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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Elgar, Stravinsky
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Carlos Miguel Prieto; Ning Feng


Liszt, Ravel, Bartók
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Gilbert Varga; Louis Schwizgebel

LiverpoolGrieg Piano Concerto

Liszt, Grieg, Bartók
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Gilbert Varga; Louis Schwizgebel

LiverpoolThe Damnation of Faust

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust (La Damnation de Faust)
John Nelson; Michèle Losier; Toby Spence; Božidar Smiljanić; Adam Lau
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Petrenko and Danilov in thrilling Rachmaninov

Keyboard virtuoso Trifonov delivers a stunning rendition of Rachmaninov's Fourth Piano Concerto at Birmingham's Symphony Hall. 
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Revolutionary musings: Shostakovich 12 in Liverpool

Soviet Realism rubs shoulders with Romanticism and a new British work in Liverpool.
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Spectacular Saint-Saëns in Liverpool

Cristian Mandeal and the RLPO offer an evening of mixed fortunes, with Brahms' Third Symphony not reaching the same level of inspiration as Saint-Saëns' Piano Concerto no. 2.
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RLPO joins the dance at Sage Gateshead

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasiliy Petrenko make a guest visit to Sage Gateshead, bringing their contributions by Ravel and Rachmaninov to this year's concert theme of Dance.
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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 that we are at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life.

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