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90 years ago today a star was born! Not Notorious RBG but the Incredible MGB!
In 1938 Milena and sister Eva were put on a train in Prague to escape the terror's of Naziism and a new life in England. They were lucky in that they were later reunited with their parents who had managed to escape. Their story (and that of Sir Nicholas Winton who organised the 'kindertransport') only became known to the world in 1988 when Esther Rantzen invited him onto That's Life! and reunited him with many of the people that he had saved.
Milena has been a friend to Maestro! since before the company was born and over the years has taken many groups of music lovers to the Czech Republic, Poland and Austria. She has dedicated her time in the past years to talking to groups of school children about her experience as a refugee and how this country welcomed her. So far this year she has given more than 40 talks to groups as big as 800 in the Floral Pavilion on the Wirral.
Just last week 150 guests gathered in the Liverpool Phil Music Room to give her a surprise pre-concert reception.
Happy Birthday Milena!
Milena's chosen charity is 'Safe Crossing' and if you would like to show your support you can leave a gift via her birthday giving page using the link below.
Just under a year from now on Sunday 18th October, 2020 Vasily Petrenko will conduct Mahler's 8th 'Symphony of a Thousand' at the Royal Albert Hall with the combined forces of the orchestra of which he has been Music Director for 14 years (Royal Liverpool) and the one of which he will become Music Director in 2021 (the RPO).
Even by Mahler’s standards, his ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ is a work of immense proportions. A titanic performance of this rarely heard masterpiece awaits you, as the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, eight soloists, three choruses, two children’s choirs, an organ and two brass bands.
This concert will mark the culmination of his complete Mahler Cycle with Royal Liverpool and will be the only performance of this symphony in the 2020/21 season.
As the performance is a matinee Maestro! will offer a one day visit from the Northwest and full details of what's included and how to book are available by clicking the link below.
Ticket only purchases are available from the Royal Albert Hall Box Office
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic now have the largest collection of church bells of any orchestra in the UK. The project which was started 25 years ago by Graham Johns has now reached its climax with the addition of the final three bells - the Vasily 'C' Bell; The 'G' Bell and the Maestro! 'B' Bell.
The bells were made in the Royal Eijsbouts Bell Foundry in Holland. They feature, in beautiful bronze relief, the Liver Birds and the official flower of Liverpool, Sea Holly.
Apart from now having this perfect set of bells, the orchestra has the opportunity to hire them out to other orchestras in the UK and Europe. The Maestro! Bell actually started earning its keep before coming to Liverpool when it made its debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Maestro John Storgårds for their Prom concert of Shostakovich 11th Symphony at the Royal Albert Hall on 5th August.
On Thursday 19 September, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic will be the first orchestra in the UK to perform Berlioz’s famous Symphonie Fantastique with the correct low bells, as originally specified by the composer.