Back at The Stoller Hall at Chets (and, next day, Macclesfield Heritage Centre), the Northern Chamber Orchestra welcomes a guest appearance by its very own Vice-President, pianist Martin Roscoe, as part of their 51st concert season. He’ll be taking on Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a mighty work which the composer himself described as ‘a compromise between a symphony, a concerto and a huge sonata’, along with Gounod’s Petite Symphonie for nine wind players and Mozart’s energetic, witty and – stretching to just 19 minutes – short Haffner Symphony No 35. One of the most respected and admired pianists of his generation, Roscoe, with the NCO, will also be performing Polish composer Grażyna Bacewicz’s Concerto for Strings. Written by a little-known woman composer, it’s perfect for the month marking International Women’s Day and forms part of The Stoller Hall’s This Woman’s Work series, which aims on bringing some under-exposed female musicians into the limelight.
Fri 15 Mar, The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA, & Sat 16 Mar, The Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT, Tel: 0161 247 2220, 7.30pm, £12-25, www.ncorch.co.uk
Published on: Mon 18 Feb 2019