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Tonights Office!

Sometimes some work comes along which makes it all such a pleasure! This evening, Ruth Davies and myself, from the RLPO went along to the Palm House in Sefton Park, Liverpool to play some classical stuff for Liverpool Distillery’s ‘Gin … Continue reading

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Why Take Up Playing A Musical Instrument At School?

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RLPO – China Tour 2014- 1 – Guangzhou

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is currently closed for a major rebuilding and refurbishment programme. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are therefore playing in a large variety of venues elsewhere as a result. Quite apart from playing in Dublinrecently, visiting London twice … Continue reading

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RLPO – China Tour 2014 – 2 – Concerts In Shenzen and Gaungzhou

After a free evening for all in Guanzhou, it was bright early for breakfast at the hotel and a whole symphony orchestra outside on the street, awaiting the arrival of three buses to take us to Shenzen. Shenzen is about … Continue reading

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RLPO – China Tour 2014 – 3 – Suzhou

After the rather leisurely pace of the last three days in Guangzhou, it felt like a rude awakening to wake up to have all cases and passports ready by 8.30am in the hotel lobby! We departed Guangzhou for Suzhou. I … Continue reading

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RLPO – China Tour 2014 – 4 – Nanjing

The next morning was an 8.15am meeting. We would be going to Nanjing today to open the brand new concert hall there. Due to logistics, it would be necessary to send our suitcases on ahead to Beijing to hopefully meet … Continue reading

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RLPO – China Tour 2014 – 5 – Journey To Beijing and Performance In Tianjin

Following the¬†successful inaugural concert in the new hall in Tianjin, the RLPO awoke to the above itinerary. Today, we were travelling to the north; Beijing, in fact. Although the first concert on this third leg of the tour would be … Continue reading

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RLPO – China Tour 2014 – 6 – Beijing

Well, it has been a fantastic tour so far. Sadly, we are on the final furlong now. Two days in Beijing, with with two concert performances at the amazing National Centre for the Performing Arts. We had been informed that … Continue reading

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RLPO – Dublin 17/09/2014

¬†Liverpool Philharmonic Hall has been closed for a major rebuild and refurbishment since May and, although the works are well underway, the building is barely recognisable; with hoarding, scaffolding and the back half of the building temporarily missing altogether, having … Continue reading

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