Sublime melodies from Melvyn Tan and Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra

Melvyn Tan
Melvyn Tan

Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra will welcome as its guest soloist one of the world’s most versatile pianists on Sunday, February 14, at the Dome (2.45pm).

Spokesman Peter Back said: “Melvyn Tan established his international reputation with pioneering performances on the fortepiano.”

Peter continued: “He brings his finesse to the romanticism of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sunday afternoon, with the orchestra under the baton of Barry Wordsworth.

“The concert opens with Weber’s Invitation to the Dance, a suite of enchanting waltz melodies for piano, later transformed by Berlioz into a sparkling orchestral showpiece. This is followed by the famous Intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, where sublime serenity rises to an ecstatic climax that aptly reflects both the calm and joy of Easter morning in a Sicilian village. The main work of the concert will be Rimsky-Korsakov’s mighty symphonic suite Scheherazade, based on the story of the Arabian Nights, one the most lavish and colourful works in the orchestral repertoire.”

Call 01273 709709.

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