Posts Tagged ‘Liverpool’

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Liverpool: Serene melody, steady progress

June 20, 2010

‘Phil principal flautist Cormac Henry nurtured every contour, from the depths of serenity to the heights of frippery, all befitting Mortimer’s personality.’

These words come from Liverpool Echo’s review of Jon Lord’s concert at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday – specifically the evening’s performance of his lastest piece, To Notice Such Things, which features Cormac Henry on solo flute.


‘There was an equal abundance of serene melody and gently shifting harmonies in the lovely Evening Song.’

Tracing Jon Lord’s history as a composer, the review concludes, ‘Jon Lord’s personal progress, which includes the Durham Concerto, recorded by the RLPO and now in the Classic FM top 10, has been steady.’

Read the full review.

Photo: Jon Lord during the afternoon rehearsals before the concert.

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Jon Lord’s philharmonic feast in Liverpool

June 17, 2010

A fresh, new arrangement of The Telemann Experiment opened Jon Lord’s concert at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall on Wednesday. Two-and-a-half hours later, the concert ended with standing ovations.


Sans rhythm instruments (not counting Jon Lord’s tapping foot), the new version of Telemann is softer and with more emphasis on the sweeping string themes. As such it proved a gentle way to open the concert on a warm summer evening.

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Philharmonics applaude Jon Lord’s Concerto

June 17, 2010

Footage of Jon Lord rehearsing the conclusion of Concerto for Group an Orchestra with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonics – with the orchestra breaking into spontaneous applause at the end.

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Getting ready for the show

June 16, 2010

Jon Lord spent the afternoon rehearsing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonics for tonight’s concert.


On the stage at the art deco Philharmonic Hall, the musicians with conductor Clark Rundell at the helm, ironed out minor wrinkles in the evening’s musical programme.

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Durham Concerto featured in Liverpool concerts

April 15, 2010

Jon Lord’s Durham Concerto will feature in two special concerts in Liverpool on May 5 and 6.

To celebrate Britain’s favourite pieces of classical music, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra will perform selections from Classic FM’s Hall of Fame 2010, where Durham Concerto reached no. 28.

On both evenings Durham Concerto will be featured via the piece From Prebend’s Bridge.

Jon Lord will not perform at these concerts.

May 5+6 – Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, England – info and tickets.

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Everything louder than everything else? Not at all…

April 8, 2010

In preparation for Jon Lord’s upcoming concert in Liverpool on June 16, one of our readers, Richard Archer-Jones posted a message to Jon Lord on this website. Here is Jon’s reply:

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Jon Lord takes new album to UK concert stage

February 17, 2010


This year’s Liverpool Classical Summer Pops will include Jon Lord’s To Notice Such Things and Concerto For Group and Orchestra.

On June 16, Jon Lord will perform his newest work, To Notice Such Things, along with his 1969 landmark Concerto For Group and Orchestra at Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Clark Rundell.

Concert tickets for June 16 have gone on sale and are priced fron £11 – £35.

Jon Lord recorded his new album, To Notice Such Things, with the orchestra last August. The album is released on Avie Records in March. Pre-order now.

Jon Lord has also announced a concert in Györ, Hungary on March 25. More details on the concerts page.

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Durham Concerto in Liverpool, reviewed

April 8, 2008

Jon Lord appeared with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for another performance of the Durham Concerto on April 5 in Liverpool (Philharmonic Hall). Read the reviews below in the comments and feel free to contribute your own review of the concert.

The Durham Concerto was released on CD on January 28th (Avie Records).