Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
Bringing Down the House!
Friday 23 May 2014 7:30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Britten Welcome Ode, Op.95*
Elgar In the South Listen >>
Stewart Copeland Poltroons in Paradise (Percussion Concerto) World Premiere
Walton Belshazzar’s Feast!#
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Mark Stone baritone#
Neil Hitt, Graham Johns, Josephine Frieze, Henry Baldwin percussion
Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir*
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir#
Tickets £13, £18, £24, £29, £36
£7 students/under 25s/claimants. Must be booked by calling 0151 709 3789 or in person only. Availability may be limited.
£1.50 per ticket administrative fee applies for online/telephone ticket orders, + 75p per order postage fee (if required). More information about booking fees.
In 1931 William Walton took a great northern choir and a massive symphony orchestra, added a couple of brass bands – and blew English choral music sky-high. Big, brassy and shamelessly savage, Belshazzar’s Feast shocked audiences back then, and it still knocks you backwards even today.
There’s no more electrifying way to end our season, but Vasily Petrenko has got a few more surprises up his sleeve, from Britten’s joyous showcase for our brilliant Youth Choir, to a very un-English overture by Edward Elgar. And of course, a world premiere: the first ever performance of a brand new percussion concerto by Stewart Copeland – yes, the Stewart Copeland, former drummer of The Police. No question, the 13-14 season is going out with a bang!
This concert will finish at approx. 9.15pm.
NEW – Reserve and pre-pay for parking for Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Concerts
We know that parking has become more difficult around Philharmonic Hall with the closure of the car park on Myrtle Street.
We have been looking for ways to improve the situation and to that end are delighted to announce that we will offer pre-paid parking for selected Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra concerts at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. The cathedral offers secure, manned underground parking an easy 5 minute walk from Philharmonic Hall and is open until 11pm on concert nights.