On June 9, Peter Maxwell Davies’s Symphony No 9 will receive its world premiere from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. This landmark event in the history of British music will take place within a sold-out concert also featuring Britten’s National Anthem and Beethoven’s own Symphony No 9. Maxwell Davies, who holds the title Master of the Queen’s Music, has dedicated his 9th Symphony to Her Majesty The Queen on the event of her Diamond Jubilee, and the work will receive a further performance from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Petrenko at this year’s BBC Proms, on August 23. The work has been commissioned by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic. The Finnish premiere is planned for later this year.
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