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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2012-13 season | Arts News

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2012-13 season

Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko commences his seventh season, exploring the music of Stravinsky and the Ballets Russes. The soloists roll call includes Simon Trpčeski, Tasmin Little, Tine Thing Helseth, Daniel Müller-Schott. Liverpool debuts include Leif Ove Andsnes, Alice Sara Ott, H. J. Lim, Mario Brunello and Behzod Abduraimov, Nelson Freire. There will be concerts to celebrate the Britten centenary and Wagner's 200th anniversary. The Orchestra’s Cormac Henry gives the world premiere performance of Schwertsik’s Flute Concerto.

Petrenko and the Orchestra will continue their signature journeys through the music of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich. They perform Shostakovich's Tenth Symphony, the recording of which was the Gramophone Awards orchestral recording of the year 2011, and the Fourth and Fourteenth Symphonies, both of which will also be recorded for the critically acclaimed cycle. Petrenko will revisit Mahler’s spectacular and thrilling Symphony No 1, which he last conducted with the Orchestra in 2010,  and perform Symphony No 10, the unfinished work completed by musicologist Deryck Cooke. 

A performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring will be performed in the week of the actual centenary of the first performance, recreating the exact programme performed in Paris on that famous night in 1913. Petrenko will explore more music written by Stravinsky and others for the influential Ballets Russes, including The Firebird, Petrushka, Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Debussy’s Prélude a l’aprés-midi d’un faune.

An all-Wagner programme in the 200th anniversary year of the composer’s birth sees Petrenko voyage through Wagner’s great Ring Cycle. The concert includes a performance of Act III of Tristan and Isolde with Richard Berkeley-Steele (tenor, Tristan), Jeanne-Michèle Charbonnet (soprano, Isolde) and Phillip Joll (baritone, Kurwenal). And marking the Benjamin Britten centenary, Petrenko will conduct the composer’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra with young German cellist Daniel Müller-Schott.

Petrenko will conduct the orchestra when Cormac Henry gives the world premiere of Kurt Schwertsik’s Flute Concerto co-commissioned with Brucknerhaus Linz, continuing Liverpool Philharmonic’s commitment to commissioning concertos for the Orchestra’s principal players. And Petrenko conducts the UK premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Cello Concerto, co-commissioned by Liverpool Philharmonic with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra and Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, and performed by Paul Watkins. 

Liverpool Philharmonic’s award-winning Ensemble 10/10, under the direction of Clark Rundell will present another compelling season of contemporary music by international composers, including the world premiere of a new work by Liverpool Philharmonic’s former composer in residence, David Horne.

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