Elgar Cello Concerto with Raphael Wallfisch, Beethoven Symphony No. 5

    • Sunday 13 May 2018 - 3pm - 5pm
    • The Stoller Hall
    • £25, £18, £12 | Under 18s & students half price

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    • Raphael Wallfisch, cello
      Nicholas Ward, leader/director
      Northern Chamber Orchestra
    • MOZART Overture Zauberflöte
      ELGAR Cello Concerto
      BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

    50th anniversary season finale

    The Northern Chamber Orchestra’s 50th anniversary season finishes with a suitably celebratory concert with a return by NCO President and internationally renowned cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, playing the piece made famous by the great Jacqueline Du Pré, Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Either side of this contemplative and elegiac masterpiece, are two of the most recognisable pieces in the repertoire; the overture to the Magic Flute, whose energy will bring any audience instantly to life, and Beethoven’s great C minor Symphony, whose opening hammer blows of fate, the opening four notes which are as portentous as they are famous, lead us through what many regard to be the very apogee of western classical music. At the triumphant end of the symphony, the orchestra will be at very much full-strength with trumpets and trombones ensuring that the anniversary season ends in suitably triumphant style.

    Raphael Wallfisch gives a public masterclass with Chetham’s cellists from 2.30-4.30pm on Friday 11 May

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