Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra: 2017/18 Season
The renowned orchestra returns, with some of the finest music making on the south coast.
Michael Collins conductor/clarinet
Haydn Symphony No 102 in B-flat major
Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622
Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C major Op 21
Michael Collins, one of the foremost clarinettists of his generation, joins the Brighton Philharmonic as both conductor and soloist for its first concert of 2018. He performs Mozart’s evergreen Clarinet Concerto, a work of exquisite beauty and zest that has become one of the most popular pieces in the repertoire. Famously featured in the film Out of Africa, its slow movement is a masterpiece of poignant tenderness.
Before that, Haydn’s Symphony No 102 opens with stately grace and progresses to joyous vigour. It was one of the works with which Haydn redefined the scope and the scale of the symphony — lessons that Beethoven was quick to pick up on just five years later when he wrote his elegant and expansive First Symphony, and in so doing pushed musical boundaries in totally new directions.
Before this concert, there will be an interview featuring Louise Schweitzer in conversation with clarinettist and conductor Michael Collins in the Brighton Musuem Education Pavilion. Click here to find out more.