BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Early Music Show

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

A second batch of tickets will be released at 12noon on Friday 17 February.

Performer, writer and Radio 3’s early music specialist Lucie Skeaping introduces a performance of that quintessential musical depiction of the changing year, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons from the Avison Ensemble. Named after Charles Avison, the Newcastle-born composer, conductor and organist (1709-1770), the group have performed and provided musical training in the North East for 30 years.

The evening will include readings of sonnets written by Vivaldi.

“Here, surely, is a band whose strength of vision and outstanding artistry would have pleased…its namesake.” Robert Levett International Record Review.


For your information…

  • A second batch of tickets will be released at 12noon on Friday 17 February.
  • A restricted number of tickets will be available on the day on a first come first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


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