Globally celebrated pianist to perform
What: Northern Chamber Orchestra concert When: 7.30pm, Saturday, March 7 Where: Heritage Centre, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UT Cost: £13-£16, students £7, under-18s free CLASSICAL music enthusiasts have the chance to hear globally celebrated pianist, Stephen Hough, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest piano players of our times, when he performs with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in Macclesfield.
He will play Dvorák’s rhapsodic piano concerto in G minor at the Heritage Centre, Roe Street, on Saturday, March 7, at 7.30pm, bringing solo piano and orchestra together in symphonic style.
A true virtuoso, Stephen Hough has been named by the Economist as one of 20 living polymaths – a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas.
This is demonstrated by the fact that not only is he a virtuoso pianist and an accomplished writer and composer, he is also a respected theologian and visual artist.
His musical achievements have resulted in many awards and accolades for his concerts and recordings and he has appeared with almost all of the major European and American orchestras and regularly gives recitals around the world.
As the artist-inresidence with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, he performs three concertos and a recital at the Barbican in London.
He holds several academic positions, including international chair of piano studies at his alma mater, Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2014.
Tickets for the Northern Chamber Orchestra concert are available from Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre on 01625 378123, Congleton Tourist Information Centre on 01260 271095, the heritage centre on 0161 247 2220 and on the door.
They cost £13 to £16, students £7, under-18s free.
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