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Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists in Didsbury

April 24, 2020

Northern Chamber Orchestra soloists

The NCO Norton Concerts
In memory of Herbert Norton
introduced by Nicholas Ward – violin

Beethoven Plus series

Nicholas Ward violin | Simon Gilks violin | Richard Muncey viola | Cara Berridge cello

Beethoven Quartet in A op 18 no 5 | Janacek Quartet no 1 Kreutzer Sonata | Beethoven Quartet in E flat op 127

Tickets: £15.00 | Over 65 £12.00 | Students and Under 18 Free

Continuing NCO’s Beethoven 250 celebrations we have two of his string quartets set off by one of Janacek’s masterpieces from his old age – quartet no 1, the Kreutzer Sonata – passionate gestures alongside vigorous Czech folk dances. Op 18 no 5 in A is very much a homage to Mozart and specifically his own quartet in A K464. Op 127 in E flat, first of his late quartets, has an imposing opening, stretching the sonority of four string players. The slow movement is arguably Beethoven’s greatest set of variations while the finale dissolves into an extraordinary ethereal coda.

Christ Church has a great acoustic, good heating and a good view with the ensemble on a raised platform. Interval drinks are available and there is free parking.

Friday 24 April 7.30pm

Christ Church, West Didsbury, Manchester

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