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Liverpool Philharmonic, one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations.

Get more from the music

Our free pre-concert Classic Intros and Off the Podium post-concert talks and interviews with visiting artists and scholars are a great way to get more from the performance. The talks are free to all ticket-holders.

A selection of Classic Intros are available to download and listen to again, so if you missed a talk visit our Listen Again page.

Upcoming Classic Intros


Thursday 12 March 6.15pm
Barry Cooper, professor of music at Manchester University and leading expert on Beethoven and Tom Hutchinson from the Royal Philharmonic Society discuss the genesis and impact of Beethoven's Ninth symphony.

Saturday 14 March 6.15pm
On the 175th anniversary of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, Darren Henley, Managing Director of Classic FM and Vincent McKernan, Liverpool Philharmonic’s former archivist, tell the story of Liverpool Philharmonic and the anecdotes and secrets of the people and events that have been associated with the organisation.

Thursday 30 April 6.15pm
Norman Lebrecht, one of the most widely-read commentators on music, culture and politics, regular presenter on BBC radio 3 and author of Why Mahler? returns to Liverpool to speak about Mahler’s Resurrection symphony.

Thursday 21 May 6.15pm
Conductor Thomas Dausgaard talks about tonight’s programme of Sibelius symphonies. 


Post-concert Discussions


We’re delighted to continue our series of very popular post-concert discussions this season. This is your chance to ask questions of world-famous artists and hear their perspectives on music. The events are free to all ticketholders and sessions begin 15 minutes after the concert ends in the Grand Foyer Bar.

Discussions will last around 45 minutes. 

Wednesday 10 December
Conductor Andrew Manze and violinist Vilde Frang

Wednesday 14 January
Violinist Tasmin Little

Saturday 7 February
Conductor Sperenza Scappucci and soprano Marina Rebeka

Wednesday 18 February
Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and pianist Simon Trpčeski

Wednesday 18 March
Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko and violinist Augustin Hadelich

Saturday 28 March
Conductor James MacMillan, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir Director Simon Emery and a member of the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir

Thursday 23 April
Conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and Artist in Residence cellist Giovanni Sollima

The main auditorium, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

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