Monthly Archives: September 2014

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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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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The Hammer Blow Of Fate!

The final movement of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is punctuated by three hammer blows. Alma Mahler quotes her husband as saying that these were three mighty blows of fate befallen by the hero, “the third of which fells him like a … Continue reading

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