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News from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Spring / Summer 2010


Classical BRIT for Petrenko! Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko was announced as Male Artist of the Year at the Classical BRIT Awards 2010 with NS&I during a glittering gala show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on 12 May. Hosted by Myleene Klass, the classical music event of the year was broadcast on ITV 1 and ITV 1 HD on 18 May. Petrenko beat off stiff competition in the ‘Male Artist’ category from the acclaimed Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel and Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The BRIT Awards are the classical equivalent of pop music’s Grammy or BRIT Awards. Petrenko’s award recognises his critically acclaimed recordings with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, including the first three releases in a Shostakovich symphony cycle, Nos.11, 5 & 9 and No.8 (Naxos) and the first two releases in the recording of Rachmaninov’s orchestral music and piano concertos, of Symphonic Dances and Piano Concertos Nos.2 and 3, with pianist Simon Trpc˘eski (AVIE). “I am very proud to win this award not just for me, but on behalf of our musicians” said Vasily. “This award recognises the great musical partnership we have established together. I’d like to thank our audiences and supporters in Liverpool too.” Chief Executive Michael Eakin added: “Under Vasily’s brilliant musical leadership, the Phil is going from strength to strength. Our many partners, especially Liverpool City Council, recognise what we achieving, and with their continuing support and Vasily Petrenko as our Chief Conductor we know we can continue to grow as a major international cultural force for Liverpool.” 2


Vasily Petrenko receives his Classical BRIT Award from Hayley Westenra

“Yet done well, it (Mahler’s Symphony No. 3) can achieve visionary grandeur. This was true of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s account to a packed Philharmonic Hall, under the baton of chief conductor Vasily Petrenko... (they) won a standing ovation. This fiery partnership continue their Mahler cycle in the Autumn.” The Observer

Cover Image: Vasily Petrenko Chief Conductor, photographed by Mark McNulty 2010

Sweet TalkTalk We are delighted to announce TalkTalk as the new Family Partner to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s popular Family Concerts for the 2010/2011 season. The telecommunications company, which is also the official sponsor of the multi BAFTA award-winning family entertainment show, The X-Factor on ITV 1, will use its official sponsorship of the Family Concerts to consolidate its status as the biggest supplier of broadband to Britain’s homes with over 4 million home phone and broadband customers. The new partnership agreement will see all Family Concerts in the 2010/11 season branded as The TalkTalk Family Concerts. A comprehensive tickets package and additional ticket incentive schemes for concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and other events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall will be used by TalkTalk to introduce their customers, employees and guests to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. Tristia Clarke, Commercial Director of TalkTalk said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring this series of concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. We have a great connection to the North West and wanted to contribute to the musical enjoyment of our customers and employees in the area. We look forward to offering exclusive tickets to the Family Concerts and introducing classical music into childrens’ lives and education.”


Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Family Concerts

Steinway to Heaven The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is grateful to The Grodner Family, whose generosity has enabled the purchase of a new Steinway concert grand piano. Audiences will be able to hear the new Steinway in concert, along with the existing concert Steinway in a performance, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, of Mozart's joyous Double Piano Concerto, played by the great French pianist Pascal Rogé who will be performing it with his wife and fellow-pianist, Ami (Sunday, 7 November, 2.30pm). Full concert details and to buy tickets on-line at encore


“The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is one of our greatest cultural assets and I’ve no doubt that these forthcoming international tours will further enhance Liverpool’s reputation on the world stage.” Cllr Joe Anderson, Leader of Liverpool City Council

Having recently returned from a five-concert date tour to Switzerland, taking in Zurich, Geneva, Berne, Basel and St. Gallen, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

Playing for Liverpool on the World Stage Orchestra undertakes two major international tours to Spain and China later this year.

Under the baton of Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestra has been invited to perform concerts at three major music festivals in Spain during August; the Quincena Musical in San Sebastián; Festival Internacional in Santander; and Xacobeo 2010 in Santiago de Compostela. ”The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the most mobile of the City’s cultural assets. We are Liverpool plc on tour - taking our fantastic music and Liverpool’s cultural offering to new audiences, improving the profile of Liverpool wherever we go and facilitating business links with national and international civic and business leaders.’ The Liverpool Phil truck on the road

“I'd like to think the Phil can be as much a part of the City's national and international identity as our great football teams. In the next year we may appear in Europe as much, if not more than them!” Lorraine Rogers, Chairman of Phil



In October, the Phil and guest artists join Liverpool’s delegation at the World Expo. Vasily Petrenko will conduct a specially devised concert in the City’s dedicated Liverpool Pavilion called Liverpool Wonderous Place. As well as music from the classical repertoire, the Orchestra will be joined by The Scaffold, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and the Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra. The April edition of Spain’s leading classical music magazine

In October, the Orchestra travels to China performing at the Shanghai Concert Hall as well supporting the City of Liverpool’s presence at the World Expo 2010. They will then travel to the capital, Beijing to take part in the Beijing Music Festival, the largest and most prestigious festival of classical music in China. The four-concert date tour in Spain will include a performance of Wagner’s epic, four-hour long opera, Parsifal, with a cast of international artists in the Auditorio de Galicia in Santiago de Compostela. It will be the first time that the opera has ever been heard in the Galician region.

Petrenko will also conduct two concerts in the Shanghai Concert Hall; one a programme of Elgar’s Cockaigne and Enigma Variations and Shostakovich’s Symphony No.15; and a reprise of one of the Orchestra’s popular schools’ concerts. John Wilson will conduct the Orchestra in John Lennon Songbook, with guest vocalists Claire Martin, Curtis

Stigers and vocalist/presenter, Liverpudlian Mark McGann. The Phil will also deliver an education programme for Shanghai schools, modelled on its acclaimed learning and engagement programmes at home in Liverpool. From Shanghai, the Orchestra will travel to Beijing to take part in the Beijing Music Festival, giving two concerts in the city’s Forbidden City Concert Hall. The R oyal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s China tour is headli ne sponsored by

with support from

“The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s international reputation is such that it has become more than a just an orchestra. It also plays a significant ambassadorial role for the entire city region and makes a major contribution towards projecting positive and lasting impressions of the city and its offering worldwide.”

Mike Taylor, Director of Investment and Enterprise at Liverpool Vision encore



Vasily Petrenko and Simon Trpc˘eski

The Phil at the BBC Proms The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko will perform at the BBC Proms, the world’s largest classical music festival on Monday 19th July. The concert will include a performance of Vasily and the Orchestra’s award-winning interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the stunning young Macedonian pianist Simon Trpc˘eski. If you can’t get to London to hear it, the concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and broadcast on BBC 2 on Saturday, 24th July at 7.30pm.

Royal Albert Hall

Travel the World with the Liverpool Phil If you love Vasily Petrenko and the Phil and would like to join us on our tours around the world, we've organised, in association with Maestro Travel, a selection of travel opportunities to hear the orchestra and Vasily abroad. You'll travel with a Phil staff member and your trip costs include a modest donation to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. For further details, visit or call Stacey Friend on 0800 678 5741. 6


L to R: Jonathan Hering, 10/10 Music Director Clark Rundell, Benet Casablancas and the Phil’s Principal Clarinet, Nicholas Cox

“Nicholas Cox's finely nuanced performance quite fitted the bill.” The Guardian reviews Dove of Peace: Homage to Picasso

New Music Plus The PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus programme is a professional development scheme in which eight talented young music producers are offered a unique opportunity to work with eight prestigious arts venues and cultural organisations across Liverpool and Manchester. The Phil is delighted to be working in collaboration with Tate Liverpool in hosting producer Jonathan Hering. A Liverpool-based producer, composer, performer and project manager, Jonathan has been active within Liverpool’s music scene for over 10 years, and has worked with the musical collective a.P.A.t.T. since 2003. Jonathan’s first project involved working with Ensemble 10/10 on the world premiere, on 19 May, of a new work commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic by leading Spanish composer Benet Casablancas. Dove of Peace: Homage to Picasso was inspired by Picasso’s 1949 painting of the same name. The work provided a musical upbeat to Tate Liverpool’s major exhibition of Picasso’s work which opened on 21st May. Supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus

Carl Clocks Up 250 Concerts Liverpool’s favourite New Yorker, Carl Davis will celebrate conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in Liverpool for a staggering 250 times when he takes to the podium for the Last Night of the Summer Pops on Saturday, 10th July. Carl made his first appearance at Philharmonic Hall in 1965, when the Orchestra teamed up with the Liverpool band The Swinging Blue Jeans (of Hippy Hippy Shake fame) as part of a concert of music of modern American composers. Alongside works by Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber and George Gershwin was a brand new piece especially commissioned for the Orchestra from Carl himself, which featured symphony orchestra and pop group. Carl has been a regular

visitor to Philharmonic Hall ever since, presenting concerts in his inimitable style and often sporting a dazzling array of waistcoats and jackets! He founded the Summer Pops concerts and pioneered screening classic silent films with live music, usually composed by himself. As well as conducting the Last Night, Carl also conducts the Summer Pops Battle of Britain concert, a stirring programme of wartime favourites, narrated by his wife, the actress Jean Boht, and with guest vocalist and ‘Forces Sweetheart’ Claire Sweeney. Full concert details and to buy tickets on-line at encore



The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and media partner, Classic FM, the UK’s biggest classical music station, wins the Sustained Partnership Award in the Arts & Business North Awards 2010.

The Award, sponsored by Arts Council England North West recognises an established, on-going partnership that continues to set standards in creative artsbusiness collaborations: “Classic FM and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic are united in a common belief that classical music should be part of everyone’s lives” said Darren Henley, Managing Director of Classic FM. “As well as working with the Orchestra since 2001 to introduce thousands of people across the Northwest to live classical music experiences, we’ve also shared the Liverpool Phil’s world class musicianship with our six million listeners across the UK.”

“POP’S quirkiest starlet and force of nature, Paloma Faith, brought some musical magic to the Philharmonic Hall” Liverpool Daily Post reviews Paloma Faith

Things To Come Digital Education Project wins Best E-Learning Project at the Big Chip Awards Fresh from fighting off stiff international competition from projects developed by Channel 4, Amazon and Disney to pick up the two prestigious British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) Awards earlier this year, the Phil’s prototype digital education project, Things to Come, developed in partnership with Manchester-based interactive studio, Stardotstar, has added the Best E-Learning Project award in the Big Chip Awards 2010. Funded by the Technology Strategy Board, Things to Come is an interactive computer programme for use on ‘whiteboards’ in schools. The programme, which provides an introduction to the orchestra, is an aid in preparing children for attending the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual schools’ concerts, which in 2010 were attended by 30,000 primary school children from Liverpool and the North West. The Phil is seeking to develop the prototype into a fully interactive exploration of the Orchestra that will be available to all primary schools nationally. 8


Principal Guests

Rensburg Sheppards Directors Jon Seal and David Owen pictured with the Phil’s Chief Executive, Michael Eakin, Vasily Petrenko and musicians of the Orchestra.

Our Principal Partner, Rensburg Sheppards hosted two hundred clients and guests at two, sold-out concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko during March. Guests enjoyed hospitality before the concert which included Grieg’s Piano Concerto played by the French virtuoso Jean-Yves Thibaudet, with Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and Elgar’s Enigma Variations. After the concert, Vasily Petrenko, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and musicians of the Orchestra joined Rensburg Sheppards’ guests for a reception in the Rodewald Suite.

“Our partnership is testament to Rensburg Sheppard’s impressive commitment to Liverpool and the cultural life of the City” said the Phil’s Chief Executive, Michael Eakin.

In 2009, Rensburg Sheppards further extended their long-term sponsorship agreement to 2013 which recognizes the Liverpool investment management company as Principal Partner. The company, which was founded in Liverpool in 1873, became Principal Partner in 2005, making an initial four-year commitment to 2009, following many years as a regular sponsor.

Principal Partner

“Cullum’s impish delight for music making was infectious from the outset… [he] held the audience spellbound.” Liverpool Daily Post reviews Jamie Cullum encore


Learning & Engagement

In Harmony Together On 7 July, children participating in the three national In Harmony pilot programmes in Liverpool, Lambeth and Norwich will come together in a special concert at London's South Bank Centre, marking the end of the first year of the music programme. More news on the special day in the next issue of Encore.

The 100 young musicians of West Everton Children’s Orchestra performed a special Spring Concert at Philharmonic Hall during March, marking the culmination of the first year of the In Harmony programme. It was the Orchestra’s third concert at the Phil since performing at the Hall last July, just 12 weeks after having picked up an instrument for the very first time. West Everton Children’s Orchestra have also performed several concerts in community settings in West Everton during the past year. Led by Artistic Director, Sally Anne Anderson, the Spring Concert culminated in a performance of The Beatle’s All You Need is Love, accompanied by musicians of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, which brought the audience of over 700 members of the West Everton community, representatives from the Department for Education, Liverpool City Council and special guests to their feet to sing-along in a standing ovation. The internationally acclaimed cellist, Julian Lloyd Webber, who is Chair of the national In Harmony programme was 10


unable to attend the concert due to touring commitments, but sent a special message to the children of West Everton Children’s Orchestra.

“I want to tell you a secret – everyone’s starting to talk about you! When I’m on my travels people are coming up to me and saying ‘I hear the Liverpool children are fantastic’ and what do I reply? ‘Yes they are’! So the good news is getting out and I’m sure you will give a wonderful concert today. I wish I could be there to hear it and I’m really looking forward to seeing the DVD. During the concert there is one word above all you need to remember – ENJOY!” Julian Lloyd Webber

In Harmony on TV The Spring Concert by West Everton Children’s Orchestra was filmed by BBC North West as part of a special documentary commissioned from Economic and Social Affairs correspondent Jayne Barrett which followed In Harmony in West Everton over several months. The film called Bute Street Symphony was broadcast on 4th April on BBC North West and remained available to view on BBC iplayer for seven days afterwards.

“A riotous, rip-roaring night of song, dance and comedy from the veteran of more than 60 movies… Clearly loving every minute, Debbie lead the audience on a journey through her Hollywood career at breakneck speed.” Liverpool Echo reviews Debbie Reynolds

On the Record

Three New Releases from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Shostakovich Symphony No.8

The third release in the Shostakovich symphonies recording project with Naxos Petrenko’s interpretations of Shostakovich’s Symphonies No. 11 and Nos.5 and 9 have already been released to dazzling critical acclaim and Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 are due to be released later this year. The Telegraph ***** Stars, May 2010 “Instalments in this series are now eagerly anticipated. It is rather like that sense of keen, impatient expectation you feel when a new novel by a favourite author hits the shelves. Vasily Petrenko inspires the RLPO to a manner of playing and a level of emotional involvement of extraordinarily potent atmosphere, strength and poignancy. He has done much to instil in the orchestra a full, Russian sound. The performance is gripping and has all the hallmarks of a best-seller”.

“A truly breathtaking response from Vasily Petrenko and his worldclass Liverpudlians … superb playing all round.”

BBC Music Magazine reviews the CD of Shostakovich's Symphonies Nos 5 & 9 (Naxos)

Jon Lord To Notice Such Things “Lovely, colourful and involving. The result sounds, delightfully, as if Bartok had been enticed to London in the 1930s to work with Eric Coates or Robert Farnon... Performance and recording are both first-class.” Gramophone Magazine, May 2010 Editor’s Choice: “Lord’s orchestral writing is bright, colourful and rhythmic – easy to listen to without necessarily being easy listening.” Classic FM Magazine, May 2010

Wolf-Ferrari Susanna’s Secret (Il Segreto di Susanna) A live recording from the 2008 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall performance by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vasily Petrenko and the brilliant young singers of the Liverpool based European Opera Centre. These CDs are now available to purchase at our on-line shop at encore


What’s On

Events to look out for at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Box Office 0151 709 3789

Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival

Friday 9 July 7.30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall is proud to announce the iconic Egyptian singer and film star known as ‘The King’ headlines Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2010 his only UK date. Mounir’s pop-oriented music has its roots in the traditions of the region where the Mediterranean and Sub-saharan Africa meet, and African reggae. He is considered a living legend in Egypt and performs to crowds of tens of thousands at outdoor venues in Cairo. Simon Glinn Executive Director at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall said “Mohamed Mounir is a fabulous singer and an almost unequalled charismatic live performer. Because of this, he has influenced the look, feel, message and sound of modern Egyptian music. In recent years we have hosted some of the most exciting Arabic music concerts in the UK with the likes of Marcel Khalife and Khaled. It is a huge thrill for us to be able to bring Mohamed Mounir to UK audiences for Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival 2010”. Tickets £17.50, £22.50

Mohamed Mounir



What’s On

Tony Bennett Live In Concert Monday 12 July 8pm


Described by his friend Frank Sinatra as ‘the best singer in the business’. Bennett tours his hits such as I Left My Heart in San Francisco and Rags to Riches. His 60 year career has seen him connect with audiences of all ages. Whether through Tony Bennett: MTV Unplugged or 2006’s Duets (his tripleplatinum album featuring McCartney, Sting and Bono), his classic style, timelessness and refusal to compromise wins him new fans every day.

The Coral

Thursday 15 July 7.30pm Celebrating almost a decade in existence and the release of their new album Butterfly House The Coral play this special date at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Having arrived back in 2001 and almost immediately marking themselves out as mavericks The Coral have consolidated their critical and commercial acclaim with five Top 10 albums and a slew of hit singles to boot. Butterfly House is first chapter of The Coral's story since the (amicable) departure of guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones.

Tony Bennett encore


International Beatle Week 2010 at the Phil The Beatles

Friday 27 August 8pm

The Overtures

Monday 30 August 7.30pm

The sounds of The Beatles, Stones, Kinks, The Who, The Byrds and many more.

The finale to Beatle Week spans the whole spectrum of The Beatles’ career. Special guests Barry Wom and Ron Nasty from The Rutles, (aka Neil Innes and John Halsey), and Denny Laine performing a Wings set. Apple recording star Joey Molland plays his Badfinger hits and one of the world’s best Beatle bands round the night off with a bang!

The Bootleg Beatles Saturday 28 August 8pm

Re-live the sights and sounds of 60s Liverpool with the world’s premier Beatles tribute band.

Mark McGann John Lennon: In My Life Sunday 29 August 8pm

International Beatle Week presents Liverpool’s own Mark McGann as one of the 20th century's most important figures.


What’s On


Bluegrass Night

With The Claire Lynch Band and Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band Thursday 2 September 7.30pm

Join us for an evening of foot-tappin' high lonesome sounds by two of the finest bluegrass bands from the US. Grammy-award winning Peter Rowan spent his early years playing under the tutelage of bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, and following his stint in Old & In the Way with Jerry Garcia, he leads The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band consisting of dyed-in-the wool traditional players with over 100 years of combined live gigging experience. By any measure, The Claire Lynch Band is high on the bluegrass world's A-List, with musicians whose accolades include International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Female Vocalist of the Year and two Grammy nominations for Best Bluegrass Album. Tickets £16, £21

Open Day at the Phil

Sunday 19 September 11am - 4pm

Part of Hope Street Feast


The Phil joins together with neighbours on Hope Street for the fifth family-friendly street party on this iconic street. At the heart of the event is Liverpool Philharmonic Hall’s Open Day, a chance to get an insider’s view of the Phil as it celebrates the opening of its season of music, film, comedy and events. Drop in throughout the day for music and fun for all ages, with performances by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, chamber music, roots, jazz, films, talks and tours. encore


Highlights at the Phil Autumn 2010

Claire Martin © John Haxby

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John Lennon Song Book

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Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir

Saturday 9 October 7.30pm To celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 70th birthday, a rare opportunity to hear Lennon classics sung by Claire Martin, Curtis Stigers and Mark McGann, and accompanied by full orchestra. John Wilson conducts, and the script is by Bob Eaton.

Carmina Burana

Thursday 21 October 7.30pm Although the words were written by medieval monks there’s nothing – repeat, nothing – sacred about Carl Orff’s outrageous cantata; just great tunes and unstoppable energy. The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir perform it in the punchy original version for piano and percussion, as well as choral favourites by Brahms and Holst. Ian Tracey conducts.

Elgar’s Cello Concerto

Saturday 27 November 7.30pm With its mixture of passionate emotion and a very English nostalgia, Elgar’s Cello Concerto is one of the most popular cello concertos ever written. Here it’s performed by young British cellist Guy Johnston. The programme is completed by Liszt’s Prometheus and Tchaikovsky’s stirring Symphony No.5. Alexander Shelley conducts.

Carols at the Phil: The Spirit of Christmas

Friday 17, Saturday 18, Sunday 19, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 December 7.30pm A mouth-watering spread of Yuletide music old and new, with classic carols, seasonal readings, and some showstopping songs from our host, Britain’s favourite soprano Lesley Garrett, who will also be presenting each concert. Be ready to join in with the carols! Ian Tracey conducts the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir and the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir.

For full details of all events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, please pick up a brochure or see Lesley Garrett © Simon Fowler



10th Anniversary – Classic FM and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Celebrating the 10th anniversary season of our partnership with Classic FM which has built new audiences for classical music and shared the Phil’s music with Classic FM’s six million listeners throughout the UK

Discover the Classics Join Tim Lihoreau, Classic FM’s Creative Director to discover the musical, social and historical stories behind some of the superb music and composers from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2010/11 season. All sessions are linked to programmes performed the following week. Saturday mornings 11am – 12.45pm, Rodewald Suite.

Another Country Saturday 11 September 2010 Musicians in exile: Korngold and Dvor˘ák

Made In Britain Saturday 12 February 2011 Great British composers of the 20th century and today

A Call to Brahms Saturday 5 March 2011 What makes a German Requiem... a German Requiem?

Red Hot Latin Saturday 7 May 2011 Dance music: Piazzolla, Ravel, Milhaud and Villa Lobos Tickets £15 per session or £95 for a series of seven sessions. Concessions (claimants and students) £10 per session or £50 for the series. Tea and coffee kindly provided by Brew Tea Bar

Mahler Edition Saturday 30 October 2010

Friday 1 October 7.30pm

Classic FM and the Phil: A Decade of Great Music Making Join us for a programme that includes some of Classic FM’s ‘Most Wanted’ works, including a Petrenko speciality – the ballet music of Tchaikovsky Programme to include: Shostakovich Festive Overture Grieg Piano Concerto Tchaikovsky Ballet Music (selection) Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture Vasily Petrenko conductor Soloist to be announced

The famous Adagietto and Mahler in Film

Tickets £11, £16, £22, £29, £35

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Saturday 20 November 2010 Tchaikovsky, Lisztomania and music in war

20th Century Rocks Saturday 29 January 2011 The Firebird and Delius the magpie

Tim Lihoreau encore


Recruitment to the Board The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is seeking two new, non-executive Directors to join the Board in November this year. The Board is the governing body of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, responsible for the conduct of the organisation, in particular in relation to its status as a company under the Companies Acts and as a charity under the Charities Acts. Members of the Board are appointed for their ability to contribute to the governance of the Society. They reflect a range of relevant skills and knowledge, for example in areas such as finance, marketing, personnel, fundraising, music, education, familiarity with the political environment, and so on. All Board members bring not only one or more such areas of expertise, at a high level, but also a commitment to the Society and its objectives. Appointments to the Board are confirmed at for a three-year term, with the possibility for reappointment for one further term. The Board meets approximately six times a year, usually in the early evening, with additional meetings, events, or sub-committees from time to time. The principal responsibilities of the Board include: • setting direction and leadership within the organisation • approving the budget and monitoring financial performance during the year • acting as charity trustees of the Society’s assets • assessing risks facing the organisation and putting in place strategies to deal with them • decision making in respect of policy matters and other major issues relating to the organisation • supporting the Society’s fundraising efforts If you feel you have the skills we are looking for, and are interested in contributing to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society in this way, please contact Brenda Losekoot by 31 July 2010 at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9BP, or on 0151 210 1940, or by email to 18


Great Service Congratulations to Justin Evans, violinist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra violin and Professor Ian Tracey, Chorusmaster of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, both of whom are celebrating 25 years with the Phil. Bars staff member Diane Jones has been keeping audiences at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall refreshed on concert nights for 25 years. All are now Honorary Life Members of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society.

Michael O’Donoghue Musicians, staff and concert-goers were saddened to learn of the recent death of Michael O’Donoghue. Michael was amongst the founder members of the Merseyside Youth Orchestra (now Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra) and continued a long association with the Phil throughout his life, both as a concert-goer and as a trustee of the Kenneth Stern Trust. Our condolences to Michael’s family and friends.

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“This is a perfect retreat from shopping/sightseeing. This is my second visit, lovely meal, nice friendly staff and atmosphere.” Rubato customer, January 2010 The Phil’s Café Bar features fabulous sandwiches, salads, toasted paninis, soups, daily specials and homemade cakes in a casual yet sophisticated setting.

There’s free WiFi, great music (of course!), newspapers and the latest music magazines. Why not give it a try for lunch (takeaway available), coffee and cake or a quick preconcert supper? A relaxed and convenient alternative to the Grand Foyer Bar. Open 11am-4pm Mon to Fri and from 5pm every concert night.

All the Phil in one Channel!

Go beyond the music with Phil Channel, the Phil’s digital video platform. Visit for exclusive videos of live performances at the Phil, as well as exciting previews and glimpses of what happens behind the scenes.. Watch season previews, insights into composers’ life and work, the world premiere of young Liverpool composer Emily Howard’s symphony, an intimate song recital by Byrn Terfel, highlights from the sold-out Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark concert, and much, much more!

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Encore Spring/Summer 2010  

News from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Spring/Summer 2010 Encore Magazine is the Phil's quarterly magazine and includes news from the...

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