On July 18th, the annual “Roam About the Classics” held at the NCPA. Themed “Classic Plus”, this year’s “Roam About the Classics” will be attended by famous symphony orchestras from home and abroad, of which the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra performed at the opening concert to refresh audience with “classical+rock”.
This year’s “Roam About the Classics” will be attended by famous symphony orchestras from home and abroad
Liverpool is well-known for the Beatles, a great band, but in this small city in Northwest England, there is Britain’s oldest symphony orchestra—the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Founded in 1840, the orchestra has a history of over 170 years. In homage to its “brother band” the Beatles, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has adapted many songs by the Beatles into symphonies and toured the world with them. This July, Music Director and famous conductor Vasily Petrenko leaded the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to China for a third tour in this country, and presented to concerts totally different in style to kick off the NCPA “Roam About the Classics” on 18th and 19th.
On 18th, they appeared with “the Beatles’ classic songs” and performed its most representative hit songs such as Penny Lane, Strawberry Fields Forever and Yesterday. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Hey Jude, and it was performed as the finale at the concert.
On 19th, the orchestra gave a concert of “pure classical” and joined hands with pianist Boris Giltburg to perform masterpieces by classical composers, such as Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F minor.
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