Handel & Shostakovich. Brighton Festival Chorus celebrate their 50th anniversary this year and they recently recorded a number of Elgar’s works for choir and orchestra with and Barry Wordsworth, including some of those to be performed at this concert.
The concert opens in celebratory style with Shostakovich’s lively Festive Overture and Handel’s choral masterpiece Zadok the Priest.
Parry’s From Death to Life – a symphonic poem for orchestra in two connected movements – was a 1914 Brighton Festival commission and portrays the composer’s personal reaction to World War One and the spiritual triumph of life over death.
Elgar’s concert overture Cockaigne is a musical evocation of the streets of London in Edwardian times, whilst Great is the Lord is a beautiful setting of Psalm 48 and O Hearken Thou was written in 1911 for the Coronation of King George V. Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands was inspired by a family holiday and Elgar’s wife Alice adapted local songs for the choral text, giving them sub-titles in recollection of favourite places visited during the holiday.
Full details of all eight concerts, including the extremely popular New Year’s Eve Viennese Gala, can be found at: www.brightonphil.org.uk
Tickets (£12.50-£39.50 – 50% student/U18 discount) are available from Brighton Dome Ticket Office (01273) 709709 www.brightondome.org