Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Sage One

Buses from Alnwick and Hexham

Yan Pascal Tortelier* conductor
Steven Osborne piano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven Egmont Overture
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Berlioz Symphonie fantastique

After their successful first visit last season, the BBC SSO return, this time with Yan Pascal Tortelier, for a programme celebrating the ‘Auld Alliance’. Steven Osborne is the soloist in Ravel’s jazz-inspired piano concerto, before Berlioz’s revolutionary programme symphony takes us from an opium-inspired ball, via a march to the scaffold, to a witches’ Sabbath.

  • The BBC SSO regrets to announce that, due to unforeseen circumstances, Donald Runnicles, the orchestra’s Conductor Emeritus, has had to withdraw from performances at Glasgow City Halls and Sage Gateshead on 12 and 13 April 2018, respectively. The orchestra is very grateful that Yan Pascal Tortelier has agreed to step in to conduct both performances. The programmes remain unchanged.


Packages – Booking opens Thursday 1 June, 10am.

Plan your season in advance and take advantage of some great discounts. Choose your favourite concerts from our RNS At Home and RNS Presents series, and save up to 25% on the cost of your tickets. Then sit back, relax, and start looking forward to another great Classical Season at Sage Gateshead.

  • 5 – 9 concerts save 10%
  • 10 – 14 concerts save 15%
  • 15 – 21 concerts save 20%
  • 22 concerts save 25%

Include our Opening Night in your package and join us for a FREE glass of fizz in the interval to celebrate the new season.


How to Save

Gateshead Residents
FREE tickets available for any concert in our RNS At Home series if you live in Gateshead and have never been to a classical concert before. Gateshead classical first-timers – come and hear your orchestra! Two tickets per customer.

Bar 5 for Under 30s
If you are under 30 our Bar 5 scheme entitles you to a ticket for just £5 plus a FREE bottle of beer for RNS At Home (in advance), RNS Presents (on the day) or RNS nights out (on the day). Find out more.

17 and under and Unemployed
Tickets available for £5 in advance for RNS At Home and on the day for RNS Presents and RNS Nights Out. Find out more.


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