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Welcome to day one of our five day competition! Today, you have the chance to win two premium tickets to our sold out Ludovico Einaudi show on Monday 28 October! Returning to Liverpool with his new project Seven Days Walking, Einaudi's emotive and effortlessly lyrical music has attracted an ever growing audience over the last two decades. To win this brilliant prize, like this post and comment below to tell us your favourite track from the released days of Seven Days Walking series by Tuesday 3 September 10am. T+Cs apply - https://bit.ly/2KaRFtH
The ELO Show
The world's greatest tribute to Jeff Lynne and ELO are coming to Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday 13 September! With a band of amazing musicians, including a string section, a stunning lightshow and 3D video screens, expect to hear hits such as 'Evil Woman', 'Don't Bring Me Down' and the legendary 'Mr Blue Sky' plus many more. Don't miss out - it's going to be a concert you won't forget! Tickets available - https://bit.ly/30XtRxa
We’re delighted that our Forever Bells can be heard once again in tonight’s BBC Proms concert! Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra percussionist Graham Johns joins the BBC Concert Orchestra, to play the bells in Debussy’s Préludes, Book 1 – La cathédrale engloutie (orch. Henry Wood). The piece hasn’t been performed with real bells since its first performance 100 years ago! The concert is live on BBC Radio 3, and will also be shown on BBC Four on Sunday evening - https://bbc.in/2ywMUSL
To celebrate the start of our new season in a couple of weeks (and to beat those back to work blues!) we’re giving away a prize a day, starting on Monday! This is an exclusive opportunity to catch tickets to some of our most popular and sold out shows so make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page all next week to be in with a chance to win! 🤞🎵
Box Office Assistant
*Last Chance to Apply!* We're excited to welcome applications for two Box Office Assistants! This is a part time role, helping the the Marketing Team maximise ticket sales and offering brilliant customer service to our audience. Applications close on Monday 2 September - https://bit.ly/2YNxVCs
We'd like to wish a big Liverpool Philharmonic welcome to our new Associate Principal Horn, Stephen Nicholls! Originally from Cork, Stephen began the horn at the age of 10 under Sean Clinch at the Cork School of Music, going on to win numerous competitions, and becoming a proud member of the Cork and National Youth Orchestras. After touring extensively with the European Union Youth Orchestra, he was appointed Second Horn of the Irish Chamber Orchestra alongside his varied freelance career, which included appearances as Guest Principal Horn with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to name just a few. We were one of the first professional orchestras he had the privilege to work with, and we're all so excited for him to now join us full time!
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On this day in 1849 our original Hall had its fanfare opening concert! The New Concert Hall opened with a week of Grand Music Performances, culminating with a ‘Grand Fancy Dress Ball’. The Hall cost £30,000 to build, and stood until July 1933 before tragically being destroyed by fire, and replaced by the current Hall.
*COMPETITION TIME* We have a special Bank Holiday giveaway! Stephen Fry is bringing his trilogy of plays, Mythos, to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall from Wednesday 4 September and we're giving away two tickets to the show of your choice! From the almighty Greek gods to the triumphs of the great heroes and the men in the heat of the Trojan War, Mythos is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To be in with a chance of winning, simply like this post and comment your favourite Greek myth! Competition closes 12noon on Friday 30 August. Tickets and info - https://bit.ly/2DWfuA3 (Gods), https://bit.ly/2Z3VrvU (Heroes) and https://bit.ly/2P7x7Vx (Men).
*New Job Vacancy* We are excited to welcome applications for Event Managers! You'll be focused on duty management of events and the management of our stewarding team, who welcome audiences into the building and are responsible for helping to create an excellent customer experience. Applications close on Friday 13 September - https://bit.ly/2zdXCgY
The countdown to our opening night is officially on! And you can catch an extra slice of the action on Saturday 14 September, when Tim Lihoreau and Dani Howard will be discussing Symphonie Fantastique and the world premiere performance of her new composition Coalescence! Discover the Classics is the perfect way to dive head first into our season and it is the perfect opportunity for questions, discussion, fun and lively debate! For more details: https://bit.ly/2MsJpWo
Music Room Whats On
With some pretty fantastic gigs coming up in the Music Room this season, why not pop along and discover some new music this Autumn? Upcoming highlights include Olly Chalk, Oh Susanna, Geoff Achison Music, Danny Bryant, Doug MacLeod, Lizanne Knott, Hannah James Music, Ciara Ní É, Lisa O'Neill, Laura Duff, Maz O'Connor & many more!
Today marks the 35th anniversary of Oboist Jonathan Small joining the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Jonathan came to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra from Scottish Opera in 1984 and has enjoyed playing in the woodwind section for a long list of top conductors in concerts, tours and recordings. He values especially the orchestra's work with Libor Pesek, Vernon Handley, Sir Charles Mackerras and most recently of course Andrew Manze and Vasily Petrenko. Jonathan says: "I think when the time comes to put my oboe away I'll always be immensely proud of the Orchestra's long and wide-ranging list of recordings, which will carry our achievements far into the future." "We musicians are so very fortunate to live and make music here in Liverpool, such a wonderful musical city!" In addition to playing with the Phil, Jonathan has taught the oboe at the RNCM for over 25 years, is Guest Professor of Oboe at Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, and has also developed a side career as a conductor. His most recent concert was here at the Phil, conducting the Alpine Symphony by Strauss. Huge congratulations to Jonathan for reaching such a milestone!