Brighton Festival: Boulanger, Dalbavie & Tchaikovsky

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NB change of start time

Thu 19 May 2022 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Brighton Dome Concert Hall

Lili Boulanger D’un matin de printemps
Marc-André Dalbavie Flute Concerto
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4
Silvestrov Prayer for Ukraine

Marta Gardolińska conductor
Gareth Davies flute
London Symphony Orchestra

Tickets: for more information and tickets please visit the Brighton Festival website.


Please note that finish times are approximate and subject to change

Marta Gardolińska makes the air shake with music by Boulanger, Dalbavie and Tchaikovsky.

The orchestra shouts, and a solo flute turns dizzying cartwheels. Savage fanfares sound: and Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony plunges into a life-or-death struggle with the force he called ‘Fate’. And in another world, a young genius distils the vitality of a spring morning into music that glistens like dew.

If this concert sounds colourful, that’s because it is. The luminous optimism of the young Lili Boulanger is poles apart from the raw passion and white-hot melodies of Tchaikovsky’s semi-autobiographical symphony, but conductor Marta Gardolińska will make them both spring vividly to life – just as the LSO’s Principal Flute Gareth Davies will bring out all the dazzle and daring of Dalbavie’s supercharged 21st-century classic.

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Mon 9 May 7.30pm: Brighton & East Sussex Youth Orchestra
BESYO is joined by the vibrant 19-year-old pianist Jeneba Kanneh-Mason and in a relationship which celebrates the London Symphony Orchestra as integral Brighton Festival partners, members of the LSO have been mentoring the Youth Orchestra this year, passing on their unique skills to the next generation.
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