Macclesfield: NCO with Nicholas Ward, violin

Mozart Divertimento in B flat K137 | Borodin Nocturne | Haydn Violin concerto in G (with Nicholas Ward, violin) | Mendelssohn String symphony no 12 in G minor

Tickets: £22 stalls, £20 gallery, £15 online

Our artistic director and leader, Nicholas Ward, leads the NCO in Haydn’s fourth violin concerto. The first movement is smooth, and plaintive, in sonata form, with concise phrases and ornate embellishments. This is followed by an aria-like middle movement, which weaves between major and minor keys. This is followed by a high-spirited sonata-rondo. The last movement, perhaps the most Haydnesque of all three movements, closely follows the galloping patterns and embellishments used by C. P. E. Bach in his music.

Due to social distancing guidelines, this concert is being sold as unreserved seating; we will allocate you a seat after your purchase that will allow for enough space around you. If you have specific access needs, please forward your confirmation email to with the access information after purchase.

There is also the option to purchase a ‘ticket’ for the online stream – this will be available to watch from the following day for a week and the link will be sent directly to you.

If another lockdown is put in place, tickets will be refunded.

If you would like to purchase a season ticket for all three 2020 concerts at a discounted price (3 October, 31 October, 5 December), please email to arrange. You can purchase a season ticket to attend in person or online.

Saturday 5 December 5.30pm | 8.00pm | online

Macclesfield Heritage Centre