Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Stoller Hall
Hunts Bank
M3 1DA


Gustav HolstSt Paul's Suite, Op.29 no.2
Mieczyslaw WeinbergCello Concertino, Op.42 (UK premiere)
Pyotr TchaikovskyVariations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33
Franz SchubertSymphony no.5 in B flat major, D.485


Raphael Wallfisch – cello
Nicholas Ward – Director

Northern Chamber Orchestra

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Programme Note

Raphael Wallfisch, one of the most distinguished solo cellists of our time, has for a number of years been President of the NCO. He plays Tchaikovsky’s original version of the Rococo Variations, which marries the expressive and virtuosic power of the instrument. Raphael gives the UK premiere of the concertino by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, a contemporary of Shostakovich who surpassed his friend in the quantity of symphonies and quartets he composed. His work has recently been gaining recognition from critics and audiences alike. Trombonist Gustav Holst shows the perfection of his string writing in the St Paul’s Suite, making characterful use of folk tunes. We end with the ever fresh 5th Symphony by the youthful Schubert.

Raphael Wallfisch, cello

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