James MANSON New Work
Piano Concerto No.4
Symphony No. 4
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This concert is being recorded and will be broadcast online on Monday 27 September – click here to buy a live stream ticket.
Winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, pianist Steven Osborne is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians. Celebrated for his insightful interpretations, his musicality and technique, Osborne is much sought after as soloist, chamber musician and recitalist.
The celebrations for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth were badly disrupted by the pandemic. The Northern Chamber Orchestra begins its Manchester season with his magnificent fourth symphony – in turn serious, high-spirited and playful with one of his most beautiful cantabile slow movements. Composed in the same year, 1806, his Piano Concerto No.4 is perhaps the most poetic of his concertos, beginning with the gentle statement by the piano. The slow movement has been likened to Orpheus taming the wild beasts (the strings!).
James Manson, principal bass of the Northern Chamber Orchestra, has recently branched out from being a very skilful and imaginative arranger to producing original compositions. This will be his fourth to be performed by the NCO.
The Northern Chamber Orchestra is Orchestra in Association at The Stoller Hall. The members of the orchestra (approximately twenty five in total) are distinguished chamber musicians who regularly appear as soloists. The 2021-22 season features pianist Steven Osborne, oboist John Roberts, cellist (and NCO President) Raphael Wallfisch, violinist (and NCO Artist in Association) Chloë Hanslip, horn player Ben Hulme and guitarist Craig Ogden.
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