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13 May 2015, 11:08
Classic FM’s Orchestra in the North West has announced its forthcoming season, including appearances by conductor Sir Andrew Davis, trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth, pianist Ji Liu and violinist Isabelle Faust.
The season is the tenth under chief conductor Vasily Petrenko, who conducts 24 of the orchestra’s concerts over the year.
A particular focus of the season will be Russian music including the music of Tchaikovsky, whose 175th anniversary falls this year, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Prokofiev and Rachmaninov.
The season also includes performances of a handful of top artists in residence including harpist Catrin Finch and singer and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann.
Petrenko said: “Since arriving in Liverpool in 2006, I’ve been privileged to be welcomed in to the Liverpool Philharmonic family. It’s a great pleasure for me to have the opportunity to guide our Orchestra in the 21st century, following in the footsteps of many great musicians over 175 years, and I’m looking forward to continuing our musical journey with our great Orchestra and our wonderful audiences.”
The season boasts a host of world premieres including Robin Holloway’s Europa and the Bull for Tuba and Orchestra, Ludovico Einaudi’s Piano Concerto and Christian Lindberg’s Concerto for Wind and Brass.
Other soloists performing with the orchestra include pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii, cellist Alisa Weilerstein and folk performer Kathryn Tickell.
For more information, visit the RLPO's website.