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BBC SSO Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard makes Sage Gateshead debut

Posted on 22 March 2017

One of the world’s leading conductors, Thomas Dausgaard, will be making his first Sage Gateshead appearance as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s new Chief Conductor when they perform together in Sage One.

Taking place on Saturday 25 March at 7.30pm, the concert marks the first time that the BBC SSO has performed at Sage Gateshead since the venue’s opening season in April 2005.

The programme includes Strauss’ beautiful Four Last Songs, performed by Canadian soprano Erin Wall, followed by Elgar’s tremendous Symphony No.1. The concert begins with Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde.

Thomas Dausgaard said: “I am especially looking forward to my first visit to Sage Gateshead – I have heard so many wonderful things about this exceptional venue.

“I am so keen to share this wonderful orchestra with audiences in the North East of England, and it is a great pleasure to be able to do this in my first season as Chief Conductor of the BBC SSO.”

Speaking ahead of the concert, Thorben Dittes, Director of Royal Northern Sinfonia and Classical Music Programme at Sage Gateshead added: “The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra is one of Scotland’s finest orchestras, and provided many musical highlights during my four years working in Glasgow before moving to Tyneside.

“It is therefore a particular pleasure to introduce them to Gateshead audiences under their inspiring new Chief Conductor, Thomas Dausgaard.”

Tickets for the concert range from £16.13 – £39.78 and can be booked online here, in person at our Ticket Office or by calling 0191 443 4661.