Lunchtime Concerts with the  Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Start This February

Lunchtime Concerts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Start This February

Classical music becomes part of The Atkinson’s day time offer from February as a series of lunchtime classical concerts are launched, with various ensembles of musicians from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

From Monday 10 February, The Atkinson, Sefton’s flagship arts and cultural venue, offers lunchtime musical interludes with 45 minute long concerts starting at 1pm.

Emma Lloyd, The Atkinson’s Programme and Marketing Manager said: “The Atkinson is more than just an arts venue, it is a hub of wellbeing for the community. The lunch-time concerts are just part of the growing day-time offer, along with the successful tea-dances, to encourage people of all ages to use the facilities and to give people somewhere to spend their time.

There is so much to do here whether eating with friends in the Bakery, having a look around our new shop, visiting the exhibitions or picking a book from the library. From October that offer will become even more exciting as we open the new museum which will tell the story of Sefton and its coast and the Goodison Egyptology Collection will be on display for the first time in 40 years!”

The series starts with the Abramski Trio (Thomas Verity – clarinet, Rebekah Abramski – bassoon and Ron Abramski – piano) who begin the new programme on Monday 10 February with their presentation of Glinka Trio Pathétique, William Hurlstone Trio in G minor and Mendelssohn Concert Piece No.2 in D minor.

Then on Thursday 6 March we look forward to the James Clark Quartet (James Clark – violin, Rakhvinder Singh – violin, Fiona Winning – viola and Alexander Holladay – cello) performing Frank BridgeThree Idylls and Benjamen BrittenString Quartet No3.

James Clark’s work consists of over ninety compositions, written for symphony orchestra, solo musicians and ensembles. These include five works written for the Arditti String Quartet and four for the ensemble Klangforum Wien; a large-scale composition written in collaboration with Harold Pinter for nine actors, solo musicians and orchestra, entitled “Voices”; several works for the pianist Nicolas Hodges, including “Untitled No.2” for piano and orchestra, performed in Darmstadt in 2008 and at the Barbican Hall, London, in 2011.

Finally on Monday 7 April and to end the season of events pianist  Ian Buckle, an accompanist, chamber musician, orchestral pianist and teacher performs ChopinThree preludes from op 28, GriegSix Lyric Pieces, op 54, Edward GermanThree Pieces and ChopinBallade No 1 in G minor, op 23.

Ian has appeared alongside conductors Carl Davis, Elgar Howarth, Gerard Schwarz and Yan Pascal Tortelier; with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, Opera North, Sinfonia Viva, the Manchester Concert Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

The award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is the UK’s oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra and has been at the heart of Liverpool’s cultural life since 1840. The Orchestra tours regularly throughout the UK and world-wide and has an extensive discography featuring many critically acclaimed recordings.

All those that are attending the lunchtime concerts are them invited to the Bakery for  a special afternoon refreshment offer of a scone (with jam & cream) and cup of tea or coffee for just £3. All you have to do is keep your ticket from the performance and hand it to the Bakery team when being served!

Tickets for the lunchtime concerts are all on sale priced at £6 and are available online at or by calling The Atkinson box office on 01704 533333. You can also purchase your tickets over the counter during The Atkinson’s opening hours.

*Please be advised there is a £2 booking fee for booking over the phone and online bookings.




Abramski Trio

Monday 10 February


Tickets: £6


James Clark Quartet
Thursday 6 March


Tickets: £6


Ian Buckle Piano

Monday 7 April


Tickets: £6


The Atkinson
Lord Street

Posted on 29 January 2014 under General news

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