Northern Chamber Orchestra
The NCO is Manchester’s oldest professional chamber orchestra and in the 2017-18 season has celebrated half a century of consistent artistic achievement. During those 50 years, NCO has played with some of the finest soloists of the time. Recent musicians with whom the orchestra has worked...
With parents who had met as members of the Hallé under Barbirolli, Nicholas Ward was sent for piano lessons at an early age, but to no avail. There being already two cellists and double bass in the family, it was thought the violin would be a good idea, so Nicholas began lessons aged 8 with a...
Ailish Tynan trained at Trinity College, the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin and the Guildhall School of Music. She was a Vilar Young Artist at the Royal Opera House and a BBC New Generation Artist. In 2003, representing Ireland, she won the Rosenblatt Recital Prize at BBC Cardiff Singer of...
7.30pm Saturday, 28 July 2018
BALCONY £24 FRONT STALLS £19 REAR STALLS £16 Allocated Seating
Tickets for this event will also be available to buy on the door at the Coronation Hall on Saturday evening 28 July from 6.30pm
Handel Water Music Suite No.1 in F major 28’
Manduell Elegy for strings UK PREMIÈRE 7½’
Mozart Plasmator Deus for soprano, bassoon & orchestra* 6’
Cimarosa I traci amanti Overture 4½’
Mozart Exsultate jubilate, K165* 14¾’
Mozart Symphony No.29 in A major, K201 25’
In a festival full of celebration and commemoration, LDSM is delighted to mark the close of the NCO‘s 50th year in our own opening concert. From the pomp and pageantry of Handel‘s music for King George I‘s barge being rowed on the Thames, we move to a poignant work originally written by Sir John Manduell in commemoration of Christopher Rowland, himself an important figure in LDSM‘s history. Reworked at the request of Kent Nagano from quartet to full strings, it now serves as a homage to Sir John, whose generous support and enthusiasm has benefitted LDSM enormously since its inauguration. Leading Irish soprano Ailish Tynan comes to LDSM for the first time (see also her recital on Tue 31st), and her effervescent character ideally suits Mozart‘s popular motet. We also include a little-known Mozart aria that highlights this year‘s featured instrument in our festival programmes, the bassoon: it is a reworking from Ilia‘s aria ‘Se il padre perdei‘ in Idomeneo. Ambleside-based international bassoonist Ursula Leveaux will play the obbligato part.