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What’s on at Liverpool Philharmonic

Featuring Van Morrison Liverpool Irish Festival Dexys Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson

September – December 2012 Box Office liverpoolphil.com 0151 709 3789


Liverpool Philharmonic Open Day Part of Hope Street Feast Sunday 16 September 11am-5.30pm

Contents Contemporary Music Pages 02 – 15 After 8 Pages 16 – 21 Family & Variety Pages 22 – 24 Learning Pages 25 – 27 Classical Music Pages 28 – 43 Christmas Pages 40 – 42 Film Pages 44 – 46 Comedy & Spoken Word Pages 47 – 49 Venue Information Pages 51 – 54 Diary & Booking Page 63 – 67

Liverpool Philharmonic once again joins together with our neighbours on Hope Street, for a familyfriendly Open Day as part of Hope Street Feast. The Open Day is your chance to explore all that Liverpool Philharmonic has to offer, including free performances in the Auditorium by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (conducted by Vasily Petrenko), Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, West Everton Super Strings, the Irish Sea Sessions, and Rhos Orpheus Male Choir. Outside, on our ‘After 8’ stage, you can catch more free performances by artists including Sam Lee, Meabh O’Hare, Pauline Scanlon and Cosos Lovers. We’ll also host free (but ticketed) sessions in the Rodewald Suite designed to help you learn more about music. Tim Lihoreau from Classic FM will present ‘Discover the Classics’ taster sessions, focusing on the music of Stravinsky, and BBC Radio Merseyside’s Spencer Leigh and Billy Butler will reminisce about their musical lives in Liverpool. Don’t miss the Question and Answer session with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Kids can enjoy the instrument petting zoo where they can have a go on a variety of instruments. And look out for special discount ticket offers on the day!

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Open Day & Hope Street Feast

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall The schedule, which is subject to change, is as follows.

11.30am-11.50am West Everton Super Strings 12.20pm-1pm and 1.30pm-2.10pm Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Vasily Petrenko conductor Selections from Stravinsky’s The Firebird and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini. 2.30pm-2.50pm Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Youth Choir perform selections from Vivaldi’s Gloria. 3pm-3.40pm Rhos Orpheus Male Choir perform traditional male voice choruses in English and Welsh. 3.50pm-4.30pm The Irish Sea Sessions An appetiser to the full concert coming this October which sees musicians from Liverpool and Ireland celebrate our shared culture and music. See page 07. 4.50pm-5.30pm Sam Lee Robin Deneslow of The Guardian describes him as ‘A singer who sets out to revive lesser-known traditional material in an often startlingly unexpected style’.

Rodewald Suite Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Please note all events in the Rodewald Suite are free but require tickets – please call 0151 709 3789 to order.

11.50am-12.30pm and 1pm-1.45pm Discover the Classics with Classic FM’s Tim Lihoreau. 2.10pm-3pm Q&A session with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, hosted by Tim Lihoreau. 3.10pm-4pm BBC Radio Merseyside’s Spencer Leigh and Billy Butler reminisce about their musical lives in Liverpool. 4pm-5pm BBC Radio Merseyside’s Roger Hill, host of the the longest-running alternative music show on UK local radio, discusses his top picks at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in the forthcoming season.

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Spiers & Boden

Founding members of big band folk phenomenon Bellowhead, Spiers & Boden have made the genre of Thursday 20 September 7.30pm spontaneous, punky English folk very much their St. George’s Hall Concert Room own stomping ground. Loud, proud, and with just £15 a few acoustic instruments, they create a multitude of textures upon which they present traditional stories ‘They’ve recorded five rapturously received albums, and dance music which have taken them on to the main stages of major festivals. expanded the basic duo in to all conquering big-band Bellowhead, and generally given the British folk movement its biggest shot of energy and inspiration for years.’ Mojo Pop Troubadour Hits and more

Marc Almond Plus support Baby Dee Saturday 22 September 8pm £24.50, £30.50

Almond has sold over 30 million records worldwide, influencing a generation of musicians including The Pet Shop Boys, Antony & The Johnsons and Goldfrapp. His inspired melding of styles including glam rock, electro and orchestral pop, 60s kitsch and music hall, defies easy categorisation. As one half of synth-pop duo Soft Cell, he achieved a string of international hits, including Say Hello, Wave Goodbye, Where Did Our Love Go, Memorabilia and Tainted Love.


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Dexys

With landmark albums and seven top 20 hits including Come On Eileen behind them, Dexys Monday 24 September 7.30pm Midnight Runners are now known simply as Dexys. £25, £31 They finally return with a brilliant new album, their first in 27 years, One Day I’m Going To Soar. This ‘One Day I’m Going to Soar is the soul album of the century.’ show is a live performance of the new album in its entirety with a few Dexys favourites. The album The Independent features previous Dexys members Kevin Rowland, ‘The comeback of the year’ Mick Talbot on keyboards, Pete Williams on bass The Telegraph and Jim Paterson (who co-wrote some of the tracks) on trombone.

The Magic of Motown Tuesday 25 September 7.30pm £25, £31

Direct from the States, the UK’s biggest Motown concert celebrates 50 years of number one songs with a brand-new show. There in a hurry: the non-stop spectacular features over thirty massive hits from The Supremes, The Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves, Lionel Richie and more. The show features an all-star cast, amazing choreography, that original Detroit sound and sixteen sparkling costume changes.

The Real Thing Friday 12 October 7.30pm £20, £22.50, £27.50

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The Liverpool soul group featuring the Amoo brothers Chris & Eddy and Dave Smith had No.1 hits with You To Me Are Everything, Can’t Get By Without You and Feel The Force in the 70s and 80s. Relive that soul sound with all the hits, and their versions of classics like Celebration, Ladies Night and Ain’t No Stopping Us Now.

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Level 42 Tuesday 16 October 7.30pm £26, £32

The band that took the 80s by storm with their brand of jazz funk bass lines. Level 42 helped change the face of the music scene in Britain with their numerous hit singles including Lessons in Love, Something About You, Leaving Me Now and, celebrating 25 years since its release, Running in the Family.

Ray Davies Wednesday 17 October 8pm £32.50, £35, £40

The one and only Ray Davies brings his songbook of classic British hits to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – from his days in The Kinks up through his recent solo repertoire. For this show he is joined by an impressively talented band including ex-member of The Kinks Ian Gibbons on keyboards.

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

With eight Grammy Awards, and a further 22 nominations between them, the acclaimed songwriters (and longtime friends) Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin bring you this very special live show. Performing as an intimate duo they play material spanning their vast catalogues as well as some of their favourite songs. Carpenter has won two Country Music Awards and two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals. Recently, she was honoured with the Americana Association’s esteemed Spirit of Americana Free Speech in Music Award. Colvin’s latest album, recorded in Nashville, features a group of stellar musicians, including Alison Krauss, Emmylou Harris and Jakob Dylan. Her fabulous songs are enriched by the intimate, personal and often hilarious stories that she weaves into her live concerts.

Saturday 20 October 8pm £22.50, £25, £32.50 ‘quietly spellbinding’ The New York Times on Mary Chapin Carpenter ‘One of the modern day’s great troubadours’ Glide Magazine on Shawn Colvin

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Liverpool Irish Festival 11 to 21 October For full Festival details visit www.liverpoolirishfestival.com Image Mary Coughlan Page 07

Derry/ Londonderry So Good They Named it Twice Tuesday 16 October 8pm Rodewald Suite £12 Film

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Derry /Londonderry will be the UK Capital of Culture in 2013 - a controversial award in some quarters. Join writer Dave Duggan, poet Gerard McKeown and singer/songwriter Alan Burke, for a night of drama, poetry and song, in an exploration and celebration of future Derry. Presented by Writing on the Wall in partnership with Liverpool Irish Festival.

Full information for this film can be found on page 45.

Shadow Dancer Thursday 18 October 7.30pm

Events at Sefton Park Palm House

Other Liverpool Irish Festival events include the trio David Munnelly, Mick Conneely & Ryan Molloy on Friday 12 October and harpist Máire Ní Chathasaigh with guitarist Chris Newman on Sunday 21 October. Tickets for both events are £15 and are available from Liverpool Philharmonic.


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Mary Coughlan

Throughout over 25 years of her extraordinary career Mary Coughlan has drawn heavily from her Thursday 18 October 7.30pm legendary heroes: Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Van St George’s Hall Concert Room Morrison, Edith Piaf… With her smoky, bluesy £16.50 drawl and marrying of sardonic wit and visceral Plus special guest Graham Robins rage, Coughlan makes each song her own.

The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 Friday 19 October 7.30pm £17.50, £18.50, £21, £28.50 VIPs (inc. entrance to Aftershow) Aftershow £5 adv (£10 on door) ‘One of the highlights of the Liverpool musical year, a get-together that surpassed all...it was one of those evenings about which people will boast for years to come, – I was there!’ Liverpool Echo

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Now in its third year the groundbreaking, part supergroup part sessions, project returns with a new line up of the most talented musicians in their field. Featuring new faces and some you’ll recognise, the 14 hand-picked multi-instrumentalists and singers drawn from traditional and contemporary music backgrounds, and from both sides of the Irish Sea, come together with the audience for another night of impassioned exposition of the shared music and the special bond between Liverpool and Ireland. This year’s line-up includes: Pauline Scanlon Vocal, Frank Kilkelly Guitar Alan Burke Guitar, Vocal, David Munnelly Button Accordion, piano, Terry Clarke-Coyne Flute, Whistles, Damien Dempsey Guitar, Vocal, Lizzie Nunnery Guitar, Vocal, Ian Prowse Guitar, Vocal, Stevie Dunne Tenor Banjo, Bernard O’Neill Double bass, John McSherry Uillean Pipes, Whistles, Méabh O’Hare Fiddle, Gino Lupari Bodhran, Vocal, Percussion

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The Proclaimers Sunday 21 October 7.30pm £24.50, £30.50

Wednesday 24 October 7.30pm £40, £45, £50 40th Anniversary of American Pie tour

Don McLean Sunday 28 October 7.30pm £27.50, £33.50, £38.50

Sixties Gold Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Animals, PJ Proby and Chip Hawkes Tuesday 30 October 7.30pm £25, £27.50, £33.50

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Neil Sedaka

One of pop’s most successful and respected songwriters and performers. The early 70s saw Sedaka, already an international superstar with his 60s hits Oh! Carol and Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, recording the future worldwide smash Solitaire. LD SO

An Evening with

It’s 26 years since The Proclaimers released their first album This Is The Story. The twin brothers Craig and Charlie Reid have carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide. Their crafted songs are filled with emotional honesty, political fire, wit and sing-along raucousness. Expect to hear all the classics Sunshine On Leith, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Letter From America, I’m On My Way, King Of The Road, Let’s Get Married and more.

Over the last 40 years the singer, songwriter and guitarist’s songs have been performed by artists as diverse as Fred Astaire, Weird Al Yankovic, Elvis Presley, Josh Groban, George Michael and Madonna. He is probably best known for his hit album American Pie which he dedicated to Buddy Holly on its release 40 years ago. The classic album spawned the number one singles American Pie and Vincent. Hits of the 60s from the original stars, from the famous singles to timeless album tracks, this is the ultimate feel-good evening transporting you back to the swinging 60s. Gerry & The Pacemakers were the first band to have three consecutive Number 1s in the UK charts, How Do You Do It, I Like It and of course You’ll Never Walk Alone. The Animals’ hits include Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, We’ve Got To Get Out Of This Place and House Of The Rising Sun. PJ Proby is the hit recording star from the US with such huge hits as Hold Me, Together, Somewhere and Maria. Chip Hawkes is the original lead singer and songwriter of The Tremeloes. His hits include Here Comes My Baby, Silence Is Golden, Even The Bad Times Are Good and Call Me Number One. Relive all those wonderful harmonies.


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plus support The Lumineers Thursday 1 November 7.30pm £17, £23

Charlie Landsborough Sunday 4 November 7.30pm £18.50, £23

Joan Armatrading special guest Chris Wood Friday 9 November 7.30pm £29.50, £35.50

Charley Pride

The country duo won Best Folk Album and Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the Grammy Awards in February this year.

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The Civil Wars

An entertaining evening with the chart-topping, singer and songwriter. Landsborough’s blend of easy-listening ballads, blues and country music, mixed with his wit and repartee, has produced a winning formula which has endeared him to fans across the globe and, in 2011, earned him a place in the British Country Music Hall of Fame. His latest album Destination features over a dozen songs ranging from up-tempo country to his trademark heartfelt ballads, but always classic Landsborough. The three times Grammy nominated, Brit award nominee and Ivor Novello winner singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading MBE has never been one to rest on her laurels. She remains fresh, vibrant and current; no more so than when on stage, live is where Armatrading’s music comes to life. You are guaranteed a fantastic mix of magical old favourites and brand new songs. She is as happy to play songs like Love and Affection, Willow, Drop The Pilot and Me, Myself I, as the audience is to hear them. For this show Armatrading will be joined by special guest Chris Wood, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of The Year 2011.

One of the best-selling country artists of all time, the Grammy Award-winning Pride’s golden baritone has Saturday 10 November 7.30pm earned him global acclaim during his multi-platinum £35, £40, £45 career. The singer has had 36 No. 1 hit singles, beginning with 1969’s All I Have to Offer You (Is Me), and received a host of awards, including a Pioneer Award from the Academy of Country Music. Known for his million-selling crossover hit Kiss an Angel Good Mornin and songs including Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone and You’re So Good When You’re Bad. Book Now at liverpoolphil.com

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Amira: Amulette Saturday 10 November 7.30pm Amira Medunjanin is one of Europe’s finest and St George’s Hall Concert Room most soulful exponents of sevdah, the melancholy, £18 yearning Balkan answer to the blues. Robin Deneslow of The Guardian waxes lyrical, describing Amira’s ‘One of Europe’s finest and singing as ‘exquisite, clear and pained’ likening the most soulful singers’ sound to Cape Verdean morna. No surprise then The Guardian that she has been compared to Billie Holiday and ‘The songs here are all Cesaria Evora. This concert features songs from her classics, a sort of Great latest critically lauded album Amulette, where she Balkan Songbook’ is joined by the jazz trio of Bojan Z (piano), Nenad The Telegraph Vasilic (double bass) and Bachar Khalife (percussion).

Marty Wilde’s Rock n Roll Party Tuesday 13 November 7.30pm £22, £24, £30

Original ‘dreamboats’ Marty Wilde, John Leyton and Eden Kane join forces backed by the Wildcats. The late 50s and early 60s were some of the most exciting and important years in the history of music. With the arrival of rock n roll, a whole new pop culture was born. Performing their own hits and collaborating live on stage, teen idols of their day, Wilde, Leyton and Kane show us how rock n roll shaped the music that we listened to then, and still do today.


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Paco Peña: Quimeras

Paco Peña brings the true spirit of flamenco to audiences all over the world. As guitarist, composer, dramatist and leader of the Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, he builds inventively on the deep foundations and traditions of flamenco. ‘…so hot that the dancers don’t His performances constantly renew this archetypal so much wear holes in their Spanish art form expanding its horizons, yet never shoes as scorch through them’ losing touch with its visceral emotion. With this Evening News, Edinburgh show Quimeras, directed by Jude Kelly, Peña draws on his own experience of living in Andalusia, a gateway to Europe for many north African immigrants seeking a better life. The result is a marriage of both traditional Spanish and African music and dance, creating a spectacle of virtuoso performances and intimate storytelling which The Daily Telegraph described as ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ after its world premiere at the Edinburgh Festival. Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm £19.50, £22.50, £28.50

Adam Ant and The Good, The Mad & The Lovely Posse Plus support Georgie Girl & her Poussez Posse Thursday 15 November 8pm £25, £27.50, £32

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Adam Ant’s explosive live show not only features songs from his new album, entitled Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter, but also the classic hits Antmusic, Dog Eat Dog, Goody Two Shoes, Prince Charming, Kings Of The Wild Frontier, and the Ivor Novello award winning Stand And Deliver. Recent performances prove he is still a genuinely gifted showman.

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Greg Lake Songs of a Lifetime Tuesday 20 November 8pm £26.50, £31.50

The Manfreds 50th Anniversary Sunday 25 November 7.30pm £23, £25, £31

Van Morrison Tuesday 27 November 8pm £45, £65, £75 Please note that there is no support act for this show and no interval. Van Morrison will be on stage at 8pm and play straight through.

The Stylistics Plus support Friday 30 November 7.30pm £22.50, £28

Founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Lake has woven his passionate music and compelling voice into the fabric of our culture. An innovator and pioneer of progressive rock, he takes you on an intimate autobiographical musical journey in song and story including the best-known songs from Emerson Lake and Palmer and King Crimson, along with commentary by Lake himself about his life and career. Original Manfred Mann members Paul Jones, Mike Hugg and Tom McGuinness , and former member Mike d’Abo, are joined by Rob Townsend, Marcus Cliffe and Simon Currie in the exciting new line-up, featuring BOTH lead singers from the 1960s. This 50th anniversary celebration has all the hits including 5-4-3-2-1, Do Wah Diddy, The Mighty Quinn, If You Gotta Go, Go Now, and Pretty Flamingo plus their individual hits: Hightime, (Paul Jones), When I’m Dead and Gone (McGuinness Flint), Build Me Up Buttercup, Handbags & Gladrags (Mike d’Abo compositions), The Likely Lads Theme and Up the Junction (Mike Hugg compositions). The godfather of Celtic soul returns to Liverpool after headlining this summer’s Montreux Jazz Festival. The man behind classic albums including Astral Weeks, Moondance, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher and Hymns to the Silence is a six-time Grammy award winner, an OBE and a BRIT Award Winner for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. This concert coincides with the release of his 34th studio album, Born to Sing: No Plan B. The album was recorded in Belfast, Morrison’s hometown. With their charisma, style and harmony, The Stylistics have evolved into one of the best-selling soul groups ever. The Philadelphia group recorded a remarkable ten straight-top ten hits during the early 1970s including the Grammy nominated You Make Me Feel Brand New, Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, I’m Stone In Love With You and Break Up To Make Up. This is your chance to enjoy them performing their hits live.


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The Saw Doctors

Last year The Saw Doctors had a runaway hit with their cover of Petula Clark’s classic 60s pop single Saturday 1 December 7.30pm Downtown, which reached N0.2, pipped only by the £21.50, £31.50 X Factor band Little Mix. Formed in 1988, The Saw ‘If they could bottle the sort of Doctors scored their first Irish No. 1 I Useta Lover back in 1990 and have gone on to achieve 18 top 30 bonhomie that can make an entire concert hall feel better, singles and three No. 1 hits in Ireland. This now annual show is one the most memorable, enjoyable, The Saw Doctors would have exhilarating gigs you’ll ever see. the medicine show to end them all’ The Times

Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson with the Gift Band Monday 3 December 7.30pm £18.50, £25

Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy are not simply two of the country’s finest exponents of traditional song. With their rich, distinctive and authentic voices, mother and daughter have effortlessly engaged new audiences and admirers across two generations. Between them, Norma and Eliza have three Mercury Prize nominations and have both been presented with BBC Folk Singer of the Year awards (Norma in 2001, Eliza in 2003), as well as innumerable other accolades.

An Evening with

The master American singer-songwriter known for his hits such as Me and Bobby McGee, For the Good Times, Sunday Morning Coming Down, and Help Me Make It Through the Night returns to the essentials of his finely honed craft in a performance that showcases his most recent, highly anticipated album Closer to the Bone.

Kris Kristofferson Tuesday 4 December 7.30pm £27.50, £32.50

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Liverpool celebrates 50 Years of the Beatles The Bootleg Beatles Friday 7 December 8pm £25, £27.50, £33.50

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

John Lennon Songbook

Re-live the sights and sounds of the 60s with the world’s premier Beatle band and their spectacular two hour multi-media stage production featuring all the classic Beatles hits. Using film footage of the period and ‘with a little help from’ their regular brass and string ensemble, the show traces the history of the Fab Four from Cavern Club through Sgt Pepper to The Apple Rooftop. John Wilson conductor Mark McGann Claire Martin OBE Joe Stilgoe Script by Bob Eaton

Saturday 8 December 7.30pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40

On the anniversary of Lennon’s death, in a year marking the 50th anniversary of perhaps the world’s greatest band, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra bring back the sell-out John Lennon Songbook concert, last heard in China in 2010. The orchestra play all Lennon’s greatest hits with the young and highly original Joe Stilgoe joining the vocalist roll call, alongside award-winning jazz singer Claire Martin and Liverpool favourite, actor and vocalist Mark McGann.

Mark McGann and Pepperland

Liverpool’s own Mark McGann, internationally renowned as the artist that best portrays John Lennon’s music, persona and aura returns to Liverpool Philharmonic for a special one-off performance to celebrate the work and life of one of Liverpool’s favourite sons.

In My Life Sunday 9 December 8pm £20, £25, £30


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Squeeze Plus support Paul Heaton Monday 10 December 7.30pm £32.50, £45, £55

Springing from the late 70s New Wave, Squeeze has remained one of the UK’s best-loved bands. Their style has been described as ‘classic guitar pop meets post-punk realism’. Featuring the song writing partnership of Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, Squeeze has a raft of chart hits including Cool For Cats, Tempted, Hourglass and Up The Junction.

Thrown together in 1984 for a Yuletide broadcast on BBC Radio 2, what began as a one-off session in a village hall in Cumbria has endured for over twenty years and has become something of a tradition in its own right. Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins with The Carnival Band during the festive season for their unique celebratory show. Together they are Monday 10 December 7.30pm a band who mix renaissance, modern and ethnic St. George’s Hall Concert Room instruments with a refreshing cavalier attitude and £18.50 plenty of humour - putting their inimitable stamps on a range of familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare, in the gorgeous surroundings of St George’s Hall Concert Hall, guaranteed to get you feeling Christmassy.

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

The Overtones Blending the essence of vocal groups of yesteryear Friday 14 December 7.30pm £19.50, £26.50, £33.50, £38.50 with the best of classic, present-day British pop The Overtones have created a unique sound. One of the biggest success stories of last year, Mark Franks, Mike Crawshaw, Darren Everest, Timmy Matley and Lachie Chapman have seen their debut album Good Ol’ Fashioned Love sell more than 400,000 copies. With winning charm and impeccable style the five singers are also flawless live performers. Book Now at liverpoolphil.com

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After 8 In association with Liverpool Organic Brewery

A series of select folk, roots and unplugged gigs In the intimate setting of the Rodewald Suite with cabaret seating, an in-house bar and rooftop terrace. Doors 8pm image Blair Dunlop & Ashley Hutchings Page 18

Tom Paley Wednesday 19 September 8.30pm £12

Emily Portman

One of the great survivors of the American folk and country scene, Paley played and sang with America’s greatest folk hero Woody Guthrie, was a founding member of influential trio The New Lost City Ramblers and has recorded with Peggy Seeger and the New Deal String Band. Now in his mid-eighties, he’s a fine singer and a multi-instrumental performer who can switch from guitar to banjo, autoharp and fiddle. His new album Tom Paley’s Old Time Moonshine Revue is a classic compendium of Old-Time tunes and was released in June.

Portman is a singer and concertina player from Glastonbury, hailed as ‘one of the new British folk Thursday 20 September 8.30pm scene’s most beguiling presences’ by Uncut £12 Magazine. With two BBC Folk Award nominations ‘A lyrical and beautiful voice’ and entries in both Mojo and fRoots magazine’s Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year she is fast gaining Songlines Magazine a reputation for her unique songwriting, described by The Observer as ‘remarkable and original’.


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Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald Saturday 22 September 8.30pm £12

Lizanne Knott Wednesday 26 September 8.30pm £12

Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald makes Dub Gospel Blues like you’ve never heard before. The sound is raw, stripped down and intense, the lyrics as important as Skip’s virtuoso musicianship. The acoustic tradition of the blues crashes into the 21st century with Skip’s use of effects creating his unique sound. An award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, and host of the legendary New York Songwriter’s Circle, Knott has been captivating audiences throughout the States and garnering accolades from further afield like our own Bob Harris who said on BBC Radio 2 ‘We’ve rarely had as big a reaction to any artist in recent years as we’ve had for Lizanne Knott. Absolutely gorgeous music’. She is steadily making her mark on the Americana scene and what makes Knott’s music and performances so compelling is her innate ability to capture little snapshots of life with vivid imagery, a voice that resonates with passion and soothes the very soul.

Hans Theessink

With 20 albums, an instruction video, a songbook and a DVD to his name, Hans Theessink has become Thursday 27 September 8.30pm a roots and blues institution. Bo Diddley describes him £12 as ‘one helluva guitar player’. His live performances are a powerful mix of his sonorous baritone voice and ‘Hans Theessink is an international blues treasure. that unmistakable guitar work. Musical variety has always been Theessink’s trademark. He guarantees He is one of the world’s heartfelt blues and roots music on a high emotional pre-eminent pickers and his and technical level. His extensive roots repertoire warm baritone expresses is the tour guide for a musical journey that takes the blues’ Blues Revue, USA audience on a trip through a mix of Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Folk, Roots and Gospel – a celebration of infectious ‘handmade’ music.

Pierre Bensusan Friday 28 September 8.30pm £12

Pierre Bensusan has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerising musical journey. Voted Best World Music Guitar Player by Guitar Player Magazine readers, the self-taught French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer explores his own diverse musical heritage with his astonishing technical talent making him into an exceptional artist.

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Blair Dunlop & Ashley Hutchings Thursday 4 October 8.30pm £12

Folk Rising Friday 5 October 8.30pm £12

Blair has already fitted a lot into his young life. From an early age he was encouraged to take to the stage by his parents. He has now blossomed into a greatly admired singer, guitarist and actor. Some of the highlights of his performing career include appearances at festivals such as Big Session, Towersey and Cropredy. This year saw Blair take over the reins of The Albion Band from his father, Ashley Hutchings, as well as star in the fantastic The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny show here at Liverpool Philharmonic in the spring. He is currently working on the release of his first full length album. This is a fabulous opportunity to see them perform on stage together. Experience great music from future stars. Together with the English Folk Dance and Song Society we’ve put together an evening of the freshest, most exciting emerging talent from Liverpool’s unique folk scene. With the burgeoning profile that folk music has achieved in recent years never has there been a better time to showcase the best of the region’s young folk artists.

The Shee

The first chance to hear music from The Shee’s new album Murmurations, showcasing the all-female Wednesday 1o October 8.30pm folk band’s exceptionally strong singing alongside £12 astonishing instrumental prowess. A mixture of their signature complex, interweaving textures and a brave, stripped back feel on certain tracks, Murmurations reveals a band unafraid to explore new territory. Expect slow airs, Gaelic ballads, original songs, high-energy tunes and hypnotic riffs.

The Poozies

The iconic all-female band, whose alumni include Kate Rusby, continue to offer beautiful music with Wednesday 24 October 8.30pm great vocal harmonies just as they have done for £15 the past 20 years. ‘In a world wrapped in grey, the Poozies are a giant splash of colour’ Richard Penguin


After 8

Faustus

Nominated for the Best Group Award in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, the Faustus truimvirate Friday 26 October 8.30pm are three of the leading lights of their generation: £12 Saul Rose (Waterson; Carthy, Whapweazel, War ‘Frill-free folk music, superbly Horse), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s and tastefully performed . . . Feast). They have a plethora of experience between a folk essential’ them, brought together here in a virtuosic display Sunday Times**** of musicianship and testosterone.

Jackie Oates

Two times BBC Folk Award winner and having twice had albums in Mojo’s Top Ten Albums of the Friday 2 November 8.30pm Year, Jackie Oates is one of the key female artists £12 performing in the Traditional English folk scene ‘It’s the rustic beauty of Oates’ today. Also a permanent member of the all-star line-up The Imagined Village and an Associate voice that enthrals.’ Mojo Artist of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. ‘She must now surely be considered among the highest echelons of the modern wave of British folk acts.’ fRoots

Catfish Keith Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 November 8.30pm £12 Blues Guitar Workshop with Catfish Keith see page 27

Album recording

Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky Tuesday 6 & Wednesday 7 November 8.30pm £16

Blues singer, songwriter and bottleneck slide guitarist Catfish Keith’s innovative style of foot-stomping, deep delta blues and American roots music will have you spellbound. Born and bred on the Mississippi River, Catfish was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2008, and is one of the finest and most charming acoustic blues musicians you’re likely to see. Always the entertainer, Catfish promises a different show for each night over this weekend, as well as a guitar workshop . A melodically and rhythmically exciting collaboration by three of the world’s leading folk musicians. Sharing their Celtic, Nordic and Appalachian cultures are Aly Bain, Scotland’s supreme traditional style fiddler, Swedish multi-instrumentalist Ale Möller, and American old time fiddler, singer, guitarist and banjo player Bruce Molsky. The band have taken up residency in the Rodewald Suite to record a new live album. This is your chance to be part of the new record.

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Sam Carter

Winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for best newcomer of 2010, startlingly perceptive young singer Friday 16 November 8.30pm and guitarist Sam Carter has spent the last few years £12 honing his craft both as a writer and performer, studying guitar with Martin Simpson and touring with ‘An English acoustic virtuoso... reminiscent of John Bellowhead whilst holding down his post as Emerging Artist in Residence at London’s Southbank Centre. Martyn’ Guitarist His debut album Keepsakes was released in 2009 and since then he has performed at major festivals, national radio sessions and toured throughout the UK and is another star of the startling The Lady: A Homage to Sandy Denny show.

Barb Jungr Thursday 29 & Friday 30 November 8.30pm £15

Oh Susanna Tuesday 4 December 8.30pm £12

Barb Jungr may be the definitive performer of one of the great musical icons of the twentieth century, Bob Dylan. In 2005 the BBC hosted a Barbican concert to celebrate his work. In introducing Jungr, Billy Bragg described her as ‘possibly our best interpreter of Dylan’s songs’. He is not alone in this view, as Jungr has been wowing audiences and critics worldwide with her astonishingly powerful reinterpretations of this great songwriter’s work. In a career spanning just over a decade, Oh Susanna (her real name is Suzie Ungerleider) has released five critically acclaimed records noted for their contemplative, thoughtful, folk-inspired songs that transport listeners into an imaginary emotional landscape. Short Stories and Oh Susanna were nominated for Junos Roots and Traditional Album of the Year and Short Stories picked up the award for Best Songwriter at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. Her latest release Soon The Birds brings her breathtakingly effortless countrified alto vocals into the foreground. All her songs aim straight for the gut and beg for careful listening - touching on timeless themes of love, loss and longing.


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Dick Gaughan Thursday 6 December 8.30pm £12

The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and induction into the Scots Traditional ‘One of the five or six great Music Hall of Fame, Gaughan is no stranger to voices of our time.’ John Peel Liverpool and returns for what will no doubt be ‘How music from the gut really yet another sell-out concert. sounds’ Guardian

Allan Taylor & Rab Noakes In conversation and song Friday 14 December 8.30pm £12

Kerfuffle

A duo who are both regulars at the Celtic Connections festival. Expect gentle, thoughtful and mature songs from a major contributor to the folk scene for the last 30 years in the shape of Allan Taylor, and Americana and original song from Rab Noakes. As The (Glasgow) Herald admiringly puts it, ‘a Noakes show is a decidedly non-fusty lesson in the history of popular music... a roots festival in itself.’

Young folk stars, Kerfuffle’s vibrant arrangements draw on influences from across Europe, incorporating Friday 21 December 8.30pm tunes, songs and dances. They perform music with £12 immense vitality and style. Though, in April 2010, they announced that they would split at the end of ‘Undeniably excellent; a Christmas album of really first the festival season to pursue their other work; Sam Sweeney with Bellowhead, his duo with Hannah class traditional folk music’ James, Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings and the Bright Young Folk on Lighten Fay Hield Trio; Hannah James with the Demon The Dark Barber Roadshow, her duo with Sweeney, new trio Lady Maisery (with Hazel Askew and Rowan Rheingans) and an accordion group featuring Karen Tweed and Becky Price; Jamie Roberts with his duo with Katriona Gilmore. This is a rare opportunity to see one of the most important UK folk groups of recent years reunited performing songs from their acclaimed Christmas album.

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Family & Variety

The League of Welldoers

September Serenade Monday 17 September 2pm £9.50

Bluebell Dance Academy

Jubilation Sunday 30 September 4pm £15, £16, (£105 box, 6 seats)

Celebrate the final benefit concert of the year for The League of Welldoers. Come and join one of Liverpool’s oldest independent charities for an afternoon of top Merseyside entertainment at its very best. A variety packed show for all the family.

Bluebell Dance and Drama Academy’s 27th annual production: the uplifting dance and drama extravaganza Jubilation, a celebration of everything British. Britain has enjoyed such a fantastic year with The Queen celebrating her Diamond Jubilee, and the Olympics, so come and join the young performers for an evening to remember… don’t forget your flag!


Family & Variety

Family Concert

Music from the Movies: John Williams Classics Saturday 6 October 2.30pm £10, £14 £6 children This concert will finish at approximately 3.30pm

Richard Kaufman conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra A flourish of trumpets, a sweeping tune, and whether we’re in the deserts of Tatooine or amidst the towers of Hogwarts, that tingle down the spine tells us that we’re in John Williams country. Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman presents a blockbuster tribute to the king of film music. Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. and of course Harry Potter… this is music that never loses its power to thrill, performed live by the spectacular Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers Monday 15 October 7.30pm £19.50, £25.50

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Thundering rhythms on huge taiko drums interweave with layers of percussive soundscapes and delicate bamboo flute in a spellbinding display of precise choreography and sheer athleticism. Through years of rigorous touring as Europe’s leading taiko drum group, Mugenkyo have developed a gritty passionate style that is uniquely their own, retaining the traditional spirit of taiko yet creating a contemporary sound and a modern stage show that has captivated audiences everywhere.

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Family Concert

Pirates Ahoy! Sunday 11 November 2.30pm £10, £14 £6 children This concert will finish at approximately 3.30pm Come dressed as a Pirate!

Alasdair Malloy presenter Michael Seal conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Awesome Al, the cabin boy of our Pirate Ship, welcomes you aboard this suitably swashbuckling seafaring adventure. From the stirring sounds of Leroy Anderson’s Pirate March to the spectacular finale where everyone learns The Sailor’s Hornpipe, this is an unforgettable voyage through uncharted waters in search of a treasure trove of musical gems. Beware a ghostly encounter with The Flying Dutchman, and escape Over the Waves to the Caribbean to join pirates singing about the Jamaican Rumba. Encounter Cap’n Jack Sparrow in music from the Pirates of the Caribbean films and test your nautical knowledge in our quiz Nautical Notes.

Birkenhead School Choral Society From Advent to Christmas with carols for all the family and readings from national treasure Patricia Routledge, best loved for her portrayal of Hyacinth Bucket in Keeping Up Appearances and the Alan Bennett monologues, joined by the massed choirs of Birkenhead Sunday 2 December 7.30pm School and Liverpool Sinfonia. Start your celebrations £14, £16, £18, £20, £25 early – ideal for those going to Tenerife for Christmas!

The Journey to Christmas

Family Concert

Frosty and Friends Friday 21 December 4.15pm Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 11.30am & 2.30pm £12, £15 £8 children

Alasdair Malloy presenter James Lowe conductor Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir & Melody Makers Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas magic for families! Join Santa and his merry band of singing elves as they welcome Frosty the Snowman back to the stage of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in this hour-long Christmas singalong for the whole family. Don’t miss White Christmas, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Let it Snow, and, of course Frosty the Snowman! These concerts always sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment!


Learning

Learning

Discover the Classics £15 per session (£10 claimants/students)

Let Classic FM’s Creative Director and Presenter Tim Lihoreau take you on a relaxed, enjoyable learning journey on Saturday mornings. You’ll discover the musical, social and historical stories behind some of the superb music and composers. From 1919 to 1929, the Ballets Russes was one of the world’s most influential ballet companies. We’ll explore the stories behind Stravinsky, Debussy, Satie and more. Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko will join us to discuss the works.

Movie Maestro Saturday 6 October 11am

Now 80, John Williams is the world’s most popular classical composer and has written the music to some of the most memorable films of our time. Conductor Richard Kaufman, who has devoted much of his musical life to conducting music for film and television productions, joins the discussion.

Sergei and Nicolai Saturday 1 December 11am

Explore the work – and the man – that freed Sergei Rachmaninov from composer’s block: the Piano Concerto No.2 and hypnotist Dr Nicolai Dahl.

The Liverpool Philharmonic Experience

These guided tours give you the chance to see behind the scenes of the unique art-deco Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. The experience lasts approximately 3 hours and will include a guided tour by a Blue Badge Guide, refreshments, and an opportunity to watch the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in rehearsal.

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Thursday 11 October 1.30pm Monday 5 November 12.30pm Monday 17 December 2pm Sponsored by:

Tours are £15 or £7 for groups or individuals living within the Liverpool City Council district, group discount available.

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Lunchtime Learning Series (3 events) £45 (£30 claimants, students and community groups)

Whether you are new to classical music or a regular concertgoer, join composer and lecturer Ian Stephens for a daytime series of inspiring music and relaxed learning. Stravinsky’s Firebird Rehearsal visit Tuesday 11 September 1pm Music of Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky Vasily Petrenko conductor Simon Trpčeski piano The Virtuoso Cello Rehearsal visit Wednesday 31 October 1.30pm Music of Sollima & Haydn Vasily Petrenko conductor Giovanni Sollima cello Jonathan Aasgaard cello Lunchtime Concert Thursday 29 November 12pm Music of Handel, Kraggerud and Ravel James Clark violin Jonathan Aasgaard cello

Workshops for Children Rodewald Suite Baby Voices Suggested age 0-18 months Monday 22 & Thursday 25 October 10am-10.45am £6 per child with one accompanying adult free, additional adults £6 Toddler Tunes Suggested age 18-36 months Monday 22 & Thursday 25 October 11.30am-12.15pm £6 per child with one accompanying adult free, additional adults £6

Our Children’s and Family workshops help to develop musical skills, with singing, movement, instrumental work, and of course the opportunity to meet Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and hear them perform! Sessions are led by the musicians. The perfect introduction to making music with your baby, these 45 minute workshops will involve songs, movement, and active listening. Wordsheets and suggestions on how to make music at home with your baby will be provided.

Songs and games to help your young child develop his/her musicianship and creativity, including ways to ‘tune in’ to your child using child-led music making. Wordsheets and suggestions on how to make music at home with your young child will be provided.


Learning

Little Notes Suggested age 3–5 years Monday 22 October 1.15pm-2.15pm £7 per child with one accompanying adult free, additional adults £7 Mini Maestros Suggested age 5-7 years

Your child will explore pitch and rhythm through songs and activities, develop their creativity through exploration and performance with percussion instruments, and learn more about instruments of the orchestra.

Compose and perform your own musical story with help from our musicians.

Thursday 25 October 1.15pm-2.15pm £7 per child with one accompanying adult free, additional adults £7 Music Makers Suggested age range 8-11 years (Grades 1-3) Monday 22 October (strings) & Thursday 25 October (woodwind) 3pm-4.30pm £9 per child with one accompanying adult free, additional adults £9

Catfish Keith Blues Guitar Workshop Sunday 4 November 12pm Rodewald Suite £30

Your chance to perform with musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra! Download the music from our website, practise it at home, and come along and play! Age ranges are for guidance only. Older or younger siblings are welcome to attend sessions, but if you wish them to participate you will need to pay for a ticket. Due to space limitations, the number of additional adults is limited for each workshop.

Acoustic blues and roots guitarist Catfish Keith leads a hands-on, intensive guitar workshop. In this two hour session, Catfish will teach his fingerpicking and slide styles of country blues guitar and more. Two to three entire songs will be taught. As well as bringing your guitar, you should be familiar with basic guitar chords and have a strong desire (and some ability) to fingerpick. You’ll learn alternating bass, open tunings, slide guitar, deep string bending, ‘harp’ harmonics and much more. See page 19 for details of Catfish Keith in concert.

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Thursday 27 December 2.30pm

Back with a bigger band!

GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Legendary band leader RAY McVAY swings into Liverpool to direct the UK’s most renowned big band. Now featuring the Glenn Miller Strings playing original arrangements by the greatest big band leader including:

PENNSYLVANIA 65000 LITTLE BROWN JUG TUXEDO JUNCTION AMERICAN PATROL ST. LOUIS BLUES COME FLY WITH ME DANNY BOY I’VE GOT YOU UNDER MY SKIN MOONLIGHT SERENADE The orchestra will perform the second half of the concert in the World War II uniforms of the US army Air Force. Tickets £16.00 - £29.50

Tuesday 1 January 2.30pm

NEW YEAR’S DAY PROM Welcome 2013 with a superb concert of timeless classics.

CLASSIC…AFTER CLASSIC…AFTER CLASSIC ROSSINI William Tell Overture VERDI Brindisi TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Waltz DENZA Funiculi, funicula MUSSORGSKY Great Gate of Kiev ELGAR Nimrod BIZET The Flower Song Carmen PUCCINI O soave fanciulla

HAP PY NEW YEAR and all your New Year favourites

NESSUN DORMA RULE, BRITANNIA! HORNPIPE JERUSALEM LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY Philip O’Brien tenor Deborah Norman soprano John Pryce-Jones conductor Manchester Concert Orchestra Tickets £16.00 - £37.50


Sunday 6 January 2.30pm

ONE NIGHT IN VIENNA starring

JOHANN STRAUSS DANCERS In glorious costumes of the period presented by irrepressible showman and conductor RAINER HERSCH In the tradition of the Johann Strauss Gala, this exciting new show brings all the elegance and grace of Vienna with a magical assortment of music and dance.

RADETZKY MARCH THE BLUE DANUBE WALTZ THE LAUGHING SONG from Die Fledermaus THUNDER AND LIGHTNING POLKA VOICES OF SPRING plus timeless dance music from other masters of the waltz TCHAIKOVSKY, LEHAR and many more.

JOHANN STRAUSS ORCHESTRA Tickets £16.00 - £32.50

A salute to the Golden Years of the MGM musicals New for 2013, the UK’s favourite dancing star ANTON DU BEKE is back with a dazzling new show featuring superb singing, stunning dancers and a sensational show band.

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Classical Music Image Vasily Petrenko

Carmina Burana Friday 7 & Saturday 8 September Britten National Anthem 7.30pm Handel Zadok the Priest £16, £21, £28, £33, £40 Tchaikovsky Francesca da Rimini Orff Carmina Burana Vasily Petrenko conductor Ailish Tynan soprano Francesco Santoli tenor Rodion Pogossov baritone Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Stravinsky’s Firebird Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 September 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 Stravinsky The Firebird (complete) Vasily Petrenko conductor Simon Trpčeski piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Classic Intro Wednesday 12 September 6.15pm Dance Historian Dr Giannandrea Poesio focuses on the cultural and artistic context that underpinned the creation of The Firebird – with particular attention to the choreographic side.


NEW!

12-1pm Join us for a new series of informal one-hour concerts in Liverpool Philharmonic Hall at midday, featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Enjoy a delightful combination of inspirational music and good company served with refreshments on three afternoons throughout the year. The Orchestra will be in casual dress and the conductors will chat briefly about the works performed.

12pm Richard Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier Mozart Symphony No.35 ‘Haffner’ Vasily Petrenko conductor – 12pm Brahms Symphony No.4 Vasily Petrenko conductor – 12pm includes Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture José Luis Gomez conductor Tickets £15

Complimentary coffee, tea and biscuits are available after the concert in the Grand Foyer Bar. A free programme is included in the ticket price.

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Henry E Rensburg Series

Viennese Dreams

Schubert Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’ Schwertsik Flute Concerto World Premiere – co-commissioned by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Brucknerhaus Linz

Thursday 20 September 7:30pm Mozart No.35 ‘Haffner’, K385 £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 Richard Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier Sponsored by:

Vasily Petrenko conductor Cormac Henry flute Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Paul Potts in Concert with his orchestra

Winner of Britain’s Got Talent Potts won over the nation’s hearts with his great talent and humble demeanour. He has gathered a legion of fans, including Jose Carreras and Hollywood movie producer Simon Franglen, who brought his impressive music skills with special guest star to the critically acclaimed album Cinema Paradiso, Natasha Marsh making what he describes as his best album yet. Natasha Marsh’s debut album hit the Classical music Friday 21 September 7.30pm charts at number one, defining her as one of the most £25, £30, £35, £42 exciting opera UK singers in over a decade. She has All proceeds go to Age UK Wirral. appeared as a special guest for artists including Il Divo, Jose Carreras and Russell Watson. Sunday Afternoon Classics

A Little Night Music

Schubert Symphony No.8 ‘Unfinished’ Mozart Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor K466 Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K525 Richard Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier

Sunday 23 September 2.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Vasily Petrenko conductor Behzod Abduraimov piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Brahms’ First Piano Concerto

Sibelius Scene with Cranes from Kuolema Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Sibelius Symphony No.1

Saturday 29 September 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Pietari Inkinen conductor Barry Douglas piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Classical Music

Dvořák Delights Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 October 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Lunchtime Concert

The convergence of the twain: A recital to mark the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the ‘Titanic’

Dvořák Carnival Overture Cello Concerto Symphony No.7 Michal Nesterowicz conductor Mario Brunello cello Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra A recital exploring the sea through songs by Haydn, Britten, Berlioz, Schubert and others. Caroline MacPhie soprano Young Classical Artists Trust Artist

Anna Tilbrook piano

Thursday 4 October 1.05pm £6

Film Music of John Williams Saturday 6 October 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Programme includes music from Star Wars, Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and more! Richard Kaufman conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Sponsored by:

University of Liverpool Student Recitals Rodewald Suite £3 Tuesday 9 & Wednesday 10 Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 Tuesday 23 & Wednesday 24 October 12pm

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These 40 minute recitals feature music students from the University of Liverpool. Tuesday 9 Zixian Yang singer Wednesday 10 Curtis Perriman singer Tuesday 16 Qianqian Wei piano Wednesday 17 Jia Mi piano Tuesday 23 Jessica Hignell flute Wednesday 24 Shi Lei piano

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Chamber Music

The Complete Schubert Cycle Tuesday 9 October 7.30pm St George’s Hall Concert Room £25

Schubert Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D958 Piano Sonata No.20 in A major, D959 Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat major, D960 Paul Lewis piano

Henry E Rensburg Series

Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto Thursday 11 October 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 Shostakovich Symphony No.10 Vasily Petrenko conductor Joaquín Achúcarro piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Classic FM Hall of Fame Sunday 14 October 2.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Programme to include Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending. Stephen Bell conductor Jennifer Pike violin Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Classical Music

A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Rodgers & Hart

John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra

The gifted conductor and his orchestra return for this spectacular show celebrating the timeless musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein with classics from Oklahoma, The King and I, South Pacific, Carousel and The Sound of Music. Featuring special guests Kim Criswell, Julian Ovenden and Sir Thomas Allen, the concert also includes a tribute to Rodgers’ other long-term songwriting partnership with Lorenz Hart.

Tuesday 23 October 7.30pm £26, £34, £39, £44, £51

Carl Davis conducts Ben-Hur Film with Live Music Saturday 27 October 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

The Live Cinema presentation of BEN-HUR by arrangement with Photoplay Productions and Warner Bros. The Live Cinema presentation of BEN-HUR was originally produced by David Gill and Kevin Brownlow.

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Carl Davis conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra There are epic movies – and then there’s Ben-Hur. The famous chariot race, a cast of thousands… This spectacular 1925 silent film is superbly restored and performed this evening with the ultimate in live special effects: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Carl Davis’ sensational score, all going for broke under a silver screen. When Carl Davis and the Orchestra first rediscovered Ben-Hur in the 1980s, film-lovers were astonished – be there for another legendary performance. Classic Intro 6.15pm Conductor Carl Davis in discussion about the film Ben-Hur, the most expensive Hollywood production of its time, with Patrick Stanbury and Kevin Brownlow from PhotoPlay, the company which restored the film.

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Edgard Varèse Octandre Michael Daugherty Dead Elvis* Elliott Carter Asko Concerto Wednesday 31 October 7.30pm HK Gruber Frankenstein!! Ivor Hodgson A Little Light Music World Premiere The Epstein Theatre Annachiana Gedda new work World Premiere £10 Ensemble 10/10

Frankenstein!!

Clark Rundell conductor Alan Pendlebury bassoon* Dan Shelvey & Andrea Tweedale chansonnieres

The Virtuoso Cello Saturday 3 November 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Beethoven Symphony No.2 Haydn Cello Concerto in D Sollima Vibrez! for Two Cellos and Strings* Hindemith Mathis der Maler, Symphony Vasily Petrenko conductor Giovanni Sollima cello Jonathan Aasgaard cello* Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Chamber Music

Brodsky Quartet Tuesday 6 November 7.30pm St George’s Hall Concert Room £25 Sponsored by:

Wolf Italian Serenade Puccini Crisantemi Verdi String Quartet in E minor Bridge Three Idylls Elgar String Quartet in E minor


Classical Music

Sound the Trumpet

Sibelius Karelia Suite Arutyunyan Trumpet Concerto Mahler Symphony No.1

Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 November 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Vasily Petrenko conductor Tine Thing Helseth trumpet Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Lunchtime Concert

Stravinsky String Quartet Britten String Quartet No.1

Ensemble of St. Luke’s Thursday 8 November 1.05pm £6

Ensemble 10/10

Theatre of Attractions Wednesday 14 November 7.30pm The Cornerstone, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus £10 Chamber Music

Julian Lloyd Webber, cello John Lenehan, piano Thursday 15 November 7.30pm St George’s Hall Concert Room £25

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Ensemble of St. Luke’s Alexander Marks violin Kate Marsden violin Robert Shepley viola Gethyn Jones cello David Horne new work World Premiere Kenneth Hesketh Theatre of Attractions Harrison Birtwistle Silbury Air Matthias Pintscher Depart Rens Tienstra new work Clark Rundell conductor

Bach Adagio in G from Cantata BWV156 Debussy Sonata Fauré Elegy Delius Sonata William Lloyd Webber In the Half Light / Nocturne John Ireland Sonata

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Raymond Gubbay presents

Last Night of the Autumn Proms

Uplifting classics crowned with a jubilant proms finale including Land of Hope and Glory, Dambusters March, Jerusalem, Nessun Dorma, Rule Britannia and many more!

Friday 16 November 7.30pm £19.50, £24.50, £27.50, £31.50, £36.50

Catrin Aur soprano Jonathan Stoughton tenor John Pryce-Jones conductor Manchester Concert Orchestra

Tasmin Little’s Delius

Edward German Overture, Nell Gwyn Delius Violin Concerto Elgar Overture, Cockaigne Vaughan Williams Symphony No.2 ‘London’

Saturday 17 November 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

John Wilson conductor Tasmin Little OBE violin Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Post-concert Discussion Conductor John Wilson and violinist Tasmin Little answer your questions about tonight’s performance in the Grand Foyer Bar. (Starts 15 minutes after the concert ends)

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Sunday 18 November 7.30pm £9 adults / £6 under 25s £2 Liverpool Young Musician Pass holders

Dvořák’s Te Deum Saturday 24 November 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Ives Variations on America Elgar Cello Concerto Holst The Planets Dane Lam conductor Julian Lloyd Webber cello

Bruckner Psalm 150 Saint-Saëns Symphony No.3 ‘Organ Symphony’ Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn Dvořák Te Deum Claus Peter Flor conductor Ian Tracey organ Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Classical Music

Chamber Music

The Complete Schubert Cycle Tuesday 27 November 7.30pm St George’s Hall Concert Room £25

Beethoven Mailied, Op.52 No.4 Neue Liebe, neues Leben, Op.75 No.2 Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel, Wo0150 An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98 Schubert Schwanengesang D957 Mark Padmore tenor Paul Lewis piano

Lunchtime Concert

James Clark, violin Jonathan Aasgaard, cello

Handel/Halvorsen Passacaglia Henning Kraggerud Duo Ravel Sonata for violin and cello

Thursday 29 November 1.05pm £6 Henry E Rensburg Series

A Fairy’s Kiss

Berlioz Roman Carnival Overture Mendelssohn Violin Concerto Stravinsky The Fairy’s Kiss

Thursday 29 November 7.30pm Hannu Lintu conductor £13, £18, £24, £29, £36 Chloe Hanslip violin Sponsored by: Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

From Russia with Love

Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmila Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Wednesday 5 & Thursday 6 December 7.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

Pablo González conductor HJ Lim piano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Concerts

Chamber Music

Blow Northerne Wynd

Joglaresa

Belinda Sykes voice, bagpipes, director Sianed Jones voice, fiddle Ruth Fraser harp, voice Jean Kelly harp, voice Tim Garside dulcimer, percussion, voice

Tuesday 11 December 7.30pm St George’s Hall Concert Room £25

‘Joglaresa sing and play They were the unexpected smash of Christmas 2011: straight from the breast-bone’ the medieval dance-band that takes retro to a whole The Independent new level! Joglaresa ditch the trappings of modern Christmas, grab vielles, harps and bells and party like it’s 1399 – with an evening of riotous dance tunes, old English lullabies and traditional carols from across the British Isles. This year they’re joined by the phenomenal Welsh vocalist Sianed Jones for an evening that’s guaranteed to blow like a fresh northern wind, through even the most jaded of Christmas spirits.


Classical Music

Wonderful Christmastime Saturday 15 & Friday 21 December 7.30pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40

Spirit of Christmas Tuesday 18 December Wednesday 19 December Thursday 20 December Saturday 22 December Sunday 23 December 7.30pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40

Family Concert

Frosty and Friends Friday 21 December 4.15pm Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 December 11.30am & 2.30pm £12, £15 £8 children

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Carl Davis CBE (Hon) conductor Earl Carpenter soloist Maestro Carl Davis brings you the ultimate musical Christmas cracker: an all-singing, all-swinging all-new seasonal spectacular produced by the company (Ginger Boy Productions) that brought you The Three Phantoms and A Musical Night of Queen. Expect all your old-time favourites in this deluxe performance: Sleigh Ride, Stars, Winter Wonderland, It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, White Christmas and many more seasonal classics.

John Suchet presenter Jesús León tenor Ian Tracey conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir Join us for a mouth watering spread of Yuletide music old and new, with classic carols and seasonal readings from our host – Classic FM’s John Suchet who wowed audiences last year – and a sledge-full of good cheer from conductor Ian Tracey, our superb choirs, and the Orchestra.

Alasdair Malloy presenter James Lowe conductor Liverpool Philharmonic Training Choir & Melody Makers Christmas magic for families! Join Santa and his merry band of singing elves as they welcome Frosty the Snowman back to the stage of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall in this hour-long Christmas singalong for the whole family.

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A Tribute to Sinatra and Friends Sunday 30 December 2.30pm £13, £18, £24, £29, £36

John Wilson conductor Joe Stilgoe vocalist John Wilson conducts his signature favourites – a cornucopia of some of the best melodies from the great big band singers and composers, with a programme that includes Luck Be A Lady, I Won’t Dance, Let There Be Love, When I Fall in Love, For Once in My Life, That’s All, and more.

New Year’s Eve Concert

Swing into the New Year Monday 31 December 7.30pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40

John Wilson conductor Joe Stilgoe vocalist See in the New Year with a swing, as bandleader extraordinaire John Wilson transforms the Orchestra into the ultimate big band. It’ll be a night of pure showbiz glamour, a glittering hit parade of jazz standards by Cole Porter, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Gershwin, as well as classic showtunes.

Messiah Saturday 5 January 7pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40

Handel Messiah Laurence Cummings conductor Sophie Bevan soprano Jennifer Johnston alto James Oxley tenor Matthew Brook bass Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir


Classical Music

John Lennon Songbook Saturday 8 December 7.30pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40 Liverpool Welsh Choral

Ring Out Christmas Bells Sunday 16 December 7.30pm £10, £15, £20, £22, £25

On the anniversary of Lennon’s death, in a year marking the 50th anniversary of perhaps the world’s greatest band, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra bring back the sell-out John Lennon Songbook concert, see page 14 for details.

Keith Orrell, Thomas Wyss conductors Stephen Hargreaves organ Let the bells ring out for the start of the festive season Experience the ‘new-format’ Liverpool Welsh Choral concert and share the joy of traditional carols, the warmth of ‘Chestnuts roasting round an open fire’ and the sparkle of a ‘White Christmas’. Hear the magic of the handbells and the rhythms of Northop Silver Band. A relaxing evening for all the family.

Enjoy a cool Yuletide with classic tunes such as Winter Wonderland, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas and Let It Snow, as Royal Liverpool Thursday 20 December 1.05pm Philharmonic Orchestra double bass player Nigel Dufty leads a band including piano, vocals, trumpet, £6 trombone, saxophone and drums.

Lunchtime Concert

Jazz it Up!

A Night in Vienna

John Wilson conductor Sarah Fox soprano Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday 28 December 7.30pm £16, £21, £28, £33, £40

The pop of a champagne cork, the rustle of silk, and an irresistible rhythm… no city knows how to celebrate like Vienna. And there’s no cocktail more intoxicating than the swirl of a waltz and the glamorous sound of a full symphony orchestra. This festive season, maestro John Wilson takes you to the ball with Franz Lehár – the master of champagne operetta – and of course the Waltz King himself, Johann Strauss II. Soprano Sarah Fox sprinkles the stardust, and you’ll already know the tunes: Emperor Waltz, Thunder and Lightning, Tritsch-Tratsch Polka and – it goes without saying – The Blue Danube. Let us waltz you off your feet!

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Film

Rising out of the stage, accompanied by resident organist Dave Nicholas, the only working Walturdaw Cinema screen in the world.

Film tickets can be purchased in advance. Image Hope Springs Page 46

Searching For 12A Sugar Man

Director Malik Bendjelloul 2012 87mins Starring Rodriguez Sugar Man

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog

Director Alfred Hitchcock 1927 73mins Black and White/Silent (with music soundtrack) Starring Ivor Novello, Marie Ault, Arthur Chesney, Malcolm Keen

A musician discovered in a Detroit bar in the late 60s records an album which he believes will secure Wednesday 5 September 7.30pm his reputation as the greatest recording artist of his £6, £7 generation. The album flops and the singer disappears Contains one use of strong language into obscurity amid rumours of a gruesome on-stage and moderate drug references suicide. Two fans set out to find out what really happened and their investigation leads them to a story more extraordinary than any of the existing myths about the artist known as Sixto Rodriguez.

Wednesday 19 September 7.30pm £6, £7

PG

Hitchcock’s first big critical and commercial success. A serial killer known as the Avenger is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting’s daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the Avenger.


Film

Shadow Dancer

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Thursday 18 October 7.30pm £6, £7 Contains strong language and violence Contains strong language and violence

Anna Karenina

Director James Marsh 2012 102 mins Starring Clive Owen, Gillian Anderson, Aiden Gillen, Andrea Riseborough

When a young IRA member is forced to turn informant for MI5, nobody expects the disastrous chain of events that is about to unfold. This outstanding thriller boasts central performances from Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough as the main protagonists caught in a complex web of political intrigue, set against a deeply insightful depiction of pre-peace process Belfast.

TBC

Friday 26 October 7.30pm £6, £7

Director Joe Wright 2012 TBCmins Starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Matthew Macfadyen, Emily Watson

The epic love story adapted from Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard. The story unfolds in late-19th-century Russia high-society and powerfully explores the capacity for love that surges through the human heart, from the passion between adulterers to the bond between a mother and her children. As Anna questions her happiness, change comes to her family, friends, and community.

Book Now at liverpoolphil.com

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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Carl Davis conducts Ben-Hur

PG

This spectacular 1925 silent film is superbly restored and performed this evening with the ultimate in live special effects: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Carl Davis’ sensational score. See page 35 for full details.

Film with Live Music Saturday 27 October 7.30pm

Hope Springs

TBC

Wednesday 28 November 7.30pm £6, £7

U It’s A Wonderful Life

Monday 24 December 2.30pm Contains mild violence

Director David Frankel 2012 TBCmins Starring Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue

After three decades of marriage, Kay and Arnold still love each other deeply. But somewhere along the way, their passion for one another seems to have perished. Upon learning about a relationship therapist in Great Hope Springs whose methods have yielded incredible results, Kay pleads with Arnold to sign up for a weeklong session. Little does the committed couple realise that overcoming years of sexual repression will prove to be quite an exhausting challenge. Director Frank Capra 1946 130mins Black & White Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Christmas isn’t Christmas without it! The restored version of the timeless festive classic. Told mostly through flashbacks, James Stewart is George Bailey, a man whose attempted suicide on Christmas Eve gains the attention of a guardian angel, Clarence Odbody who is sent to help him in his hour of need.


Comedy & Spoken Word

Comedy & Spoken Word Image Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic Page 48

Liverpool Comedy Festival

Stewart Francis: Outstanding In His Field

The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow and Live At The Apollo embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show featuring what The Sunday Times describes as his ‘perfectly crafted gags’.

Friday 28 September 7.30pm £18.50, £24.50 This show is not suitable for under 16s

Thoroughly Modern Millican Monday 1 October 8pm £20, £26 ‘Watch her transition to national treasure begin here.’ The Independent Book Now at liverpoolphil.com

T OU

Sarah Millican

Ever wondered how to make a home made treadmill? The practicalities of an orgy? Or what to do when you don’t like parties but do like party food? Wonder no more. If your glass is half full, she’ll top it up. LD SO

Liverpool Comedy Festival

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John Cooper Clarke Plus special guests Mike Garry and Luke Wright ‘The Bard of Salford’ shot to prominence in the 70s as the original punk poet whose sparse, rapid-fire prose defined the experiences of inner city life. He became one of the leading voices of youth culture appearing on the same bill as bands such as The Sex Pistols, Joy Division and Elvis Costello. He is a festival favourite and bands including Arctic Monkeys and Reverend And The Makers cite him as a major influence on them, his poem Evidently Chickentown even features in TV gangster drama The Sopranos.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers is an entertainer of unparalleled accomplishment and talent. Not content with being just an internationally renowned comedienne, Emmy-winning television talk-show host, Tonynominated actress, best-selling author and playwright.

Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic Monday 19 November 7.30pm £25.50, £31.50 ‘The way he integrates the crowd into the show is awe-inspiring’ The Times ‘A national treasure, five stars’ Daily Telegraph

T OU

Saturday 13 October 8pm £28, £33.50, £38.50

LD SO

Wednesday 1o October 8pm £14.50, £17.50, £23.50

Broken Britain may be staring into an empty pint glass, but don’t lose hope – Al Murray The Pub Landlord is back to fill it up again, with an epic new show. The irrepressible Innkeeper will be serving up his premier brew of ale-inspired acumen and bar-room buffoonery.


Comedy & Spoken Word

Fascinating Aïda Wednesday 21 November 7.30pm £19, £25

Ken Dodd

Three-time Olivier Award nominated and now a global internet sensation, Fascinating Aïda are still Britain’s best comedy cabaret trio. This show includes several numbers hot off the press, plus a few old favourites including their infamous anthem to budget travel, Cheap Flights (8 million plus hits on YouTube) as well as The Dogging Song, a fond homage to the joys of al fresco sex.

Ken Dodd is revered as one of Britain’s funniest comedians. He has enjoyed a professional career Thursday 27 December 7.30pm spanning over 50 years during which he has received Saturday 29 December 7pm numerous awards and accolades, including the £16, £18, £20, £25 Living Legend Award from the British Comedy Society, a Lifetime Achievement in the British Comedy Awards and the ‘Greatest Merseysider Of All Time’.

Book Now at liverpoolphil.com

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Gift Cards Liverpool Philharmonic Gift Cards are the perfect present for the music lover who has everything!

Choose from three different card designs and share the magic of Liverpool Philharmonic with your friends and family! Each card comes in a deluxe gift card holder with a space to write your message. Gift Cards are valid for all performances at Liverpool Philharmonic Available from Box Office, order online at www.liverpoolphil.com/giftcards or call 0151 709 3789


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Accessibility

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Most of or facilities are fully accessible for wheelchair users, although access to the Circle is via stairs. For full information on accessibility, please visit liverpoolphil.com/accessibility Please let the Box Office know of your specific requirements when booking, so we can help you to make best use of our facilities.

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Liverpool Central Station Closure Liverpool Central will be closed for refurbishment from 23 April. The Wirral line will re-open on 25 August and the station will re-open on 22 October for Northern line passengers.During this time if using the Northern line leave the train at either Moorfields or Brunswick and take one of the free shuttle bus services to Lime Street, Elliott Street or Berry Street. (Brunswick bus is Mon-Fri only). If travelling from the Wirral end your journey at James Street or Lime Street. Full details can be found at www.loveliverpoolcentral.com

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Liverpool Philharmonic is grateful to the organisations and individuals who support our artistic programmes and learning and engagement activities. Principal Partner

Principal Funders

Thanks to the City of Liverpool for its financial support Higher Education Partner

Media Partner

Other Public Funders

Sponsors

Corporate Members

19-EIGHTY-2 / Alec Finch Group Ltd / Andrew Collinge / Essar Oil (UK) / O2 Liverpool John Lennon Airport / MgMaStudio/architecture / Pierhead Housing Association Profile Education PLC / R S Clare & Co. Ltd In-Kind Sponsors

Travel Partner

Hotel Partner


Inspired to Perform At St. Mary’s College, academic excellence comes as standard. We celebrated another fantastic set of exam results in 2011, with 98% of our pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A*– C grade and a 97% pass rate at A Level. However, success at St. Mary’s is measured by much more than examination results. We are a centre of excellence for music and our choirs, orchestras and bands perform regularly at home and abroad, with the annual Festival of Music at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall each spring a particular highlight. Add to this the outstanding achievements in drama, dance, art and on the sports field and you will see that our pupils are inspired to perform in more ways than one. Admissions throughout the year – scholarships and bursaries available

The Independent Catholic School for boys and girls of all faiths aged 0-18 www.stmarys.ac 0151 924 3926 St. Mary’s College Crosby Trust Limited. Reg. Office: St. Mary’s College, Everest Road, Crosby, Liverpool L23 5TW Registered in England - Company No. 05412328 Registered Charity No. 1110311


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RING OUT

CHRISTMAS BELLS With the Northop Silver Band and Maghull Parish Handbell Ringers

SUNDAY 16TH DECEMBER 2012, 7.30 PM LIVERPOOL PHILHARMONIC HALL Tickets : £10, £15, £20, £22, Box £25 Children & NUS Card Half Price

Conductors : Keith Orrell; Thomas Wyss Organ : Stephen Hargreaves Tickets available from Mavis Owens; Tel: 0151 652 6374; e-mailmavis@lwcu.freeserve.co.uk also from the Philharmonic Hall box office; Tel 0151 709 3789

Diary September 05

Wednesday

7.30pm

Film: Searching for Sugar Man

P44

07

Friday

7.30pm

RLPO: Carmina Burana

P30

08

Saturday

11am

08

Saturday

7.30pm

11

Tuesday

1pm

12

Wednesday

7.30pm

13

Thursday

7.30pm

16

Sunday

11am-5.30pm

17

Monday

2pm

Discover the Classics: Ballets Russes

P25

RLPO: Carmina Burana

P30

Lunchtime Learning: Stravinsky’s Firebird

P26

RLPO: Stravinsky’s Firebird

P30

RLPO: Stravinsky’s Firebird

P30

Liverpool Philharmonic Open Day

P01

League of Welldoers

P22

RLPO: Coffee Concert

P31

Film: The Lodger

P44

19

Wednesday

12pm

19

Wednesday

7.30pm

19

Wednesday

8.30pm

After 8: Tom Paley

P16

20

Thursday

7.30pm

RLPO: Viennese Dreams

P32 P02

20

Thursday

7.30pm

Spiers & Boden

20

Thursday

8.30pm

After 8: Emily Portman

P16

21

Friday

7.30pm

Paul Potts in concert with his orchestra

P32

22

Saturday

8pm

Marc Almond

P02


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September 22

Saturday

8.30pm

After 8: Skip ‘Little Axe’ McDonald

P17

23

Sunday

2.30pm

RLPO: A Little Night Music

P32

24

Monday

7.30pm

Dexys

P03

25

Tuesday

7.30pm

Magic of Motown

P03

26

Wednesday

8.30pm

After 8: Lizanne Knott

P17

27

Thursday

8.30pm

After 8: Hans Theessink

P17

28

Friday

7.30pm

Comedy: Stewart Francis

P47

28

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Pierre Bensusan

P17

29

Saturday

7.30pm

Brahms’ First Piano Concerto

P32

30

Sunday

4pm

Bluebell Dance Academy

P22

October 01

Monday

8pm

Comedy: Sarah Millican

P47

03

Wednesday

7.30pm

RLPO: Dvořák Delights

P33

04

Thursday

1.05pm

Lunchtime Concert: The Convergence of...

P33

04

Thursday

7.30pm

RLPO: Dvořák Delights

P33

04

Thursday

8.30pm

After 8: Blair Dunlop & Ashley Hutchings

P18

05

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Folk Rising

P18

06

Saturday

11am

06

Saturday

2.30pm

06

Saturday

7.30pm

09

Tuesday

12pm

09

Tuesday

7.30pm

10

Wednesday

12pm

10

Wednesday

8pm

10

Wednesday

8.30pm

After 8: The Shee

P18

11

Thursday

1.30pm

The Liverpool Philharmonic Experience

P25

11

Thursday

7.30pm

RLPO: Brahms’ Second Piano Concerto

P34

12

Friday

7.30pm

The Real Thing

P03

13

Saturday

8pm

Comedy: Joan Rivers

P48

14

Sunday

2.30pm

RLPO: Classic FM Hall of Fame

P34

15

Monday

7.30pm

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers

P23

16

Tuesday

12pm

16

Tuesday

16 17 17

Wednesday

8pm

18

Thursday

7.30pm

Discover the Classics: Movie Maestro

P25

Family Concert: Music from the Movies...

P23

RLPO: Film Music of John Williams

P33

University of Liverpool recitals

P33

Chamber Music: The Complete Schubert...

P34

University of Liverpool recitals

P33

Spoken Word: John Cooper Clarke

P48

University of Liverpool recitals

P33

7.30pm

Level 42

P05

Tuesday

7.30pm

Irish Festival: Derry/Londonderry...

P06

Wednesday

12pm

University of Liverpool recitals

P33

Ray Davies

P05

Film: Shadow Dancer

P45


October 18

Thursday

7.30pm

Irish Festival: Mary Coughlan

19

Friday

7.30pm

Irish Festival: Irish Sea Sessions 2012

P07

20

Saturday

8pm

Mary Chapin Carpenter & Shawn Colvin

P05

Sunday

7.30pm

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Tuesday

12pm

23

Tuesday

7.30pm

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Wednesday

12pm

24

Wednesday

24

Wednesday

25

P07

The Proclaimers

P08

Workshops for Children

P26

University of Liverpool recitals

P33

John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra

P35

University of Liverpool recitals

P33

7.30pm

Neil Sedaka

P08

8.30pm

After 8: The Poozies

P18

Workshops for Children

P26 P45

Thursday 10am, 11.30am 1.15pm, 3pm

26

Friday

7.30pm

Film: Anna Karenina

26

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Faustus

P19

27

Saturday

7.30pm

RLPO: Carl Davis conducts Ben-Hur

P35

28

Sunday

7.30pm

Don McLean

P08

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Tuesday

7.30pm

Sixties Gold

P08

31

Wednesday

1.30pm

Lunchtime Learning: The Virtuoso Cello

P26

31

Wednesday

7.30pm

Ensemble 10/10: Frankenstein!!

P36

P09

November 01

Thursday

7.30pm

The Civil Wars

02

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Jackie Oates

P19

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Saturday

7.30pm

RLPO: The Virtuoso Cello

P36

03

Saturday

8.30pm

After 8: Catfish Keith

P19

04

Sunday

7.30pm

Charlie Landsborough

P09

Catfish Keith Blues Guitar Workshop

P27

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Sunday

12pm

04

Sunday

8.30pm

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Monday

12.30pm

After 8: Catfish Keith

P19

The Liverpool Philharmonic Experience

P25 P36

06

Tuesday

7.30pm

Chamber Music: Brodsky Quartet

06

Tuesday

8.30pm

After 8: Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky

P19

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Wednesday

7.30pm

RLPO: Sound the Trumpet

P37

07

Wednesday

8.30pm

After 8: Aly Bain, Ale Möller & Bruce Molsky

P19

08

Thursday

1.05pm

Lunchtime Concert: Ensemble of St. Luke’s P37

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7.30pm

RLPO: Sound the Trumpet

P37

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Friday

7.30pm

Joan Armatrading

P09

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Saturday

7.30pm

Charley Pride

P09


November 10

Saturday

7.30pm

Amira

P10

11

Sunday

2.30pm

Family Concert: Pirates Ahoy!

P24 P10

13

Tuesday

7.30pm

Marty Wilde’s Rock n Roll Party

14

Wednesday

7.30pm

Paco Peña

P11

14

Wednesday

7.30pm

Ensemble 10/10: Theatre of Attractions

P37

15

Thursday

7.30pm

Chamber Music: Julian Lloyd Webber, cello... P37

15

Thursday

8pm

16

Friday

7.30pm

16

Friday

17

Saturday

18 19

Adam Ant

P11

Last Night of the Autumn Proms

P38

8.30pm

After 8: Sam Carter

P20

7.30pm

RLPO: Tasmin Little’s Delius

P38

Sunday

7.30pm

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

P38

Monday

7.30pm

Comedy: Al Murray The Pub Landlord

P48

Greg Lake

P12

Comedy: Fascinating Aïda

P49

7.30pm

RLPO: Dvořák’s Te Deum

P38

7.30pm

The Manfreds

P12

7.30pm

Chamber Music: The Complete Schubert Cycle P39

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8pm

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7.30pm

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Saturday

25

Sunday

27

Tuesday

27

Tuesday

8pm

28

Wednesday

7.30pm

29

Thursday

12pm

29

Thursday

1.05pm

Van Morrison

P12

Film: Hope Springs

P46

Lunchtime Learning: Lunchtime Concert

P26

Lunchtime Concert: James Clark, violin and... P39

29

Thursday

7.30pm

RLPO: A Fairy’s Kiss

P39

29

Thursday

8.30pm

After 8: Barb Jungr

P20

30

Friday

7.30pm

The Stylistics

P12

30

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Barb Jungr

P20

December Discover the Classics: Sergei and Nicolai

P25

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11am

01

Saturday

7.30pm

The Saw Doctors

P13

02

Sunday

7.30pm

The Journey to Christmas

P24

03

Monday

7.30pm

Eliza Carthy & Norma Waterson

P13

04

Tuesday

7.30pm

Kris Kristofferson

P13

04

Tuesday

8.30pm

After 8: Oh Susanna

P20

05

Wednesday

7.30pm

RLPO: From Russia with Love

P39

06

Thursday

7.30pm

RLPO: From Russia with Love

P39

06

Thursday

8.30pm

After 8: Dick Gaughan

P21

07

Friday

8pm

The Bootleg Beatles

P14

08

Saturday

7.30pm

RLPO: John Lennon Songbook

P14


December In My Life

P14

09

Sunday

8pm

10

Monday

7.30pm

Squeeze

P15

10

Monday

7.30pm

Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band

P15

11

Tuesday

7.30pm

Chamber Music: Joglaresa

P40

14

Friday

7.30pm

The Overtones

P15

14

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Allan Taylor & Rab Noakes

P21

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Saturday

7.30pm

RLPO: Wonderful Christmastime

P41

16

Sunday

7.30pm

Liverpool Welsh Choral Christmas Concert

P43

17

Monday

2pm

The Liverpool Philharmonic Experience

P25

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Tuesday

7.30pm

RLPO: Spirit of Christmas

P41

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Wednesday

7.30pm

RLPO: Spirit of Christmas

P41

20

Thursday

1.05pm

Lunchtime Concert: Jazz It Up!

P43

20

Thursday

7.30pm

RLPO: Spirit of Christmas

P41

21

Friday

4.15pm

Family Concert: Frosty and Friends

P24

21

Friday

7.30pm

RLPO: Wonderful Christmastime

P41

21

Friday

8.30pm

After 8: Kerfuffle

P21

22

Saturday

11.30am

Family Concert: Frosty and Friends

P24

22

Saturday

2.30pm

Family Concert: Frosty and Friends

P24

22

Saturday

7.30pm

RLPO: Spirit of Christmas

P41

23

Sunday

11.30am

Family Concert: Frosty and Friends

P24

23

Sunday

2.30pm

Family Concert: Frosty and Friends

P24

23

Sunday

7.30pm

RLPO: Spirit of Christmas

P41

24

Monday

7.30pm

Film: It’s A Wonderful Life

P46

27

Thursday

2.30pm

Glenn Miller Orchestra

P28

27

Thursday

7.30pm

Comedy: Ken Dodd

P49

28

Friday

7.30pm

RLPO: A Night in Vienna

P43

29

Saturday

7pm

Comedy: Ken Dodd

P49

30

Sunday

2.30pm

RLPO: A Tribute to Sinatra and Friends

P42

31

Monday

7.30pm

RLPO: New Year’s Eve Concert: Swing...

P42

New Year’s Day Prom

P28

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Tuesday

2.30pm

05

Saturday

7pm

06

Sunday

2.30pm

22

Tuesday

7.30pm

25

Friday

12pm

RLPO: Messiah

P42

One Night in Vienna

P29

Anton Du Beke Goes To Hollywood

P29

RLPO: Coffee Concert

P31


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Box Office Opening Times In person Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm Telephone booking Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5.30pm Sunday 12 noon to 5pm All major credit and debit cards are accepted Mastercard / Visa / Amex / Delta / Maestro. Please make cheques payable to ‘RLPS’.

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