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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour – June 2015 – Preparing To Go!

This is my last day at home before the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra set off on tour to the Czech Republic tomorrow lunchtime. The RLPO have enjoyed two Czech Chief Conductors, Libor Pesek and Petr Altrichter, so as a result … Continue reading

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James Horner – Hollywood Legend and The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra!

The RLPO has just performed two concerts to packed audiences for the reopening of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. We played the same programme for both shows, Debussy ‘Iberia’; Tchaikovsky’s 5th symphony and the world premiere of ‘Pas de Deux’ by Hollywood … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect!

This page has been edited for bad language! This has been a tough week! A high profile solo gig in Birmingham, cornet in Prokofiev Romeo & Juliet etc several times, Ensemble 10.10 gigs (hard stuff, too!), Shostakovich/Berio/Britten programme, teaching and … Continue reading

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The Great Alan Stringer MBE (1928-2012)

This is the great Alan Stringer. Alan was principal trumpet of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from 1953 to 1993, apart from a year (1960-61) as Principal of the London Symphony Orchestra. One of the best trumpet players in the … Continue reading

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The amazing Derek Watkins – We’ve Only Just Begun

Here’s some live footage of Derek , going back a few years, from the Spike Milligan show. Tremendous playing and very funny too… The arrangement of ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’ for The Nelson’s Column Big Band is by another legendary … Continue reading

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