NCO with Matthew Sharp, cello

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Bartok Romanian Dances
George Walker Lyric for Strings
Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations

Jessie Montgomery ‘Strum’ for String Quintet
Piazzolla Fuga e Mistero (arr. Manson)
Stockport School composition (arr. Manson)
Mozart Symphony no.40 in G minor

Tickets: £15 | Students and Under 18s Free

Experience a captivating evening of musical excellence with the Northern Chamber Orchestra, featuring the acclaimed cellist and ‘Virtuoso of the arts,’ Matthew Sharp. Prepare to be mesmerised by a repertoire that transcends time, showcasing a harmonious blend of classical masterpieces and contemporary compositions.

In the first half of the concert, dive into the lively and enchanting world of Béla Bartok’s Romanian Dances, where the rich tapestry of folk-inspired melodies and rhythmic vitality will transport you to the heart of Eastern Europe. Delve into the poignant narrative of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings, a soulful tribute to his grandmother, who overcame the hardships of slavery. And be transported by the virtuosity of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations, featuring the extraordinary talents of Matthew Sharp on cello, promising an exquisite blend of skill and passion.

The second half opens with the contemporary sounds of Jessie Montgomery’s ‘Strum’ for String Quintet, a dynamic and innovative piece that pushes the boundaries of classical music. Surrender to the seductive allure of Piazzolla’s tango-infused masterpiece, Fuga e Mistero, as we transport you you to the passionate streets of Buenos Aires in a spellbinding performance that ignites the senses. We conclude the evening with the timeless beauty of Mozart’s Symphony no.40 in G minor, a classical masterpiece that continues to resonate through the ages.

This concert is the conclusion of our annual education project in Stockport Schools, sponsored by CDL Software, and we also perform the piece that the students composed alongside members of the NCO. We are thrilled to showcase the talent and creativity of these emerging musicians.

Stockport Town Hall
Friday 23 February 7.30pm