Glossop musician Kenny Sturgeon’s first concert as principal oboe in Northern Chamber Orchestra

Kenny Sturgeon, principal oboe with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.
Kenny Sturgeon, principal oboe with the Northern Chamber Orchestra.

Glossop-based professional musician Kenny Sturgeon gives his first performance as the Northern Chamber Orchestra’s newly-appointed principal oboe.

He will play at the opening concert of the new Macclesfield Heritage Centre season on September 26, at 7.30pm.

Kenny and the orchestra will be joined by Stockport-born international violinist, Jennifer Pike, who will perform the magnificent Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

Highlights in multiple award-winner Kenny’s career include erforming with the European Union Youth Orchestra (whilst being a post-graduate student at the Royal College of Music) under the legendary conductor, Vladimir Ashkenazy. Since graduating and pursing his freelance career, Kenny has performed with almost all of the orchestras in the UK and Ireland. He has appeared on many CD recordings and radio broadcasts for Classic FM and Naxos and has also performed at the BBC Proms on several occasions.

The Northern Chamber Orchestra’s concert will include the overture from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Beethoven’s 7th Symphony and Diversions by David Ellis (the orchestra’s former artistic director),

Tickets £13 (full), £7 (students), free for 18s and under. available from the orchestra on 0161 247 2220; from Macclesfield Visitor Information Centre on 01625 378123; Congleton Tourist Information Centre on 01260 271095, from the Silk Museum Shop at Macclesfield Heritage Centre and on the door.