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The Orchestra

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra.

The origins of the Orchestra’s concert series date back to the formation of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic by a group of Liverpool music lovers in 1840.

Domingo Hindoyan joins the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as Chief Conductor in September 2021. Hindoyan has enjoyed a vibrant career leading acclaimed ensembles and orchestras around the world including The Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, Paris Opéra National, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. 

Hindoyan joins a distinguished line of musicians who have led the Orchestra during its illustrious history including Vasily Petrenko, Max Bruch, Sir Charles Hallé, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Charles Groves, Walter Weller, David Atherton, Marek Janowski, Libor Pešek KBE, Petr Altrichter and Gerard Schwarz.
The Orchestra gives over sixty concerts each season in its home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, as well as concerts in venues across the city. In recent seasons, the Orchestra has given world premiere performances of major works by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir John Tavener, Karl Jenkins, Stewart Copeland, Michael Nyman, Michael Torke, Nico Muhly, James Horner and Sir James MacMillan alongside works by Liverpool-born and North West-based composers.

Collaborations with international artists from rock and pop include Liverpool’s own Sir Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Ian Broudie and the Lightning Seeds, Echo and The Bunnymen and Cast.

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. Our Family Concerts offer children aged 4-10 and their families the opportunity to experience orchestral music in a fun and interactive setting.

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