Top orchestra set for date at county venue

Rory McDonald
Rory McDonald

The London Philharmonic Orchestra will be continuing its successful season at Brighton Dome.

The Orchestra will appear at the venue on Saturday, January 17 with a programme of Humperdinck, Chopin and Dvořák.

Two world-class artists: Rory Macdonald and Lambis Vassiliadis will be working alongside the orchestra.

Young British star Macdonald makes his debut with the Orchestra in this concert, having established himself as a talented musical interpreter leading such orchestras as the BBC Symphony, Hallé and Royal Philharmonic orchestras, and conducting opera at the Royal Opera House and English National Opera amongst other venues worldwide.

Award-winning pianist Lambis Vassiliadis joins us to perform Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2. A prolific recording artist, Vassiliadis has garnered critical acclaim throughout his career.

The concert starts at 7.30pm and will feature Humperdinck Prelude, Hansel and Gretel, Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 and Dvořák Symphony No. 8

The London Philharmonic is one of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1932 by Sir Thomas Beecham. Since then, its Principal Conductors have included Sir Adrian Boult, Sir Georg Solti, Klaus Tennstedt and Kurt Masur. In 2007 Vladimir Jurowski became the Orchestra’s Principal Conductor.

The Orchestra has been performing at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall since it opened in 1951, becoming Resident Orchestra in 1992. It also has residencies in Brighton and Eastbourne, and performs regularly around the UK. The Orchestra regularly tours abroad: highlights of the 2014/15 season include visits to Turkey, Iceland, the USA (West and East Coast), Canada, China and Australia.

The Orchestra broadcasts regularly on television and radio, and has recorded soundtracks for numerous blockbusters including The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. For tickets ring 01273 709709.