‘Virtuoso of the Arts’ (The Times) Matthew Sharp is teaming up with one of the country’s most admired orchestras, the Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) for an inspirational concert at The Forum Theatre in Stockport on Wednesday 4 March.
Sharp has previously performed with Opera North, Manchester Camerata, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra amongst many others and returns to Stockport following a hugely successful and well-received concert with the NCO last Spring.
Matthew Sharp is internationally recognised as both a compelling classical artist and a fearless pioneer. He is also an accomplished actor and animateur, having performed principal roles at the Young Vic and National Theatre, and during the days leading up to the concert will work alongside the musicians of the NCO with pupils from Stockport schools, culminating in the performance of Dvořák’s Cello Concerto no 2 at The Forum Theatre in Romiley. The programme also includes the overture from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Haydn’s Symphony no 101, subtitled ‘The Clock’, and the final two sections of Aaron Copland’s Rodeo: Saturday Night Waltz; and Hoedown.
Sharp is one of the Northern Chamber Orchestra’s Artists in Association and has previously with schools in Greater Manchester and Warrington on education and outreach programmes, concluding in concerts at Manchester’s RNCM, Salford’s Peel Hall and Warrington’s Parr Hall. The concert and education programme is sponsored by Stockport’s CDL Software.
Tickets for Matthew Sharp with the Northern Chamber Orchestra at The Forum Theatre in Romiley on Wednesday 4 March 7.30pm, are priced at £15; students and under 18s go free and groups of 10 or more can get a 10% discount. Book online at www.ncorch.co.uk or call the NCO box office on 0161 247 2220. Tickets are also available on the door until sold out.