We are delighted to announce the first Coffee Concert of 2021. Obviously it can’t be live, but it will be livestreamed from the Brighton Dome Concert Hall. Even streamed concerts are not easy to arrange in the present circumstances and we apologise for the short notice.
Brighton Dome and Festival in association with Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and Strings Attached present Joanna MacGregor with the Brighton Philharmonic Principal Players.
Sunday 14 March at 11.30am
Schumann Piano Quartet in E flat Op. 47
Brahms Piano Quintet in F minor Op.34
Ticket to access the streamed event: £5
Joanna MacGregor is, of course, the Music Director of Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and anyone who heard her play the Shostakovich Piano Quintet with the Gildas Quartet last November, livestreamed from Brighton Dome, will know the power and expressiveness of her playing.
The string players are not ordinary orchestral players. Ruth Rogers and Nicky Sweeney (violins) are members of the Iuventus String Quartet, as well as co-leading the London Mozart Players and the Irish Chamber Orchestra respectively. Caroline Harris (viola) co-leads the viola section of the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Peter Adams (cello) is Principal Cellist of the English String Orchestra.
Click the link here to be taken to the booking page on the Brighton Dome website.
Advance Notice – Brighton Festival 2021
The 2021 Festival will take place from 1 May, lasting through the whole of May and possibly extending into June. The programme will be available online from 30 March. The Guest Director will be the poet, author and broadcaster, Lemn Sissay. Up to 17 May events will be online and in unusual pop-up outdoor locations. From 17 May, when it is envisaged that concert halls and theatres may re-open, there will be Covid-secure indoor performances across the city.
The idea behind the Festival is to reimagine how events can take place in Covid times. For instance, the Festival will open with the Children’s Parade as usual, but it will take place without a gathering, creating a visual spectacle on Brighton’s streets for visitors to enjoy throughout the month. (No, Strings Attached doesn’t know what that means either but we look forward to finding out.)
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