Benjamin Powell and Tom Osborne to join NCO in Macclesfield


The Heritage Centre, Macclesfield

Saturday 21st March 2020, 7.30pm

Benjamin Powell (piano) and Tom Osborne (trumpet)



Benjamin Powell joins the Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO) in Macclesfield this March, to play Shostakovich’s Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra.

The piece, the composer’s first piano concerto, sees the trumpet (played by featured soloist Tom Osborne) in frequent dialogue with the piano.

Also on the programme are Tchaikovsky’s Elegy, an arrangement of Handel’s Violin Sonata in D by the NCO’s composer in residence James Manson, and two Mozart Divertimentos: K138 in F and K251 in D.



Tom Osborne is assistant principal trumpet at The Hallé, and Benjamin Powell is resident pianist at Manchester’s contemporary Psappha ensemble.

The NCO is thrilled to be teaming up with these renowned soloists for this exciting concert.

Tickets are available now, starting at £13, with free or discounted tickets for students and under 18s. Visit for tickets.



  • Mozart Divertimento in F K138
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Shostakovich Concerto no 1 for piano, trumpet and string orchestra
  • Handel arr. Manson Violin sonata in D
  • Mozart Divertimento in D K251


Northern Chamber Orchestra

Formed in the late 1960s, the Northern Chamber Orchestra is one of the country’s top chamber orchestras.

The orchestra holds its main concert season at Macclesfield Heritage Centre and performs regularly in Buxton and other venues around the north of England.

The NCO’s 2019-20 season also includes concerts featuring guest soloists Matthew Sharp (cello) and Anthony Marwood (violin), as well as concerts celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday.