Thursday, 10 April 2014

Celebrating 200 years with a world premiere

The Old Sunday School - Macclesfield Heritage Centre
The Old Sunday School
Macclesfield Heritage Centre
On Saturday April 12 2014 the Northern Chamber Orchestra is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Macclesfield Heritage Centre with a concert which includes the world premiere of Adam Gorb's A Celebration! written specially for the occasion. The concert also includes music by Rossini and RVW, and the orchestra is joined by pianist Steven Osborne for Beethoven's Second Piano Concerto with the evening finishing with the premiere of Gorb's new piece. Gorb is a Macclesfield resident, as well as being Head of School of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, so it is apt that he helps to celebrate 200 years of Macclesfield's heritage.

The Macclesfield Heritage Centre started out life as the Macclesfield Sunday School, built for the education of the silk industry workers' children. The Heritage Centre is now administered and managed by the  Silk Heritage Trust along with the Macclesfield Silk Museum and The Paradise Mill. They have been celebrating the Heritage Centre's bicentenary with a year of events from April 2013 to April 2014. Further information from the Macclesfield Heritage Centre and the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

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