The Lunchtime Liverpool Philharmonic Programme continues at The Atkinson

The Lunchtime Liverpool Philharmonic Programme continues at The Atkinson

After the huge success of the first lunchtime concert last month, the classical lunchtime series continues on Thursday 6 March at 1pm with the James Clark Quartet.

Classical music has become a firm favourite at The Atkinson and is to be a large part of the venue’s day time offer. The series of lunchtime classical concerts taking place all consist of various ensembles of musicians from the renowned Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

This month’s concert features The James Clark Quartet (James Clark – violin, Rakhvinder Singh – violin, Fiona Winning – viola and Alexander Holladay – cello) who will be performing Frank BridgeThree Idylls and Benjamin 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.

The series continues on Monday 7 April with 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.

Remembering the Great War on Monday 11 August is part of The Atkinson’s World War 1 commemoration programme and will feature music from composers who were involved in World War 1 (whether as combatants, victims or prisoners), along with the new work by contemporary composers who offer a modern-day perspective on war and peace.

The quartet all from Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra are Clare Wilkinson (soprano), John Turner (recorder), Thomas Verity (Clarinet) and Ian Buckle (piano).

Don’t forget that all those attending the lunchtime concerts are them invited to the Bakery after the performance to take advantage of the afternoon tea 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!

The lunchtime musical interlude is 45 minutes long with all concerts starting at 1pm.

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.


James Clark Quartet
Thursday 6 March


Tickets: £6


Ian Buckle Piano

Monday 7 April


Tickets: £6


Commemorating the Great War

Monday 11 August


Tickets: £6


The Atkinson
Lord Street



In person: Visit the Southport Tourist Information Centre (located on Lord Street, Southport).

For tickets: visit the website* or call box office on 01704 533333*

*subject to a £2 booking fee



Posted on 3 March 2014 under General news

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