Guide to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Richard Ely, May 2016
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LiverpoolSpirit of Christmas

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Ian Tracey; Jesus Leon; John Suchet; Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir; Simon Emery

LiverpoolBack to the Future: Film with Live Orchestra

Silvestri: Theme from Back to the Future
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Dirk Brossé

LiverpoolABBA on New Year's Eve

ABBA
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Michael England; Unknown

LiverpoolMessiah

Handel: Messiah
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Nicholas Kraemer; Sarah Tynan; Robin Blaze; Nicholas Mulroy; Ladies of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
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Experiments in relativity by the RLPO

Symphonies by Glass and Rachmaninov played by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra show how time doesn't always flow at the same rate.
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Polished Glass: a return to form with the Eleventh Symphony

Philip Glass' 80th birthday is celebrated in style by Vasily Petrenko and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in the UK première of his Eleventh Symphony, alongside vibrant performances of Dvořák and Scriabin.
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Visceral virtuosity and poetic pianism

Evgeni Bozhanov marks his Liverpool début with the RLPO under the watchful eye of conductor Marzena Diakun. 
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Fantastic decadence in Liverpool

Petrenko and the RLPO tackle familiar Berlioz and unfamiliar Kodály and Szymanowski.  
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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 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)
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