Farewell to Andrew Comben

Andrew CombenAfter 16 years at the helm of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, Andrew will be stepping down as Chief Executive in September to take up the position of Chief Executive of Britten Pears Arts, encompassing both Snape Maltings and The Red House, the home Benjamin Britten shared with Peter Pears. For 14 of those years Andrew has been a passionate supporter of the Sunday morning coffee concerts – bringing to us over 13 seasons a whole range of ensembles from the well-established to the up and coming – and a keen advocate of Strings Attached. He leaves Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival not only with a magnificently restored Corn Exchange, home to the coffee concerts, but with the 2024/25 season in place.

Strings Attached owes a great debt of gratitude to Andrew. We shall miss him but wish him well in his new role.

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Brighton Dome Corn Exchange as newly refurbished in Autumn 2023, from photo by Andy Stagg

STRINGS ATTACHED 2024-2025

We hope all of you reading this have enjoyed the Brighton Festival. There were some wonderful classical events, as well as the usual quirky Brighton Festival offerings.

Although the programmes for next season’s chamber music concerts have not been finalised, we are pleased to be able to share with you the names of the groups that will be performing. Continue reading Newsletter 86

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NORTHERN CHORDS ENSEMBLE
24th MARCH AT 11am IN THE CORN EXCHANGE

PROGRAMME
Ravel                             Piano Trio
Kaner                             Piano Trio

Schubert                        Piano Trio in B flat major, D.898

NEXT (AND LAST) COFFEE CONCERT OF THE SEASON
14th April                       Kleio Quartet
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LUMAS WINDS WITH JONATHAN FERUCCI, PIANO
3rd MARCH AT 11am IN THE CORN EXCHANGE

PROGRAMME
Dutilleux                       Au Gré des Ondes
Ravel                             Le Tombeau de Couperin
Debussy                        Images, Book 2
Francaix                        Wind Quintet No. 1

Poulenc                         Improvisation in A minor No. 13
Poulenc                         Sextet

FUTURE COFFEE CONCERTS
24th March                     Northern Chords Ensemble
14th April                       Kleio Quartet
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