Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

A Child of Our Time

'A Child of Our Time urges us to feel empathy for everyone and expresses the need for us to try and understand humankind’s ability to be selfish, prejudiced and mean, without losing faith in our limitless potential to be considerate, compassionate and loving' The Guardian

Philharmonia Orchestra
Brighton Festival Chorus
Roderick Cox
Trio Isimsiz
Gweneth Ann Rand
Ronnita Miller mezzo
Noah Stewart tenor
Jonathan Lemalu bass

Beethoven Piano Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major Op. 56
Tippett A Child of Our Time

Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, was inspired by the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee, and the Nazi government's violent reaction against its Jewish population, called ‘Kristallnacht’. 

The oratorio, which has five African-American spirituals at its heart was composed at the start of WWII and reflects the experiences of oppressed people, carrying a strongly pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation. 

Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, popularly known as the Triple Concerto, is performed by young artists Trio Isimsiz. This special concert is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra alongside Brighton Festival Chorus and a cast of world-class soloists and promises a deeply emotional journey and particularly poignant end to our 2019 Festival programme. 

Classical Music
Sun 26 May, 7.30pm
£12.50, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50*