Tag Archives: Conductor

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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The Conductor’s Interpretation!

                Presto – A Happy Dog!

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The Messiah – Happy 175th Birthday Royal Liverpool Philharmonic!

Happy birthday! Today is exactly 175 years since the founding of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. To celebrate, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Britain’s oldest orchestra, by the way!) and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir are giving our annual performance of … Continue reading

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Stellar Soprano Pumeza Matshiza Limbers Up For The RLPO ‘Spirit Of Xmas’ Series…

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The Arutunian Trumpet Concerto

I’m taking a few days off the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra this week. I have been rehearsing in Chichester as I will be performing the Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutunian at St. George’s Church, Cleveland Road, Whyke, Chichester this evening. … 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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The Whit Friday March Contests – 13/6/2014

Friday 13th may not strike many as a lucky day to be entering the gladitorial arena that is brass band contesting, but that was the date of this year’s Whit Friday March Contests in the beautiful West Pennine areas of … Continue reading

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What Does The Conductor Actually Do?!

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Michael Nyman ‘Symphony No. 11 : Hillsborough Memorial’

Today, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been working with legendary film music composer Michael Nyman. The RLPO has begun a weekend of recording sessions to make a commercial recording of Michael’s ‘Symphony No. 11: Hillsborough Memorial’. The orchestra has … Continue reading

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Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 – Tim Jackson

A great photo (below), by Chris Morley, of RLPO Principal Horn star, Timothy Jackson. Tim will be displaying his solo wares with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as concerto soloist in the beautiful Concerto for French Horn no. 2. by … Continue reading

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