Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra To Bring Curtain Down On Harrogate International Festivals’ 2019 Music Season

Kahchun Wong

Kahchun Wong


The grand finale of this year’s Harrogate International Festivals’ musical performances sees the world-famous Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra play the Royal Hall.


Being held on Saturday, July 27, this not-to-be-missed performance features soloist Julian Bliss, one of the world’s finest clarinettists, and is spearheaded by Singaporean conductor Kahchun Wong, who was praised by Musical America for the “depth and sincerity of his musicality”, and has developed a reputation as one of the most exciting conductors of his generation.


In 2001, Bliss won the Concerto Soloists Young Artists Competition, in Philadelphia, and the following year he performed at the Queen’s Golden Jubilee during the Prom at the Palace, by royal invitation.


He has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.


Each year, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra - the UK’s oldest continuing professional symphony orchestra founded by a group of Liverpool music lovers in 1840 - gives more than 400 concerts and events at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, including in its smaller scale venue, Music Room, and venues across the city, engaging with more than 350,000 children and adults.


The performance of one of the world’s oldest concert societies will feature Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K.622 - which was completed less than two months before the composer’s death - alongside Puccini’s Capriccio Sinfonico, which was only the second of his works ever to be published. 


The evening also includes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4, the last of his to be composed. With its serious tone and striking complexities, each of the movements of his fourth symphony bears the distinct stamp of his personality.



Tickets, priced from £29, are available from the Harrogate International Festivals’ Box Office on 01423 562303 or website at

David Taylor