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Beethoven’s concertos – five for piano, one for violin, plus two other, more unusual ones – are cornerstones in the orchestral repertoire.
Experience every one of them at Sage Gateshead in Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 2016-17 season.
Click on the links below for full programme listings and ticket information for each concert.
The five piano concertos
Saturday 29 October, 2016. 7.30pm
Piano Concerto No.1
Join us for Beethoven’s supremely confident first concerto, performed along with two other pieces which define the German Romantic tradition.
Friday 18 November, 2016. 7.30pm
Piano Concert No.5 ‘Emperor’
Popularly known as the Emperor Concerto, Beethoven’s last piano concerto regularly features near the top of classical music charts for a very good reason.
Friday 17 March, 2017. 7.30pm
Piano Concerto No.2 & No.3
These two concertos illustrate Beethoven’s musical journey, from youthful inventiveness to the more dramatic voice of his maturity.
Saturday 10 June, 2017. 6pm
Piano Concerto No.4 & Choral Fantasy
Don’t miss our Classical Season’s fantastic finale – a recreation of the first public premiere of Beethoven’s Piano Concert No.4 on 22 December 1808 in Vienna, with added dinner interval.
Joining Lars Vogt and Royal Northern Sinfonia will be soprano Sally Matthews and the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia.
Two more of Beethoven’s concertos for you to enjoy this season
Friday 30 September, 2016. 7.30pm
RNS Music Director Lars Vogt is joined by the astonishingly gifted Tetzlaff siblings for Beethoven’s playful concerto.
Friday 10 February, 2017. 7.30pm
Beethoven only wrote one violin concerto, but he definitely made it count. Also being performed is Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’, a masterpiece recently voted the greatest symphony ever written by the world’s leading conductors.