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Inauguration Day Bugler!

Hilarious!

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Chicken Beatles!

You would have thought they could have used a John’Leghorn’ at the front! The iconic Abbey Road Beatles album cover…

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Ha ha…

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Two Trumpet Legends…

Yesterday, I received the gift of a photo from the great John Gracie, recently retired Principal Trumpet of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The picture shows John (left), as guest Principal with the Philharmonia, sitting next to the legendary David … Continue reading

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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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RLPO And Fantasia (2000)…

Yesterday saw the RLPO giving two performances of Disney’s Fantasia (2000). We showed the film on a screen above the orchestra whilst playing the score underneath. Philharmonic Hall was packed out for the shows, too. In between the performances our … Continue reading

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Jacqui Dankworth Singing (Swinging!) In The New Year At The Phil…

We have had the absolute pleasure of working with Jacqui Dankworth for the last two days. She is a wonderful lady, as well as being a consumate songstress. Conducted by Mike Dixon, this would be for our New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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Xmas Time At The Phil!

Everyone in the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra knows the Christmas Season has begun when we arrive for work and there are two huge Xmas trees, one to stage right and the other to stage left, in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Our … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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HAPPY DAYS!

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is still closed for another week so the RLPO are giving a performance in Liverpool Catholic Cathedral  this week with Conductor Jan Pascal Tortelier. The Programme on offer is a cracker. Strauss, Tod Und Verklang; Elgar Cello … Continue reading

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