Review: Gifted violinist teams up with Brighton Philharmonic

The Dome took gifted violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen very much to their hearts as she teamed up with the Brighton Philharmonic for a memorable performance of the iconic and highly popular Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 on Sunday.

Guest conductor Stephen Bell, also very much a favourite of regulars at the Sunday afternoon season, played his part in full measure and later put in another rousing shift for the Sibelius Symphony No 1 that made up the second half.

Launching what was a popular choice of programme was Beethoven’s Egremont Overture.

The BPO’s musical director Barry Wordsworth returns to take the baton for the final concert in the 90th season on Sunday March 22 when acclaimed cellist Raphael Wallfisch performs Walton’s Cello Concerto.

Again it promises to be a popular choice of programme with Holst’s stirring Planets filling the second half, although the opening piece may not be so well known as it is the Fantasie Espagnole by early 20th century eccentric Lord Berners.