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Libor Pesek’s Bell And Also Sprach Zarathustra…

China! What a great trip. A bit of freelance stuff but now back to the day job. Our next concert consists of a trumpeter’s hard night out: Also Sprach Zarathustra and Cockaigne Overture. It would be easy to suffer mentally … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy…

After arriving back from China the RLPO were having a well earned rest from the 8th to 22nd October. Not for me, however. They say there is no rest for the wicked, after all! The day after arriving back I … Continue reading

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More Trombone Humour!

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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 Claissic fm At The RAH – 24/9/2014

In between our recent visit to Ireland and the even more recent extensive tour of China, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra played at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The occasion was for our great supporters Classic fm. The RLPO … Continue reading

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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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