PORT Sunlight's Hulme Hall is hosting a concert highlighting "the timeless allure of baroque music" featuring the Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO). 

Taking place on Friday, March 8 the line up will feature masterpieces by renowned composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Rameau, Biber, Albinoni, and Tabakova.

The program will also feature the debut of esteemed violinist Callum Smart as guest director of the NCO. Known as one of Britain's finest young talents, Smart's mesmerising performances have graced prestigious stages across the nation, earning him widespread acclaim.

Joining Smart onstage is the prodigious violist Jaren Ziegler, winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year 2022 String Final. Ziegler's virtuosity will shine as he performs Dobrinka Tabakova's evocative Suite in the Old Style, transporting audiences to the opulent world of 18th-century aristocracy.

From the sublime harmonies of Bach's Concerto for Two Violins to the playful melodies of Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Flutes, each composition promises to captivate listeners and evoke a sense of musical nostalgia.

Established in 1967, the Northern Chamber Orchestra is the longest standing professional chamber orchestra in the North-West of England. Known for their exceptional performances and commitment to artistic excellence, the orchestra has gained a reputation for delivering captivating

and memorable musical experiences. With a diverse repertoire spanning classical, contemporary, and popular genres, the Northern Chamber Orchestra continues to inspire and engage audiences through their exceptional talent and passion for music.

"We're thrilled to present an evening that celebrates the richness and beauty of baroque music," says Charlie Rowley, Chief Executive of the NCO. "With a line up featuring both well-known classics and hidden gems, we invite audiences to join us for a truly unforgettable musical experience."

Tickets for this special event are priced at £22.50 with free admission for full-time students and those under 18. The concert begins at 7.30pm. 

For ticket information and further details, visit www.ncorch.co.uk or call 0161 706 1990