The below are our proposed 2021-21 season listings. These are not binding and are simply published to help you, our ticket holders, help us decide our plan for our new season. They should only be used in relation to the ‘Restarting the Music’ survey that you have been sent. Please do not share these listings with anyone else. Thank you.

All concerts will take place at The Heritage Centre in Macclesfield. The 2020 concerts will be performed twice per evening at 5.30pm and 8.00pm, and streamed live online. They will be performed by smaller ensembles but, due to the lack of interval, will offer at least 70% of the content of a standard NCO concert. Assuming a return to normality, our 2021 concerts will be as they would have been originally, but this will of course be subject to change.

Saturday October 3rd 2020
NCO Soloists
Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor
Baermann Adagio for clarinet and strings
Beethoven Septet


Saturday October 31st 2020
Stephen Hough, piano
Dvorak String quintet op 77
Saint-Saens Piano concerto no 4


Saturday December 5th 2020
Nicholas Ward, violin
Mozart Divertimento in B flat K137
Borodin Nocturne
Haydn Violin concerto in G
Mendelssohn String symphony no 12 in G minor


Saturday January 16th 2021
Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano
Purcell Abdelazarsuite
Purcell Spring, Summer and Autumn from the Fairy Queen
Vivaldi Violin concerto in F minor Winter
Vivaldi Agitata da due venti from Griselda
Handel Silete venti
Handel Concerto grosso op 3 no 2


Saturday February 27th 2021
Lara Melda, piano
Bartok Romanian dances
Mozart Piano concerto no 2 in B flat
Adrienne Spilsbury Eyebright
Haydn Symphony no 91 in E flat


Saturday March 27th 2021
Chloe Hanslip, violin
Arensky Variations on a theme by Tchaikovsky
Shostakovich Sonata for violin, strings and percussion
Tchaikovsky Souvenir de Florence


Saturday April 24th 2021
NCO soloists

Dvorak Waltzes op 54
Brahms Clarinet quintet
Elgar Piano quintet


Saturday May 22nd 2021
Matthew Sharp, cello

Mendelssohn String Symphony no 7 in D minor
Fauré Nocturne from Shylock
Haydn Cello concerto in C
Mozart Madamina from Don Giovanni
Mozart Symphony no 29