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Guide to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

« Petrenko celebrates a decade in charge of the RLPO this year: it's been a life-enhancing ten years... Probably the most exciting conductor/orchestra combination in the UK today... »
Richard Ely, May 2016
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LiverpoolGlorious Gershwin

Glorious Gershwin
Previn, Gershwin, Stravinsky
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Joshua Weilerstein; Kirill Gerstein

LiverpoolSunday Afternoon Dances

Sunday Afternoon Dances
Bacewicz, Gershwin, Price, Ginastera, Bernstein
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Joshua Weilerstein; Kirill Gerstein

LiverpoolGrieg’s Piano Concerto

Grieg’s Piano Concerto
Dvořák, Grieg, Smetana, Martinů
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Jiří Rožeň; Alexandra Dăriescu

LiverpoolBritish Classics

British Classics
Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Richard Farnes; Elizabeth Watts; Victoria Simmonds; Allan Clayton; Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
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Bell-tastic season opener in Liverpool

Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Vasily Petrenko opens his penultimate season with RLPO in raucous style.

Giltburg impresses in Petrenko’s Italian summer in Liverpool

Boris Giltburg © Sasha Gusov
As part of their ‘summer’ season, Vasily Petrenko conducted the RLPO in Mendelssohn’s sunny “Italian” Symphony. Boris Giltburg uses Beethoven’s Emperor as a showcase for his flawless talents.

Zemlinsky's Mermaid thrills in Liverpool

Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
Vasily Petrenko conducts Zemlinsky, Mendelssohn and Bruch in Liverpool.

Ray Chen makes Paganini sing in Liverpool

Ray Chen © John Mac
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra present a programme of Rossini, Paganini and Dvořák with Michele Mariotti conducting, but it’s Ray Chen who steals the show.
Biographie

Vasily Petrenko was appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestra in September 2006 and in September 2009 became Chief Conductor joining a distinguished line of musicians who have led the Orchestra during its illustrious history. Andrew Manze was appointed Principal Guest Conductor in 2018.

The Orchestra gives over 70 concerts each season in its home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and in recent seasons has given world premiere performances of major works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir John Tavener, Stewart Copeland, Michael Nyman, James Horner and Sir James MacMillan alongside works by Liverpool-born and North West-based composers.

Collaborations with international artists from rock, and pop include Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds, Echo and The Bunnymen, Cast and the Bootleg Beatles.

The Orchestra also performs widely throughout the UK and internationally and has a distinguished discography. Recent additions include a third volume of Vaughan Williams’ symphonies with Andrew Manze. With Vasily Petrenko recordings include the first instalment of Stravinsky’s ballet music, featuring The Rite of Spring, coupled with Rachmaninov’s Spring and Debussy’s Printemps; surveys of Rachmaninov’s symphonies, orchestral works and complete piano concertos with Simon Trpčeski and the complete symphonies of Shostakovich, Elgar, and Tchaikovsky ‘s symphonies and piano concertos which have garnered world-wide critical acclaim. The recording of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 5, won ‘Recording of the Year’ and ‘Orchestral Recording of the Year’ at the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017.

Liverpool Philharmonic (exterior) © Mark McNulty
Liverpool Philharmonic (exterior)
© Mark McNulty
Liverpool Philharmonic (Hall) © Mark McNulty
Liverpool Philharmonic (Hall)
© Mark McNulty