The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK's oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra and has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life since 1840.The Orchestra gives approximately 70 concerts each season (September – June) in its home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as concerts in venues across the city, including Liverpool’s two cathedrals. To find out about the Orchestra’s season at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall visit the What’s On section or browse our 2014/15 season brochure on Issuu.
Our Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko, joined us in 2006 and is committed to stay with the Orchestra until 2015. Born in 1976, he is recognised as one of the exceptional musicians of his generation.The Orchestra tours regularly throughout the UK and world-wide and has an extensive discography featuring many critically acclaimed recordings.
Our Chamber Music Series presents the world’s finest quartets, vocalists and recital artists in the beautiful setting of St. George’s Hall Concert Room. The Family Concerts offer children aged 4-10 and their families the opportunity to experience orchestral music in a fun and interactive setting.
Learning at Liverpool Philharmonic
Liverpool Philharmonic has been working with schools and the community since the 1940s, when Sir Malcolm Sargent and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra first introduced a concert series for schools.
Our 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 across classical music and increasingly through other musical genres reflecting our diverse artistic programme at Liverpool Philharmonic. Activities are led by musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and our expert team of professional music leaders.
We provide activities for people of all ages at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic at the Friary (in West Everton) and throughout Liverpool City Region and the North West in children’s centres, schools, colleges, hospitals, community health settings, universities and conservatoires and community settings.
In 2010/11, we delivered 3,424 music workshops bringing music to children, adults and families, and engaged 383 primary, secondary, special schools and children’s centres through our live concerts and projects. Current major projects include our annual schools’ concerts for over 22,000 children, leadership of In Harmony Liverpool, the El Sistema-inspired music and social programme, and our Musician in Residence programme with Mersey Care NHS Trust.For more information and to find out how you can get involved, click on the links or contact the Learning Department on 0151 210 2895 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launched in September 2013, Love Music is a fundraising campaign that will dramatically transform Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and create the foundations on which the future of music in Liverpool will be built.We are aiming to raise the final £1m towards a £12m refurbishment of this most iconic of Liverpool's buildings: the home of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. What's more, we're building a new intimate performance space where we will showcase the world's best new music and new artists.Liverpool Philharmonic Hall was built for people to enjoy. We want to make sure it continues to do so for generations to come.