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Xmas Chat Brass At ‘The White Lion’!

About four times a year there seems to be a quickening in the air around the Wigan area and people of all ages, size, shape and diverse backgrounds appear to gather for a cleansing ritual which is spoken about in … 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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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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Adolph Herseth – Simply The Best!

Of course there are many other world class, great orchestral Principal Trumpeters but Adolph Herseth enjoys the greatest profile worldwide, of them all: and for good reason!  This recording is one for every aspiring trumpeter and aficionado of great orchestral … Continue reading

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The Original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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Trumpet Matters!

I just happened across the blog of former Principal Trumpet of the Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestras. This blog has an abundance of articles by Phil about trumpet performance and the psychology of trumpet playing. Well worth a look… TRUMPET … Continue reading

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The Famous Principal Trumpets of New York Philharmonic Orchestra…

After the earth shattering news of the previous post, the retirement of legendary New York Phil Principal Trumpet Philip Smith, I was curious about who he succeeded and who had sat in that chair previously. I was especially interested because … Continue reading

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Legendary New York Philharmonic Trumpeter To Retire!

WQXR Blog New York Philharmonic Trumpeter Philip Smith to Retire Tuesday, November 05, 2013 – 04:00 PM By Brian Wise Enlarge Philip Smith, New York Philharmonic principal trumpet Philip Smith, who has led the New York Philharmonic’s trumpet section for 35 … Continue reading

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Hear RLPO for free! – Liverpool Philharmonic Open Day!

Liverpool Philharmonic Open Day Sunday 15 September 2013 11:00 am Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Tickets! This is a free event and tickets are not required:- Though the Hope Street Feast is taking this year off, we will be opening our doors once again … Continue reading

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The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic £1 ticket sale!!!

ROLL UP, ROLL UP! £1 ticket sale – one day only! On Sunday 8 September from 10am to 2pm visit Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office for the chance to get concert tickets for only a quid! Ten events are on offer, ranging from … Continue reading

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