Symphonia Domestica – RLPO

This evening will see our new stage and refurbished hall at Liverpool Philharmonic hall get a nice, big test as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as we celebrate one hundred and fifty years since the birth of Richard Strauss with a performance of his massive Symphonia Domestica. This piece, depicting twenty four hours of family life within the Strauss household, is immense fun to play and just about everyone has some great solos to play. We will be squeezing eight horns onto our stage (pictured).10655444_857668417610682_5745691048604446330_o

>!–more–>Also on the programme will be Gershwin’s ‘An American In Paris’, with the four saxes included, the waltz from Shostakovich’s ‘Jazz Suite and the ‘Saxophone Concerto’ by John Adams featuring American Tim Mcallister as soloist. The concert is entitled ‘Sax In The City’.

Tim Mcallister

Tim Mcallister


The Symphonia Domestica French Horns pictured in our sumptuous backstage area after the gig!

The Symphonia Domestica French Horns pictured in our sumptuous backstage area after the gig!

“… If you could hear a sound from space, then it might well be the RLPO’s performance of the final movement of Strauss’ Symphonia Domestica.”


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Professional Trumpeter: Soloist, Orchestra Player, Chamber Music, Contemporary Music & Education.
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2 Responses to Symphonia Domestica – RLPO

  1. Robin Bloxsidge says:

    Really looking forward to this concert Brendan – bought a disc of the Adams sax concerto (with McAllister as soloist) as soon as this concert was announced and just love it (and almost everything that Strauss wrote!).

  2. Sandra says:

    …well, the audience will only get the Waltz if they applaud loud enough to get a (surprise 😉) encore!

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