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RLPO releases full on demand concert series online


The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic is making all its ‘On Demand’ concerts available for audiences to watch and listen to online.

The nine concerts filmed in the revised season so far will remain on the orchestra’s site until February 28.

Tickets to play the concerts in the comfort of your own home are £10 per performance.

The one-hour programmes include violinist Tasmin Little performing Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending, Wirral’s Stephen Hough playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 ‘Emperor’, Boris Giltburg performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 4 and Vasily Petrenko conducting Haydn Symphony No 94 in G major ‘Surprise’.

Socially distanced audiences were welcomed back to the Philharmonic Hall in October, and the orchestra has continued to perform live concerts apart from during the November lockdown and when the city was put into Tier 3 before the latest restrictions were imposed.

It had announced a busy programme of performances to take place between January and March but orchestral concerts until February 28, and two choral performances on March 4 and 6, have been cancelled because of lockdown rules.

They would have included performances by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, a celebration of the centenary of Astor Piazzolla and a special Valentine’s Day programme.

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic chief executive Michael Eakin said: "In light of government advice around the coronavirus pandemic we've cancelled all performances by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and associated ensembles through to February 28, including the On Demand concerts.

"This decision has been taken to contribute positively to the city’s approach of maximizing the control of coronavirus within our community by reducing the potential risk associated with a gathering of large numbers, such as orchestral broadcasts, in this critical phase of the crisis.

"We know our audiences really enjoy our music and we're doing everything we can to make sure they can enjoy it even when we're shut. Therefore, we've made the previously recorded On Demand performances available for a limited time only while we've paused our scheduled activity."

For more details on the full On Demand programme available, and to buy tickets, visit the website HERE



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