Celebrations ahead for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Brendan playing in the new 'large' fermenter at Liverpool Organic Brewery

Brendan playing in the new ‘large’ fermenter at Liverpool Organic Brewery

Following yesterday’s press announcement that the RLPO and Vasily Pertrenko will be continuing their present collaboration well into the future, I would like to begin drawing your attention to the many other reasons for imminent cheer and celebration over the next few years.

Vasily Petrenko, prinicipal conductor at the Phil

Press Release – Vasily Petrenko

This is a very exciting time ahead for us. Indeed, our own wonderful Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is to undergo a multi-million pound redesign and refurbishment soon, so I thought I would take the opportunity to indulge in some historic retrospection.

Philharmonic Hall Today

Philharmonic Hall Today

2014 is the 75th anniversary of the opening of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and 2015 is Liverpool Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary. In the lead up to these two milestones, I’ll be sharing some of the history, anecdotes and photographs from our archive, starting with this beautiful photo from around 1890 of the original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

The interior of the original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall - taken circa 1930

The interior of the original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – taken circa 1930

This is a photograph of the interior; taken around 1930. It’s opulence and splendour  surely matches anything, anywhere else. What a shame it burned down.

The current interior of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The current interior of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The current Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is an Art Deco building and the concert room has what the RLPO to believe, is one of the best, if not the best, acoustics in the UK.

Another view of the exterior of the magnificent original Philharmonic Hall

The Original Philharmonic Hall

The Original Philharmonic Hall

… and yet another external view of today’s Hall.

The 'New' Hall

The ‘New’ Hall

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One Response to Celebrations ahead for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

  1. Pingback: Next year, 2014, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall will be 75! | Brendan Ball's Blog

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