Tag Archives: Alan Stringer

RLPO TV Footage of the 150th anniversary in 1990

With 2015 fast approaching, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic will be celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of the orchestra and society. Here is a journey down memory lane… Parry ‘I Was Glad’ with “Vivat Regina Elizabetha!” The great Sir … Continue reading

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A Wonderful Day – A Commemoration and Celebration of the Life of Alan Stringer MBE

 Yesterday marked a very special day. An event was hosted by members of the RLPO and family members to celebrate the life of the great Alan Stringer. We converged on The Fly In The Loaf at 1pm, near Liverpool’s Philharmonic … Continue reading

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Four fantastic brass photos and a video clip… London Symphony Orchestra/Abbado 1982

The legendary trumpeter John Gracie has sent me three fabulous photographs today. They are from a performance of the Verdi Requiem, at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1982, by Claudio Abbado and the London Symphony Orchestra. The first is a … Continue reading

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In the presence of greatness! – Maurice Murphy

One of my all time trumpet heroes was and remains the great Maurice Murphy. This god of the trumpet world was as good as it was possible to be on the instrument. He could play anything. I always speak of … Continue reading

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