What’s On at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

The new Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Season starts on 15 September and opens with a Beethoven Marathon – all nine symphonies in the first four concerts. We’ve also got a series of matinee performances in the winter months so you can step out of the cold this winter to enjoy our Friday afternoon concerts with Debussy, Dvorak , Stravinsky and more with our Sunday Afternoon Classics series.

Don’t forget, standby tickets are available for senior citizens. Half-price tickets can be purchased in person only on the day of the concerts. Standby tickets are limited to two per person and subject to availability. Please contact our box office on 0151 709 3789 for more information about these tickets and the concerts that we have got lined up this season

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Sunday 25 September 2016 2:30pm 
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Ode to Joy
Berlioz Les Nuits d’été
Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Veronika Dzhioeva soprano
Anna Stéphany mezzo-soprano
Timothy Robinson tenor
Konstantin Wolff bass-baritone
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

Beethoven’s Ninth symphony is the summit of any Beethoven cycle – and some might say of classical music itself. But there’s a lifetime of experience to live through before we get to its triumphant climax and tonight Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestra and the acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir come together to plumb its depths, scale its heights, and celebrate together in that final, transcendent Ode to Joy.

Six ravishing songs for mezzo-soprano of longing from fellow-radical hector Berlioz set the scene: as Beethoven once put it, music that comes from the heart and goes to the heart.

£19, £25, £33, £38, £45
7.5% per order administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.

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Sunday 23 October 2016 2:30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Russian Revolution
Rachmaninov The Rock
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2
Stravinsky Scherzo à la Russe
Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Alexandre Tharaud piano

Rachmaninov’s sumptuous Symphonic Dances are the sound of a great artist in exile, drenched in joy, regret, and those wonderful Rachmaninov melodies.

Vasily Petrenko has matched it with Rachmaninov’s youthful poem of love and loss, The Rock, plus an outrageously jazzy bit of fun from Rachmaninov’s Hollywood neighbour Stravinsky.

And when you hear pianist Alexandre Tharaud’s recent recording of this concerto (released in October 2016) with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, you’ll know to expect far more than just a brief encounter with Rachmaninov’s world-famous Second Piano Concerto!

£15, £20, £26, £32, £42
7.5% per order administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.

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Friday 11 November 2016 2:30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
L’après-midi
Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.2
Brahms Symphony No.3
Cristian Mandeal conductor
Ian Fountain piano

“Free but happy” is the motto of Brahms’s Third Symphony, and from sweeping opening to majestic sunset of a finish, he never wrote anything more personal or poetic. It’s a long way from the silken sensuality of Debussy’s Prélude.

But as Romanian conductor Cristian Mandeal knows, music’s all about the journey – and it’s been said that Saint-Saëns’ second Piano Concerto begins in a nunnery and ends in revelry! We just know that it’s packed with catchy tunes, and with the renowned British pianist Ian Fountain at the keyboard, it’ll simply spring to life.

Parking for the concert on 10 November is available at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral car park for £4. You can book and pre-pay for parking when you click on ‘Book Tickets’.

Book your pre-show dinner now in our splendid Grand Foyer with a summer menu of classics including Panfried Sea Trout, Chargrilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Breast, Ricotta Ravioli with Wild Garlic Pesto and more.

Dinners are £16.50 per person for 2 courses (save £1 per person on normal prices when booked in advance). Have a look at our sumptuous menu and book online here.

£15, £20, £26, £32, £42
7.5% per order administrative fee applies for online & telephone orders, this includes all costs and postage is free. More information about booking fees.

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