FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2019

27th September at 13.00 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF (free admission)
Siân Philipps, violin and Constance Chow, piano will be playing music by Wellesz, Mendelssohn, Grace Williams and John Hawkins

October 5th 2.30 pm
Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St, Brighton BN1 1AF 
(£10 – concessions £6. Free for under 16s)
A concert in celebration of New Music Brighton’s 25th anniversary,
played by members of NMB

October 12th 5.30 pm
The Crypt Gallery, 23 Church St, Seaford BN25 1HD (£8.50 – including interval wine/soft drinks & cake)
The Ashworth and Rattenbury Guitar Duo will play music ranging from Vivaldi to Granados and Machado.
They will also include two pieces by Phil Baker. 

November 15th 7.30 pm in collaboration with Music & Wine at St Luke’s (£7 – free for under 16s)
St Luke’s church, Queen’s Park Road, BN2 9ZB (in collaboration with Music and Wine at St Luke’s)
Ivana Peranic, ‘cello and and Rachel Fryer, piano
A programme of music for ’cello and piano including pieces by Debussy, Lili Boulanger and members of New Music Brighton

RECENT CONCERTS

On Saturday 22 June an NMB concert, for solo and duo guitars, was at the Friends’ Meeting House, Ship St., Brighton. The guitarists were Jon Rattenbury and Brian Ashworth. The programme included pieces by NMB members Phil Baker, Patrick Harrex, Guy Richardson, Peter Copley, John Hawkins and Barry Mills

 
On Friday 21st June at 7.30 as Part of the Music and Wine at St Luke’s series, the exciting Dryads Duo played music by NMB members Barry Mills and John Hawkins, plus Prokofiev’s first violin sonata and a preview of a sonata by Gomes, which was inspired by the Prokofiev, to be released by the duo on CD in 2020. 
 
On Sunday 16th June at 18:00 at Hamsey Church, Hamsey, Lewes BN8 5TB, a quartet from Musicians of All Saints performed ‘Meditations on Gibbons’ 20th Fantasia’ by Guy Richardson, plus quartets by Haydn and Frank Bridge.
 
On Saturday 8th June at 18:00 at St. Mary’s Church, 61 St. James’s Street, Kemptown, Brighton BN2 1PR Ivana Peranic and Jon Rattenbury performed duos and solo works for cello and guitar, including music by NMB members Patrick Harrex and Phil Baker. Other  pieces included works by Henry Eccles, de Falla and Villa-Lobos.
 
On 11th May Ellie Blackshaw (violin) and David Elwin (piano) played ‘Cortège?’ by John Hawkins in a concert which also included Beethoven, Rebecca Clarke and Frank Bridge, at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Brighton BN1 3FU,
 
On April 5th a concert – in collaboration with Music and Wine at St Luke’s – was given by Ivana Peranic (‘cello) and Rachel Fryer (piano) which included pieces for solo ‘cello by Phil Baker, Jonathan Clark, Patrick Harrex and John Hawkins followed by the Shostakovich Sonata for ‘Cello and Piano.

Our events for 2018
started with a concert given by The Duruflé Trio, flute, viola and piano, on June 17th at St Luke’s Church, Queen’s Park Road, Brighton. Several pieces by NMB composers were included in their programme.

The second event was a memorial concert for Malcolm Lipkin, one of our original members, who died in 2017. This took place on October 6th at St Anne’s Church, Lewes. Musicians within NMB performed a selection of Malcolm’s works.

Our third event was Ellie Blackshaw Violin & Viola & Ric Graebner Piano playing NMB music at the Friends Meeting House on
October 30th 

Our fourth event was a collaboration with CoMA (Contemporary Music for All) Sussex, an ensemble which includes musicians with a wide variety of abilities and who perform works using flexible instrumental and/or vocal line-ups.

We were also in collaboration with the experimental clarinetist Luca Luciano to develop a project combining clarinet ( using extended techniques), dance, lighting and electronics.