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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Liverpool Philharmonic is one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations. In addition to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, its programme of classical music activity includes the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, the Chamber Music Series and the contemporary group Ensemble 10/10.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £2,071,667
  • 2013-2014: £2,121,987
  • 2014-2015: £2,172,301

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - Shostakovich Cycle

Vasily Petrenko, chief conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra discusses the final release in the internationally acclaimed symphonic cycle. [Naxos 8.573218] Available to purchase at www.liverpoolphil.com/shop Shostakovich wrote his Symphony No.13, Op. 113 in 1962 - the climax of his ‘Russian period’. It attracted great controversy through its settings of poems by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, not least the first movement, where the poet underlines the plight of Jews in Soviet society. The other movements are no less pertinent in their observations on the relationship between society and the individual, and the outspoken composition is imbued with tragic irony. The Thirteenth Symphony is a kaleidoscope of shifting emotions, and this deeply personal work stands as one of the 20th century's symphonic masterpieces.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic - 175th Anniversary Season

1840 - 2015 In 1840, the same year that the first Cunard passenger liner set sail for America, a group of Liverpool music-lovers came together to form a society which fave four concerts in its first year. Today, the original vision of that first committee 'to promote the science and practice of music' has remained a constant and driving ambition. It is manifested today in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and our associated ensembles, visiting artists, and all who work behind the scenes in a music organisation which has been at the heart of Liverpool's cultural life since 1840.

Stewart Copeland with In Harmony Liverpool

Stewart Copeland, founder member and drummer with The Police is in Liverpool for the world premiere of his percussion concerto by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. He took time out from a busy rehearsal schedule to visit Liverpool Philharmonic's In Harmony Liverpool programme in West Everton. He joined five children aged 8-11 years from the programme who are all members of West Everton Children's Orchestra and as well as playing string instruments in the Orchestra also play percussion instruments. Stewart watched and listened to the children rehearse on drums and glockenspiel, and then got on the drums himself to play along with them. More info on the World Premiere concert of Copeland's Poltroons in Paradise (Percussion Concerto) is her http://www.liverpoolphil.com/?lid=11934

Five Years of In Harmony Liverpool

In March 2014 In Harmony Liverpool celebrated its 5th Birthday with a spectacular, sold out concert at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. This film was specially commissioned to mark the occasion, and was premiered at the concert. The film charts the story of In Harmony Liverpool so far, and explores some of the highlights of the programme since it began in 2009. In Harmony is inspired by Venezuela's El Sistema, using the unique power of music making through the symphony orchestra to transform the lives of children, their families and communities. In Harmony is centred around ensembles and seeks social change through the pursuit of musical excellence. One happens through the other, and neither is prioritised above the other.

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Silent Night

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra trumpet player Brendan Ball and organist Ian Tracey perform Silent Night as part of the Christmas Singalong Lunchtime Concert, Thursday 19 December, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Love Music - The Campaign for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

www.liverpoolphil.com/lovemusi­c Launched in September 2013, Love Music is a fundraising campaign that will dramatically transform Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and create the foundations on which the future of music in Liverpool will be built. We are aiming to raise the final £1m towards a £12m refurbishment of this most iconic of Liverpool's buildings: the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be a huge step towards what we are trying to achieve for the City of Liverpool: a world class concert venue, an ensemble of musicians that are second to none, and an excellent learning and participation programme. We would be hugely grateful if you would consider pledging support for this project: an investment not in bricks and mortar, but rather in the next generation of musicians and music lovers - to find out more and make a gift today visit www.liverpoolphil.com/lovemusi­c Watch a specially-extended version of this film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4590-5cn0o

Pauline Scanlon sings Deartháirín ó Mo Chroí

Pauline Scanlon sings Deartháirín ó Mo Chroí (Little Brother of My Heart) during The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as part of Liverpool Irish Festival. Pauline returns with The Irish Sea Sessions 2013, appearing at Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday 18 October and London Southbank Centre on Monday 21 October. Pauline is the featured artist of Liverpool Irish Festival 2013, also appearing on 13 October with Éilís Kennedy with whom she forms Lumiere, accompanied by Donagh Hennessy, and hosting a singing workshop at Liverpool Philharmonic on Saturday 20 October. http://irishseasessions.com/

Love Music - The Campaign for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (extended)

www.liverpoolphil.com/lovemusic Launched in September 2013, Love Music is a fundraising campaign that will dramatically transform Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and create the foundations on which the future of music in Liverpool will be built. We are aiming to raise the final £1m towards a £12m refurbishment of this most iconic of Liverpool's buildings: the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be a huge step towards what we are trying to achieve for the City of Liverpool: a world class concert venue, an ensemble of musicians that are second to none, and an excellent learning and participation programme. We would be hugely grateful if you would consider pledging support for this project: an investment not in bricks and mortar, but rather in the next generation of musicians and music lovers - to find out more and make a gift today visit www.liverpoolphil.com/lovemusic

Ian Prowse sings Maybe There Is A God After All

Ian Prowse sings the song he wrote for his daughter, Rosalita, at the Irish Sea Sessions 2012

Lizzie Nunnery sings Ellan Vannin

Lizzie Nunnery sings a great version of Hughie Jones' song Ellan Vannin during the Irish Sea Sessions 2012. The song tells the story of the SS Ellan Vannin (the Manx name for the Isle of Man), the paddle steamer that sank in the Irish Sea in December 1909: read the history of the ship on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Ellan_Vannin_%28ship%29

Come Together, Irish Sea Sessions 2012

The first half of the Irish Sea Sessions 2012 drew to an energetic close with this version of Come Together, the first time the Irish Sea Sessions have paid tribute to perhaps the greatest ever Liverpool Irish band, with the whole crew playing full tilt!

Artists in Residence - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra 2013/14 Season

New for the 2013/14 season, four internationally acclaimed artists -- the multi-award-winning Welsh superstar Bryn Terfel, Swedish composer, conductor and trombone legend Christian Lindberg, Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski, and Andrew Manze, one of the most stimulating and inspirational conductors of his generation -- will be joining the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Artists in Residence, where they will be involved in multiple concerts, talks, masterclasses and special events and learning projects. Find out more at www.liverpoolphil.com/artistsinresidence

The Irish Sea Sessions 2013 preview

A drop of the Sea Sessions, past and future, to whet your appetite for this year's shows. Liverpool Philharmonic 18 October, Southbank Centre 21 October.

Introducing the 2013/14 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Season

Discover the 2013/14 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra season as Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and key figures from the Orchestra introduce you to the new season's highlights, including The Art of Bryn Terfel, a celebration of two of the 20th century's greatest composers with Strauss Edition and Britten Centenary concerts, Artists in Residence including Bryn Terfel, Christian Lindberg, Andrew Manze and Simon Trpčeski, and much more.

2013/14 Concert Season teaser

As the 2013/14 Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra concert season is announced, Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and key figures talk about the wide range of music and artists which make concerts at Liverpool Philharmonic so special.

Emily Howard: Magnetite

Commissioned by Liverpool European Capital of Culture 2008 for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Magnetite opened the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's Capital of Culture season conducted by Vasily Petrenko in December 2007. When the opportunity arose to write for the orchestra and Petrenko again, Emily Howard chose to incorporate Magnetite as a movement of a longer work, with the same source of inspiration. The original piece is now the second movement, shown in this performance, of a two-movement work (that plays without a break) entitled Symphony: Magnetite.

In Harmony String Quintet - Flipso Calypso

In Harmony String Quintet perform Flipso Calypso at St George's Hall Concert Room, 26 June 2012. Read more about the In Harmony Liverpool project at http://www.liverpoolphil.com/inharmony

West Everton Super Strings - Wizards United

West Everton Super Strings perform Wizards United at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 16 September 2012. Read more about the In Harmony Liverpool project at http://www.liverpoolphil.com/inharmony

Concert Season 2012/13

Introducing the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra's 2012/13 concert season. Discover the new season with this video interview and preview with key figures from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko discusses the key themes of the season, including the continuation of his acclaimed Shostakovich cycle; Chief Executive Michael Eakin highlights new music, performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the range of visiting guest conductors, while Sandra Parr, Head of Programming, talks about the many artists from around the world who will be performing with the orchestra.

European Opera Centre: The School for Fathers in rehearsal

Singers from the European Opera Centre in rehearsal for the performance of Wolf-Ferrari's The School for Fathers, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday 31 March at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. www.liverpoolphil.com

Wolf-Ferrari: Susanna's Secret/Offenbach: A Husband at the Door

Highlights from the November 2008 performance of two one-act comic operas, Wolf-Ferrari's 'Susanna's Secret' and Offenbach's 'A Husband at the Door', at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko and singers from the European Opera Centre.

Irish Sea Sessions 2011 - 'Belfast Mountains'

Alan Burke sings a stunning version of this 200+ year old broadside ballad, that links Cheshire and Belfast's Black Mountain, and includes a new verse especially for Irish Sea Sessions 2011. Followed by a set of tunes: 'The Mist Covered Mountain', 'Dara Murphy's', and 'Munster Buttermilk'. With the atmosphere and attitude of a session, but in a concert hall, The Irish Sea Sessions 2011 returned to build on the success of last year's event - one reviewer gave it 15 out of 10! Part super-group, part colossal session and part festival, all in a single gig, the Irish Sea Sessions was voted Best Folk/Roots Event of the Year by Liverpool Daily Post readers in 2010. This 2011 line up included top contemporary music stars and some of the finest traditional musicians from Liverpool and Ireland. Under the musical direction of Bernard O'Neil (Syriana, Quicksilver, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor) the line up included singers Damien Dempsey, Alan Burke, Niamh Parsons, Jennifer John and Ian Prowse alongside Gino Lupari on bodhran Terry Clarke Coyne on flutes and whistles, button accordionist, Dave Munnelly, piper John McSherry, fiddler Meabh O'Hare, guitarist Graham Dunne, banjo-player Stevie Dunne and sean-nós dancer Mary McGuiggan. The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 are now on sale, featuring 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers drawn from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea. Visit www.liverpoolphil.com/irishseasessions2012 for more information.

Irish Sea Sessions 2011 - Go to Sea No More

Damien Dempsey leads 'Go to Sea No More' with other Irish Sea Sessions members at the Irish Sea Sessions 2011. With the atmosphere and attitude of a session, but in a concert hall, The Irish Sea Sessions 2011 returned to build on the success of last year's event - one reviewer gave it 15 out of 10! Part super-group, part colossal session and part festival, all in a single gig, the Irish Sea Sessions was voted Best Folk/Roots Event of the Year by Liverpool Daily Post readers in 2010. This 2011 line up included top contemporary music stars and some of the finest traditional musicians from Liverpool and Ireland. Under the musical direction of Bernard O'Neil (Syriana, Quicksilver, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor) the line up included singers Damien Dempsey, Alan Burke, Niamh Parsons, Jennifer John and Ian Prowse alongside Gino Lupari on bodhran Terry Clarke Coyne on flutes and whistles, button accordionist, Dave Munnelly, piper John McSherry, fiddler Meabh O'Hare, guitarist Graham Dunne, banjo-player Stevie Dunne and sean-nós dancer Mary McGuiggan. The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 are now on sale, featuring 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers drawn from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea. Visit www.liverpoolphil.com/irishseasessions2012 for more information.

Irish Sea Sessions 2011 - Heart As Big As Liverpool

Ian Prowse leads 'Heart As Big As Liverpool' with other Irish Sea Sessions members at the Irish Sea Sessions 2011. With the atmosphere and attitude of a session, but in a concert hall, The Irish Sea Sessions 2011 returned to build on the success of last year's event - one reviewer gave it 15 out of 10! Part super-group, part colossal session and part festival, all in a single gig, the Irish Sea Sessions was voted Best Folk/Roots Event of the Year by Liverpool Daily Post readers in 2010. This 2011 line up included top contemporary music stars and some of the finest traditional musicians from Liverpool and Ireland. Under the musical direction of Bernard O'Neil (Syriana, Quicksilver, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor) the line up included singers Damien Dempsey, Alan Burke, Niamh Parsons, Jennifer John and Ian Prowse alongside Gino Lupari on bodhran Terry Clarke Coyne on flutes and whistles, button accordionist, Dave Munnelly, piper John McSherry, fiddler Meabh O'Hare, guitarist Graham Dunne, banjo-player Stevie Dunne and sean-nós dancer Mary McGuiggan. The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 are now on sale, featuring 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers drawn from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea. Visit www.liverpoolphil.com/irishseasessions2012 for more information.

Irish Sea Sessions 2011 - 'Tupelo Honey'

Jennifer John leads 'Tupelo Honey' with other Irish Sea Sessions members at the Irish Sea Sessions 2011. With the atmosphere and attitude of a session, but in a concert hall, The Irish Sea Sessions 2011 returned to build on the success of last year's event - one reviewer gave it 15 out of 10! Part super-group, part colossal session and part festival, all in a single gig, the Irish Sea Sessions was voted Best Folk/Roots Event of the Year by Liverpool Daily Post readers in 2010. This 2011 line up included top contemporary music stars and some of the finest traditional musicians from Liverpool and Ireland. Under the musical direction of Bernard O'Neil (Syriana, Quicksilver, Sinead O'Connor, June Tabor) the line up included singers Damien Dempsey, Alan Burke, Niamh Parsons, Jennifer John and Ian Prowse alongside Gino Lupari on bodhran Terry Clarke Coyne on flutes and whistles, button accordionist, Dave Munnelly, piper John McSherry, fiddler Meabh O'Hare, guitarist Graham Dunne, banjo-player Stevie Dunne and sean-nós dancer Mary McGuiggan. The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 are now on sale, featuring 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers drawn from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea. Visit www.liverpoolphil.com/irishseasessions2012 for more information.

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Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
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