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Performer: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Biography

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.

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LondonSheku Kanneh-Mason Plays the Dvořak Cello Concerto

BBC Proms
Dvořák, Mason, Strauss R., Hindemith
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Domingo Hindoyan; Sheku Kanneh-Mason
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LiverpoolVasily Petrenko Final Concert

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic On Demand
Shostakovich, Schreker, Walton
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; Vasily Petrenko; Simon Trpčeski
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Petrenko and the RLPO star in a delicate final flourish

Vasily Petrenko's time as Chief Conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic draws to a close with a celebratory evening of Shostakovich, Schreker and more.
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Sheku Kanneh-Mason moves out of the shadows in Liverpool

Dvořák's Cello Concerto takes star billing after Rory Macdonald conducts the RLPO in Wagner's Siegfried Idyll.
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Off the beaten track with the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko

An era is drawing to a close in Liverpool, but here Vasily Petrenko makes a greater case for the neglected Franz Schreker than for one-dimensional incidental music by Shostakovich.
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Evocations of France and Spain from the RLPO and Vasily Petrenko

Poulenc's elegant, witty Sinfonietta is followed by dramatic depictions of Spain in flamenco-infused ballet music by Gerhard and de Falla.
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Vasily Petrenko and the RLPO thrill with early 19th-century classics

The longtime chief conductor proves his mettle once again, delivering an exciting and memorable Beethoven Second Symphony. 
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Unusual repertoire in the RLPO's “Stravinsky in memoriam” programme

The RLPO and Vasily Petrenko gave a fine concert of lesser-known Stravinsky to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the composer's death, including the Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments with Steven Osborne as soloist. 
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