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A Child of Our Time

Sun 26th May @ 7:30 pm

Brighton Festival Chorus with the Philharmonia Orchestra

A Child of Our Time

by Michael Tippett


Beethoven – Piano Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major Op. 56 
Tippett –  A Child of Our Time

Tippett’s A Child of Our Time, was inspired by the assassination in 1938 of a German diplomat by a young Jewish refugee, and the Nazi government’s violent reaction against its Jewish population, called ‘Kristallnacht’. 

The oratorio, which has five African-American spirituals at its heart was composed at the start of WWII and reflects the experiences of oppressed people, carrying a strongly pacifist message of ultimate understanding and reconciliation. 

Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, popularly known as the Triple Concerto, is performed by young artists Trio Isimsiz. This special concert is performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra alongside Brighton Festival Chorus and a cast of world-class soloists and promises a deeply emotional journey and particularly poignant end to our 2019 Festival programme. 

Philharmonia Orchestra
Brighton Festival Chorus
Conductor: Roderick Cox
Soprano: Gweneth Ann Rand
Mezzo Soprano: Ronnita Miller
Tenor: Noah Stewart
Bass: Jonathan Lemalu


At Brighton Dome Theatre, Church Street, Brighton


Tickets: £12.50, £18.50, £22.50, £27.50, £32.50 (There is a £2.50 per order charge for all phone and online bookings (not applicable to Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival members). Plus: 60p standard post, £1.75 signed for mail.) Book here



Sun 26th May
7:30 pm
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Brighton Dome
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Brighton, BN1 1UE United Kingdom
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