Kathryn Tickell And the concert is compered as usual by Classic FM's "silver fox" presenter John Suchet - whose trombone skills have made him an honorary member of the RLPO
To honour the orchestra, Havel had previously insisted the castle's lights were turned on during a performance and he was a guest at an RLPO
party hosted by Pesek on a river barge.
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pulled out all the stops for an exuberant performance at the Slavic Sounds concert at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Picture: GAVIN TRAFFORD
with the RLPO
, which is itself still in the midst of its 175th anniversary celebrations.
The radio station and the RLPO
started their partnership in 2001, establishing the Phil as the Classic FM's Orchestra in the North West of England.
lauradavis The RLPO
flew to Bucharest on Friday, although most of the 82-strong orchestra's instruments made the 2,000 mile, three-day journey overland by tour truck.
continues its Artists in Residence programme, while there are also a number of concerts under the "A Playlist for Beginners" banner, which aims to make classical music more accessible, and a new series of Friday afternoon concerts - all but one conducted by Petrenko.
Retired nurse Mary Riddoch first caught the bug at a Victory Celebration concert at the end of the Second World War, and today goes to every RLPO
home date as well as travelling abroad to watch them.
Join the fun in the Grand Foyer, where an ensemble of musicians from the RLPO
will perform music that might have been heard by concertgoers in the 1840s.
That's why the Phil's education programmes are so important," says Carmel Stewart, a deputy headteacher, who sponsors first violin Stephan Mayer and has attended the majority of RLPO
concerts since 1995.