The Musicians of the Powerhouse, Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) has come a long way since it was established in 1967. Building on the success of its residency at Buxton Opera Festival, and of its own Macclesfield concert series, NCO were named Orchestra in Association of The Stoller Hall in 2017, in a season featuring Chetham’s alumni Jennifer Pike and Gwilym Simcock and NCO president, cellist Raphael Wallfisch.
We’re delighted to welcome NCO back in 2018-19 with their superb brand of chamber music and top-flight soloists. Their first concert takes place on Friday 28 September, with pianist Freddy Kempf performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. The Beethoven theme continues with his late ‘Eroica’ symphony, ending the concert in a spirit of triumph and joy.
On Friday 26 October, clarinetist Julian Bliss joins the orchestra as soloist for Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2, in a programme also featuring Malcolm Arnold, Josef Suk, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 102, premiered during the French Revolutionary Wars.
Further ahead, we’re delighted that NCO will be part of This Woman’s Work, The Stoller Hall’s celebration of women composers, when their March concert with pianist Martin Roscoe includes work by Gražyna Bacewicz alongside Mozart and Robert Schumann. Make sure you’re on our mailing list to hear about spring events as they go on sale.