RLPO to hold special £1 ticket sale this weekend


The RLPO is having a special £1 ticket sale this weekend.

Ten events being staged between October and February are included in the one-off sale on Sunday - with 100 tickets at £1 on offer for each date on a first-come, first-served basis.

They include performances by the orchestra, a celebration of the music of Stephen Sondheim and a Christmas Eve screening of festive classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

Concertgoers need to visit the box office in person between 10am and 2pm, and up to four tickets can be bought per person per event.

The concerts which are included in the deal are Northern Lights on Sunday, October 24 where the programme includes Sibelius's Fifth Symphony and Nielsen’s Flute Concerto, performed by Cormac Henry; harpist Catrin Finch and kora player Seckou Keita with the RLPO on Friday, October 29; and Schubert’s Final Symphony on Thursday, November 4, where Kevin John Edusei makes his Liverpool debut conducting Schubert’s Ninth Symphony and Korngold’s Violin Concerto. The soloist is Simone Lamsma.

Join an all-star cast for Songs by Sondheim, a show-stopping tribute to the undisputed king of the musicals, on Saturday, November 6, while on Wednesday, November 24 the Nu Civilisation Orchestra leads a musical celebration of 50 years of What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye.

New chief conductor Domingo Hindoyan is on the podium for Symphonie Fantastique on Saturday, November 27. The concert will feature the RLPO’s unique set of full-size church bells.

Dvořák and Mozart are on the programme on Thursday, December 2 courtesy of guest conductor Joshua Weilerstein and pianist Inon Barnatan.

Start Christmas weekend with a screening of It’s a Wonderful Life at 11am on Christmas Eve.

And then two concerts in the New Year are also included in the special offer.

Dynamic young Polish conductor Marta Gardolińska takes to the podium for Shostakovich’s Ninth Symphony on Thursday, January 13, joined by Ian Tracey for Poulenc’s glittering Organ Concerto, and then on Thursday, February 10 the programme includes Debussy, Prokofiev, and Beethoven’ Seventh Symphony.