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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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LiverpoolBrahms Requiem

Brahms Requiem
Hindemith, Mozart, Brahms
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Louise Alder; Andrew Foster-Williams; Huddersfield Choral Society

LiverpoolRomeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet
Shchedrin, Khachaturian, Prokofiev
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Nemanja Radulović

LiverpoolPsycho: Film with Live Orchestra

Psycho: Film with Live Orchestra
Herrmann: Film music from Psycho
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Anthony Gabriele

LiverpoolElgar Cello Concerto

Elgar Cello Concerto
Carpenter, Elgar, Ravel
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Manze; Sheku Kanneh-Mason
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Petrenko’s Brahms reaches Alpine summits on the Mersey

Vasily Petrenko © Svetlana Tarlova
On reaching the second instalment of his Brahms cycle, Vasily Petrenko brings a fresh breath of alpine air to Liverpool, while George Li impresses in Rachmaninov’s ever popular Second Piano Concerto.
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Transatlantic conversations with the RLPO

Estonian conductor Anu Tali © Kabir Cardenas
Bringing their residency to a close, Anderson and Roe perform Mozart’s concerto for two pianos. Anu Tali makes her RLPO debut with Bernstein, Tubin and Sibelius.
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Prom 62: An orchestral kaleidoscope from Petrenko and the RLPO

Miah Persson and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra offer a stunning palette of orchestral colours in Elgar, Bell, Strauss, and Bartók.
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Hough in exemplary Beethoven before Manze’s Antarctic tour

Andrew Manze © Benjamin Ealovega
Andrew Manze conducted the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in two English choral pieces; Stephen Hough brought a fitting conclusion to his Beethoven concerto cycle as artist-in-residence. 
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Biography

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 1840 by a group of Liverpool music lovers, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra gives over 80 concerts each season in our home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as performances throughout the UK and venues throughout the world. We are proud to be at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life and to represent the city on a world stage.

Collaborations with international artists from rock and pop include Liverpool’s own Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds, Echo and The Bunnymen and Cast. The Orchestra tours regularly throughout the UK and world-wide and has an extensive discography featuring many critically acclaimed recordings.

Vasily Petrenko was appointed Principal Conductor of the Orchestra in September 2006 and in September 2009 became Chief Conductor. His dynamic music partnership with the Orchestra has attracted world-wide critical acclaim and drawn new audiences, including many young people, to live classical music.

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