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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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Liverpool St George’s Hall Beer Festival

  Today is the inaugural Liverpool St. George’s Hall Beer festival. The VIP event today will launch five whole days of choice beer drinking, live music, food, the launch of ‘Liverpool Gin’, cider, wine… Sales have exceeded all expectations and … Continue reading

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RLPO & The International Trumpet Guild

The International Trumpet Guild, or ITG, is a world wide organisation for all things trumpet. It has a massive membership and is the hub for everything to do with our art. The ITG have published a photo of the Royal … Continue reading

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TOSCA! Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra etc…

I sometimes think I’m the only classical trumpeter who has never ‘played’ Tosca. I have not had the pleasure of being involved in a complete performance of this ‘melodrama in three acts’. Well, that all ends tonight when the RLPO, … Continue reading

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A Cracking Show…

REVIEW OF LAST NIGHT”S PROCEEDINGS – CATHERINE JONES Really enjoyed ‘A Night At The Musicals’ with the classy stars of the show above. it was especially nice for me to see and hear Maria Friedman on top form as it … Continue reading

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Casino Royale sessions – What a Trumpet Section!

THIS BLOG-POST HAS BEEN RE-POSTED! Previously it ‘crashed’ two other people’s computers. It doesn’t do that anymore… honest… I was chatting with my old, dear friend Aneel Soomary, the trumpet virtuoso and recording artist working out of Vienna, on Skype. … Continue reading

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INTONE – “Everything is what it is and not another thing”

Many visitors to this blog will know about the international award winning composer, poet and playwright Ailis Ni Riain. Over the past few years I have collaborated on several of Ailis’ major new works and have been involved in four … Continue reading

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Which mute???

Oh, decisions, decisions… The RLPO recording Thomas Ades’ very fine violin concerto ‘Concentric Paths’ over the last couple of days, with the wonderful Sibelius violin concerto, amongst other things. The Ades has some very interesting mute choices. Some which the … Continue reading

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The Libraries Gave Us Power – Exhibition by Ace Photographer Mark McNulty

I have just received this article from Mark McNulty which he has posted on his brilliant RIVERCOOL photography and video website Mark does all that spectacular photography which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra uses in it’s up-market, contemporary publicity material. … Continue reading

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