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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Venue: Concert Hall

Dates: July 18-19, 2018


July 18th

Modest Mussorgsky

Night on Bald Mountain

Sergei Rachmaninov

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Piano: Boris Giltburg


Dmitri Shostakovich

Ballet Suite No. 1

Arr. Nigel Osborne

The Beatles' Classic Songs

Penny Lane

Strawberry Fields Forever



When I'm 64

All You Need Is Love

Hey Jude

July 19th

William Walton

Johannesburg Festival Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Piano: Boris Giltburg


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36


Vasily Petrenko

Vasily Petrenko, Chief Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, started as Principal Conductor in 2006 and became Chief Conductor in 2009. During this time, he has led the Orchestra on international tours to Japan, China and the major European cities.

He is the Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic and European Union Youth Orchestra and in 2017 conducted major UK and international orchestras, including making a series of highly successful debuts with North American Orchestra.

Born in 1976, he started his music education at the St Petersburg Capella Boys Music School – the oldest music school in Russia – and then studied at the St Petersburg Conservatoire and is keen to support young musicians, which has included work with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and young musicians in Liverpool. For his outstanding contribution to the arts and Liverpool’s cultural scene, he has been awarded Honourary Doctorates by the University of Liverpool, Liverpool Hope University and Liverpool John Moores University, and was admitted to the Roll of Citizens of Honour of the City of Liverpool in 2016.

He was the Classic BRIT Awards Male Artist of the Year 2012 and 2010, Germany’s Echo Klassik Awards Emerging Artist of the Year 2012, Gramophone Classical Music Awards Young Artist of the Year 2007 and Artist of the Year 2017.

In a distinguished discography with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, their recordings of Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 2 and 5 won Orchestral Recording of the Year and Recording of the Year at the BBC Music Magazine Awards 2017.


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