Classic Lark in the Guild Hall

The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (RLPO) returns to Preston Guild Hall on Sunday with some of Britain’s very favourite music.

Saturday, 6th December 2014, 11:00 am
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Andrew Manze
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra: Andrew Manze

At the heart of a programme, which includes music from Beethoven and Walton is Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, inspired by the poem of the same name by George Meredith.

A spokesman for the RPLO said: “There’s a reason why The Lark Ascending has so often been voted Britain’s favourite piece of classical music.

“Today, 100 years after it was written, on the eve of the Great War, it still speaks deeply to millions.”

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Two English Idylls by George Butterworth, Walton’s Façade Suite and Beethoven’s magnificent Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’ make up the programme.

The orchestra will be conducted by Andrew Manze, above.

Tickets £19 Blocks A, B, F, G & H, £26 for Blocks C, D & E.

Groups of 10-29 get 10% off, 30-49 get 15% off, 50+ 20% off.

Under 25’s and students: £7, registered disabled £2 off.