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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Opening Concert

General sale: Monday 3 August 10am

Subscriptions (5+ performances purchased together) are on sale from Wednesday 6 May. Click here for more information. Please be aware that tickets for this event will now go on sale on Monday 3 August, instead of the previously advertised Monday 15 June

Graham Fitkin Metal
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1
Shostakovich Symphony No.7 ‘Leningrad’

Vasily Petrenko conductor
Mao Fujita piano

Classic Intro - 6.15pm, Music Room
Stephen Johnson, classical music writer, composer and broadcaster, talks about Shostakovich’s Symphony No.7.
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.


  • Sat 26 Sep 7:30pm £50/£42/£36/£28/£22

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