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 were the first orchestra in the UK to have a branding association with Britain’s favourite classical music station.unnamed-5Classic fm regularly take us to London to play at their sell out concerts and often record our concerts in Liverpool for broadcasts. The also sponsor many of our concerts and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall even have a Classic fm series of concerts.unnamed-8We regularly have our more popular concerts presented by Classic fm’s star line up of presenters. Not just in Liverpool but all around the UK.unnamed-7One of Classic fm’s most famous and popular presenters, John Suchet, has become a particularly close friend of the RLPO Brass Section and even takes trombone lessons with Simon Cowen, the RLPO Trombone Section Leader.unnamed-10John has been practicing very hard of late and has now begun to join the RLPO Brass Section in some performances. Here are my exclusive photos of John joining us for the Shostakovich ‘Festive Overture’ on his trombone before he goes to the front of the stage to impeccably announce the programme items.unnamed-11John also plays with some of the RLPO brass at Xmas time as they play in pubs to convey some Xmas spirit to the public!unnamed-12Well done John!

2nd Trumpet Paul Marsden limbering up...

2nd Trumpet Paul Marsden limbering up…

Principal Percussion Graham Johns looking blue on the drums!

Principal Percussion Graham Johns looking blue on the drums!

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Backstage at the RAH

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The packed out house for our Classic fm spectacular

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The RAH at concert time

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Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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