Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra: 2018/19 Season
The renowned orchestra returns, with some of the finest music making on the south coast
Ben Gernon conductor
Tamsin Waley-Cohen violin
Mozart Symphony No 35 in D major K385, (Haffner)
Violin Concerto No 5 in A major K219, (Turkish)
Beethoven Symphony No 7 in A major Op. 92
Two Brighton favourites, the conductor Ben Gernon and the violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, explore works of irresistible zest and wit by two musical titans. First, Mozart’s Symphony No 35 is full of energy and invention, while his Fifth Violin Concerto is spirited and serene by turns, with a lightness of touch that verges on the mischievous. Then the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra scales the peaks of Beethoven’s romping Seventh Symphony, which surges to one of the most thrilling endings in all music.
This concert marks the orchestra’s 500th since it was founded 94 years ago as the Symphonic String Players. It has been presenting orchestral concerts without a break since 1927 at Brighton Dome and officially became the Brighton Philharmonic in October 1958.