Pianist Ben Powell

Pianist Benjamin Powell joins the Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) in Manchester this Mother’s Day, to play Shostakovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra.

The piece, the composer’s first piano concerto, sees the trumpet (played by featured soloist Tom Osborne) in frequent dialogue with the piano. Also on the programme are Tchaikovsky’s Elegy, an arrangement of Handel’s Violin Sonata in D by the NCO’s composer in residence James Manson, and two Mozart Divertimentos: K138 in F and K251 in D.

Benjamin Powell is resident pianist at Manchester’s contemporary Psappha ensemble, and Tom Osborne is assistant principal trumpet at The Hallé. The NCO are thrilled to be teaming up with these renowned Manchester-based soloists for this exciting concert.

Formed in the late 1960s, the Northern Chamber Orchestra is one of the country’s top chamber orchestras. The orchestra holds its main concert season in Macclesfield’s Heritage Centre, is the Orchestra in Association at Manchester’s Stoller Hall, and performs regularly in Buxton and other venues around the North of England. 

Benjamin Powell (piano) and Tom Osborne (trumpet) with the Northern Chamber Orchestra

Sunday 22 March 3.00pm | The Stoller Hall, Manchester

Tickets are available now, starting at £13, with free or discounted tickets for students and under 18s. Visit www.ncorch.co.uk for tickets.

The NCO’s 2019-20 season also includes concerts featuring guest soloists Matthew Sharp (cello) and Anthony Marwood (violin), as well as concerts celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday. This concert will also be performed the previous night at Macclesfield’s Heritage Centre.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here