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


Stoller Hall
Hunts Bank
M3 1DA


Felix MendelssohnHebrides Overture 'Fingal's Cave', Op.26
Ludwig van BeethovenSymphony no.3 in E flat major 'Eroica', Op.55
Ludwig van BeethovenPiano Concerto no.3 in C minor, Op.37


Freddy Kempf – piano
Nicholas Ward – Artistic Director

Northern Chamber Orchestra

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Programme Note

The Northern Chamber Orchestra's first concert in Manchester in their 2018-19 season sees a programme full of turbulent energy and colossal music in the company of one of the greatest pianists of his generation, Freddy Kempf. The evening starts with the Hebrides overture, written by Mendelssohn after a memorable trip to Fingal’s Cave. This overture sets a suitably dramatic scene before Beethoven’s great C minor piano concerto written at a time when the composer was coming to terms with impending deafness. The concerto demonstrates that he was not going to accept his situation meekly, and in the last movement he seems to be confronting his condition with an almost irascible humour. Beethoven’s deafness was even more apparent to him when he penned his 3rd symphony, a truly ground-breaking work that despite his great emotional struggles ends in almost joyful triumph.

Freddy Kempf, piano

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