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Archived Opening Concert
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Opening Concert

Please note that this concert has been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.Graham Fitkin Metal
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Shostakovich Symphony No.7 ‘Leningrad’

Vasily Petrenko conductor
Mao Fujita piano

A great city is under siege, and as the bullets fly, the defenders of Leningrad use loudspeakers to blast Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony, defiant and colossal, at the Nazi forces. Everything about the Leningrad symphony is incredible, and it’s never more astonishing than when you hear it performed live. As Vasily Petrenko begins his last season in Liverpool as Chief Conductor, he salutes his home city – but not before the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition prizewinner Mao Fujita brings all his flair to Tchaikovsky’s passionate and hugely popular piano concerto.

25 years after the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall reopened after the first refurbishment, we unleash some of our famous set of full-size church bells on the ear-tingling showstopper that Graham Fitkin wrote for that occasion.

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