2014
Past Festivals

Past Event

Bernstein, Ravel, Stravinsky

Philharmonia Orchestra

Brighton Festival Chorus

‘Bavouzet’s G major concerto is the best since Michelangeli’s 50 years ago: it has style, verve, poetry and balance’ Financial Times

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano
John Wilson conductor

Bernstein              Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
                               
Chichester Psalms
Ravel                       Piano Concerto in G
Stravinsky             Symphony of Psalms

From jazz-tinged sophistication to profound spirituality, the renowned Philharmonia Orchestra closes this year’s Festival in rousing form with a range of 20th-century masterpieces. John Wilson, one of the most engaging communicators in music today, makes his Festival debut with a programme that combines verve and veneration.

The Brighton Festival Chorus is splendidly showcased in two great works that provide a fascinating contrast in their approach to the Psalms. Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a rousing setting of the original Hebrew text and one of the most challenging works in the choral repertory, returns to its Sussex roots alongside Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, a work of elemental grandeur composed ‘for the glory of God’.

The French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet performs Ravel’s quicksilver Piano Concerto in G, a work of sparkling wit and inventiveness, while Bernstein’s magnificent Symphonic Suite for On the Waterfront finds John Wilson on home territory conducting this classic film score.

Year
2014
When
Sat 24 May, 7.30pm
Tickets
£10, £15, £20, £25, £30
Festival Standby £10
Other info
Duration: 1 hour 55 minutes including interval

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Photo: Paul Mitchel (Jean-Efflam Bavouzelt), Sim Canetty-Clarke (John Wilson)

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