Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Counting down to our centenary in 2025 ...


Major changes for The Brighton Philharmonic

Hello to all of our loyal Friends, patrons, music lovers and players! Whilst we remain unable to host physical events, we’ve been busy making plans. With our centenary approaching, we have lots to celebrate.

Our new Music Director, Joanna MacGregor CBE, has put together this short video introduction to give you a taste of things to come!

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Welcome, Joanna!

We are so pleased that you are bringing your experience of high-calibre performance and event management to our Brighton-based charity!

Our Chair's Update

Important news from Andrea Cifelli, Chair of the Brighton & Hove Philharmonic Society, about how the board are rejuvenating the BPO.

Keep in touch!

We’d love to hear from you via our contact page. Or be the first to hear about our new projects by following us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Soundcloud:

Recently arrived and coming soon ...

Interview with Barry Wordsworth Music Director Joanna Macgregor talks to our beloved Conductor Laureate, Barry Wordsworth, about what he’s been up to, the orchestra’s history and plans for its future. Click here to watch.
Joanna livestreamed from Wigmore Hall. Find out how to watch her recital of Bach, Chopin, Piazzolla and Eleanor Alberga’s wonderful work It’s Time on the Wigmore Hall YouTube channel.
Book now for 22nd November 2020
Gildas String Quartet with Joanna MacGregor livestream from the Dome. This award-winning quartet play Schubert and Haydn, with Joanna joining them for Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet. Booking details herejust £5/household
November 2020
Bach’s French Suite in G Major Joanna explores one of Bach’s most radiant, sunny keyboard works.
November 2020
Satie’s Gnossiennes The mysterious world of Erik Satie, through his Gnossiennes and other works.
November 2020
Beethoven’s Variations Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, talking about variations in his sonatas: Op.26, Op.109 and Op.111.
December 2020
Nina Simone’s Classicism Taking her transcriptions of Nina Simone’s Little Girl Blue and Good Bait, Joanna demonstrates Simone’s deep love of classical music.
December 2020
Chopin’s Op.30 Mazurkas Looking closely at four mazurkas, Chopin’s poetic recreation of his roots in Polish folk music.
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