At the heart of our work is the critically-acclaimed Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (the UK’s oldest); an extensive programme of participative work with young people and others across our community; and presentation of almost 400 concerts and events each year at our home, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir and the contemporary music group, Ensemble 10/10, as well as our Chamber Music Series are an integral parts of our concert programme. Liverpool Philharmonic also premieres and commissions more music than any other UK orchestra, with over 150 new works premiered or commissioned in the last 10 years.
Liverpool Philharmonic reaches more people than any music organisation outside London
Over 350,000 people attend Liverpool Philharmonic concerts each year.
Around 900,000 people in 92 countries listen to our recordings each month on Spotify, more than any UK orchestra outside London.
Over 12,000 people have benefitted from our music and mental health programme over the last 13 years.
Liverpool Philharmonic is rooted in our city
We are central to Liverpool’s cultural offering, being the largest music organisation and one of the largest cultural organisations in the city, employing over 240 people. As well as our work in Liverpool our Orchestra represent the city with performances and broadcasts across the UK and around the world.
The city’s young people are a central focus of our work. Our In Harmony programme provides an intensive, daily music-making programme for over 700 children in Everton, North Liverpool, and we run more than 5,000 workshops and events in community settings for all ages across the City. The Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company provides a range of opportunities for music making for young people, including the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Choir, Melody Makers the Training Choir, and Rushworth Young Composers programme.
We work in partnership with the Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust delivering programmes which support people in the Liverpool city region living with a range of mental health needs.
Liverpool Philharmonic is committed to diversity and inclusion
We work hard to reach right across our community though our learning work, and our concert programme.
World class artists perform at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and our smaller venue, the Music Room, with a diverse programme of performances ranging from classical, contemporary, rock, pop, folk, roots, and jazz to comedy, film and spoken word. We work with many organisations and cultural partners in Liverpool to ensure that the artists, and performances we put on stage, and the audiences we attract truly represent our communities. And we are working hard to ensure that our workforce is as diverse as possible.