Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra: 2017/18 Season
The renowned orchestra returns, with some of the finest music making on the south coast.
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Stephen Bell conductor
Gareth Small trumpet
Glinka Overture: A Life for the Tsar
Mussorgsky Night on the Bare Mountain
Arutunian Trumpet Concerto in A-flat major
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor Op.36, ‘Fate’
Guest conductor Stephen Bell joins the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra to explore the opulent riches of Russian music. He begins in the Russia of the Tsars. Glinka’s overture to A Life for the Tsar displays the heroic nobility suggested by the opera’s story of a peasant who saves the Tsar from kidnappers, while Mussorgsky’s demonic tone poem Night on the Bare Mountain depicts a witches’ sabbath in music of quite terrifying power and energy.
Gareth Small, Principal Trumpet of the Hallé, is the soloist for the Armenian composer Alexander Arutunian’s virtuosic Trumpet Concerto, written in 1950. A fabulous trumpet showpiece, it revels in soulful melodies and exciting gypsy-like sound. Finally, in his Fourth Symphony Tchaikovsky poured out music that is intensely personal and expressive. It is a work of monumental scale and beauty that nevertheless has a delicacy and sensitivity that have made it one of the most popular of all symphonies.
Before this concert, there will be an interview featuring Louise Schweitzer in conversation with trumpet player Gareth Small in the Brighton Musuem Education Pavilion. Click here to find out more.