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Family-friendly introduction to classical music with Royal Northern Sinfonia

Posted on 17 October 2017

For parents wondering how they can introduce their kids to the world of classical music, Royal Northern Sinfonia’s Classics 4 Kids series is a great place to start.

Taking place on Saturday afternoons in Sage One, the 45-minute long concerts are especially designed with families in mind, giving youngsters the unique opportunity to hear bite-sized sections of classical music in the right environment for them.

First up in the series is Classics 4 Kids: All About Mendelssohn on Saturday 4 November at 2pm, with Royal Northern Sinfonia Music Director Lars Vogt conducting music from Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and his ‘Scottish’ Symphony.

Presenting the concert is Ruth Rosales, who will take the audience on an interactive musical journey, exploring Mendelssohn’s travels in Scotland and what inspired him to write the pieces.

As well as hearing the world-class Royal Northern Sinfonia perform in Sage One, there’ll also be free fun activities from 1pm on the Concourse before the concert starts, with children being given the chance to try out musical instruments for themselves, as well as a classical music disco and party games after the concert.

Tickets are £5.50 for children and £11 for adults and can be booked online here or by calling Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.

For those wanting to book ahead, Classics 4 Kids returns in the New Year with All About the Violin on Saturday 17 February and Musical Inspiration on Saturday 21 April.

For more information about our Classics 4 Kids series or Sage Gateshead’s other classical concerts, visit

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