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“World class orchestra in Art Deco setting”

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The original Liverpool Philharmonic Hall opened on 27 August 1849, and was an acclaimed and integral part of the cultural life of Liverpool before being dramatically destroyed by fire in 1933.The present day art-deco Philharmonic Hall, designed by architect Herbert Rowse and built on the same site, was officially opened on Monday 19 June 1939. Today it presents on average 250 events each year, of which approximately 70 are concerts by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and sells over 250,000 tickets annually.The venue has an illustrious tradition of bringing the top names from rock, jazz, classical, folk and roots, classical and contemporary music to Liverpool. The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Buddy Holly all appeared at the Hall during their careers. The Hall also hosts classic and blockbuster films and premieres, shown on the unique Walturdaw rising cinema screen with Merseyside's only resident theatre organist, Dave Nicholas. Our new space in the building, the delightfully intimate and informal Music Room, has its own entrance on Sugnall Street, and houses jazz, roots, folk and unplugged gigs. Liverpool Philharmonic has been working with schools and the community since the 1940s, and the Learning programme now offers a range of exciting and inspirational opportunities to get involved in live music-making of the highest quality for thousands of people every year in the Hall and throughout the region.
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

I went to the Tchaikovsky 1st piano concerto at the hall in June. it was a great concert and I really enjoyed the Prokoviev 6th Symphony.
I can't wait to see the hall when it reopens in November after refurbishment. I hope they have retained the brilliant acoustic.
If you are coming to Liverpool and like classical music make a point of coming here especially if Vasily Petronko and the orchestra are playing. It's not exactly a secret but see them live is a revelation.

Thank Colin N
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

Wonderful experience watching and listening to world class orchestra in the magnificent setting of Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral. We were fortunate to be close up front, yet comfortable for this summer event and it was interesting watching the orchestra/conductor relating to each other at such a close proximity. Fabulous music and singing from choir, and wonderful organ playing from the legendary Ian Tracy.

Thank LiverpoolSmiley
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

Went with national holidays,from Hull and enjoyed it very much the Venue was very nice.The concert hall is not what I expected,it was more,not to big or small was able to have a great view of the stage and the sound was great

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

On a fine summer evening, the magnificent cathedral was the setting for our superb orchestra, with Vasily pacing different parts of the orchestra around the building to give surround sound and Ian Tracy at the organ giving such wonderful depth of sound. The Pimms in the well of the Cathedral afterwards was a charming finale.Superb event.

Thank kmur335
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Fabulous concert in a beautiful setting. Ian Tracey on the magnificent organ and of course the marvellous conductor and orchestra. A wonderful experience!

Thank Stevedor
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