Liverpool Philharmonic Celebrating 175 Years


175th anniversary Kathryn is delighted to be performing in two concerts on Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th March 2015 celebrating the Liverpool Philharmonic’s 175 Anniversary.

Mendelssohn Die erste Walpurgisnacht
Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’
Vasily Petrenko conductor
Claire Rutter soprano
Kathryn Rudge mezzo-soprano
Bryan Register tenor
Andreas Scheibner bass
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

“175th birthdays don’t happen every day – and the anniversary of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s first ever concert in 1840 calls for a very special musical celebration. But then, Beethoven’s Ninth has never been just another symphony – from tragic opening to climactic, world-embracing ‘Ode to Joy’, it’s an artistic experience with the power to change lives. Vasily Petrenko, the Orchestra, the Choir and a quartet of world-class soloists will give it their all, and as we look forward to the next century-and-three-quarters, they toast our founding fathers with one of the highlights of the Society’s early years: Mendelssohn’s Die erste Walpurgisnacht, a secular cantata about survival against adversity and was given on the occasion of the Society’s 100th anniversary.”

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