Brighton Year-Round

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Brighton Year-Round 2019

A Christmas Carol

The most original, potent and uplifting Christmas Carol I’ve ever seen


A Woman Of No Importance

A sovereign cast-bronze production.


Alan Parmenter and Howard Blake Violin and Piano Recital

Howard Blake playing his own compositions beyond The Snowman, made this treasurable


Anne Allen and Charles Matthews Flute and Piano Recital

Anne Allen and Charles Matthews are superb, stylish recitalists


Anne Hodgson and Nick Houghton Flute and Piano Recital

An absolutely first-class chamber recital in the middle of Brighton


Caroline Colingridge and Margaret Grimsdell Flute and Piano Recital

A truly exploratory programme, with not one standard in it.


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

It couldn’t be done any better and puts several touring shows to shame.


Christina McMaster Piano Recital

Magnificent. It alters the settled world of this music.


Classical Folk Recital

A gently melancholic concert, with moments to touch any soft-grained heart.


Daniel Stroud, Violin, Hanzhi Zhang, Piano

A characterful, assured debut.


Endsleigh Trio

A deeply satisfying recital.


Florisma Baroque Recital

Five-star already, a stunning Brighton and Hove debut


František Brikcius Solo Cello Recital

A superb recital with unique material, played with distinctive authority.


Great Expectations

A professionally-realized NVT production, consummate and brooding


Guangmel Chen Piano Recital

A masterly recital, sovereign technique.


John Collins Organ Recital

Yet another superb Collins recital, impromptu.


John Lake Trio

Pretty unbeatable for summer jazz.


Julia Wallin Piano Recital

Wallin must return to play more Finnish music


Laura Browne Guitar Recital

Another quiet thrilling debut


LIPS Ensemble

Consummate and pretty well flawless. Unique and uniquely lively in their field.


Michele Roszak and Lynda Spinney: First Love

A terrific way to blow the summer haze


New Music Brighton Concert, Friends Meeting House

Another sovereign afternoon from the most innovative regional new music group in the UK.


O’Higgins and Luft Quartet

Immensely satisfying in this repertoire.


Paul Gregory Guitar Recital

A consummate exploration of music we need to know.


Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

The three lead actors, divas and a superb cast give this production its beating pink heart.


Richard Bowen Guitar Recital

A fine musician back on evocative form


Riya and Berniya Hamie Cello and Piano Recital

These sisters comprise two of a rising new generation.


Rythmie Wong Recital

A thunderous and revelatory recital.


Sohyun Park Piano Recital

An auspicious return of this pianist.


Sussex Musicians Concert

Singers set a few benchmarks and piansit Kevin Allen in particular ferociously adventuring to fresh sonorities


Tabby McTat

It really is purrfect for summer


The Devil’s Playground

A dark, cruel and seductive yet strangely beautiful show


The Entertainer

There won’t be a better repointing of any Osborne work.


The Kelleth Piano Trio

Consummate and wholly satisfying.


The Mill on the Floss

Stunning. This consummate, flawless production is an event for BLT and Brighton


Wuthering Heights

There mightn’t be a finer adaptation at BOAT this year.


Yoko Ono Piano Recital

Magnificently idiomatic playing.


Yoon Seok Piano Recital

A truly distinguished recital


Zoffany Ensemble Dvorak Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Op 81

The Zoffanys are sovereign performers, and this stands with the best chamber concerts I’ve heard at this venue.