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Brussels Philharmonic makes Sage Gateshead debut

Posted on 27 October 2017

Belgian Orchestra the Brussels Philharmonic makes its Sage Gateshead debut next month – with tickets still available for what promises to be a night to remember for orchestral music fans in the North East.

Founded in 1935, the orchestra has performed with many top conductors and soloists and has collaborated with great 20th century composers Bartók, Stravinsky and Messiaen, as well as recording award-winning film scores for the likes of The Aviator, The Artist and High Rise.

On Thursday 9 November at 7.30pm in Sage One, the orchestra and its charismatic chief conductor Stéphane Denève will take to the stage for a series of trailblazing showpieces, including Debussy’s symphonic poem for orchestra Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, extracts from Prokofiev’s whirling ballet score Cinderella and world-class soloist Nikolaj Znaider performing possibly the most popular violin concerto: the Bruch Violin Concerto.

Stéphane designs his programmes combining 21st century music with the great classics, and this concert is no different. Thrown into the mix is Guillaume Connesson’s electrifying Flammenschrift – sure to be a hit with even the least enthusiastic contemporary classical music fans!

Tickets are priced from £16.50 and can be booked online here or by calling Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661.

The Brussels Philharmonic concert is one of six RNS Presents concerts taking place at Sage Gateshead during the 2017/18 Classical Season, featuring internationally renowned orchestras, opera companies and choirs from near and far.

Highlights over the next few months include the CBSO (Friday 19 January), The Hallé (Friday 16 March), the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (Friday 13 April) as well as a much-anticipated visit from ‘The Voices of Classic FM’ The Sixteen (Friday 8 December) as part of Sage Gateshead’s Christmas celebrations.

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