American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

American Contemporary Ensemble (ACE)

Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) directs an ensemble of young, highly talented UK-based musicians in a programme drawn from the celebrated American avant-gardists including John Cage, Morton Feldman and Earle Brown; plus 'Wild Nights', an Emily Dickinson setting, by American-born Stephen Montague, a Sussex resident... 

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

American Piano Music: Joel Sachs (USA)

Renowned American pianist and conductor Joel Sachs (Juilliard School, New York) performs piano music by three of America's greatest composers: Charles Ives' First Piano Sonata, pioneering works by Henry Cowell, including 'Tiger', and two late works by Aaron Copland: 'Night Thoughts (Homage to Ives)' and 'Two Piano Pieces'... 

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

Duo Maddalena: A Feast of Medieval Music

In the beautiful, atmospheric church of St Nicholas, dating back to 1091, Duo Maddalena recreate the soundscape of medieval France, England and Spain. Music by Troubadours and Trobairitz such as the Comtessa Beatrice de Dia are intertwined with lute-songs by Binchois, up-beat dances by Machaut, a contemporary setting of a Trobairitz poem, and a range of serious, humorous and devotional anonymous pieces... 

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

12.30pm Wednesday Lunchtime Recitals

45-minute concerts in Brighton's beautiful Mother Church. May 10: Clarinet solo project - Luca Luciano. May 17: Frank Bridge and Vaughan Williams music for viola and piano - Katharina von Colson and Michael Freyhan... 

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

George Crumb's 'Black Angels'

Special first night of Brighton Fringe event - Ligeti Quartet plays 'Black Angels' for amplified strings and percussion, which David Bowie named as being among his favourite 'Top-25' pieces... 

In the Smoke

In the Smoke

Since 2007, award-winning a cappella sensation 'In the Smoke' has been wowing audiences with its own high-energy take on great songs you know and great songs you don't . All our songs are arranged by members of the group... 

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings & Ligeti Quartet

Shabaka Hutchings (BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist) teams up with Ligeti Quartet to perform Shabaka's own Clarinet Quintet, Morton Feldman’s Clarinet and String Quartet, and Milton Babbitt’s String Quartet No... 

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Kemp Duo Play Piano Duet Favourites

Beautiful relaxing classical music for piano duet, including pieces by J.S. Bach and Schubert's glorious 'Rondo in A Major', plus one or two surprises played on St Nicholas Church's new Steinway grand piano by Zhanna Kemp and Norman Jacobs... 

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen's 'Inori' with Alain Louafi

Stockhausen’s Inori is an incredibly intense show. From an academic point of view it is brilliant and aurally it’s aesthetic is astounding. However, this is not a show for Brighton Fringe... 

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

100 Today! Happy Birthday Milton Babbitt

Broadway musical composer, jazz saxophonist and electronic music pioneer, Milton Babbitt is regarded as one of America’s foremost musical geniuses. This 100th birthday tribute features his groundbreaking piece 'Philomel' for voice and tape and several rarely-performed masterpieces... 

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Orchestra of Sound and Light

Share the excitement of ensemble performance of brand new works by young composers, with the Orchestra of Sound and Light. This public recording session presents music exploring the theme of ‘Noah’s Zoo’ by students at the East Sussex Academy of Music. 

Two Choirs: Two Styles

Two Choirs: Two Styles

Two Choirs:Two Styles Two dynamic styles of singing blended together for an evening's journey through a capella and chamber choir under the direction of Zoe Peate. 

Notorious Women of Brighton

Notorious Women of Brighton

Wilful princesses, music-hall stars, headstrong courtesans, acrobats and entrepreneurs. Brighton has always attracted women who dare to do things differently. Hear some of their stories and other female claims to fame on a gentle walk... 

Chamber Music at the Weekend

Chamber Music at the Weekend

Chamber Music had a small turn out in beautiful St Nicholas’ Church. There was plenty of pew space in which to find the perfect view of the performers. I sat to the left to watch the pianist’s hands... 

The Post War Orchestra

The Post War Orchestra

Make Music Not War: Imagining an era when violent conflicts have ceased, The Post War Orchestra transforms deactivated weapons and other military equipment into musical instruments... 

A Letter from Private Joe

A Letter from Private Joe

The Heath Quartet feature Roxanna Panufnik’s setting of Private Joe Wood’s letters from the Front, sung by his great-nephew Royal Opera House baritone Nigel Cliffe. Plus Beethoven's ‘Serioso’ Quartet, Op... 

BBC Young Musician & Other Concerts

BBC Young Musician & Other Concerts

MAY 11: Julian Trevelyan [BBC Young Musician 2014 Piano Finalist] plays Chopin, Britten, Shostakovich and Ligeti; MAY 18: Jonathan Powell [Music of Conflict: Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin, Debussy – Berceuse Heroique, Frank Bridge – Piano Sonata , Nikolai Medtner – Piano Sonata No... 

Harriet Walter in New Play

Harriet Walter in New Play

Harriet Walter & Guy Paul in a reading of Jessica Duchen’s new play ‘A Walk Through the End of Time’ exploring the astonishing history of Olivier Messiaen's masterpiece composed in a German POW camp in 1941... 

Oh! What a Lovely War + Other Events

Oh! What a Lovely War + Other Events

Filmed on Brighton's West Pier, come and see Richard Attenborough's directorial debut 'Oh! What a Lovely War'. Other WWI-themed events: MAY 7: LUNCHTIME CONCERT 'Behind the Lines' Music from 1914-18 (piano duets); MAY 15: WALK - A trip to Frank Bridge's house (Composer & Pacifist); MAY 17: FILM 'Oh! What a Lovely War'; JUNE 1: CONCERT 'The Big Sing' (local community groups)... 

Notorious Women of Brighton

Notorious Women of Brighton

Wilful princesses, Music Hall stars, headstrong courtesans, entrepreneurs, Brighton has always attracted women who dare do things differently. Hear some of their stories and other female claims to fame. 

Sunday Lunch Time Organ Recitals

Sunday Lunch Time Organ Recitals

“Music at the Heart of the City”. Come along and enjoy the newly installed Eminent Organ in Brighton’s Ancient Mother Church. This bespoke organ has been voiced to complement the acoustics in the Church...