The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are working exclusively with the hugely talented conductor Andrew Manze over the next two weeks. We are having a series of two week ‘Artist-In Residency’ programming slots this season. We have had Bryn Terfel already, it is Andrew Manze’s turn now: Simon Trpceski and Christian Lindberg will be appearing in the new year.
Andrew Manze rehearsing Mahler 4 at the Friary
Andrew Manze has elected to play music which was written by Benjamin Britten, music which inspired Benjamin Britten or music that Britten simply loved. It is the Benjamin Britten Centenary celebrations just now. We have Mozart 40, Mahler 4, some Purcell, some pieces by Britten, Schumann & Schubert. Manze, who is also a famous violinist, noted especially for his baroque interpretations, has become a regular RLPO visitor as a conductor over the last few years.
A cartoon on the 1st trumpet part of Andrew Manze’s own set of Beethoven 3. Not a bad likeness!
ANDREW MANZE – WIKIPEDIA
A very exciting fortnight’s work in store!
TOSCA WITH BRYN TERFEL ETC
The previous year’s appearance with the RLPO by Andrew had to be cancelled and reschedules, due to a power cut in the local area to Philharmonic Hall! Unfortunately, this time, no sooner did the last note of Mahler 4 taper off after a particularly fine performance then the fire alarm erupted, not allowing us or the audience an opportunity to enjoy the applause. Oh well, these things do happen very rarely. Here’s looking forward to this week’s tremendous concerts with Andrew Manze.