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Saturday 6 May, 5pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CHINEKE! ORCHESTRA
“Few ensembles are as exciting as the Chineke! Orchestra, and it’s not just for the brilliance of its playing. Established to provide opportunities for the cream of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) talent, it is quite literally changing the face of classical music by drawing on the artistry of exceptional BME musicians from throughout Europe.
Dynamic young conductor Jonathon Heywood kicks off with a joyous overture by the first notable composer of African ancestry, the Guadalupean Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–99). The sensational cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who caused a huge stir as BBC Young Musician 2016 and recently performed at the BAFTA Film Awards 2017, performs Haydn’s elegant First Cello Concerto, before the programme climaxes with the breezy geniality of beloved pieces by Elgar and Mozart”.
Jonathon Heyward Conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason Cello
Josephe Boulougne (Chevalier de Saint-Georges) Overture, L’Amant anonyme
Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C major
Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor Op 20
Mozart Symphony No 29 in A major K201
Tickets: £20, Under 26s £10, Festival Standby £10. To book click here
Apples and Snakes
Sunday 7 May, 7pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: APPLES AND SNAKES
In Their Shoes with Patience Agbabi, Dizraeli, Tommy Sissons and more
“Open your ears and hearts to the power of words with artists from England’s leading promoter of performance poetry and spoken word.
Patience Agbabi is a renowned poet on the international literary circuit. Author of four books and former Poet Laureate of Canterbury, she has recently taken part in Refugee Tales, a book that reflects on the dangerous journeys made by people fleeing war.
Dizraeli is a rapper, multi-instrumentalist and sometime singer. He has recently composed a soundtrack for E4, spent a week in the refugee camp at Calais and travelled to Senegal to study West African music. His latest ep, Eat My Camera, addresses migration, injustice, consumer London and Palestine.
Brighton-born Tommy Sissons is a national poetry slam champion whose work deals with topics such as the impact of politics on youth culture and working class values. He’s worked with the BBC and is a regular feature poet on Channel 4’s ‘Four to the Floor’.
There will also be readings of the five specially commissioned In Their Shoes poems written by selected poets and performed live for the first time.”
Tickets: £15, Festival Standby £10 Click here to book your tickets.
Thursday 11 May, 7.30pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Middleton, piano
Schumann, Frauenliebe und -leben
Berlioz, Les nuits d’été
Copland, Poems of Emily Dickinson
Bennett, The History of the Thé Dansant
“A rare festival opportunity to hear one of the great vocal artists of our time in a recital which encapsulates her stunning versatility.
Joined by pianist Joseph Middleton, Sarah Connolly juxtaposes the exquisitely drawn sensibilities of Schumann’s charting of a woman’s life, from awakening love to widowhood, against the sensuous sound world of Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été, permeated by lost love. Poulenc, Copland and Richard Rodney Bennet offer a perfect 20th century balance for this unmissable recital.”
Tickets: £18.50, Festival Standby £10
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If I Could I Would
Friday 12 May 7pm & Sat 13 May 5pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: CIRCUS MIMBRE
“If I Could I Would is a fast-paced piece of physical theatre featuring virtuoso acrobatics, imagination and humour that recognises it sometimes takes a superhuman effort to rise above the relentless demands of everyday urban life.
An all-female cast plays an array of familiar characters in a day where coffee is spilled, the commute is a trial, street-life is a threat and office politics get under the skin. From everywoman to superwoman, the show delivers a heart-warming message to everyone about resilience in the face of the everyday grind. If you could, what would you change?”
Tickets: £12, Under 16s £8, Festival Standby £10
To book your tickets click here
Brighton Youth Orchestra
Sunday 14 May, 5pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BRIGHTON YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Music from around the World
Andrew Sherwood conductor
Wai Sing Fat dizi (Chinese flute)
With young voices from across the City of Brighton & Hove, led by Travis Baker and Lee Reynolds
Chen Pei Xun Symphony No 2, ‘Ching Ming Memorial’
In collaboration with Glyndebourne, Brighton Youth Orchestra and a host of young singers perform works for young voices alongside Wai Sing Fat, a virtuoso on the dizi, or bamboo flute. An extravaganza of international music.
Tickets: £10, Concessions £7, Under 16s £5
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Brighton Festival Youth Choir
Friday 19 May, 6.30pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BRIGHTON FESTIVAL YOUTH CHORUS
Letter from America: American folksongs and popular songs
Music director Juliette Pochin
RR Bennett, Letters to Lindbergh
Copland, Ching-a-Ring-Chaw, Simple Gifts
Emily Dickinson poems arr. Morgan Pochin and Laura Farrell
The USA provides the theme for our youth choir’s showcase concert celebrating the rich heritage of the great American Songbook. From Copland’s Shaker inspired Simple Gifts (from Appalachian Spring) to RR Bennett’s Letters, written after he moved to New York, this concert comes from the heart of America.
Tickets: £10 click here to book
Friday 19 May, 9.30pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: BELEM
Didier Laloy diatonic accordion
Kathy Adam cello
A striking combination of cello and accordion, the duo Belem draws on folk, tango and classical traditions to take chamber music in fresh directions.
Belem is a meeting of the unexpected: a striking combination of placid cello and rhythmic, edgy accordion which captures a new sound and spirit for the 21st century whilst respecting its folk, tango and classical roots. The result is both reflective and edgy, sensuous and strongly rhythmic, melancholic and fast-paced, spontaneous and considered. The duo’s charismatic physical presence, combined with its unique musical style, draws its audience in and takes them on a magical, musical journey.
Tickets: £17.50, Festival Standby £10. To book tickets click here
Sussex Symphony Orchestra
Saturday 20 May, 7:30pm
“Our favourite and brilliant soloist, Simon Ballard will follow Romeo & Juliet and after the interval, the emotionally charged Symphony No. 6, the ‘Pathetique’ will be our main course. An evening eagerly anticipated and one at which the SSO will not disappoint.
Tchaikovsky Overture ‘Romeo & Juliet’
Tchaikovsky Piano concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, The ‘Pathetique’, Op.27
Soloist Simon Ballard
Conductor Mark Andrew James
Tickets: Standard £15, Concessions £12, NUs and under 16s £5, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £30. To book tickets click here.
Doric String Quartet
Friday 26 May, 7:30pm
BRIGHTON FESTIVAL PRESENTS: DORIC STRING QUARTET
Haydn – String Quartet in C major Op 64 No 1, Hob III:65
Brahms – String Quartet in C minor Op 51 No 1
John Adams – Haydn John’s Book of Alleged Dances (selection), String Quartet in E-flat major Op 64, No 6, Hob III:64
Widely hailed as a leading quartet of its generation, the Doric String Quartet is noted for its fresh approach and the depth of its interpretation. The ensemble spans the history of the string quartet, from the Classical poise of Haydn (known as ‘the father of the string quartet’) to John Adams’s contemporary wit.
Haydn’s Op 64 quartets are intimate pieces with a relaxed tunefulness — a bracing contrast to the rich textures and restless intensity of Brahms’s C minor quartet. John Adams says that his dances were ‘alleged’ ‘because the steps for them had yet to be invented’. Dry, droll and sardonic in tone, they bring the artform bang up to date.
Tickets: £18.50, Festival Standby £10. Click here to book your tickets.