THE UK’s oldest suriving professional orchestra makes its debut at the Hexagon in Reading later this month.
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural scene since 1840 and gives around 70 concerts each season, but has never played the hallowed halls of Reading’s Hexagon before.
Their one-night spot will feature the overture to Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Elgar’s Variations On An Original Theme: Enigma, and Brahms’ Symphony No 3 In F Major.
The orchestra will play under the baton of chief conductor, Vasily Petrenko.
Petrenko joined the Liverpool Philharmonic as chief conductor in 2006. Born in Russia in 1976 he is recognised as one of the exceptional musicians of his generation.