In my 14th season with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, I think those Liverpool music-lovers who founded our organisation in 1840 would be proud of where we are today.
Liverpool is now a designated UNESCO City of Music, the only city in England to have been awarded this status. Music is part of the city’s DNA and Liverpool Philharmonic has been at the heart of the city’s cultural life for more than 179 years.
We’re unique in the UK in being the only music organisation combining an award-winning professional symphony orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra; a premier concert venue presenting a wide-ranging programme in our Grade II*-listed 1700-seater Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, and smaller scale Music Room; and a learning programme that is recognised internationally as a leader in its field.
As you look through our 2019-20 season, you’ll see all these elements combined; they are who we are, they are what we do, they are what makes Liverpool Philharmonic unique and distinctive, and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and its associated ensembles are at the heart of it all.
We all believe passionately that orchestral music is a living, contemporary and thrilling art form.
So, in this 2019-20 season, as always, we’ll be presenting a diverse range of great music from the classical repertoire across the centuries; and presenting new music.
We’re welcoming international guest artists to Liverpool from every music genre, we’re providing opportunities to nurture the next generation of young talent for the music industry, and we’re bringing the thrill of live music to people of all age groups.
Our vision is to be one of the world’s great music-making organisations, deeply rooted in our city, and an ambassador for Liverpool. We could not begin to reach for such an ambition without the great support of our Principal Funders and Partners, sponsors, trusts and foundations and the magnificent generosity of many individuals.
On behalf of us all at Liverpool Philharmonic, I offer our sincere gratitude. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy more great music with us this season.
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Sat 14 , Tue 17 - Wed 18 , Fri 20 - Sun 22 December 2019 Various Times Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
It wouldn’t be December without our annual Spirit of Christmas concerts – they’re a Liverpool tradition. That means a glorious selection of Yuletide music, with classic carols and Christmas cheer from conductor Ian Tracey.