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RLPO – Czech Republic Tour 2015 Day Three – Prague Spring Festival Closing Concert

The above photo is the view from my hotel room. It is not a great picture because I can’t open the window but I just wanted to show you how blue the sky is. The weather is fantastic but the … Continue reading

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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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RLPO – Michael Nyman ‘Hillsborough Symphony’ – Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

Today sees the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra giving the world premiere of another work. This time by the prolific film music composer Michael Nyman. The symphony is dedicated to the memory of the ninety-six victims (and their families) of the … Continue reading

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RLPO In Perth!

On Sunday 25th May the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra made it’s first appearance at the Perth (Scotland) Festival of the Arts. Perth’s state of the art concert hall is one of the newest major concert halls in the UK. It … Continue reading

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Liverpool & District CAMRA Beer Festival 2014

Liverpool & District CAMRA Beer Festival last night. Special 40th anniversary event in the crypt of the Catholic Cathedral…

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The Great Al Hirt Plays The Carnival Of Venice!

The amazing Al Hirt & his Band from Spring 1987 at the West Virginia Jazz Festival in Charleston, WV. Al appears to be clearly having a lot of fun! Al Hirt-trumpet, Dave Zoller-piano, Bill Huntington-bass & Bobby Breaux-drums.

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Amazing Stunt By Jean-Claude Van Damme… Me & JCVD!

It was on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest, Romania, 2011, that I met Hollywood Superstar, Jean-Claude Van Damme. I sat by him at breakfast in the five star Radisson Blu Hotel and he proved to be … Continue reading

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Markus Stockausen Plays ‘MINIATUR einer Seelenresie’

Here is trumpeter Markus Stochausen, son of Karl Heinze, playing his own competition ‘Miniatur einer Seelenreise’ with the 12 cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic at the Lucerne Festival 2011. Fantastic!

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RLPO In Hanley…

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything about the orchestra on here, so here goes… The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra have a large body of work based at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Throughout the year, we promote a network … Continue reading

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RLPO In London…

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra travelled to London yesterday to perform a concert as part of ‘The Rest Is Noise’ Festival at the Royal Festival Hall. The enthusiastic audience were treated to a programme of music by Bocherini/Berio, Britten and … Continue reading

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