Panache and verve from 
a gifted young conductor

Thomas Carroll
Thomas Carroll

Optimism and youthful exuberance are the hallmarks of Schubert’s Fifth Symphony, the final work in the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert at the Dome on Sunday afternoon.

Spokesman Peter Back said: “Thomas Carroll, who enjoys a distinguished career as a cellist while gaining an increasing reputation as a conductor, will wield the baton with all the panache and verve we have come to expect from this amazingly-gifted young artist.

“Having toured the UK conducting an all-Mozart programme of concertos and symphonies in nine of the country’s major concert halls, he is the ideal partner for Anthony Hewitt in Mozart’s valedictory Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Flat.

“Completed in 1791, the final year of his life, this is Mozart’s farewell to the form that had established his reputation in Vienna only ten years earlier. The years before its first performance had been full of disappointment and rejection but in this work there is a mood of resignation, introspection as well as nostalgia, with references from earlier works.

“The concert opens with one of Haydn’s most popular symphonies, No 83 in G minor (The Hen). Written in 1785, it became the first of his six Paris Symphonies, which with their unique blend of elegance and grace, power and strength, set new standards in symphonic art.”

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra are in concert at Brighton Dome on Sunday, February 8, at 2.45pm. Log on to