Brighton Year-Round 2019
The most original, potent and uplifting Christmas Carol I’ve ever seen
A sovereign cast-bronze production.
Howard Blake playing his own compositions beyond The Snowman, made this treasurable
Anne Allen and Charles Matthews are superb, stylish recitalists
An absolutely first-class chamber recital in the middle of Brighton
A truly exploratory programme, with not one standard in it.
It couldn’t be done any better and puts several touring shows to shame.
Magnificent. It alters the settled world of this music.
A gently melancholic concert, with moments to touch any soft-grained heart.
A characterful, assured debut.
A deeply satisfying recital.
Five-star already, a stunning Brighton and Hove debut
A superb recital with unique material, played with distinctive authority.
A professionally-realized NVT production, consummate and brooding
A masterly recital, sovereign technique.
We don’t know our luck.
Yet another superb Collins recital, impromptu.
Pretty unbeatable for summer jazz.
Wallin must return to play more Finnish music
Another quiet thrilling debut
Consummate and pretty well flawless. Unique and uniquely lively in their field.
A heartfelt, truthful recital.
A terrific way to blow the summer haze
Another sovereign afternoon from the most innovative regional new music group in the UK.
Immensely satisfying in this repertoire.
A consummate exploration of music we need to know.
The three lead actors, divas and a superb cast give this production its beating pink heart.
A fine musician back on evocative form
These sisters comprise two of a rising new generation.
A thunderous and revelatory recital.
An auspicious return of this pianist.
Singers set a few benchmarks and piansit Kevin Allen in particular ferociously adventuring to fresh sonorities
It really is purrfect for summer
A dark, cruel and seductive yet strangely beautiful show
There won’t be a better repointing of any Osborne work.
Consummate and wholly satisfying.
Stunning. This consummate, flawless production is an event for BLT and Brighton
There mightn’t be a finer adaptation at BOAT this year.
Magnificently idiomatic playing.
A truly distinguished recital
The Zoffanys are sovereign performers, and this stands with the best chamber concerts I’ve heard at this venue.