Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Northern Chamber Orchestra premiere in Macclesfield

Northern Chamber Orchestra
Cheshire-based composer Anthony Gilbert's new work Tryptych will be given its premiere on Saturday 6 December 2014 by the Northern Chamber Orchestra, leader Nicholas Ward, at the Maccesfield Heritage Centre. Described as an expressively gentle work, Tryptych is something of an elegiac celebration of friendships and departed friends, combined with the composers increasing preoccupation with bell-like harmonic richness. Anthony Gilbert is former Head of Composition and Contemporaray Music at the Royal Northern College of Music. His music encompasses both symphonies and operas, but more recently he has concentrated on compositions for solo performers.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra's concert on 6 December, Christmas Classics, also features music by Gliere, Holst, Bartok, Gluck and Delibes, plus carols from the King's School Foundation Choir, conducted by Ian Crawford. The concert is part of the orchestra's residency at the Macclesfield Heritage Centre, further information from the Northern Chamber Orchestra website.

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