Liverpool Phil’s Britten tribute

Benjamin Britten, 1967. Photographer: Jack Phipps, used by permission of Sue Phipps. Image courtesy of the Britten'Pears Foundation.
Benjamin Britten, 1967. Photographer: Jack Phipps, used by permission of Sue Phipps. Image courtesy of the Britten'Pears Foundation.
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The national commemorations marking 100 years since the birth of British composer Benjamin Britten come closer to home on Sunday afternoon.

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra celebrate it in a unique way though, coupling a concert dedicated to Britten with the work of his own favourite composers.

Schubert’s Third Symphony raises the curtain on this performance, and Mozart’s heartbreaking 40th brings it down.

And in between, there are two very different moments – Schumann’s tender Piano Concerto, played by soloist Ronald Brautigam, and a joint tribute to the genius of Purcell, brought up to date by both Britten and RLPO conductor Andrew Manze himself.

This is a truly personal celebration of this great British composer and a completely original tribute created by Andrew Manze as part of his residency with the RLPO as the whole world marks Britten’s centenary.

Tickets are still on sale for this afternoon concert, priced at £19 and £26, from the Guild Hall’s box office on 0844 844 7714.