Sage Gateshead - Upcoming events http://www.sagegateshead.com/whats-on/rss Upcoming events at Sage Gateshead en-gb <![CDATA[Under 5s Music-Making: Sing, Play & Dance]]> The Greggs Children's Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join our friendly specialist musicians in the homely surroundings of the Gregg's Children's Room where they will delight and engage budding musicians of any age in singing, movement and music making.

See main copy for dates and times

£3.50 per person (second child £1.75)

General Info: For ages 0 - 4.


Join our friendly specialist musicians in the homely surroundings of the Gregg&#8217;s Children&#8217;s Room where they will delight and engage budding musicians of any age in singing, movement and music making. As well as being great fun, these classes are designed to support your child in developing essential musical and social skills, whilst giving the whole family lots of new ideas for songs and musical games to sing and play at home. Full term deal £3 per session for 10 sessions or more &#8211; ask at Ticket Office. We always want to provide all of our participants with the best experience possible, and for that to happen we ask that you please&#8230; Buy your tickets in advance &#8211; we cannot accept ticket money on the door. (A ticket is needed for every single participant, including babies). Arrive on time to avoid disrupting the class. Have your tickets ready to hand in before entering the room. This event takes place in The Greggs Children&#8217;s Room. ]]>
2016-09-05T09:45:00 2017-08-18T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Singers, Stanley]]> Stanley Masonic Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Every Monday during term time, 10.30am - 12noon

Pay per session at the venue

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50

General Info: This group is delivered in partnership with Leisureworks. For more information call Leisureworks on 01207 218020.


Singing groups in venues near you. Welcoming, sociable groups singing a wide-ranging mix of repertoire in parts to suit any level led by musicians from Sage Gateshead in venues around the region. No experience necessary. Stanley Masonic Hall, Scott Street, Stanley, DH9 8AD (Pay Per Session) This group is delivered in partnership with Leisureworks. For more information call Leisureworks on 01207 218020. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There&#8217;s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. Term Dates All terms are 10 weeks long (split into two halves) and include a half term break. Autumn Term (First Half): 19 September &#8211; 17 October 2016 Half term: Monday 24 &#8211; Friday 28 October 2016 Autumn Term (Second Half): 31 October &#8211; 28 November 2016 Spring Term (First Half): 16 January &#8211; 13 February 2017 Half term: Monday 20 &#8211; Friday 24 February 2017 Spring Term (Second Half): 27 February &#8211; 27 March 2017 Summer Term (First Half): 24 April &#8211; 22 May 2017 Half term: Monday 29 May &#8211; Friday 2 June 2017 Summer Term (Second Half): 5 June &#8211; 3 July 2017 Loading&#8230; Follow the Silver Programme on Twitter (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)0; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = &#8220;//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&amp;version=v2.3&#8221;; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, &#8216;script&#8217;, &#8216;facebook-jssdk&#8217;));Posted by Sage Gateshead on&nbsp;Tuesday, 7 July 2015 ]]>
2016-09-19T10:30:00 2017-07-03T10:30:00
<![CDATA[Babies, Babble & Play]]> The Greggs Children's Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mondays & Thursdays: 1.30pm Wednesdays: 11am

£3.50 per person (second child £1.75)

General Info: Age 0-12 months. Adults and children (including babies) must have a valid ticket.


Start a musical journey with your baby in these magical interactive music-making sessions. The activities support your baby’s development through music and movement, and can easily be used at home. N.B. Participants attending sessions on Wednesday 8 March 2017 are advised that due to a building closure an alternative route will be provided and the Cafe will be relocated to the Music Education Centre. We also expect the car park to be very busy during this time. Find out more&#8230; Full term deal £3 per session for 10 sessions or more &#8211; ask at Ticket Office. We always want to provide all of our participants with the best experience possible, and for that to happen we ask that you please&#8230; Buy your tickets in advance &#8211; we cannot accept ticket money on the door. (A ticket is needed for every single participant, including babies). Arrive on time to avoid disrupting the class. Have your tickets ready to hand in before entering the room. This event takes place in The Greggs Children&#8217;s Room. ]]>
2016-09-05T13:30:00 2017-08-15T11:00:00
<![CDATA[ Magenta Singers]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Every Monday during term time, 1.30pm - 3pm

£4.50 per session. Payable online or on the door.

Prefix: Adult Learning Programme


The Magenta Singers are a group for people of any age who are living with acquired aphasia, run in association with the NETA Aphasia Support Centre. This friendly, supportive group sing accompanied repertoire from a wide range of musical genres including pop, blues and folk, with the aim of developing skills and working towards performances. No experience necessary. NETA is an independent charity for people with aphasia across the North East region. Downloads Magenta Singers Info Sheet 2017 Magenta Singers Booking Form 2017 Term Dates This class will start and finish on a Monday during term time. Autumn Term: 19 September &#8211; 31 November 2016 Half term: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October 2016 Spring Term: 16 January – 30 March 2017 Half term: Monday 20 – Friday 24 February 2017 Summer Term: 24 April – 6 July 2017 (Monday classes only: Apr 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10 Half term: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 2017 All terms are 10 weeks long and include a half term break, unless otherwise stated. ]]>
2016-09-19T13:30:00 2017-07-10T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Beyond the End of the Road]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15.30, £13.10

Prefix: November Club Presents

General Info: Age Recommendation: 10+. Please note change of time, now 7.30pm.


When the city meets the countryside all is not what it seems&#8230;what&#8217;s the news beyond the end of the road? We have travelled across Northumberland, listening to local residents and collecting their stories and anecdotes to create this new site-specific musical exploring rural life. There is a strange sound coming from the soil. Incomer Sula just cannot let it lie. Her sister Evie can&#8217;t seem to get anything right. Alec and Grace are arguing over the sudden arrival of Bobby and what IS Thomas hiding down at the old station? Join our storytelling rabble as they weave their midsummer tale about the residents of their village PLACE, their loves, their losses and their deepest secrets through music and songs. Culminating in a ceilidh compered by Alistair Anderson. Music and Lyrics by Katie Doherty. Written by Laura Lindow. Directed by Cinzia Hardy. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and with support from The Joicey Trust, Esmee Fairbairn Trust and Northumberland County Council. In collaboration with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. ]]>
2017-06-27T19:30:00 2017-06-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sounds Good To Me]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesdays 3.30pm - 5pm. See main copy for term times.

£3.50

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for Adults

General Info: Carers and support workers welcome at no extra cost


Sounds Good To Me is a welcoming singing group for adults with additional needs. We sing popular songs in unison in a supportive environment, where you can take your time to learn the songs one line at a time. Some participants prefer to listen and that is great, everyone is welcome to join us. Over the years participants have grown in confidence and some even request solo slots where they can try the songs we learn out on their own. We perform 2-3 times a year, if you would like to, including the SEN annual concert called &#8220;The Music Spark Show&#8221; which is always lots of fun. The tutor is Dean Moulding (Singer/guitarist) and has been teaching the group for 7 years. Free entry for Carers/Guardians. Every Wednesday during Sage Gateshead term time (10 sessions). Click tab above for Term Times ]]>
2017-04-26T15:30:00 2018-03-21T15:30:00
<![CDATA[ Sounds Good To Me]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Every Wednesday during term time, 3.30pm - 5pm

£3.50 per session. Payable online or on the door.

Prefix: Adult Learning Programme


A group for adults with learning disabilities who have a love of singing. Carers and support workers are welcome at no extra cost. There are occasional performance and recording opportunities. Term Dates This class will start and finish on a Monday during term time. Autumn Term: 19 September &#8211; 31 November 2016 Half term: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October 2016 Spring Term: 16 January – 30 March 2017 Half term: Monday 20 – Friday 24 February 2017 Summer Term: 24 April – 6 July 2017 (Monday classes only: Apr 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10 Half term: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 2017 All terms are 10 weeks long and include a half term break, unless otherwise stated. ]]>
2016-09-21T15:30:00 2017-07-05T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Fretted Strings Workshop with Sierra Hull]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£12 (Concessions Available)


Join Sierra Hull for an Intermediate/Advanced Fretted Strings workshop. Sierra Hull was a bluegrass thrush, a teen prodigy. Krauss called her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Hull was 11-years-old. Two years later, she signed with Rounder Records, and soon became known as a remarkable mandolin player, a tone-true vocalist, and a recording artist of high order. She made two acclaimed albums. She played the White House, and Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. &#8220;She plays the mandolin with a degree of refined elegance and freedom that few have achieved&#8221;, says Bela Fleck, the genre-leaping banjo master who produced Weighted Mind. &#8220;And now her vocals and songwriting have matured to the level of her virtuosity.&#8221; Alison Krauss, who has won more Grammy awards than any female artist in history, says of Hull, &#8220;I think she&#8217;s endless. I don’t see any boundaries. Talent like hers is so rare, and I don’t think it stops. It’s round.&#8221; This workshop is suitable for Intermediate/Advanced instrumentalists on any Fretted Strings instrument. ]]>
2017-06-28T17:00:00 2017-06-28T17:00:00
<![CDATA[The Hexham and Newcastle Catholic Partnership proudly presents "A Celebration of Music"]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£6


One talented school would be good enough, but the combined musical talents of eleven schools guarantees a wonderful evening of entertainment. This is the 5th Partnership concert at Sage Gateshead, and all previous occasions have been hugely enjoyable. This year will be no exception. The students are all rehearsed, the comperes have memorised one joke each, and the stage is set. Come along and hear an eclectic mix of music from A to Z &#8211; that&#8217;s Adele to Zadok the Priest! ]]>
2017-06-28T19:00:00 2017-06-28T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Carleen Anderson - Cage Street Memorial]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 The recipient of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and nominated for JazzFM’s Best UK Vocalist Award, Anderson’s latest work The Pilgrimage explores personal themes while crossing multiple genres.

£24.50


The seventh solo record from Mercury-nominated and Worldwide FM Lifetime Achievement Award winner Carleen Anderson is her best and bravest yet. This is a deeply and poetic take on belonging and exile that pulses with ideas and life. Anderson&#8217;s CAGE STREET MEMORIAL ~ The Pilgrimage will be performed by Carleen on vocals, piano and vocal harmoniser, with accompaniment by an adventurous quartet led by Orphy Robinson on Vibraphone, Renell Shaw on Bass, Samy Bishai on Violin and Crispin Robinson on Percussion. Her highly original compositions jostle and blends stylings of jazz, soul, gospel, opera and chamber music delivered in Anderson&#8217;s unique voice that plays with space and draws the ear to listen. Her numerous accolades are a testament to this most recent album showcasing an artist at the height of her creative powers to perform an unforgettable LIVE experience. “You have to see Carleen Anderson at least three times in your life. I’d hang around all day just to listen to her sound check.” Amy Winehouse. Launched by the 2016 EFG London Jazz Festival, this soundtrack album is one-third of a multi-genre narrative that traces the life of Anderson’s paternal Grandparents who raised her from infancy and their impact on her son’s current life in Bristol. After being recruited by Virgin Records for a solo recording career, her first album in 1994, True Spirit, had three chart topping tracks, Mama Said, Let it Last and Nervous Breakdown. Her second album in 1998, Blessed Burden, co-produced with Paul Weller, also had several hits, one famously being a cover of Paul McCartney’s Maybe I’m Amazed. READ: Evening Standard Review LISTEN: Jazz FM interview www.cagestreetmemorial.com | Facebook ]]>
2017-06-29T20:00:00 2017-06-29T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Angels of The North 2017]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Angels of the North' 7th Annual Concert.

£12


Angels of the North&#8217; 7th Annual Concert. A truly breath-taking concert featuring 400 fantastic voices from North East Primary Schools, joined by the talented pupils from the &#8216;Bommel Musical Theatre Arts&#8217;. A sensational evening of musical theatre entertainment sponsored by the leading North of England charity &#8216;Angels of the North&#8217;. ]]>
2017-06-30T18:30:00 2017-06-30T18:30:00
<![CDATA[The Music Spark Show!]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£6 (Carers Free)

Suffix: Plus free concourse performance at 6.30pm


The Music Spark Show is back! Join us for a night at the Oscars with some of the region&#8217;s most talented performers with additional needs. We&#8217;ll be challenging perceptions through dynamic performances! Hosted by the Music Spark Crew in their zany, fun filled way it&#8217;s sure to be another amazing event packed with singing, dancing, acting and unpredictable moments! ]]>
2017-06-30T18:30:00 2017-06-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Singing Stellas]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Develop your vocal skills and harmony singing in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere, singing a wide variety of musical styles. Payable weekly in advance or on the door. Please note this group is for women only.

Every Saturday during term time, 11am - 1pm

£3.50. Pay online or at the door.

Prefix: Adult Learning Programme

General Info: Ability Level: Absolute Beginner Musician


Develop your vocal skills and harmony singing in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere, singing a wide variety of musical styles. Payable weekly in advance or on the door. Please note this group is for women only. About the Adult Programme Whether you want to perfect your instrumental or vocal skills, or start from scratch, you can do it here. If you enjoy performing there will be plenty of opportunities for you to show off your skills. Some of our groups even get to perform on stage with visiting performers. How to Book You can book online for each class or pay at the door when you get there. Prices £3.50 per class. Term Dates This class will start and finish on a Saturday during term time. Autumn Term: 19 September &#8211; 31 November 2016 Half term: Monday 24 – Friday 28 October 2016 Spring Term: 16 January – 30 March 2017 Half term: Monday 20 – Friday 24 February 2017 Summer Term: 24 April – 6 July 2017 (Monday classes only: Apr 24; May 8, 15, 22; June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10 Half term: Monday 29 May – Friday 2 June 2017 All terms are 10 weeks long and include a half term break, unless otherwise stated. Give it a Go! If you enrol for one of our activities and decide that it isn’t right for you, we will offer you a full refund as long as you let us know within your first three weeks of attending. &gt;&gt; Follow Adult Learning at Sage Gateshead on Twitter &lt;&lt; (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)0; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = &#8220;//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&amp;version=v2.3&#8221;; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, &#8216;script&#8217;, &#8216;facebook-jssdk&#8217;));Posted by Sage Gateshead on&nbsp;Thursday, 25 June 2015 ]]>
2016-09-24T11:00:00 2017-07-08T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Digging In The Garden]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 1 July 2017, 11am - 12noon & 2pm - 3pm

£7.60; £5.50; Family Ticket £21.80

General Info: Suitable for any children under 7 and their families


A sizzling, buzzing summer concert for children under 7 and their families and friends. Come ready to join in with the songs, have a wiggle and celebrate your favourite garden creatures, whilst learning a few interesting facts about nature along the way. Insect wings and deely boppers strongly encouraged! This performance is open to all and will be an informal, inclusive concert that is suitable for any children under 7 and their families. Family Ticket £22 Four tickets, must include at least one child under 16. Please call Ticket Office to book. ]]>
2017-07-01T11:00:00 2017-07-01T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Jazz.Coop Presents: Play Jazz! Workshop]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Various dates, 2pm - 6pm

£20, £18 for Jazz Co-op Members.


Want to play jazz but never dared? Or already playing jazz and need a boost? Guided by experienced jazz musicians you will learn to improvise in an informal supportive environment. Suitable for all instruments. You don&#8217;t have to read music but you should be able to play all the notes of your instrument with ease. The workshops are held on the first Saturday of each month (except January and August). Each one has a different theme. See www.jazz.coop for more information. All attendees must complete this enrolment form Loading&#8230; ]]>
2016-09-03T14:00:00 2017-07-01T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Young Musicians Live!]]> Sage Gateshead 0.00000000 0.00000000

Various dates and times

Free but ticketed

Suffix: Featuring students from the Centre for Advanced Training.


A series of lunchtime concerts featuring students from the Centre for Advanced Training. ]]>
2017-02-12T13:30:00 2017-07-02T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Song on the Tyne]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Musical Director David Murray leads Ryton and Bishopwearmouth Choral Societies in a charity concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

£12


Musical Director David Murray leads Ryton and Bishopwearmouth Choral Societies in a charity concert in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The concert will also feature The Tyne Theatre Stage School Choir and soprano Sally Harrison from the West End show Phantom of the Opera. ]]>
2017-07-02T19:00:00 2017-07-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Coast to Coast]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£8, Concessions Available


Legendary Cumbrian folk rockers Tryckster return with a massed chorus of singers from east (Voicebeat) and west (Sing Owt!), on an epic musical journey to celebrate the rich landscapes and raucous creative heart of the far north of the UK. Tryckster Voicebeat Sing Owt! ]]>
2017-07-02T19:00:00 2017-07-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Vocal Concert]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for an evening of beautiful vocal music with performances from a variety of groups singing a wide array of genres; expect everything from Classical to Gospel.

£4


Join us for an evening of beautiful vocal music with performances from a variety of groups singing a wide array of genres; expect everything from Classical to Gospel. Groups performing: Silversmiths, Silver Divas, Opera d&#8217;argento and Silver Madrigals. ]]>
2017-07-05T16:45:00 2017-07-05T16:45:00
<![CDATA[Gateshead Music Hub Presents: BBC's Ten Pieces]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Adults £5, Children under 16 £1, Under 5s Free


Gateshead Music Service presents the culmination of their BBC 10 Pieces Gateshead schools project. Performing with Gateshead&#8217;s own jazz ensemble &#8216;Paraffernalia&#8217;, young people from across the borough come together to perform pieces from the 10 Pieces project. Find out more about the project here. ]]>
2017-07-05T19:00:00 2017-07-05T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Ukulele Show]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join all of our Ukulele groups playing all your favourite toe-tapping songs in varying styles and genres.

£4


Sage Gateshead&#8217;s fabulous ukulele groups will play much loved, toe-tapping songs in varying styles and genres. ]]>
2017-07-06T17:00:00 2017-07-06T17:00:00
<![CDATA[ Inspiration Choir and Opera North - Let the Sunshine In]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 A feel good concert for the height of summer; with songs to bring the sunshine into your heart.

£17, £7.50. Family Ticket £50. Concessions available

Suffix: Music Director Gary Griffiths

General Info: £10 ticket offer for all Sage Gateshead music participants. Call Ticket office to book.


A feel good concert for the height of summer; with songs to bring the sunshine into your heart. Pop classics from the Bee Gees and ELO mix with uplifting spirituals from the Deep South of America. There&#8217;s a tropical storm brewing on the island of Bali Hai and of course the dawning of the Age of Aquarius where we really do Let the Sunshine In. Music Director Gary Griffiths ]]>
2017-07-09T16:00:00 2017-07-09T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Folk and Roots Show]]> The Cumberland Arms 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for an evening of traditional Folk, Roots and Appalachian music.

Tickets available for £4 on the door at The Cumberland Arms


Join us for an evening of traditional Folk, Roots and Appalachian music. Performances from Silver Bluegrass Band, Pick &amp; Mix guitar group and the Silver Mandolin Orchestra. Tickets available on the door for £4. ]]>
2017-07-10T19:00:00 2017-07-10T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra & The Bootleg Beatles: It Was 50 Years Ago Today]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 As Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band reaches its half century, the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation's premier Beatle group The Bootleg Beatles team up to perform this iconic album live in its entirety fifty years to

£60, £49.10, £38.20, £27.30

Suffix: A Celebration of Sgt Pepper and the Summer of Love


As Sgt. Pepper&#8217;s Lonely Hearts Club Band reaches its half century, the award-winning Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the nation&#8217;s premier Beatle group The Bootleg Beatles team up to perform this iconic album live in its entirety fifty years since its original release. Orchestrated by Nigel Osborne and hosted by the legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough, this special concert is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience what Rolling Stone magazine proclaimed &#8216;the number one greatest album of all time&#8217; complete with full-blown symphonic backing. Incorporating many other hits from the heady days of 1967, including Strawberry Fields, Penny Lane and All You Need Is Love, don&#8217;t miss this highlight of our summer concert season. As the Fab Four themselves so famously assured us &#8211; &#8216;A splendid time is guaranteed for all&#8217;. ]]>
2017-07-11T19:30:00 2017-07-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mercury Rev with Royal Northern Sinfonia plus Hazel Wilde (Lanterns on The Lake)]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Joining the celebrations around Bella Union's 20th anniversary come a relatively recent signing to the label with a glorious history of their own. For this very special evening, Mercury Rev will be joined on stage by Simon Raymonde and by the Royal Northe

£32.70, £27.30


Joining the celebrations around Bella Union&#8217;s 20th anniversary come a relatively recent signing to the label with a glorious history of their own. For this very special evening, Mercury Rev will be joined on stage by Simon Raymonde and by Royal Northern Sinfonia for a magical and intimate orchestral performance of music from across their catalogue. The band&#8217;s eighth studio album &#8216;The Light In You&#8217; was released by Bella Union in the Autumn of 2015, and although the band&#8217;s ability to deliver majestic and intensely personal sweeps of sound has never faltered, it marked a return to critical prominence for a band who routinely adorned &#8216;best of&#8217; lists with previous landmarks like &#8216;See You On The Other Side&#8217;, &#8216;Deserter&#8217;s Songs&#8217; and &#8216;All Is Dream&#8217;. Around the same time as the album was released, the band were invited by the Incubate Festival in Tilburg Holland to perform with the Tilburg Conservatorium Orchestra. For these three exclusive UK dates, the band will be joined by Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of the Sage Gateshead. Royal Northern Sinfonia have previously toured and recorded with fellow Bella Union artists John Grant and Lanterns on the Lake. Expect rare and first time song performances along with selections from the legendary albums &#8216;Deserter&#8217;s Songs&#8217; and &#8216;All Is Dream&#8217; all delivered with the Rev&#8217;s trademark widescreen arrangements and their iconic flair for the modern fairytale. www.mercuryrev.com | Facebook | Twitter Plus Support Hazel Wilde Hazel Wilde is a founding member of the acclaimed indie rock band Lanterns On The Lake and will give her debut solo performance in support of label mates Mercury Rev. Stripping back the spectral rock sound of her main project to reveal its vulnerable and compelling songwriting core, Wilde will be debuting new spellbinding material that is as bleak as it is beautiful. ]]>
2017-07-12T19:30:00 2017-07-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Pass it On Tour: Alistair Anderson & Northlands + Folkestra]]> Morpeth Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Pass it On tour is bringing top traditional musicians to audiences across the North East. From internationally acclaimed Northumbrian master Alistair Anderson, to the exciting up and coming talent of Folkestra - tunes and songs from the collections an

£12 (Concessions Available)


The Pass it On tour is bringing top traditional musicians to audiences across the North East. From internationally acclaimed Northumbrian master Alistair Anderson, to the exciting up and coming talent of Folkestra &#8211; tunes and songs from the collections and living memories of North East tradition will being brought to life! Folkworks: Pass it On &#8211; The Tradition in Your Hands is an exciting new project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. This project explores regional archives and collections, bringing them to life through performance, learning, festivals, talks and exhibitions for participants and audiences across the North East. Alistair Anderson &amp; Northlands. From the heart of Northumberland, Alistair Anderson&#8217;s exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the landscape with music that is rooted in both the hills and the tradition. Alistair&#8217;s own tunes rub shoulders with those of the Northumbrian shepherds who inspired him, alongside old tunes passed through many generations. Carefully chosen songs bring a different dimension and the whole is underpinned by arrangements that make the music soar and add a contemporary feel. Alistair Anderson is internationally acclaimed as the master of the English Concertina, and is a fine player of the Northumbrian pipes and has a career that has spanned 5 decades. The first band he played in, The High Level Ranters, played a key role in the folk revival of the 1960s and were the first band to take Northumbrian music across many borders. Alistair&#8217;s commitment to carrying on the traditions and passing them on to new generations have been at the heart of his work and his latest band, Northlands, embodies this with three younger musicians who have all been influenced by Alistair as a fellow musician, teacher and mentor through Folkworks Youth Summer School or the Newcastle Folk Degree Course, both of which were founded by Alistair. Ian Stephenson, Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, has built a reputation as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, playing in KAN, 422, Baltic Crossing and The Andy May Trio. His recent adoption of the Northumbrian pipes gives further depth to Northlands with pipe duets! He has created many of the arrangements that the band loves to play. Sophy Ball, a wonderfully dynamic fiddle player, has appeared on several of Alistair&#8217;s albums and performs with 422, The Bottle Bank Band and the Andy May Trio. Sarah Hayes, who grew up in Warkworth, Northumberland is a gifted singer and flute player &#8211; with an alternative career in the indie band Admiral Fallow, she also keeps her music rooted in tradition with her solo work and her new band Wildings. Folkestra With two successful albums and a growing national reputation, Sage Gateshead&#8217;s youth ensemble Folkestra have performed at numerous concerts and festivals across the country as well as residencies as far away as Chicago. Directed by renowned folk guitarist Ian Stephenson, the group were founded by Kathryn Tickell, and have worked with some of the finest folk tutors in the country. Folkestra will be performing a range of material put together this year with a strong focus on local material, many from C18 manuscripts and other sources. Venue: Morpeth Town Hall ]]>
2017-07-12T19:30:00 2017-07-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Silver Absolute Beginner Mandolin]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 13 July, 2017. 11am - 12.30pm

£25 for the five week course

Suffix: Five week course

General Info: No prior experience is necessary


The aim of the course will be to give you an understanding of the basic skills needed to play the mandolin, and build a repertoire of simple pieces we can play as an ensemble. No prior experience is necessary! Dates All sessions take place in the Music Education Centre from 11am &#8211; 12:30pm. Thursday 13 July Thursday 20 July Thursday 27 July Thursday 3 August Thursday 10 August About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-07-13T11:00:00 2017-07-13T11:00:00
<![CDATA[ Silver Chimes]]> Sage Gateshead 0.00000000 0.00000000 Take a load off whilst listening to the beautiful sounds of Silver Chimes.


Join us on the Concourse for this free performance by Sage Gateshead&#8217;s Silver Chimes. Silver Chimes play harmonised arrangements of folk, classical and popular music using bellplates (a modern alternative to hand bells). ]]>
2017-07-13T12:15:00 2017-07-13T12:15:00
<![CDATA[Pass it On Tour: Alistair Anderson & Northlands + Folkestra]]> Washington Arts Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

£12, £10

General Info: Tickets sold via Washington Arts Centre


The Pass it On tour is bringing top traditional musicians to audiences across the North East. From internationally acclaimed Northumbrian master Alistair Anderson, to the exciting up and coming talent of Folkestra &#8211; tunes and songs from the collections and living memories of North East tradition will being brought to life! Folkworks: Pass it On &#8211; The Tradition in Your Hands is an exciting new project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. This project explores regional archives and collections, bringing them to life through performance, learning, festivals, talks and exhibitions for participants and audiences across the North East. Alistair Anderson &amp; Northlands. From the heart of Northumberland, Alistair Anderson&#8217;s exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the landscape with music that is rooted in both the hills and the tradition. Alistair&#8217;s own tunes rub shoulders with those of the Northumbrian shepherds who inspired him, alongside old tunes passed through many generations. Carefully chosen songs bring a different dimension and the whole is underpinned by arrangements that make the music soar and add a contemporary feel. Alistair Anderson is internationally acclaimed as the master of the English Concertina, and is a fine player of the Northumbrian pipes and has a career that has spanned 5 decades. The first band he played in, The High Level Ranters, played a key role in the folk revival of the 1960s and were the first band to take Northumbrian music across many borders. Alistair&#8217;s commitment to carrying on the traditions and passing them on to new generations have been at the heart of his work and his latest band, Northlands, embodies this with three younger musicians who have all been influenced by Alistair as a fellow musician, teacher and mentor through Folkworks Youth Summer School or the Newcastle Folk Degree Course, both of which were founded by Alistair. Ian Stephenson, Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, has built a reputation as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, playing in KAN, 422, Baltic Crossing and The Andy May Trio. His recent adoption of the Northumbrian pipes gives further depth to Northlands with pipe duets! He has created many of the arrangements that the band loves to play. Sophy Ball, a wonderfully dynamic fiddle player, has appeared on several of Alistair&#8217;s albums and performs with 422, The Bottle Bank Band and the Andy May Trio. Sarah Hayes, who grew up in Warkworth, Northumberland is a gifted singer and flute player &#8211; with an alternative career in the indie band Admiral Fallow, she also keeps her music rooted in tradition with her solo work and her new band Wildings. Folkestra With two successful albums and a growing national reputation, Sage Gateshead&#8217;s youth ensemble Folkestra have performed at numerous concerts and festivals across the country as well as residencies as far away as Chicago. Directed by renowned folk guitarist Ian Stephenson, the group were founded by Kathryn Tickell, and have worked with some of the finest folk tutors in the country. Folkestra will be performing a range of material put together this year with a strong focus on local material, many from C18 manuscripts and other sources. Venue: Washington Arts Centre ]]>
2017-07-13T19:30:00 2017-07-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Pass it On Tour: Alistair Anderson & Northlands + Folkestra]]> The Witham, Barnard Castle 0.00000000 0.00000000

£12, £10

General Info: Tickets via The Witham


The Pass it On tour is bringing top traditional musicians to audiences across the North East. From internationally acclaimed Northumbrian master Alistair Anderson, to the exciting up and coming talent of Folkestra &#8211; tunes and songs from the collections and living memories of North East tradition will being brought to life! Folkworks: Pass it On &#8211; The Tradition in Your Hands is an exciting new project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. This project explores regional archives and collections, bringing them to life through performance, learning, festivals, talks and exhibitions for participants and audiences across the North East. Alistair Anderson &amp; Northlands. From the heart of Northumberland, Alistair Anderson&#8217;s exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the landscape with music that is rooted in both the hills and the tradition. Alistair&#8217;s own tunes rub shoulders with those of the Northumbrian shepherds who inspired him, alongside old tunes passed through many generations. Carefully chosen songs bring a different dimension and the whole is underpinned by arrangements that make the music soar and add a contemporary feel. Alistair Anderson is internationally acclaimed as the master of the English Concertina, and is a fine player of the Northumbrian pipes and has a career that has spanned 5 decades. The first band he played in, The High Level Ranters, played a key role in the folk revival of the 1960s and were the first band to take Northumbrian music across many borders. Alistair&#8217;s commitment to carrying on the traditions and passing them on to new generations have been at the heart of his work and his latest band, Northlands, embodies this with three younger musicians who have all been influenced by Alistair as a fellow musician, teacher and mentor through Folkworks Youth Summer School or the Newcastle Folk Degree Course, both of which were founded by Alistair. Ian Stephenson, Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, has built a reputation as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, playing in KAN, 422, Baltic Crossing and The Andy May Trio. His recent adoption of the Northumbrian pipes gives further depth to Northlands with pipe duets! He has created many of the arrangements that the band loves to play. Sophy Ball, a wonderfully dynamic fiddle player, has appeared on several of Alistair&#8217;s albums and performs with 422, The Bottle Bank Band and the Andy May Trio. Sarah Hayes, who grew up in Warkworth, Northumberland is a gifted singer and flute player &#8211; with an alternative career in the indie band Admiral Fallow, she also keeps her music rooted in tradition with her solo work and her new band Wildings. Folkestra With two successful albums and a growing national reputation, Sage Gateshead&#8217;s youth ensemble Folkestra have performed at numerous concerts and festivals across the country as well as residencies as far away as Chicago. Directed by renowned folk guitarist Ian Stephenson, the group were founded by Kathryn Tickell, and have worked with some of the finest folk tutors in the country. Folkestra will be performing a range of material put together this year with a strong focus on local material, many from C18 manuscripts and other sources. Venue: The Witham, Barnard Castle ]]>
2017-07-14T19:30:00 2017-07-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Music Theory]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

10am - 12noon, Saturday 17 Sept, 26 Nov, 14 Jan, 18 March, 20 May & 15 July

£15 Concessions: £12. Buy two tickets and get the third half price.

Prefix: Adult Learning Programme

General Info: Ability Level: Absolute Beginner Musician


These six sessions will cover the essentials of music theory, including how to read music, how chords and harmony work, understanding rhythms, time signatures and more. Each session will include elements of performance and composition in a hands-on approach to music theory. Attendance at all sessions isn’t essential, although it is encouraged. About the Adult Programme Whether you want to perfect your instrumental or vocal skills, or start from scratch, you can do it here. If you enjoy performing there will be plenty of opportunities for you to show off your skills. Some of our groups even get to perform on stage with visiting performers. &gt;&gt; Follow Adult Learning at Sage Gateshead on Twitter &lt;&lt; (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)0; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = &#8220;//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/sdk.js#xfbml=1&amp;version=v2.3&#8221;; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, &#8216;script&#8217;, &#8216;facebook-jssdk&#8217;));Posted by Sage Gateshead on&nbsp;Thursday, 25 June 2015 ]]>
2017-05-20T10:00:00 2017-07-15T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Pass it On Tour: Alistair Anderson & Northlands + Folkestra]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£12 (Concessions Available)


The Pass it On tour is bringing top traditional musicians to audiences across the North East. From internationally acclaimed Northumbrian master Alistair Anderson, to the exciting up and coming talent of Folkestra &#8211; tunes and songs from the collections and living memories of North East tradition will being brought to life! Folkworks: Pass it On &#8211; The Tradition in Your Hands is an exciting new project supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. This project explores regional archives and collections, bringing them to life through performance, learning, festivals, talks and exhibitions for participants and audiences across the North East. Alistair Anderson &amp; Northlands. From the heart of Northumberland, Alistair Anderson&#8217;s exciting new line-up conjures the spirit of the landscape with music that is rooted in both the hills and the tradition. Alistair&#8217;s own tunes rub shoulders with those of the Northumbrian shepherds who inspired him, alongside old tunes passed through many generations. Carefully chosen songs bring a different dimension and the whole is underpinned by arrangements that make the music soar and add a contemporary feel. Alistair Anderson is internationally acclaimed as the master of the English Concertina, and is a fine player of the Northumbrian pipes and has a career that has spanned 5 decades. The first band he played in, The High Level Ranters, played a key role in the folk revival of the 1960s and were the first band to take Northumbrian music across many borders. Alistair&#8217;s commitment to carrying on the traditions and passing them on to new generations have been at the heart of his work and his latest band, Northlands, embodies this with three younger musicians who have all been influenced by Alistair as a fellow musician, teacher and mentor through Folkworks Youth Summer School or the Newcastle Folk Degree Course, both of which were founded by Alistair. Ian Stephenson, Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, has built a reputation as one of the finest guitarists of his generation, playing in KAN, 422, Baltic Crossing and The Andy May Trio. His recent adoption of the Northumbrian pipes gives further depth to Northlands with pipe duets! He has created many of the arrangements that the band loves to play. Sophy Ball, a wonderfully dynamic fiddle player, has appeared on several of Alistair&#8217;s albums and performs with 422, The Bottle Bank Band and the Andy May Trio. Sarah Hayes, who grew up in Warkworth, Northumberland is a gifted singer and flute player &#8211; with an alternative career in the indie band Admiral Fallow, she also keeps her music rooted in tradition with her solo work and her new band Wildings. Folkestra With two successful albums and a growing national reputation, Sage Gateshead&#8217;s youth ensemble Folkestra have performed at numerous concerts and festivals across the country as well as residencies as far away as Chicago. Directed by renowned folk guitarist Ian Stephenson, the group were founded by Kathryn Tickell, and have worked with some of the finest folk tutors in the country. Folkestra will be performing a range of material put together this year with a strong focus on local material, many from C18 manuscripts and other sources. ]]>
2017-07-15T20:00:00 2017-07-15T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Young Musicians Live! Sacred Concert]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Free but ticketed


Youth Ensembles Quay Voices and Jambone will perform together the spiritual work of Duke Ellington&#8217;s Sacred Concert. ]]>
2017-07-16T19:00:00 2017-07-16T19:00:00
<![CDATA[GemArts Masala Festival: Sacred Sounds]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£10, Family Ticket £30 (Concessions Available)

Prefix: Presented with GemArts Masala Festival and Sage Gateshead


Sacred Sounds tells some of the largely forgotten stories of British India’s role in the First World War. Over one million Indian combatants and non-combatants participated in this calamitous war. Of these just under 100,000 were Sikhs – an astonishingly high number – considering they represented a tiny percentage of India’s population. Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns) in a French barn, this live concert showcases the music that Sikh soldiers took with them to camp and battlefield. Interspersed by readings of letters between soldiers and their families, the concert showcases their stories through the diverse music of the time, Shabads, recruitment songs and folk songs &#8211; including a mother’s lament for a departing son. Featuring: Kirpal Singh Panesar, Keertan Kaur Rehal, Christella Litras, Ravneet Sehra, Prabhjot Singh Gill, Joe Williams, Vijay Venkat and Robert Green. Poetry and images by Imtiaz Dharker, animated by Jack Lockhart. Sacred Sounds is funded by the Arts Council Strategic Touring Programme Sacred Sounds: Sikh Music Traditions and the First World War is presented by Alchemy, SAA-uk, and the Network of Sikh Organisations, UK in partnership with Birmingham Town Hall; Cast, Doncaster; GemArts, Gateshead; Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha, Leeds; Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Bradford; Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Newcastle; Ilkley Literature Festival; Nishkam Civic Association, Birmingham; Royal Armouries, Leeds; Sage Gateshead. Family Ticket A family ticket is available for £30 and includes 4 tickets (must include one child). Please call Ticket Office to book. ]]>
2017-07-17T19:00:00 2017-07-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Tees Valley Youth Orchestra: Prokofiev and Shostakovich]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Tees Valley Youth Orchestra draws the best musicians from the Tees Valley boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees and, increasingly, from all over the North East.

£10, OAPs £5, Under 18s Free

Prefix: Tees Valley Music Service presents


Tees Valley Youth Orchestra Conductor: Nicholas Nowicki Tees Valley Youth Orchestra draws the best musicians from the Tees Valley boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar &amp; Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees and, increasingly, from all over the North East. TVYO returns to Sage Gateshead following their success in 2015 to perform two huge Russian works; music from Prokofiev&#8217;s colourful Romeo and Juliet, and Shostakovich&#8217;s breathtaking 10th Symphony. ]]>
2017-07-17T19:30:00 2017-07-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks: Spooky Men's Chorale]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£17.40, £15.30


The Spooky Men&#8217;s Chorale are the gift that keeps on giving&#8230;as thunderous as a herd of wildebeest, as sly as a wagonload of Spike Milligans and as sonorous as a cloister of monks. The manchoir emerged blinking-eyed from the Blue Mountains of NSW fifteen years ago and armed with no more than their impressively cavernous vocal chords, a nice line in deadpan, improbable facial hair and an ill-matched set of hats, have been gleefully wooing audiences throughout Australia, NZ and the UK ever since. Renowned for a combination of Visigothic bravado, absurdist humour and eye-moistening tenderness, the Spookies, in middle age, are more masters of their territory than ever before, with five critically-acclaimed albums under their belt. For their 2017 UK tour, they will revisit their much loved b(l)ack-catalogue, forays into immense Georgian anthems, tender arrangements of traditional and contemporary classics, their own uniquely entertaining songs and choreography. Their last UK tour saw a large number of sell-out concerts at major venues and a whole raft of ecstatic festival audience reactions. You must see them. Really, you must. &#8220;Inspired &#8211; and a triumph of choreography! Catch them on the road &#8211; a fantastic night out is guaranteed!&#8221; Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 &#8220;High camp, epic folly &#8211; probably the best programming choice of the entire summer festival circuit.&#8221; The Irish Times &#8220;Highly theatrical, they veer from weird to touching and back again. Grown up entertainment in the best, most infantile way. Don&#8217;t miss an opportunity to see them.&#8221; Daily Telegraph www.spookymen.com.au ]]>
2017-07-18T20:00:00 2017-07-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[RNS Summer Chamber Music]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 RNS Summer Chamber Music

£13.50


Royal Northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Music ALISSA FIRSOVA Souvenir mélancolique BORODIN String Quintet Interval BEETHOVEN Rondino STRAUSS Metamorphosen (septet version) A chance to hear Rudolf Leopold’s septet arrangement of Strauss’ moving outpouring of his grief at the destruction of Dresden towards the end of the Second World War. Plus music from the talented young British-Russian composer Alissa Firsova, the rich melodies of Borodin’s Quintet, and Beethoven’s elegant miniature Rondino. Programme notes ALISSA FIRSOVA b.1986 Souvenir mélancolique for Clarinet and Horn, Op. 23 Alissa Firsova is a British-Russian composer, pianist and conductor. Since winning the BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer competition in 2001, she has received two world premieres at the Proms, both conducted by Andrew Litton: her Bach Allegro was performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2010 and her Bergen’s Bonfire featured in the Bergen Philharmonic’s 250th Anniversary Prom in 2015. Her music has also been performed by Imogen Cooper, Henning Kraggerud, the Dante Quartet, Netherlands Blazer Ensemble, Seattle Chamber Players and the Britten Sinfonia, amongst others. Alissa was recently invited to the Verbier (Switzerland), Asiago (Italy) and Conques (France) Festivals as pianist/composer-in-residence. Her music is available on disc by The Sixteen on the Coro label and Henning Kraggerud on the Simax label. As a pianist she gave her Wigmore Hall and Proms debuts in 2009, has performed for numerous prominent venues and festivals since, and released her debut CD, Russian Émigrés, in 2015. She has enjoyed collaborations with artists such as Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Isserlis, Roman Simovic, Tim Hugh, Andrew Marriner and the Dante Quartet. After completing a postgraduate conducting course at the Royal Academy of Music under Colin Metters, Alissa was invited for a ‘triple’ debut with the English Chamber Orchestra as director, composer and conductor at London’s Cadogan Hall in 2013. She has twice conducted the Camerata RCO (Members of the Royal Concertgebouw) in the world premiere of her Le Soleil de Conques, in Conques in 2015, and the following year for the Union Musicale series in Turin. Alissa’s other recent premieres have included her Alma Mahler inspired piano duet Bride of the Wind, performed by the Françoise-Green Duo in their St John’s Smith Square Viennese residency in April 2016, and her triple concerto Asiago Concerto, for the 50th Asiago Festival, which she performed together with the Beethoven Triple Concerto with Marc-Daniel van Biemen and Julius Berger in August 2016. In November 2016, Alissa joined the Tippett Quartet in Dvo?ák’s Piano Quintet for a series of concerts in London and Oxford, which also included the world premiere of her Tennyson and Blackdown inspired Tennyson Fantasy for string quartet, and they also brought this programme to the Haslemere Festival in May this year. Alissa was invited to curate and co-present the BBC Radio 3 Breakfast Show on 8 March, celebrating International Women’s Day. She is very excited about her forthcoming debut Composer Portrait CD for the Vivat label, and future commissions include an orchestral piece for British conductor Alexander Soddy, who will be premiering it with his Mannheim National Theatre Orchestra in March next year, as well as a work for viola and piano for Krzyzsztof Chorzelski. Alissa Firsova writes . . . Souvenir Mélancolique Op.23 was written for the Netherlands Blazer Ensemble in 2011, and illustrates a correspondence by letter between Tchaikovsky and his supporter, Nadezhda von Meck. There is a thematic reference to the first subject of Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, as the first three notes of it become the main material of my piece, only in inversion. It also grows out of my clarinet concerto, Freedom, where the horn joins the clarinet for a duet in the cadenza. Both pieces are part of a cycle called Expressions, which blossomed in 2003 from a piece called Eternity for clarinet and piano. Each following piece was connected with the clarinet and would express a certain emotion I was feeling at the time, including Awaiting (clarinet and piano), Victory (bass clarinet), Loss (clarinet and string quartet), Birth of Remembrance (clarinet, flute, violin and cello), Celebration (clarinet, flute, violin and cello), Freedom (clarinet concerto) and finally, Souvenir Mélancolique (for clarinet and horn), forming the peak of the cycle, so far. © Alissa Firsova ALEXANDER BORODIN 1833-1887 String Quintet in F minor Allegro con brio &#8211; Andante non troppo &#8211; Menuetto &#8211; Finale: Prestissimo Alexander Borodin’s life was dominated, and divided, by two great passions: science and music. From the age of eight he began taking an interest in the piano, flute and cello &#8211; and at the same time as he began lessons in these instruments, he was getting stuck into chemical experiments and making fireworks! All this was a foretaste of a brilliant career, but whereas today the name of Borodin is celebrated as the composer of works with rich, memorable melodies, in his own time this musical talent was recognised only by a few of his close friends and supporters. He was far better known to his Russian countrymen and women as a pioneering academic in the disciplines of chemistry and physics. In 1850 Borodin was accepted as a student at St Petersburg’s Medico-Surgical Academy, and after a year as a surgeon in a military hospital and three years of advanced study in Europe, he returned to become a professor of chemistry. Borodin outlined this career dilemma in a letter to a friend in 1876: “As a composer seeking to remain anonymous, I am shy of confessing my musical activity. This is intelligible enough; for others it is their chief business, their occupation and aim of life. For me it is a relaxation, a pastime which distracts me from my principal business, my professorship. “I have to be constantly in touch with my pupils, male and female, because to direct the work of young people one must always be close to them.” This was while he continued to labour on Prince Igor, the operatic project he’d begun seven years earlier; one that would occupy him for a further 11 years until death would cut short his contribution. Borodin had composition lessons in 1862 from Mily Balakirev, and became known as one of the Mighty Handful of young composers in St Petersburg from 1856-1870, led by the nationalist Balakirev, who wanted to establish a Russian style that embraced folk music as well as oriental harmonies, and rejected the European &#8211; particularly Germanic &#8211; influences that held sway in the nation’s conservatories. Even so, when Borodin first began composing he was very much under the influence of German music, especially that of Felix Mendelssohn. Borodin was a keen cellist and joined up with a fellow student, Mikhail Schiglev, who also enjoyed an interest in chamber music. The pair regularly attended musical gatherings at the St Petersburg home of an amateur cellist, Ivan Gavrushkevich, who first suggested Borodin should write a string quintet. At first Borodin rejected the idea, saying his distinguished professor at the academy, Nikolay Zinin (1812-1880), had warned him against occupying himself with musical ‘romances’, adding: “You know I rely upon you as my successor, but you think of nothing but music. You make the mistake of hunting two hares at once!” Recent research has thrown some light on the almost forgotten String Quintet in F minor. It is thought to date from 1853-4, and the fact that it involves two cellos may indicate Borodin was keen to include his friend Gavrushkevich in any performance. For whatever reason, Borodin failed to complete the work. He broke off before the finale’s coda, and that was filled in much later by Orest Yevlakhov (1912-1973), a professor at the Leningrad Conservatory who was a pupil of Dmitri Shostakovich. Scholars believe what began as a student exercise represents one of the earliest chamber works of the emerging Russian nationalist movement. It draws upon folk themes explored in the 1820s by Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857) and by Franz Xaver Gebel (1787-1843), a German composer and Moscow resident from 1817 whose chamber quintets and quartets won praise across Russia, not least from Borodin. However, as the Allegro con brio first movement soon shows, the spirit of Mendelssohn lives on in the way Borodin enables the melodious main theme to become the source of a series of lyrical elaborations, with gently plucked strings drawing it all to a close. A wistful cello melody opens the Andante non troppo second movement, and the first violin and viola take up the melody. Two variations on this theme follow. A sprightly Menuetto comes next, with a sweeping waltz-like trio at its mid-point. Russian folk themes come very much into their own in the vigorous Prestissimo finale, although the influence of Mendelssohn is never far away. There is a sombre passage featuring the first cello, but spirits are soon revived and the music eagerly strides towards the triumphant coda. pioneering In 1872 Borodin helped break down the barriers against women wanting to study medicine by founding and supervising a course for them at St Petersburg’s Medico-Surgical Academy. Mighty Handful Dubbed as such by critic Vladimir Stasov, the five were Balakirev, Borodin, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. coda ‘Tail-piece’. A musical display which rounds off a movement and often includes material heard earlier. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827 Rondino in E flat major for Wind Octet, WoO.25 Most of Ludwig van Beethoven’s chamber works for wind ensembles date from his Bonn years. By 1800, having moved to Vienna to advance his career, such music appears to have had less appeal. This was possibly because the young composer was finding his exploration of piano trio and string quartet forms a more satisfying challenge. Either that or the dwindling interest among patrons in harmoniemusik &#8211; for wind bands performing out of doors on festive occasions, or indoors for the dining aristocracy &#8211; had made it a sterile pursuit. Scholars are divided over Beethoven’s intentions for what became known as his ‘little rondo’. Some argue it was originally intended as the finale to his Octet; others point out that, for a finale, this mellow and rather stately Andante would have been out of place and something of an anti-climax to the largely robust mood of the Octet. They feel sure Beethoven had been toying with the idea of a divertimento-style work &#8211; which would usually involve more than four sections &#8211; before eventually deciding on the traditional four-movement structure of an octet. Whatever the case, it seems this charming little gem for wind instruments became surplus to Beethoven’s requirements. He took the manuscripts of the Octet and the fragment with him to Vienna, and reworked and expanded the former as his first String Quintet Op.4 in 1795. The original score of the Octet was published much later, which accounts for its high Op.103 designation. However, the Andante must have merited less utilitarian value as it remained untouched, stashed away among Beethoven’s papers until Anton Diabelli eventually published this elegant miniature &#8211; which he named Rondino &#8211; in Vienna in 1829, two years after its creator’s death. The Rondino in E flat major WoO.25 was composed in or around 1792 in the same key as, and contemporaneously with, the Octet, which had been commissioned as music to be played at the banqueting table of Maximilian Franz. This music-loving Elector of Cologne, whose court was in Beethoven’s home city of Bonn, had employed the talented 14-year-old as second organist in his chapel from 1784, and as a viola player in the court orchestra from 1791. The first horn sounds the lyrical rondo theme for the first eight bars, just before its fellow instruments savour the song for themselves. The next section invites short solos for clarinet, oboe and bassoon before the opening theme is recalled and made subject to variation. The music shifts to the minor key before the recurring theme makes a return in another varied form. As the Rondino’s coda draws near the pair of horn players face a particular challenge. They are left alone with the original theme but the second and fourth bars are then repeated under the score’s instruction con sordino – ‘with the mute’. This alternate muffling and unmuffling of the horns approaches an echo effect, and the players are faced either with some deft single-handed juggling with their mutes or some well-judged hand-stopping! WoO.25 This is the work’s coding in Werke ohne Opuszahl &#8211; Works without Opus number &#8211; the German catalogue compiled in 1955 by Hans Halm and Georg Kinsky which lists Beethoven compositions not originally published with an opus number or which survived only as fragments. It has since been extended to include such works by other German and Austrian composers. RICHARD STRAUSS 1864-1949 Septet realisation RUDOLF LEOPOLD b.1954 Metamorphosen “My beautiful Dresden, Weimar, Munich &#8211; all gone!” wrote the despairing Richard Strauss to the librettist Joseph Gregor. The laying waste of Dresden through the Allied saturation-bombing raid on 12 February 1945 had seemed the blow to end all blows, as much for him as for Germany herself. Dresden, the nation’s cultural heart, had been the last city still standing, and the veteran composer was already in mourning for the earlier destruction of his birthplace, Munich, along with its opera house, the scene of so many of his triumphs. Ironically, Strauss’s personal grief was to trigger a new burst of creativity in the 81-year-old, which was to result in one of his most moving, ingenious and respected works. After the Munich bombing Strauss sketched a few bars in his notebook which he thought he might use for a memorial to his lost city. Then, a month after Dresden was reduced to rubble, Strauss began work on a ‘study for 23 solo strings’ using the seed of his earlier jottings to cultivate a single-movement work and incorporate references to the funeral march from Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony. Strauss had at this time been reading through the works of Johann von Goethe, and the eventual title for his new composition, Metamorphosen, is sympathetic to the German poet’s use of that word in his later years to describe the transformation and growth of an artist’s mind and works over a lifetime. Metamorphosen similarly grows and transforms, from a slow and sombre introduction, through intricate patterns of rising intensity, before subsiding towards an elegiac conclusion. The ‘Eroica’ funeral march motif appears in several places, but is most emphatically expressed on the cellos and basses just before the end. At this point in the score the heartbroken Strauss, lamenting the collapse of German culture, inscribed between the staves: IN MEMORIAM. The version for string septet we hear this evening has been realised by Rudolf Leopold, one of Austria’s leading cellists. He was a chamber music professor at the Vienna Music University from 1983-1990, and since then has been a professor of cello at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. The discovery in 1990 of a short score suggested that Strauss had originally conceived Metamorphosen as a work for seven strings. This realisation by Leopold was published in 1996. references Strauss claimed this theme from Beethoven’s Third Symphony ‘escaped from his pen’ before he realised what it was. Leopold Rudolf Leopold (b.1954) began his career with the Franz Schubert Quartet, and became solo cellist with Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s Vienna-based baroque group Concentus Musicus Wien. In 1981 he founded the Vienna String Sextet and toured Europe, the USA and Japan for 23 years. In 2007 Leopold formed his own baroque ensemble, Il Concerto Viennese. All programme notes © Richard C Yates ]]>
2017-07-19T20:00:00 2017-07-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Recorder Play Day]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 20th July, 2017. 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm

£6 per session. £10 for both


Come along for this fun and informative session with the highly experienced, Sandra Foxall. The workshops will explore a wide range of material and is open to intermediate and advanced players. Please email silver@sagegateshead.com to inform us of which recorder(s) you intend to bring and play before Friday 7 July. Discount if you sign up for both sessions (11am and 2pm) &#8211; call Ticket Office to book. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-07-20T11:00:00 2017-07-20T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Friday Jumpin' Hot Stage]]> Performance Square 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 21st July, 2017. 12pm - 7pm

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Timings and line-up subject to change


Some of the region’s finest musicians get together for a free afternoon of sizzling music to kick off SummerTyne Americana Festival on the Jumpin&#8217; Hot Stage. 12noon RHONA DALLING Young folk country songstress 1.15pm BUFFALO SKINNERS Buskers made good &#8211; soulful folk/Northern rock &amp; roll 2.30pm PAUL HANDYSIDE TRIO Classy Wallsend songsmith 3.45pm THE KING BEES Swinging blues from downhome Heaton 5pm ARCHIE BROWN &amp; THE PRISONERS OF FENDER Raw soul &amp; honking brass 6.15pm BIG RAY AND THE HIPTHRUSTERS Zany Geordie RnB Timings and line-up subject to change Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-21T12:00:00 2017-07-21T18:15:00
<![CDATA[SummerTyne Concourse Stage]]> Sage Gateshead 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd July

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017


The free indoor Concourse Stage serves up an extra helping of feel-good Americana sounds from established and emerging artists. In partnership with AMA-UK. Friday 21 July 6.30pm Stax Academy Revue Young sweet soul music. 10.15pm &amp; 11.15pm Cyndi Cain Honey Bee of Soul. Saturday 22 July 12.45pm Laura Oakes Writing and singing country music is all that this award-winning vocalist (BCMAs) has wanted to do. Bob Harris, Baylen Leonard and Paul Sexton are amongst her fans. 2pm SummerTyne Choir with Cyndi Cain The SummerTyne Choir with Sharon Durant and soul songstress Cyndi Cain. 3.15pm Danni Nicholls Smoky soul, folk-pop, alt country. 4.30pm Paul Carella Paul and band have earned a reputation as a ‘blues drivin’, Americana rockin’, country jivin’ powerhouse. 5.45pm Massy Ferguson Rock and country twang. 7pm Cyndi Cain Passion, prayer, progression, power. 10.15pm Gerry R &amp; The E Types Music to funk the soul. Sunday 23 July 12.45pm The Kentucky Cow Tippers Unique and refreshing bluegrass renditions. 2pm Luke Whittemore Country soul and a 70s West Coast vibe. 3.15pm Chloe Chadwick Chloe has a distinctive, country sound with an edge &#8211; star-in-the-making, her debut album, Dustbowl Jukebox, will be a must-have. 4.30pm Rosenblume Jazz, soul and funk influenced soul. 5.45pm Guest Performance 7pm Hayley McKay Extraordinarily talented singer-songwriter with an amazing voice. From Nashville to Newcastle, pioneering pop, electro, country music. 10.15pm Guest Performance Please note timings and line-up are subject to change. ]]>
2017-07-21T18:00:00 2017-07-23T22:15:00
<![CDATA[The Shires plus special guests incl. Sarah Darling]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£29.60

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


The groundswell of interest in country music in the UK is now unstoppable and one of the acts to make country cooler than ever on this side of the Atlantic aren’t from Tennessee or Texas, they’re from Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. The duo of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes aren’t unknown to SummerTyne and Sage audiences and we’re delighted to welcome them back. These young singer-songwriters share a love of the classical ‘Nashville’ sound. Powered by Crissie’s powerful but subtle and supple vocals and Ben’s perfectly complementary tones and acoustic guitar, The Shires have literally found a piece of country to call their own. They love American music, but they are proudly British and intensely keen to add some real indigenous flavour to the pot. www.theshiresmusic.com | Facebook | Twitter Sarah Darling is sure to take you on a whimsical ride through songs about stars, and when cowboys used to ride away into the West. She calls her sound “Dream Country”. Darling has released several albums with two number 1 videos on CMT and GAC, and her biggest hit Home to Me, led to performances opening for artists like Carrie Underwood and Kacey Musgraves. www.sarahdarling.com | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-21T19:30:00 2017-07-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard plus support Ashley Campbell]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£19.90

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


One year on from the death of the legend that is Merle Haggard, Sage Two welcomes Merle Haggard’s Strangers featuring Ben and Noel Haggard, his sons, alongside their father’s band. rollingstone.com: Merle Haggard Tribute: 10 Best Things We Saw www.benhaggardmusic.com | Facebook | Twitter Ashley Campbell Songwriter, singer, banjo player, Ashley Campbell juggles all three roles, armed with the ability not only to dream up a modern country song, but to deliver it too. The youngest daughter of country star Glen Campbell, her music is a mix of her wide-ranging influences, combining the old-school country sound of the 60s and 70s with contemporary Americana, rootsy folk and country-pop. With years of heavy touring under her belt, there’s no denying her iconic country pedigree, but Ashley is attracting the spotlight these days with her style, talent and a unique sound all her own. www.ashleycampbellmusic.com | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-21T19:30:00 2017-07-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Marlon Williams]]> SummerTyne Late Lounge 0.00000000 0.00000000

£13.40

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017


One of the most exciting new voices on the international Americana scene, we are thrilled to present New Zealand born Marlon Williams. His self-titled solo debut is a remarkably assured and diverse nine-track tapestry, united by one of the most versatile and evocative voices you’ll hear this or any other year. “Picks his marks and hits them&#8230;captivating.” Rolling Stone “&#8230;his voice soars to the heavens and plucks at the heartstrings.” The Australian www.marlonwilliams.co.nz | Facebook | Twitter Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-21T22:30:00 2017-07-21T22:30:00
<![CDATA[SummerTyne River Cruise: Ashley Campbell and Massy Ferguson]]> Board by The Pitcher & Piano 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21.80

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Board 10am, depart 10.30am. Return by 1.30pm.


All aboard for one of our most popular festival features &#8211; a three hour round trip cruise up the bonny Tyne to Tynemouth with live music from young country singer and banjo player Ashley Campbell and all the way from Seattle, Massy Ferguson. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-22T10:00:00 2017-07-22T10:00:00
<![CDATA[Big Family Hoedown!]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 22 July 2017, 11am - 12noon, 1pm - 2pm & 2.30pm - 3.30pm

£4, Concessions £3.50. Family Ticket £12

General Info: Family ticket: Four tickets to include at least one adult and one child. (Ticket Office only)


Howdy partners! Saddle up and ride on out for a rootin&#8217; tootin&#8217; Hoedown Party at Sage Gateshead. Put on your denim, channel your inner cowboy and cowgirl and kick up your heels for some jigs and reels. Yeehaw! ]]>
2017-07-22T11:00:00 2017-07-22T14:30:00
<![CDATA[SummerTyne Lounge]]> SummerTyne Lounge 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July, 2017

General Info: Please note timings subject to change.


Away from the main stages you can relax and enjoy a specially curated film and talks programme and bonus gigs. Saturday 22 July 11am Awake My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp FILM 75mins This film explores Sacred Harp Singing, the oldest surviving American music, which has survived for over 200 years tucked away in the rural deep South. 12:15pm Dreadful Memories: The Life of Sarah Ogan Gunning FILM 38mins A look at the early 20th Century folk revivalist through her most affecting songs, rare film clips and photographs of early mining. 1.35pm Mahalia Jackson Sings FILM 10mins Early 60s love TV performance from the civil rights activist and “Queen of Gospel”. 1.45pm Spend It All FILM 45mins A rich portrayal of the lives and music of the French-speaking Cajuns of Louisiana, featuring the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy and Nathan Abshire. 3.10pm Women of Old Time Music: Tradition and Change in the Missouri Ozarks FILM 55mins This film illustrates the central role women continue to play in the development of old-time music, culture and community identity. 4.05pm Let Freedom Sing: How Music Inspired the Civil Rights Movement FILM 90mins How the musicians of the Civil Rights Era composed a soundtrack perfectly tuned to the tempo and pulse of its time. Sunday 23 July 11am Sacred Harp Workshop Workshop with Cath &amp; Phil Tyler and Tim Eriksen. This workshop is free but ticketed. Book here. 1pm Buna and Bertha FILM 14mins Performance and commentary on Anglo-American ballads by 86 and 92 year old mountain wormen Buna Hicks and Bertha Baird of North Carolina. 1.15pm Deep Ellum Blues FILM 10mins A short film which explores the 1920s and 1930s night life in Dallas through the music of Bill Neely. 1.25pm Spend It All FILM 45mins A rich portrayal of the lives and music of the French-speaking Cajuns of Louisiana, featuring the Balfa Brothers, Marc Savoy and Nathan Abshire. 2.50pm To Hear Your Banjo Play FILM 16mins The story of Pete Seeger and the birth of banjo music throughout the Southern USA, which includes performances from Seeger, Woody Guthrie and more. 3.05pm Edd Presnell: Dulcimer Maker FILM 6mins Ed Presnell, a mountain craftsman and native of Watagua County, North Carolina, demonstrates and comments on the construction of a dulcimer. 4pm Miss Sharon Jones! FILM 95mins Miss Sharon Jones! Intimately follows a year in Sharon’s life as the internationally recognised soul singer battles pancreatic cancer. ]]>
2017-07-22T11:00:00 2017-07-23T16:00:00
<![CDATA[Saturday Jumpin' Hot Stage]]> Performance Square 0.00000000 0.00000000 Saturday Jumpin' Hot Stage

Saturday 22nd July, 2017. 12pm - 7pm

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Timings and line-up subject to change


12noon STAX ACADEMY REVUE / DEXETER 12 piece from Stax Academy / Next big thing in UK Country 1.15pm FARGO RAILROAD COMPANY Hard working southern rock, alt country, americana quartet 2.30pm VERA VAN HEERINGEN TRIO Soulful contemporary bluegrass/american folk roots 3.45pm HOWLIN&#8217; RIC AND THE ROCKETEERS Timeless blend of high-octane rhythm &#8216;n&#8217; blues/rock &amp; roll 5pm AMYTHYST KIAH (USA) Southern gothic, alt-country, blues singer-songwriter 6.15pm EARL THOMAS &amp; BAND (USA) Blues singer from California playing soul, blues, rhythm &amp; blues Timings and line-up subject to change Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-22T12:00:00 2017-07-22T18:15:00
<![CDATA[Angaleena Presley plus support Danni Nicholls]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£14.50

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


On the back of her album Wrangled, released 21 April, Kentucky native and Pistol Annie’s Angaleena Presley takes to Sage Two. Her second full length solo album, Wrangled is an explicitly forthright journey through her experience in the business of country music. www.angaleenapresley.com | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-22T14:00:00 2017-07-22T14:00:00
<![CDATA[William Bell plus Stax Academy Revue]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The original 'soul man' co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, Born Under a Bad Sign with Booker T. Jones.

Saturday 22nd July, 2017. 7.30pm - 10.30pm

£24.20

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


William Bell The original &#8216;soul man&#8217; co-wrote one of the most covered songs in blues/rock music history, Born Under a Bad Sign with Booker T. Jones. Bell&#8217;s style is all about phrasing and inflection, simmering tension and restraint and his quintessential voice and evocative performances still wow audiences. William Bell’s 1961 solo debut for Stax records, You Don’t Miss Your Water (Until Your Well Runs Dry) became one of the fledgling label&#8217;s first major hits and is now considered one of the finest examples of soul music. www.williambell.com | Facebook | Twitter &#8220;With every smoothly delivered lesson about satisfaction and pain, you sense how hard each one was to learn, and how finding the right words—the right tone of voice to make what you have to say mean anything &#8211; is much harder.&#8221; Pitchfork (Greil Marcus) William released his first full-length album, 1969’s definitive The Soul of a Bell which included the Top 20 single, Everybody Loves a Winner. Among Bell’s other hits at Stax were I Forgot to be Your Lover (later covered by Billy Idol), Private Number (a duet with Judy Clay that was a Top 10 hit in the UK), and the Christmastime favourite, Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday. William struck pay dirt again in 1977 with Tryin’ to Love Two on Mercury Records, which became a top ten pop hit and went to #1 on the R&amp;B charts. Since then, Bell has continued to enjoy a distinguished career as a singer, songwriter and producer. His songs have been recorded by such diverse stars as Linda Rondstadt, Rod Stewart and Etta James and his recordings have been sampled by an impressive list of hip-hop and R&amp;B artists including Kanye West, Ludacris, Jaheim and more. William has just won a GRAMMY for Best Americana Album. A Memphis Legend is Back The New York Times Stax Academy Revue Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the legendary 1967 Stax/Volt European Tour, young people from the Stax Music Academy will perform soul stirring tunes originally recorded by Otis Redding, Sam &amp; Dave, Carla Thomas, Eddie Floyd and others. www.staxmusicacademy.org | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-22T19:30:00 2017-07-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jim Lauderdale and Sam Outlaw Band (Double Bill)]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Jim Lauderdale has covered plenty of bases in his three-decade career, including bluegrass, soul, R&B and rock, but his 2016 album This Changes Everything marked a return to classic country, playing tribute to Texas's legendary dancehall scene.

£18.80

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


Jim Lauderdale has covered plenty of bases in his three-decade career, including bluegrass, soul, R&amp;B and rock, but his 2016 album This Changes Everything marked a return to classic country, playing tribute to Texas’ legendary dancehall scene. He helped pave the way for the current Americana movement and has written songs and worked with some of the finest artists in traditional and modern music including George Strait, Elvis Costello, Buddy Miller, Lucinda Williams, John Oates, Solomon Burke, Lee Ann Womack, Mary Chapin Carpenter, the Dixie Chicks, Old Crow Medicine Show and many more. In 2010 Jim was honoured with the SESAC Inspiration Award, he recently received the prestigious American Eagle Award from the National Music Council and in September 2016 received the Wagonmaster Lifetime Achievement Award at the 15th Annual American Honours &amp; Awards. Sam Outlaw is one of Los Angeles’ only modern country artists to earn international acclaim. Outlaw&#8217;s second album Tenderheart elaborates on his SoCal Country sound, a sun-bleached Baja-influenced twang that deftly points to country’s neo-traditionalists and LA&#8217;s legendary singer-songwriters. Outlaw’s debut album Angeleno earned rave reviews and has just won Best International Album at the AMA-UK Awards. He also landed tours with Kacey Musgraves and Yoakam. www.jimlauderdale.com | Facebook | Twitter www.samoutlaw.com | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-22T20:00:00 2017-07-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Jesca Hoop and Worry Dolls]]> SummerTyne Late Lounge 0.00000000 0.00000000 Compellingly unique, hugely talented American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jesca’s new album Memories Are Now wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation and craftsmanship.

£17.20

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Please note this is an all standing event


Jesca Hoop Compellingly unique, hugely talented American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Jesca’s new album Memories Are Now wastes no time in making clear its confidence, confrontation and craftsmanship. With stunningly original songs – minimalist yet brimming with energy, emerging from a wealth of life experience, great emotional depth and years of honing the craft of singing. As riveting as it is reflective, the album produced by the gifted Blake Mills (Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes) is a fresh debut of sorts for Hoop, more than a decade into her career, as it is the first of her solo records made outside of Tony Berg’s Zeitgeist Studios. www.jescahoop.com | Facebook | Twitter Worry Dolls This young exciting duo’s chemistry and love of harmony led them to starting a contemporary bluegrass band. Their sound blends Zoe Nicol’s Irish-influenced voice, ukulele and banjo with the fiery integrity of Rosie Jones’ vocals and rhythmic guitar. Their debut album was recorded in Nashville with producer Neilson Hubbard, a veteran of the music scene with an ear for successful collaborations and a strong focus on vocals. Worry Dolls went down a storm performing on the AMA-UK Concourse Stage at SummerTyne 2016 so we are delighted to welcome them back. www.worrydollsmusic.com | Facebook | Twitter Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-22T20:30:00 2017-07-22T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Sacred Harp Singing Workshop with Tim Eriksen & Cath Tyler]]> SummerTyne Lounge 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 23rd July, 2017. 11am - 12.30pm

Free, but ticketed

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017


Sacred Harp singing is a coming together of voices from all backgrounds and disciplines, or even those with no singing experience. Originating in 19th century New England and surviving intact in the Southern USA, its a communal singing form using shape notes for easy sight reading and a ubiquitous and historically important tunebook first printed in 1844. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T11:00:00 2017-07-23T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Sunday Jumpin' Hot Stage]]> Performance Square 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 23rd July, 2017. 12pm - 7pm

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Timings and line-up subject to change


12noon BRADLEY CRESWICK WESTERN SWING SINFONIA Violin supremo leading retro country/blues/jazz band 1.15pm ROBERT VINCENT &amp; BAND Award winning Americana singer-songwriter from Liverpool 2.30pm ERROL LINTON BLUES BAND Harmonica led, rootsy blues music with an organic summery groove 3.45pm JONATHAN TERRELL (USA) New breed of gritty American country artist 5pm HIGH PLAINS JAMBOREE (USA) Country/grass music from Austin Texas 6.15pm THE SAVOY FAMILY CAJUN BAND (USA) Honed down, hard-core cajun music laced with a Louisiana twist Timings and line-up subject to change Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T12:00:00 2017-07-23T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Jo Harman & Lisa Mills (Double Bill)]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 A double bill of two of the finest female blues voices from both sides of the Atlantic.

£13.40

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


A double bill of two of the finest female blues voices from both sides of the Atlantic. Jo Harman &#8211; Soul, gospel and powerful melodies. British born Harman found success with her debut album, Dirt on My Tongue. The album was supported with a touring schedule that saw her share the stage with Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Sinead O’Connor and racking up more than a half-dozen nominations from the British Blues Awards. She subsequently teamed up with co-writer Mike Davis to write new songs that took their cues from some of the classic artists including Carole King and Cat Stevens, narrowing her focus to the building blocks of ageless music, from powerful melodies to organic, natural-sounding arrangements. Her latest album, People We Become, recorded in Nashville and produced by Fred Mollin has a warm sound, full of upright piano, unaffected bursts of electric guitar and the soulful sweep of Harmon’s voice. www.joharman.com | Facebook | Twitter Lisa Mills &#8211; takes her audiences on a musical, and often humorous, emotional journey with charm and panache that is melodic, raw, unfettered and most importantly, searingly honest: expect blues, country, gospel and soul influences. By taking all these ingredients and adding the occasional dollop of jazz inflection, Mills serves up her own savoury-sweet mix that goes beyond the expected. Lisa Mills is mighty good! www.lisamills.com | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T14:00:00 2017-07-23T14:00:00
<![CDATA[River Cruise with The Kentucky Cowtippers and friends]]> Board by The Pitcher & Piano 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21.80

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Board at 4pm - depart 4.30pm. Return by 7.30pm.


All aboard the River Cruise boat for one of our most popular festival features &#8211; a three hour round trip cruise up the bonny Tyne to Tynemouth with live music. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T16:00:00 2017-07-23T16:00:00
<![CDATA[An evening with Beth Nielsen Chapman & special guest Callaghan]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£26.90

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


Twice Grammy-nominated Nashville based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman has truly embraced musical diversity. She has penned numerous hits and written songs for many top artists including Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Neil Diamond, Trish Yearwood, Michael McDonald, Faith Hill, Willie Nelson and many more. Smash hit This Kiss sung by Faith Hill, was ASCAP’s 1999 Song Of The Year, garnered a GRAMMY nomination and Nashville’s NAMMY’s Songwriter of the Year. On her 2014 release Uncovered, she rolled out a batch of premium songs that have been covered by other artists but had never recorded herself. Most were top ten hits, seven of which topped the charts at number one. Chapmans’ prowess at writing in a wide range of styles and her passion for a well written song shines through. Chapman will perform with the SummerTyne Strings. www.bethnielsenchapman.com | Facebook | Twitter Callaghan: Since moving from London to Atlanta in 2010, singer/songwriter Callaghan has transformed herself from a burgeoning indie songwriter playing to 20 people at her first US show to a fully fledged headliner who’s toured across 46 states. Her widely acclaimed debut album Life In Full Colour earned Callaghan a 4 page spread in Billboard Magazine. On her latest album A History of Now, her sweet, soaring voice booms and breaks at all the right moments. Callaghan opened for Ward Thomas and Striking Matches at SummerTyne 2016. www.callaghansongs.com | Facebook | Twitter “She’s one of those performers whose genuine sweetness is transparent in her voice and it shines through her writing.” The Huffington Post Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T19:30:00 2017-07-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chuck Prophet plus Curse Of Lono]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21.50

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017

General Info: Multi-buy offer not available online


Former member of Green on Red, Californian singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Chuck Prophet is noted for his rhythmic yet lyrical style. Prophet has over 10 solo albums under his belt and many more with Green on Red who first played in the UK back in the mid 1980s. He describes his new disc Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins as “California Noir”. He says, “The state has always represented the Golden Dream, and its the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches to rags again, and fast-paced violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast.” www.chuckprophet.com | Facebook | Twitter Multi-Buy Offer (Early Bird) Book two or more concerts in Sage One and Sage Two and save. Don’t miss our Early Bird Offer and save even more (available until 13 May 2017). Book 2 concerts &amp; save £2 per ticket Book 3 concerts &amp; save £3 per ticket Book 4 concerts &amp; save £4 per ticket Discounts will reduce to £1, £2 and £3 per ticket after 13 May. Please book via Ticket Office. Offer not available online. Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T20:00:00 2017-07-23T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Cath & Phil Tyler plus Tim Eriksen]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 Cath & Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia’s Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA.

£13.40

Prefix: SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017


Cath &amp; Phil Tyler play Anglo-American folk music using guitar, banjo, voice and fiddle. Cath was a member of the band Cordelia’s Dad in the 1990s when she lived in Massachusetts, USA. Phil, from Newcastle upon Tyne has played in various folk, rock and ceilidh bands for many years. Taking a more minimal approach to their material than some, they have been described as ‘one of the most compelling musical partnerships on the scene’, their music being ‘a highly concentrated and intimate musical experience that penetrates to the very rawest essence of folk tradition’. “There&#8217;s an earthiness and grittiness and a reality about this that I find personally incredibly appealing, the simplicity of the music is absolutely stunning.” Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 www.facebook.com/cathandphiltyler Tim Eriksen is acclaimed for transforming American traditions with his startling interpretations of old ballads, love songs, shape-note gospel and dance tunes from New England and Appalachia. He combines hair-raising vocals with inventive dance accompaniment on banjo, fiddle, guitar and bajo sexton – a twelve sting Mexican acoustic bass – creating a distinctive hardcore Americana sound. “One of the best voices in music.” T Bone Burnett www.timeriksenmusic.com | Facebook Part of SummerTyne Americana Festival 2017 ]]>
2017-07-23T20:30:00 2017-07-23T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks Youth Summer School 2017]]> Durham School 0.00000000 0.00000000 Folkworks Youth Summer School is a legendary week of folk music tuition and fun. The week is full of inspiration, repertoire building, sessions, songs, dancing, and friendships.

Monday 24 - Saturday 29 July 2017

General Info: For ages 14 - 20


We have a limited number of spaces remaining on our Folkworks Summer Schools, so we’ve extended our enrolment deadline to Friday 30th June. Book now to avoid disappointment! Tutors: Ian Stephenson (Director), Tim Edey, Hannah James, Catriona Price, Alexandra Wade. Chris Wood, Andy May. Concertina tutor supported by the International Concertina Association Northumbrian Pipes tutor supported by Northumbrian Pipers’ Society Folkworks Youth Summer School is a legendary week of folk music tuition and fun. The week is full of inspiration, repertoire building, sessions, songs, dancing, and friendships. The accommodation is Durham School halls of residence with our skilled and experienced pastoral staff onsite 24 hours a day. &#8220;I surprised myself by doing things I never thought I could through the help and support of the tutors.&#8221; Downloads Enrolment Pack FAQs Tutor Biographies Bursary Application Form (Word / PDF) There are two slots of workshops to choose from, both of which contain Instrumental Tuition and Band Tuition. For the first year ever we are introducing more flexible class choices, so if you want to be in two bands – you can! (and if you would like to learn two instruments, you can!). On top of this there are some ‘options’ classes where you decide during the week which session you’d like to go to (these change each year but may include clog dancing, chorus songs, rapper dance). “It is a brilliant opportunity to play and learn new tunes and meet new people.” Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, ‘Pass it On – The Tradition in Your Hands’ we are able to offer new activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore more of the amazing stories and traditions behind the music and have taster sessions on traditional instruments. For the first time ever we are able to offer a dedicated class for Clog dancers, suitable for Beginners – Advanced clog dancers (please note clogs are available for hire, enquire for more information). “I improve more in this one week than I do in the rest of the year.” There is the opportunity to perform to your fellow students, to listen to the world class tutors in a tutors’ concert, a ceilidh and more. There is a session that runs late in to the evening, allowing you to play together informally. Many well known folk musicians attended our summer school in their youth and many come back to teach with us, including our Director Ian Stephenson. Slot 1 Fiddle (Intermediate/Advanced) Flute Guitar Accordion Northumbrian Band Band with Song English Concertina (Supported by the International Concertina Association) Slot 2 Fiddle (Improving Beginner/Intermediate) Song Melodeon Clog Northumbrian Pipes Irish Band Tunes from the World &#8220;Youth summer school is like a date with a dementor only there are lots of them..all your tunes and ideas sucked from your body swallowed up and digested and STILL THEY WANT MORE. I love working with that amount of energy and bouncing of ideas. Totally exhausting and fabulously rewarding.&#8221; Jo Freya, Folk Musician &#8220;The Folkworks Youth Summer School was a real formative experience and I had some of the most inspiring musical moments of my life there. Being immersed in music with like-minded people my own age, in a relaxed learning environment with a variety of amazing tutors, was invaluable. Sessions, ceilidhs, workshops, concerts, friendships&#8230;and the roller-toaster! I&#8217;m very proud to have been a summer schools participant and tutor; it&#8217;s had a big influence on my playing and teaching.&#8221; Sarah Hayes: Youth Summer School Participant, Tutor How to book Step 1 &#8211; Payment Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment. You will then receive a confirmation email with your order number. Step 2 &#8211; Enrolment Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the &#8216;submit&#8217; box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form. Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Prices Residential Full Board £430 (Concessions £390) Non Residential (inc. Lunch and dinner) £325 (Concessions £280) Youth and Junior concessions only for participants who have an older sibling attending at full price. Join the Facebook event page Summer Schools Photo UploadYour name (Required)Please upload a profile photo of yourself (Required)Maximum file size 3MB Loading&#8230; Supported by the International Concertina Association and the Northumbrian Pipers’ Society ]]>
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<![CDATA[In Harmony/Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra sharing concert]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 25th July, 2017. 12.30pm - 1.15pm

Free, but ticketed. Suggested donation £5


Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and In Harmony Newcastle Gateshead present a sharing performance of BBC 10 pieces Stravinsky&#8217;s Firebird for family, friends and supporters of In Harmony. This event is free, but ticketed. Suggested donation £5 &#8211; click here to make a donation. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is for young people aged 13-23 from in and around Liverpool of grade 7+ standard on their instrument.

£9 Adult / £6 Concession


Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Beethoven Egmont Overture Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue Dukas Fanfare Stravinsky Firebird (1919) Suite Berlioz Marche Hongraise Simon Emery conductor Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is for young people aged 13-23 from in and around Liverpool of grade 7+ standard on their instrument. Founded in 1951 as Merseyside Youth Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra enjoys a reputation for high quality performances and excellent opportunities for its players. The Orchestra performs throughout the year at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and across the region. Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra alumni have gone on to study at top conservatoires, and play in the finest professional orchestras across the world, including Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Some members of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra also play with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and attend leading music institutions, including Royal Northern College of Music and Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. There will be a sharing performance with young musicians from In Harmony in Sage One at 12.30pm. ]]>
2017-07-25T19:30:00 2017-07-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks Junior Summer School 2017]]> Durham Chorister School 0.00000000 0.00000000 Our Folkworks Junior Summer School takes place at Durham Chorister School. The school runs Wednesday through to Saturday morning with inspirational and energetic tutors who will teach repertoire, technique, and ensemble skills.

Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th July 2017

General Info: For ages 9 - 13


We have a limited number of spaces remaining on our Folkworks Summer Schools, so we’ve extended our enrolment deadline to Friday 30th June. Book now to avoid disappointment! Tutors: Ruth Ball (Director), Grace Smith, Jack Rutter, Jim Causley. Our Folkworks Junior Summer School takes place at Durham Chorister School. The school runs Wednesday through to Saturday morning with inspirational and energetic tutors who will teach repertoire, technique, and ensemble skills. Participants are taught instrumental work, singing, and dancing in one large ensemble. This is complimented by smaller group work, musical games, jam sessions and a ceilidh. “Teachers were awesome, music was great and all of the people there were really nice.” Downloads Enrolment Pack FAQs Tutor Biographies Bursary Application Form (Word / PDF) Junior Summer School can introduce young people to folk music for the first time and also allow those more experienced participants to explore the music they love. It is a fun and welcoming learning environment for students to connect with folk and traditional music and meet new friends! “Everyone is really enthusiastic, I like the way everyone joins in” We offer residential and non-residential places. Accommodation comprises of dormitory rooms with our experienced pastoral staff onsite 24 hours a day. Non residential students receive lunch and dinner at the school. The school is open to any young musician, including singers and dancers, who can play to at least basic level (a few tunes and scales), on an acoustic instrument. Unfortunately the school is not suitable for absolute beginners. If you have any queries regarding ability or instrumentation please do contact us. “I have learned a lot of new tunes this week” You do not need to have prior knowledge of folk music nor do you need to be able to read music. Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, &#8216;Pass it On &#8211; The Tradition in Your Hands&#8217; we are able to offer new activities. Participants will have the opportunity to explore more of the amazing stories and traditions behind the music and have taster sessions on traditional instruments. &#8220;Folkworks Summer Schools are a fantastic thing to be part of; it&#8217;s always an incredibly inspiring week where you can meet fellow musicians from all over the world and learn together. I would not be studying and working with traditional music today without Folkworks summer schools!&#8221; Grace Smith, junior and youth participant, tutor, folk degree student How to book Step 1 &#8211; Payment Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment. You will then receive a confirmation email with your order number. Step 2 &#8211; Enrolment Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the &#8216;submit&#8217; box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form. Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Prices Residential Full Board £325 (Concessions £280) Non Residential (inc. Lunch and dinner) £300 (Concessions £260) Youth and Junior concessions only for participants who have an older sibling attending at full price Join the Facebook event page Summer Schools Photo UploadYour name (Required)Please upload a profile photo of yourself (Required)Maximum file size 3MB Loading&#8230; ]]>
2017-07-26T09:00:00 2017-07-26T09:00:00
<![CDATA[Family Summer Specials]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Family summer specials at Sage Gateshead; Teddy Bear's Picnic, In Our Garden, At The Seaside, On A Journey,

Various dates and times

£3.50 per person. Second child £1.75.

General Info: Suitable for any children under 7 and their families


Family Summer Special: Teddy Bear&#8217;s Picnic Wednesday 26 July 2017, 9.45am &#8211; 10.45am &amp; 11.15am &#8211; 12.15pm Teddy Bears&#8217; Picnic: If you go down to the woods today&#8230; you&#8217;re sure of a big musical surprise! Bring your teddy bear, picnic blanket and musical appetite to an hour of song and play with our experienced Early Years musicians. Family Summer Special: In Our Garden Wednesday 2 August 2017, 9.45am &#8211; 10.45am &amp; 11.15am &#8211; 12.15pm In Our Garden: Come and help us create a musical garden full of sweet flowers, songbirds and mini-beasts. We&#8217;ll have our best summer dresses, shorts and sandals on for a fun morning/afternoon of singing, jumping, planting and just lazying around together! Family Summer Special: At The Seaside Wednesday 9 August 2017, 9.45am &#8211; 10.45am &amp; 11.15am &#8211; 12.15pm Put your sunglasses and sun hats on for this hour of music all about the sea, sand, sun cream and sandcastles. We&#8217;ll sing and dance around as crabs, sharks and mermaids to some of your favourite tunes and others which we&#8217;ve written ourselves. Family Summer Special: On A Journey Wednesday 16 August 2017, 9.45am &#8211; 10.45am &amp; 11.15am &#8211; 12.15pm Pack your bags, we&#8217;re going on a journey! Travelling here, there and everywhere, from holiday destinations to hidden locations, wherever your imagination can take you &#8211; we&#8217;ll come too! ]]>
2017-07-26T09:15:00 2017-08-16T11:15:00
<![CDATA[Silver Folk & Americana Vocal Session]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 26th July, 2017. 11am - 1pm

£6

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50


Get involved in this exciting singing session. Bethany will be exploring a variety of vocal pieces from the world of Folk and Americana for Singers of all abilities. Competent Guitarists (those comfortable reading from chord sheets) are also welcome to join. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Family Zumba]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Selected Wednesdays, 1.30pm – 2.30pm

£3.50 per person (child or adult) for a one hour session. Second child half-price.

General Info: Suitable for families with children aged 5 and up


The summer&#8217;s here and the time is right for dancing at Sage Gateshead! Get every member of your family up and moving to the Latin beats of Zumba this summer. Learn some great moves, loosen your hips, have fun and get fit with our experienced Zumba instructor and Early Years practitioner, Klaire. Just wear something comfortable that you&#8217;re happy to sweat in! Suitable for ages 5+. Dates &amp; Times Wednesday 26 July 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm Wednesday 2 August 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm Wednesday 9 August 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm Wednesday 16 August 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm ]]>
2017-07-26T13:30:00 2017-08-16T13:30:00
<![CDATA[RNS Summer Chamber Music]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Royal Northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Music

£13.50


Royal Northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Music Prokofiev Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Double Bass Interval Beethoven Septet The inventive harmonies and syncopated rhythms of Prokofiev’s Quintet remind us that it was originally conceived as a ‘circus ballet’ for a travelling dance troupe, whilst Beethoven’s serenade-like Septet shows us the composer at his most lighthearted, and was one of his most successful and popular works during his lifetime. Programme notes SERGEI PROKOFIEV 1891-1953 Quintet in G minor, Op.39 Tema con variazioni &#8211; Andante energico &#8211; Allegro sostenuto, ma con brio &#8211; Adagio pesante &#8211; Allegro precipitato, ma non troppo presto &#8211; Andantino He’d left Russia in the wake of the 1917 October Revolution, establishing his reputation as a pianist-composer through tours of the United States and Europe, but Sergei Prokofiev never lost homeland links to friends and fellow musicians. From 1923 he was living in Paris, but remained a close observer of music trends and experiments in the emergent Soviet Union, and was fully prepared to learn from and develop them within his own art. In a January 1924 letter to the composer Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950) who’d studied alongside him at the St Petersburg Conservatory, Prokofiev &#8211; perhaps unwittingly &#8211; bared his own soul while pressing his friend to radically rethink his approach to composition: “Concentrate on creating new methods, and a new technique, new orchestration; rack your brains in this direction, sharpen your inventiveness, no matter what it takes, strive for a good, fresh sound.” His testament concluded: “Renounce the St Petersburg and Moscow Schools as you would a morose devil &#8211; and you will immediately feel not only the earth beneath your feet but even wings on your back.” Paris was a particularly stimulating place to be at this time, with fellow Russian expatriate Igor Stravinsky also a presence, and Prokofiev was eager to invest his new enthusiasm into creative and stimulating projects. A chance came that same year through a commission from Russian dancer and choreographer Boris Romanov (1891-1957) who’d established a base in Berlin for a travelling ballet troupe which incorporated a handful of musicians. Perhaps mindful of how Stravinsky put similar limited resources to good use in his L’histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale) of 1918, which involved just seven instrumentalists, Prokofiev agreed to compose music for Romanov’s ballet on the understanding that the music for the troupe’s five players would become exclusive to him as a concert piece from autumn 1925. The ‘quintet ballet’, as Prokofiev called it, was ready by August that year. There had been no consultation with Romanov about how it would fit his choreography, but Romanov assured him it “would be fine for a piece of the grotesque” as the scenario was a reworking of his madcap 1913-14 St Petersburg ballet called What Happened to the Ballerina, the Chinamen and the Tumblers. The new version, he informed Prokofiev, would be called Trapèze and might involve ropes tightly stretched across the stage. “It will be possible for the dancers to leap on to the walls, if one can put it like that, and continue to dance in the air,” Romanov explained to the most-probably startled composer. When the choreographer began requesting late changes, as well as two extra numbers, Prokofiev was beginning to tire of the project. He was eager to begin work on his Symphony No.2 in D minor, which had just been commissioned by conductor and publisher Serge Koussevitzky. Meanwhile, Romanov’s ballet company was facing collapse after the financial failure of tours in London and Spain. When Trapèze made it to the stage in the provincial German town of Gotha, and neighbouring Hanover in November, attendances for Romanov’s ‘circus ballet’ were poor and a Berlin performance was not feasible. What remained of the music, the Quintet in G minor, Op.39 in six movements for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass, was premiered in Moscow in March 1927. The work opens at Moderato pace, the principal theme taking on rhapsodic form for the oboe, then the clarinet, against the drone accompaniment from violin and viola. After a short pause, two variations follow &#8211; the first of which is sombre and meditative, and the second passionate &#8211; if not frantic &#8211; giving the string players much more scope against the folk-like refrain presented by the wind before there’s a return to the oboe’s theme. The double bass comes gruffly into its own at the start of the abrasive Andante energico second movement. Its theme prompts some angular variations from fellow players, but all ends on a harmonious note. The vision of acrobats flying this way and that in Romanov’s ‘circus ballet’ gains some credibility in the rhythmically complex Allegro sostenuto, ma con brio third movement. It’s a highly syncopated and endlessly inventive section with more than one jazzy gesture from clarinet and oboe. Prokofiev warned at the time that this “quick, rushing *fugato*” would prove “most difficult” for both dancers and musicians. The fourth movement comes in weighty contrast. The Adagio pesante is a sinuous dirge with passages for violin tremolo and it tramps heavily onwards through shifting sonorities. Only the oboe manages a sustaining line that keeps this sombre parade on course. The music flickers to life through a crescendo, and just as suddenly sinks back in a style that Prokofiev’s contemporary Béla Bartók would have recognised. Gloom is swiftly dispelled in the Allegro precipitato, ma non troppo presto penultimate movement. The double bass seems about to spring into a jazz solo with his pizzicato entry, and there’s a definite festive mood among the fellow players. This happy music, making use of the work’s two main themes, seems just about to have exhausted itself before the clarinet perks up for a cheery concluding flourish. The oboe and clarinet resume their opening-movement partnership in the quintet’s final Andantino section. Their conversation is soon peppered with strident phrases, out of which a fractured waltz from the strings tries to take a hold, encouraged by the viola’s pizzicato pulse. The double bass eventually intervenes as a calming influence, but its companions are determined not to call time on the revels just yet, insisting on one last scintillating display. extra numbers Overture reached its final form in 1929 as the first movement of the Divertimento, Op.43, and Matelote, heavily revised and re-orchestrated, served as its third movement. fugato A passage using the technique of a fugue, a complex musical form of which J S Bach was the acknowledged master. Fugato applies to music where only part of a fugue, usually an exposition, appears during the development of a theme. LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN 1770-1827 Septet in E flat major, Op.20 Adagio; Allegro con brio &#8211; Adagio cantabile &#8211; Tempo di Minuetto &#8211; Tema con variazioni: Andante &#8211; Scherzo: Allegro molto e vivace &#8211; Andante con moto alla Marcia; Presto The young English musician Charles Neate visited Beethoven in Vienna in 1815 in the hope of being taken on as a pupil. In the event he gained useful advice rather than lessons, and the pair got on very well. At one point Neate, a German-speaker, told the great composer his chamber music was much liked in England, and that his Septet in E flat was admired most of all. Neate was stunned by Beethoven’s sharp response &#8211; “I wish it were burned!” Beethoven’s friend Karl Czerny was later able to confirm the composer’s antipathy towards such a charming and, in many respects, pioneering piece of music, noting that Beethoven “could not endure the Septet and grew angry because of the universal applause with which it was received”. The problem was that Beethoven regarded the Septet as light, divertimento-style music and he was infuriated that it overshadowed what he considered to be his more profound works of this period. It is not hard to understand why the Septet was liked so much &#8211; not purely for its delightful music for the listener, but also for the new opportunities it presented to its players. The work is scored for a violin, viola, cello and double bass, and three wind instruments &#8211; clarinet, bassoon and horn. Traditionally this sort of serenade music involved pairs of wind, but in the Septet Beethoven gives each instrument the freedom to sound its own voice, either solo or in combination with one or more of the others. This flexibility introduced for the first time elements of the symphony and the concerto &#8211; with the wind acting as support to the strings and vice versa, while the music at other times allows one instrument to soar above the rest. The Septet in E flat was written during the winter of 1799-1800 and first performed in Vienna’s Burgtheater in April 1800 at a marathon benefit concert for Beethoven. The Adagio introduction is slow and graceful &#8211; hinting at the opening of a symphony in its expansive high-seriousness &#8211; before leading to the brisker Allegro con brio section which highlights some virtuoso playing, from the violin in particular. The Adagio cantabile opens with a song for clarinet which is then taken up by the violin. Later, the melody offers the bassoon and horn respectively a chance to shine. The horn and clarinet take the spotlight in the Tempo di minuetto, the theme of which Beethoven took from one of his piano sonatas. The fourth movement, Tema con variazioni: Andante, comprises a series of variations on a theme, namely a popular Rhenish folk tune, Ach schiffer, lieber schiffer, and offers some colourful interplay between the instruments. Next comes a scherzo with the instruction Allegro molto e vivace &#8211; very brisk and lively. A clarion call from the horn regularly spurs some expressive playing here, especially from the viola and cello in the central trio section. The frivolity of the Scherzo is replaced at the start of the last movement with something much more sombre, but soon a friskier pace develops and the mood lightens. Overlapping, fugue-like music eventually leads to a cadenza for the violin, and this in turn leads us into the concluding Presto passage for some dazzling playing. Neate Pianist and cellist Charles Neate (1784-1877) was a founder member of the Philharmonic Society of London, which would eventually commission Beethoven to write his Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op.125. Neate gave the first London performance of his friend’s Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat, Op.73 in May 1820. benefit concert Today it would be the concert-programmer’s dream: the premiere not only of the Septet but also of Beethoven’s groundbreaking Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21. Then there was one of the composer’s early piano concertos, pieces by Haydn and Mozart, rounded off with an improvisation at the keyboard by the star of the show! cantabile Italian for ‘singable’ or ‘in a singing style’. All programme notes © Richard C Yates ]]>
2017-07-26T20:00:00 2017-07-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Family Quest: Let the Beat go on!]]> Sage Gateshead 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays July 27th to August 26th.

£6 per child, per experience (grown-ups go free). Maximum 2 adults per child.

General Info: Suitable for all ages. A relaxed performance is available on Thursday 17 August at 3.30pm. Each session lasts approx. 90 minutes


An evil force, aka The Silencer, has Sage Gateshead in its sights. This mysterious entity has turned down the volume, shut up the singing and unplugged the band. Music has left the building&#8230;We need your help to beat The Silencer! Grab a map, solve mysteries and release sounds trapped around Sage Gateshead on a mission that leads to an unforgettable finale! Enjoy a meet and greet maker session, a quest around hidden spaces and secret passageways, a music making experience, an optional themed picnic and a range of other FREE activities to keep young ones busy this summer. Created by award-winning theatre company, Unfolding Theatre, visual artist, Bethan Maddocks and co-director, Ruth Johnson. Previous family quests include Frost of Forgetfulness at Woodhorn (Finalist: Museum Event of The Year 2017, The Journal Culture Awards.) Your Summer Quest to help us beat The Silencer includes: A meet and greet maker session, where young defenders of sound will create the tools they need to defeat The Silencer. A quest around Sage Gateshead, with the help of our brave Defenders of the Sound, including access to hidden spaces and clandestine corridors. A music making performance experience to mark your victory. An optional themed child&#8217;s picnic to celebrate your triumph in bringing music back to Sage Gateshead. (£4.95) A range of other fantastic FREE activities to keep young ones busy. Relaxed Performance A relaxed performance is available on Thursday 17 August at 3.30pm. Relaxed Performances’ are specifically designed to welcome people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, learning disability or sensory and communication disorders into performance spaces to give those who otherwise might feel excluded the chance to experience live music / performances. They have a less formal, more supportive atmosphere in order to reduce anxiety levels. It is a specialist provision created to provide an opportunity for people who would otherwise find it difficult to attend – for example people who make involuntary noise, or are likely to need to talk a lot, or move around. During a regular performance this can disturb the other audience members, and the show, but at a relaxed performance it’s fine. Lighting and special effects will be slightly altered &#8211; for example removing strobes and flashing lights and reducing very loud noises, however the content of the show will not be specifically changed. The performance spaces may possibly be quite noisy, with people coming in and out – our customer experience team are there to support and manage this behaviour, rather than stop it. Please call Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661 to book tickets for the relaxed performance. #BeatTheSilencer ]]>
2017-07-27T10:30:00 2017-08-26T15:30:00
<![CDATA[Family Band]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

See below for dates and times

£3.50 per person


Don&#8217;t just follow the band, be in it! Come join our family band and learn to play well known songs on ukulele and percussion with professional musicians. We will learn a different song each week so come to one or all, we&#8217;ll see you there! Djembes will be assigned to younger children, ukuleles to older children. Dates &amp; Times Thursday 27 July 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm Thursday 3 August 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm Thursday 10 August 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm Thursday 17 August 2017, 1.30pm &#8211; 2.30pm ]]>
2017-07-27T13:30:00 2017-08-17T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Silver Swing Band]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 28th July, 2017. 1pm - 4pm

£8

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50


This session aims to give a unique and exciting opportunity for Lindy-hop dance and Swing music lovers! The Silver Programme welcomes Alec Gamble, Lindy-hop dancer who will be imparting his huge breadth of dance knowledge, as well as Tom Cronin, our highly experienced Folk and Americana tutor. The dancers and band will start the afternoon in separate rooms and come together to share the skills they&#8217;ve learnt. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Silver Lindy-hop Dance]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 28th July, 2017. 1pm - 4pm

£8


This session aims to give a unique and exciting opportunity for Lindy-hop dance and Swing music lovers! The Silver Programme welcomes Alec Gamble, Lindy-hop dancer who will be imparting his huge breadth of dance knowledge, as well as Tom Cronin, our highly experienced Folk and Americana tutor. The dancers and band will start the afternoon in separate rooms and come together to share the skills they&#8217;ve learnt. Important Information After booking, please email silver@sagegateshead.com to confirm which session (Swing Band or Lindy Hop) you would like to attend. ]]>
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<![CDATA[Hackney Colliery Band]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£18


Hackney Colliery Band have had a simply phenomenal few years. From playing a 45 minute set at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and sets at the MOBO, Brit and Mercury Awards to live sessions on BBC Two, BBC Radio 2, Jazz FM and worldwide airplay from many more, from collaborations with the likes of Amy Winehouse and Madness to headline shows at London’s Koko, and a tour schedule even taking in the Faroe Islands, these east London musicians haven’t stopped. &#8220;Reinventing the brass band format for the 21st century,&#8221; The Times Part of the great appeal lies in their set list, which is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name. With influences as much from the world of contemporary rock and electronica as from jazz and global brass, they stand out in a music landscape increasingly populated by brass bands. A New Orleans-style line up of trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and two drummers, and a name which pays homage to the British brass heritage demonstrate that Hackney Colliery Band are rooted in tradition, yet sound thoroughly modern. &#8220;One of the greatest live bands we have in this country.&#8221; BBC Radio 2 Able to be both a powerful acoustic ensemble as they parade through the crowd at the end of their shows, they’re also up-to-the-minute contemporary when on stage, with carefully crafted washes of electronics and drum machines adding to the raw power of brass and drums. Delicate one minute, powerfully energetic the next and always concluding in a huge party, they have enormous appeal across the age and genre spectrum. This is evidenced by their diverse tour schedule, which goes from 1am club party sets, to sellout arts centre tours, to performances at Womad, Sziget, Wilderness, Cheltenham Jazz, Field Day, Blue Balls, Fusion, Glatt und Verkehrt, Mostly Jazz, Durham Brass, Larmer Tree, Boomtown Fair, Shambala and Love Supreme festivals (amongst many others). Combined with a relaxed stage presence and thoroughly British sense of humour (which frontman Steve Pretty has developed through his solo work with many high-profile UK comedians), their live show is able to have extraordinarily broad appeal without dumbing down, presenting sometimes challenging contemporary music to a general audience with admirable dexterity. In summer 2016, Hackney Colliery Band released their third album Sharpener which entered the jazz charts at number three (and cross-genre independent charts at number 14) and went on to enormous critical acclaim, with the Guardian heralding it as ‘clever, and enormous fun’ and the Sunday Times describing it as ‘an ingenious blend of showmanship and intelligence’. With sellout shows in 2016 including a two night residency at London’s legendary Wilton’s Music Hall, an 800-cap show at Village Underground for the London Jazz Festival and three nights at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, not to mention a brand new live album due out in May showing them at their raucous best, 2017 looks set to be HCB’s biggest year yet, both live and on record. www.hackneycollieryband.co.uk | www.mn2s.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-07-28T20:00:00 2017-07-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Royal Northern Sinfonia - Summer Prom]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Dig out your flag and join in the fun!

£39.50, £31.50, £25, £16.50. Family Ticket Available.


It&#8217;s back! Our very own Prom, complete with Last Night favourites Crown Imperial (Coronation March), Wood&#8217;s Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Jerusalem, Rule Britannia! and of course Elgar&#8217;s Pomp and Circumstance (Land of Hope and Glory). Dig out your flag and join in the fun! Timothy Burke conductor Natalya Romaniw soprano Bradley Creswick violin Royal Northern Sinfonia Sage Gateshead Festival Chorus Programme CHABRIER España BIZET Prélude: Act I, Prélude; &#8220;Fate&#8221; motive from Carmen Suite No. 1 BIZET Aragonaise (Interlude before Act IV) from Carmen Suite No. 1 BIZET &#8216;Je dis que rien ne m&#8216;épouvante&#8217; from Carmen BIZET Danse Bohème from Carmen DELIBES Les Filles des Cadix RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte CHARPENTIER &#8216;Depuis le jour&#8217; from Louise BERLIOZ Le carnaval romain Interval WALTON Crown Imperial (Coronation March) HANDEL Zadok the Priest BAINTON The Golden River Suite, Op. 16: The Golden River RAVEL Tzigane WOOD Fantasia on British Sea Songs ARNE Rule, Britannia! PARRY Jerusalem (orch. Elgar) ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 in D Major, Op. 39 Family Ticket £125, £100, £80, £55. 4 tickets including at least one adult and one child. Please call Ticket Office to book. ]]>
2017-07-29T19:30:00 2017-07-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Milkshake! Live 'The Magic Story Book']]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer & Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters*, this all singing, all dancing, mus

Sunday 30th July 2017, 11am - 12.30pm & 2pm - 3.30pm

Adults £16.40, Under 16s £14.70, Family Ticket £57.80

Suffix: Plus presenters Jen and Amy

General Info: Suitable for under 7s


Starring Milkshake! favourites Bob the Builder, Little Princess, Noddy, Fireman Sam, Shimmer &amp; Shine, Pip from Pip Ahoy!, Winnie and Wilbur, Wissper, Milkshake’s very own Milkshake! Monkey and two Milkshake! presenters (just announced as Jen and Amy!), this all singing, all dancing, musical masterpiece, will take audiences on a journey through the world’s favourite fairy tales. Set amongst Milkshake&#8217;s magical bookcase, this brand new live show is sure to amaze and delight! The Milkshake! cast will be singing songs and sharing stories that audience members, young and old, will know and love. Family Ticket £57.80 Four tickets (to include at least one child under 16 and one adult). Call Ticket office to book &#8211; not available online. Press Release: Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook Set to Delight Families Find out more about Milkshake! Live, The Magic Storybook by visiting milkshake.tv/milkshakelive or facebook.com/milkshakelive or by following the tour on twitter @milkshaketour or Instagram @milkshakelive. The Milkshake Live show will feature 2 milkshake! Presenters. Jen, Derek, Kemi, Amy, Olivia, Curtis and Sita may only appear at certain venues. © Channel 5 Broadcasting Limited 2017. All Rights Reserved. ©2017 DreamWorks Distribution Limited. All Rights Reserved. Bob the Builder™©2017 Hit Entertainment Limited and Keith Chapman. Fireman Sam™©2017 Prism Art &amp; Design Limited. “Little Princess” derived from the television series by The Illuminated Film Company and based upon the books by Tony Ross (published by Andersen Press). © 2017 The Illuminated Film Company. All Rights Reserved. © CHF Pip! Plc 2013-2016, All Rights Reserved. © Wissper LTD. ©Winduna Enterprises Ltd. 2017. © 2017 Viacom International Inc. All Rights Reserved. ]]>
2017-07-30T11:00:00 2017-07-30T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks Adult Summer School 2017]]> St John's College, Durham 0.00000000 0.00000000 Folkworks Adult Summer School has everything...instrumental technique, repertoire, concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and sing-a-rounds!

Monday 31 July - Saturday 5 August 2017

General Info: Age restrictions apply: 18+


We have a limited number of spaces remaining on our Folkworks Summer Schools, so we’ve extended our enrolment deadline to Friday 30th June. Book now to avoid disappointment! Tutors: Ian Lowthian (Director), Emily Askew, Alice Robinson, Martin Carthy, Iain Fraser, Sarah Hayes, Ross Milligan, Andy Parr, Taffy Thomas, Karen Tweed, Jeff Warner Folkworks Adult Summer School has everything&#8230;instrumental technique, repertoire, concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and sing-a-rounds! It is a full on week of classes and activities but we have made it flexible enough to give you time to explore Durham and take things at your own pace. After a day full of music tuition we put on events in the evening so you can listen, dance and play then join in informal sessions that cater for all abilities. “There are too many good moments to pick just one!” Downloads Enrolment Pack FAQs Tutor Biographies We work really hard to make our Summer Schools friendly and welcoming so that you leave with new friends as well as loads of new tunes and songs. We also understand that if you are using your summer holidays to visit us, then you deserve good accommodation and food (as well as a decent bar in the evenings!). “The concerts felt like high-quality music in our own living room!” The Summer School is suitable for most abilities, though not absolute beginner. Each instrument group will meet together on the first day and decide between them how they would like to work for the week. You pick your main instrument study and then have the opportunity to pick what type on ensemble you&#8217;d like to be in. “People who have never done anything like this before can come and take the risk, and have a very good time as it is so supportive and encouraging” Tutor information Fiddle 1 + Intermediate Band: Iain Fraser Fiddle 2 + Beginner Band: Emily Askew Song + Band with Song: Martin Carthy Accordion: Ian Lowthian Flute and whistle + Band with Song: Sarah Hayes Fretted Strings + Americana Band: Jeff Warner Mixed Instruments + Dancing Band: Karen Tweed Northumbrian Pipes + Advanced Band: Alice Robinson English Concertina + Dancing Band: Andy Parr Guitar + Advanced Band: Ross Milligan Folkwords: Taffy Thomas &#8220;It&#8217;s part of my &#8216;Psyche&#8217; now. Unmissable!&#8221; Sheila Trow &#8220;My first time last summer, and I hope it was the first of many. Loved it!&#8221; Maria Hayes &#8220;The total rush of Music from 9-30 am till 2.00 each day, as is obvious, I&#8217;m an addict.&#8221; Michael Burns How to book Step 1 &#8211; Payment Click the ‘book tickets’ box on the top right hand side and follow the instructions to make your payment. You will then receive a confirmation email with your order number. Step 2 &#8211; Enrolment Complete the enrolment form at the bottom of this page and click the &#8216;submit&#8217; box. A confirmation message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that we have received your form. Tickets can also be purchased from Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. Prices Please note; En-Suite rooms are currently sold out. If you would like to be added to a waiting list for en-suite rooms please let us know in the additional notes when booking. We will contact you should a room become available. En suite single full board £555 (Concession £525) Standard single full board £480 (Concessions £450) Non residential with food £410 (Concession £380) Non residential without food £290 Concessions apply to full time students, unemployed and over 60s. We have a limited number of spaces remaining on our Folkworks Summer Schools, so we’ve extended our enrolment deadline to Friday 30th June. Book now to avoid disappointment! Join the Facebook event page Loading&#8230; ]]>
2017-07-31T09:00:00 2017-07-31T09:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Opera Vocal Technique]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 1st August, 2017. 1pm - 3pm

£6

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50


The workshop will be divided into two parts. The first half will focus on practical skills, exploring breathing, releasing tension and increasing resonance. The second half will be an in depth look at applying those techniques to repertoire, identifying some of the ways that healthy phonation dictates the evolution of musicality in the world of Opera. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-08-01T13:00:00 2017-08-01T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Summer of Love featuring Mike Heron, Ed Askew and Trembling Bells]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£14.70


Marking the 50th anniversary since the revolutionary Summer of Love, Glasgow&#8217;s psych rock cosmonauts Trembling Bells hook up with original trailblazers Mike Heron and Ed Askew for a magic carpet ride of musical adventure. Few bands could be said to embody the spirit of the 1960s more comprehensively than the Incredible String Band. On albums such as The Hangman&#8217;s Beautiful Daughter or Wee Tam and the Big Huge, with their epic perspectives, pantheistic lyrics and visionary synthesis of musical forms, ISB gave the hippy generation some of their most emblematic anthems. Ed Askew is a painter and singer-songwriter who resides in New York City. His acid-folk masterpiece Ask the Unicorn was re-released in autumn 2016. Ed has just toured Europe with his trio in September in support of this release and in anticipation of his forthcoming second studio album of new songs, featuring Josephine Foster, on Tin Angel Records. ]]>
2017-08-02T20:00:00 2017-08-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[NAFAS 50th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition]]> Sage Gateshead 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sat 5 Aug, 9am - 6pm & Sun 6 Aug, 9am - 5pm


A Golden Anniversary exhibition by members of 19 of the clubs in our area. The designs will feature events in the history of our Area and from important world events in the last 50 years. There will be an archive exhibition and the photographic entries from our special Anniversary photographic competition will also be displayed There will also be mini floral demonstrations of designs for the home during the course of both days. www.nafas.org.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-08-05T09:00:00 2017-08-06T09:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Tubular Bells]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 8th August, 2017. 1pm - 4pm

£7

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50

Suffix: A workshop for various instruments.

General Info: Led by Tom Cronin & Phil Davids.


This exploratory session will be taking the first steps into a much wider project led by Tom Cronin (learning the whole 50 minute Tubular Bells piece!). This initial session aims to seek and bring together participants to make up the core band and those who are happy being involved in the wider project. Open to competent electric guitarists, acoustic guitarists, bass players, keyboard players and drummers/percussionists. Contact the Silver Programme for more information. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-08-08T13:00:00 2017-08-08T13:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Slide Guitar]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thursday 10th August, 2017. 1pm - 3pm

£6

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50


Led by highly skilled Silver Programme musician Richard Sutton, this informative session will teach you all you need to know about slide Guitar playing and technique. If you do not own your own slide, please contact silver@sagegateshead.com. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-08-10T13:00:00 2017-08-10T13:00:00
<![CDATA[The Intermediate Orchestra - an afternoon with The Cobweb Orchestra]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

£28.80, Concessions £22


This is a day for musicians who have some experience of playing in an orchestra, but do not consider themselves experts. Andy Jackson will conduct works ranging from the well known to the obscure and from Baroque to modern. Some of the music is specially arranged for amateur players, and some will be played as the composers such as Beethoven, Bizet and Elgar originally intended. There will be an informal presentation for friends and family at 6pm. For further details visit www.cobweborchestra.org.uk or call 0788 0346145. ]]>
2017-08-12T13:30:00 2017-08-12T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Silver Ukulele Special - Motown]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 14th August, 2017. 11am - 1pm

£6

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50


This fun and lively session will explore that soulful Detroit Motown sound! This session led by the Silver Programme&#8217;s Ukulele extraordinaire Richard Sutton, should get your fingers clicking and toes tapping. For intermediate and advanced Ukulele players and Singers. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-08-14T11:00:00 2017-08-14T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Guitar & Ukulele Special - Bob Dylan themed]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Monday 14th August, 2017. 2pm - 4pm

£6

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50

Suffix: A chance for guitarists and ukulele players to play and sing Bob Dylan favourites

General Info: Led by Rich Sutton


A session dedicated to exploring the work of prolific political singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Led by this Richard Sutton, himself a huge fan aims to be informative and fun. Open to intermediate and advanced Guitarists and Ukulele players that sing. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-08-14T14:00:00 2017-08-14T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Silver Singing Special - Carol King]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wednesday 30th August, 2017. 2pm - 5pm

£7

Prefix: Music Making and Learning for People Over 50


This choir session led by highly skilled and experienced Singer, Cath Stephens with piano accompaniment from Tim Jasper will explore the beautiful works of singer-songwriter, Carol King. Learn to sing vocal arrangements of all of the Carol King and Gerry Goffin classics in this exciting session. About The Silver Programme The Silver Programme provides a wide variety of daytime musical activities for people over 50, within a relaxed, informal, sociable and supportive environment. There’s something for everyone, from absolute beginners to experienced musicians. ]]>
2017-08-30T14:00:00 2017-08-30T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Play Jazz! 17-18]]> Music Education Centre 0.00000000 0.00000000

Various dates, 2pm - 6pm

£20, £18 for Jazz Co-op Members.

General Info: Age Restrictions Apply: 18+


Want to play jazz but never dared? Or already playing jazz and need a boost? Guided by experienced jazz musicians you will learn to improvise in an informal supportive environment.You&#8217;ll learn a bit of theory but mostly it will be practical &#8211; lots of listening and playing. Suitable for all instruments. You don&#8217;t have to read music but you should have a basic understanding of scales and chords. See www.jazz.coop for more information. New attendees must complete this enrolment form Loading&#8230; ]]>
2017-09-02T14:00:00 2018-07-07T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Pet Shop Boys plus Special Guests]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pet Shop Boys have added an exclusive two-night performance at Sage Gateshead to their 'triumphant' (Guardian) Super Tour.

£49.10, £70 & £80

Prefix: Kilimanjaro Live presents

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult


Second date just confirmed! Sunday 3 September 2017. Tickets on sale from 10am Wednesday 7 June. Pet Shop Boys have added two exclusive performances at Sage Gateshead to their &#8216;triumphant&#8217; (Guardian) Super Tour. When Pet Shop Boys last played Sage Gateshead as part of our tenth anniversary celebrations in 2014, Newcastle native Neil Tennant named the landmark concert hall as one of his favourite venues in Europe: “It always feels special to come home and perform a show and Sage Gateshead has established itself in the last ten years as one of Europe’s very best venues for all genres of music.” www.petshopboys.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter For Your Information We expect demand for tickets to be very high and as such we will be implementing a waiting room feature on our website. To speed up the booking process, please make sure you have an account and are able to log in. Standing is available at the front of the hall. Row E is the first row of seats. View a seating plan of Sage One here. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult ]]>
2017-09-02T19:30:00 2017-09-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Colin Holt Band featuring Snake Davis]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£16.40


The Colin Holt Band are joined once again by legendary saxophonist Snake Davis. The versatile and creative musicians, perfect vocal harmonies, eclectic set and tight arrangements will take the audience once again on a real musical rollercoaster. ]]>
2017-09-02T20:00:00 2017-09-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Pet Shop Boys plus Special Guests]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£49.10, £70 & £80

Prefix: Kilimanjaro Live presents

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult


Pet Shop Boys have added two exclusive performances at Sage Gateshead to their &#8216;triumphant&#8217; (Guardian) Super Tour. When Pet Shop Boys last played Sage Gateshead as part of our tenth anniversary celebrations in 2014, Newcastle native Neil Tennant named the landmark concert hall as one of his favourite venues in Europe: “It always feels special to come home and perform a show and Sage Gateshead has established itself in the last ten years as one of Europe’s very best venues for all genres of music.” www.petshopboys.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-03T19:30:00 2017-09-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Under 5s Music-Making: Sing, Play & Dance]]> The Greggs Children's Room 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join our friendly specialist musicians in the homely surroundings of the Gregg's Children's Room where they will delight and engage budding musicians of any age in singing, movement and music making.

Mon - Sat 9.45am, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 11am, Tues - Wed 1.30pm

£3.50 per person (second child £1.75)

General Info: For ages 0 - 4.


Join our friendly specialist musicians in the homely surroundings of the Gregg&#8217;s Children&#8217;s Room where they will delight and engage budding musicians of any age in singing, movement and music making. As well as being great fun, these classes are designed to support your child in developing essential musical and social skills, whilst giving the whole family lots of new ideas for songs and musical games to sing and play at home. Full term deal £3 per session for 10 sessions or more &#8211; ask at Ticket Office. We always want to provide all of our participants with the best experience possible, and for that to happen we ask that you please&#8230; Buy your tickets in advance &#8211; we cannot accept ticket money on the door. (A ticket is needed for every single participant, including babies). Arrive on time to avoid disrupting the class. Have your tickets ready to hand in before entering the room. This event takes place in The Greggs Children&#8217;s Room. ]]>
2017-09-04T09:45:00 2018-07-21T11:00:00
<![CDATA[Babies, Babble & Play]]> The Greggs Children's Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Mondays & Thursdays: 1.30pm Wednesdays: 11am

£3.50 per person (second child £1.75)

General Info: Age 0-12 months. Adults and children (including babies) must have a valid ticket.


Start a musical journey with your baby in these magical interactive music-making sessions. The activities support your baby’s development through music and movement, and can easily be used at home. N.B. Participants attending sessions on Wednesday 8 March 2017 are advised that due to a building closure an alternative route will be provided and the Cafe will be relocated to the Music Education Centre. We also expect the car park to be very busy during this time. Find out more&#8230; Full term deal £3 per session for 10 sessions or more &#8211; ask at Ticket Office. We always want to provide all of our participants with the best experience possible, and for that to happen we ask that you please&#8230; Buy your tickets in advance &#8211; we cannot accept ticket money on the door. (A ticket is needed for every single participant, including babies). Arrive on time to avoid disrupting the class. Have your tickets ready to hand in before entering the room. This event takes place in The Greggs Children&#8217;s Room. ]]>
2017-09-04T13:30:00 2018-07-19T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Roddy Woomble plus support]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence.

£16.40


Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently toured UK in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of this debut solo album, My Secret Is My Silence. Growing up between America, France and the UK, and lived in Glasgow and New York City, Roddy now lives on Mull in the Western Isles of Scotland, from where he hosts the annual Iona Village Hall Music Festival and has recently published, Instrumentals, a collection of words, lyrics and photographs from tours fronting Idlewild, critically acclaimed solo albums, and Roddy’s life in Scottish Hebrides. Having established himself as a leading voice in the thriving British contemporary indie folk music scene, with his anticipated new album, 2017 will see Roddy take a darker more lo fi direction held together by Woomble’s trademark poetic lyrics, &#8220;evocative vocals and consummate gift for a tune.” &#8220;One of Britains most distinct and talented voices.&#8221; Kerrang &#8220;Tender and epic, enormous yet touching.&#8221; BBC Music &#8220;&#8230; a moving and quietly joyous collection of pieces weaving together strands of folk, jazz and country. Frankly, it sounds like the sort of record you might make if you had largely decided to turn your back on the modern world.&#8221; The Guardian www.roddywoomble.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-04T19:30:00 2017-09-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mark Radcliffe......Should You Be Interested]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£18


Radio and television presenter, musician, writer, friend of the stars and all round cheese fetishist Mark Radcliffe has been making a little go a long way for several decades now. This show is no exception. Expect songs and stories of middle aged angst and ennui along with tales of ineptitude and encounters with some of music&#8217;s most famous names who Mark has on speed dial. Even if his calls are blocked at the other end. He&#8217;s finally run out of friends and so now has no choice but to go it alone. ]]>
2017-09-05T20:00:00 2017-09-05T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Rip It Up: Dancing through the 50s starring Natalie Lowe, Louis Smith and Jay McGuiness]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thur 7 Sept, 2017. 7.30pm

£80 (Meet & Greet), £38.20, £32.20, £21.30


Two Strictly champions together with one Strictly professional live on stage with BBC Radio Two’s Leo Green plus musicians, dancers and singers! Jay McGuiness, Natalie Lowe and Louis Smith will swing, bop, jitterbug, lindy hop, jive and ballroom through the greatest songs from the greatest decade of music! The music in the show spans various styles from romantic ballads and crooner songs through to classic pop hits and the shattering world of rock ’n’ roll. Includes: Smile, Mona Lisa, Cry, Unforgettable, When I Fall In Love, One For My Baby, Wonderful World, Mambo Italiano, Fly Me To The Moon, Young &amp; Foolish, My Baby Just Cares, That’ll Be The Day, Summertime Blues, Only You, The Great Pretender, Fools fall In Love, You Send Me, Hound Dog, Bye Bye Love, C’Mon Everybody, I Only Have Eyes For You. “If you loved Dreamboats &amp; Petticoats, That’ll Be The Day, with a little twist of Strictly then this is the show for you!” The Greatest Songs from The Greatest Decade! Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-07T19:30:00 2017-09-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening With Neil Sedaka plus guest Jack Lukeman]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£62, £52.30

Prefix: Kennedy Street Present

General Info: Age Restrictions Apply: 14+


Singer. Songwriter. Composer. Pianist. Author. Neil Sedaka’s impressive sixty year career ranges from being one of the first teen pop sensations of the 50’s, a successful songwriter for himself and other artists in the 60’s, a superstar in the 70’s, remaining a constant force in writing and performing presently. Neil catapulted to stardom after Connie Francis recorded Stupid Cupid and she then went on to sing the theme tune Neil and Howard had written for the 1960 MGM classic Where The Boys Are. Neil signed to RCA as a writer and performer of his own material and was soon having hits with Oh Carol!, The Diary, Stairway to Heaven, Calendar Girl, Little Devil, Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen, Next Door to An Angel, and Breaking Up is Hard to Do. During the British Invasion in America, Neil retreated to the UK where he found creative and commercial success with the hits Solitaire, Laughter in the Rain, and Love Will Keep Us Together. With these songs and the influence of Elton John, Neil would re-emerge and remain a global sensation. www.neilsedaka.com | Facebook ]]>
2017-09-10T19:30:00 2017-09-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[RNS @ Sheffield City Hall]]> Sheffield City Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tickets can be bought direct from Sheffield City Hall


Paul McCreesh conductor Guy Johnston cello Royal Northern Sinfonia MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo HAYDN Cello Concerto INTERVAL MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 ]]>
2017-09-12T19:00:00 2017-09-12T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Jess & The Bandits]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£16.40


Jess and the Bandits are back with a brand new album and UK tour. Following a successful couple of years with the release of their debut album &#8216;Here We Go Again&#8217; the band have been busy in the studio writing and recording what is set to be their most exciting release to date. Having wowed the likes of Terry Wogan, Gaby Roslin and Bob Harris with their radio-friendly combination of high-energy pop-country music, they have appeared on TV shows including Lorraine, Aled Jones’ Weekend, The Wright Stuff and Songs of Praise. Now back with their new record entitled ‘Smoke &amp; Mirrors’, the band are excited to be back on the road in the UK. jessandthebandits.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-13T20:00:00 2017-09-13T20:00:00
<![CDATA[RJ Thompson]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£10.90


Newcastle singer songwriter RJ Thompson returns to Sage Gateshead in September to perform songs from his upcoming new album. 2017 is proving to be a busy year for RJ, with several new single releases and an album in the offing. Book your tickets in advance of the show to receive a 25% discount on all RJ Thompson merchandise you purchase on the night. www.rjthompsonmusic.com | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ]]>
2017-09-15T20:00:00 2017-09-15T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Opening Night]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 New Season - New World!

£13, £20, £30, £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Fine dining available. Buses from Alnwick, Hexham and Carlisle.


Lars Vogt conductor/piano Tine Thing Helseth trumpet Michael O&#8217;Donnell cor anglais Royal Northern Sinfonia Copland An Outdoor Overture Barber Adagio for Strings Copland Quiet City Haydn Trumpet Concerto in E flat Dvo?ák Symphony No.9 ‘From the New World’ New Season &#8211; New World. Favourites from two giants of American music alongside one of the most popular symphonic works of all time, which was of course inspired by the New World. Throw in some Haydn and a firecracker Norwegian trumpeter, and you have a truly fantastic Opening Night. Fine Dining Complete your evening with superb fine dining on our Concourse. Poached pear and blue cheese salad with a walnut dressing Lamb rump, sweet potato crust, fondant potato, roast root vegetables with Madeira jus Profiteroles and hot chocolate sauce Coffee and petit fours Four-course dining: £45 per person including wine Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-09-16T19:30:00 2017-09-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Riverside Ragas: Baluji Shrivastav]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£13.10, Family Ticket £32.70 (Not available online)

Suffix: Presented with GemArts


One of the greatest instrumentalists to come from India, Baluji Shrivastav is a blind musician who excels in playing the sitar, dilruba and tabla among other traditional Indian instruments. Described by London&#8217;s Evening Standard as &#8216;sitarist to the stars&#8217;, his incredible versatility has led him to work with acts like Massive Attack, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, and Coldplay and many of India’s finest artists including Ustad Faiyaz Khan and Anindo Chatterji. His music has also featured in TV and films, most recently in Disney’s Million Dollar Arm! In 2008 he founded the Baluji Music Foundation to encourage disabled people to get involved in music, as music is such an important part of how he communicates with the world. This tour celebrates his recent award of OBE for services to music. Baluji will perform a special concert of mesmerising Indian classical music, accompanied by tablas. &#8220;Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist.&#8221; The Times &#8220;Music which crosses all cultural divides.&#8221; The Guardian www.baluji.com | www.balujimusicfoundation.org ]]>
2017-09-16T19:45:00 2017-09-16T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Spirit & Sound of Steely Dan: Nearly Dan in Concert, 20th Anniversary tour, Classic album "Aja" celebration]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£17.40


Less tribute and more homage, Nearly Dan is the holy grail to the ever-growing legions of Dan fans, desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen &amp; Walter Becker. Nearly Dan&#8217;s approach is faithful though not reverential, relaxed but as tight as their namesakes: bringing their own unique spirit and spontaneous humour to every performance. Nearly Dan (now in its 20th year on the road) promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the red velvet groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the sultry suave that is The Royal Scam. Over 40 years have passed since the release of the first album, Can&#8217;t Buy a Thrill, and what better way to revel in nostalgia than experiencing Nearly Dan live. A real treat for all music lovers and an unmissable concert for any throwback Steely Dan fan of any generation. www.nearlydan.co.uk ]]>
2017-09-16T20:00:00 2017-09-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Ryan Adams plus special guests]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Ryan Adams highly anticipated 15th studio album Prisoner is now out on Pax-Am/Blue Note and a UK tour in support of the album has also just been announced.

£35.40

General Info: Doors 7pm, start time 7.30pm. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Max 4 tickets per person.


Ryan Adams highly anticipated 15th studio album Prisoner is now out on Pax-Am/Blue Note and a UK tour in support of the album has also just been announced. Kicking off in September, the tour will see Adams perform live in Sage One on Sunday 17 September 2017. He also recently announced a headline slot at Green Man festival in the beautiful Brecon Beacons on August 17th alongside PJ Harvey and Future Islands. Ryan made a pit stop to London recently and played not one but TWO smashing surprise pop up shows at Soup Kitchen in Manchester and Treadwells Bookshop in London, plus a show at Rough Trade East. This was a rare chance for fans to see him unplugged and close up, now they can see the full Ryan electric experience with band on this upcoming run of shows. Prisoner is Ryan Adams’ first full-length album of original material since his self –titled, Grammy nominated release in 2014. It is shaping up to be one of his most celebrated to date, as early reviews indicate. @TheRyanAdams | Facebook ]]>
2017-09-17T19:00:00 2017-09-17T19:00:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Nik Kershaw]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 An evening with Nik Kershaw

£25.10

General Info: Age 14 +


An evening with Nik Kershaw Following the success of his 2014 Me, Myself and I tour, Nik Kershaw returns with more solo shows. An intimate evening of songs and stories in the company of one of the UK&#8217;s most respected songwriters. ]]>
2017-09-17T20:00:00 2017-09-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Billy Joel Songbook performed by Elio Pace and his band]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tuesday 19 & Wednesday 20 September 2017, 8pm

£24.50


Featuring the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life as well as fan favourites such as Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, Goodnight Saigon and Piano Man. Don&#8217;t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band. &#8220;Elio rocks!&#8221; Brian May &#8220;Elio is tremendous&#8230;I&#8217;m a big fan. Music made the old fashioned way&#8230; played&#8221; Huey Lewis &#8220;Elio is a treasure trove of musical knowledge. It literally flows through his fingers&#8230; if musicians had Jedi masters, he would be one.&#8221; Raul Malo &#8220;The minute I first set eyes on Elio &#8211; as the leader of the band in one of my musicals &#8211; I knew that he was special. In a world of wannabes, nearlies, and tryers &#8211; he was the real thing. Energy, talent, a voice to die for &#8211; and boy can he rock &#8216;n&#8217; roll. He is also a lovely guy and deserves all of the accolades that he quite rightly receives. Respect Elio!&#8221; Bill Kenwright www.eliopace.com | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-19T20:00:00 2017-09-20T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Lars Vogt: Goldberg Variations]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 What better way to launch our new Piano Greats series?

£18, £22

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Piano Greats

General Info: Book all 4 Piano Greats and receive a 10% discount


Lars Vogt piano Schubert Four Impromptus, D899 J S Bach Goldberg Variations What better way to launch our new Piano Greats series than with our very own Music Director Lars Vogt giving us his first solo piano recital in Sage One. His Goldberg Variations CD was a huge download success when first released &#8211; come hear it live! This concert is part of our Piano Greats series. Book all four concerts in the series and receive a 10% discount. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-09-20T19:30:00 2017-09-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Courtney Pine Presents Black Notes From The Deep Featuring Special Guest Vocalist Omar]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thur 21 Sept, 2017. 7.30pm

£25.60


&#8220;There have been many pioneers in the black British community &#8211; people who have defined an era, changed societal perceptions and made it easier for those who follow to progress in their field. Courtney Pine is such a trailblazer.&#8221; The Voice Multi instrumentalist Courtney Pine CBE is a British born Jazz Giant. In the 80&#8217;s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted the top 40 and since then he&#8217;s had numerous BBC Jazz Awards, MOBO&#8217;s, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and remained at the forefront of UK jazz with a contemporary jazz style that integrates modern British sounds like drum n bass and UK garage alongside soul, hip-hop and deep rooted influences from across the Caribbean. &#8220;In a Class of His Own.&#8221; The Times For his latest project, BLACK NOTES FROM THE DEEP (Freestyle Records) he returns to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade and features the vocal talents of UK soul star Omar, whose 1992 hit single There&#8217;s Nothing Like This established a truly unique and instantly recognisable &#8216;signature&#8217; sound that has since earned him widespread critical acclaim and seen him collaborate with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone. &#8220;Courtney Pine was one hailed as the saviour of British Jazz&#8230;he still is.&#8221; The Independent This very special project brings together two of the UK&#8217;s finest jazz and soul talents composing, recording and performing new original material together for the first time. &#8220;Nothing short of breath-taking.&#8221; The Telegraph www.courtney-pine.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-21T19:30:00 2017-09-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kilimanjaro Live presents: SUZANNE VEGA - Solitude Standing & 99.9 F° + more ]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£32.20, £37.60 (VIP Packages Available)

General Info: Tickets now on sale to Sage Supporters. General sale is from 10am Friday 12 May.


The legendary New York singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega&#8217;s 12-date UK tour later this year, celebrates the 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively of her albums Solitude Standing and 99.9F by performing both in full, as well as more tracks from throughout a distinguished career that has seen her sell over 7 million albums worldwide. suzannevega.com | Facebook | Twitter VIP Packages Ultimate VIP Package &#8211; £155 Access to the pre-show sound check Meet and greet with the band and Suzanne Photo opportunity One premium reserved ticket in the front 3 rows Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard Limited Edition tour gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour Programme Hot Ticket Package &#8211; £85 One premium reserved ticket in the first 10 rows Commemorative VIP laminate and custom lanyard Limited edition tour gift item (exclusive to VIPs) Tour programme ]]>
2017-09-23T19:30:00 2017-09-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys Plus 4Square]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, pro

£14.70


BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards &#8211; Horizon Award Winner 2016 With an intoxicating mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, Sam Kelly &amp; The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover. Chosen by Cambridge Folk Festival as the pick of the 2016 event, they have quickly become one of the most in-demand bands on the UK festival scene. Having already recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, it’s hard to believe that 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years. With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed. Joining Sam in the full band line up for 2017 are Ciaran Algar (fiddle, tenor guitar, bouzouki), Jamie Francis (banjo), Toby Shaer (flutes, pipes, whistles, fiddle, cittern), Graham Coe (cello), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (percussion). www.samkelly.org | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-09-26T20:00:00 2017-09-26T20:00:00
<![CDATA[RNS: Baby Sinfonia]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 29 September 2017, 11am - 11.45am & 1.30pm - 2.15pm

Adults £5.30, Children £3.30


Bring your baby to this 45-minute classical treat with members of Royal Northern Sinfonia. Sway, rock, dance and bounce or just sit back and enjoy the music. ]]>
2017-09-29T11:00:00 2017-09-29T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Rachmaninov and Philip Glass' new Symphony No.11

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Vasily Petrenko conductor Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Philip Glass Symphony No.11 Rachmaninov Symphony No.2 The RLPO and Vasily Petrenko thrilled Gateshead audiences with their astounding Rachmaninov last season. This visit includes the composer’s most popular &#8211; and most romantic &#8211; symphony, and by complete contrast Philip Glass&#8217; new Symphony No.11. Premiered at Carnegie Hall in January it was described as ‘full of body-rocking vitality’, with ‘climaxes that burst open in joyous excitement’. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-09-30T19:30:00 2017-09-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[New Writing North & Sage Gateshead present: Do Not Enter The Monster Zoo!]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

Sunday 1st October, 2017. 11am - 12noon & 2pm - 3pm

Suffix: A New Writing North production for Durham Book Festival


Adapted by Stacey Sampson from the book written by Amy Sparkes and illustrated by Sara Ogilvie. Directed by Ruth Johnson From the creators of Hey, Presto!, Man on the Moon and The Worst Princess, comes a mischievous tale that little monsters everywhere are sure to fall in love with. The hero of our story has received an invitation to run a zoo for a day. But this isn&#8217;t just any zoo, this zoo seems rather odd, and the keeper is in a great hurry to leave for his holiday. This zoo is a mess and the creatures are all misbehaving. This zoo is a Monster Zoo! Can these naughty creatures ever learn to mind their manners? Join us on this exciting adventure to help our young hero take on a Monster Zoo full of weird and wonderful creatures. Featuring original live music performed by a monster band and lots of laughs for children aged up to 7 and their families. A New Writing North production for Durham Book Festival. ]]>
2017-10-01T11:00:00 2017-10-01T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Little Big Town plus Seth Ennis]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town today announced their return to the UK for six live performances starting September 2017 and will be heading to NE8 on Sunday 1 October 2017.

£30

General Info: VIP Packages Available


VIP Packages Available Grammy Award-winning country group Little Big Town today announced their return to the UK for six live performances starting September 2017 and will be heading to NE8 on Sunday 1 October 2017. Breakout country newcomer Seth Ennis serves as the opening act for all six dates. Praised for their flawless ‘silvery vocal harmonies’ and their ‘irresistibly upbeat’ (Rolling Stone) style, Little Big Town stole the show at last year’s C2C: Country to Country music event. In addition to the award-winning act’s live prowess and effortless on-stage chemistry, fans have embraced Little Big Town’s latest single, the Taylor Swift penned ‘Better Man,’ which currently holds the Number One slot on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. ‘Better Man’ is the first single off of the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year’s seventh studio album, The Breaker, out February 24. The Breaker is the country quartet’s highly-anticipated follow-up to their studio collaboration with Pharrell last year, Wanderlust (2016). www.littlebigtown.com | Facebook | Twitter VIP Packages Happy People Meet &amp; Greet Experience &#8211; £239 One premium reserved ticket in the first five rows Meet &amp; Greet / photo opportunity with Little Big Town Invitation to a Q&amp;A session with Little Big Town One photo of your personal group taken on-stage before the show One drink ticket* One limited edition tour poster signed by Little Big Town One copy of the new Little Big Town CD &#8220;The Breaker&#8221; One exclusive VIP merchandise gift One commemorative VIP laminate Early entry into the venue for access to the best spot in the house Crowd-free merchandise shopping On-site concert host Night On Our Side Enhanced Experience &#8211; £149 One premium reserved ticket in the first fifteen rows Invitation to a Q&amp;A session with Little Big Town One limited edition tour poster signed by Little Big Town One copy of the new Little Big Town CD &#8220;The Breaker&#8221; One exclusive VIP merchandise gift One commemorative VIP laminate Early entry into the venue for access to the best spot in the house Crowd-free merchandise shopping On-site concert host ]]>
2017-10-01T19:30:00 2017-10-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[10cc's Graham Gouldman & Heart Full of Songs]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£26.70

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult


Graham Gouldman formed what became Heart Full of Songs six years ago, purely for the pleasure of playing songs in their simplest form, acoustically. Backed by fellow 10cc band members and opening the show at 10cc concerts, Graham performed a selection of hits he wrote for other artistes. The format became so popular that it adopted a name and undertook its first stand-alone concert tour in April-May 2013, touring again the following year. 10cc’s success has been such that the first opportunity for Heart Full of Songs to tour again is this October. Much has happened for Graham since he last took the band, now a three-piece featuring Iain Hornal and Ciaran Jeremiah, on the road. His status as one of the world’s leading songwriters was acknowledged with his induction into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame – an arm of America’s National Academy of Music – at a special ceremony in New York. ]]>
2017-10-01T20:00:00 2017-10-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[More Mendelssohn Please: Symphony No.1]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The launch of our Mendelssohn Symphony series

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS at Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Bradley Creswick director/violin Kyra Humphreys violin Royal Northern Sinfonia Britten Sinfonietta Vaughan Williams Violin Concerto ‘Concerto Accademico’ J S Bach Concerto for Two Violins W F Bach Sinfonia in D minor Mendelssohn Symphony No.1 Launching our Mendelssohn Symphony series, this concert features not only the composer’s accomplished first, but also Britten’s youthful Op.1. If you like The Lark Ascending, you should not miss the opportunity to hear Vaughan Williams’ other delightful violin concerto. Based on Bach’s sublime ‘Double’ Concerto, it is performed tonight by co-leader Kyra Humphreys, marking 20 years with RNS this season. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-10-04T19:30:00 2017-10-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£31.10

General Info: Tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 19 May


Marty and his band won rave reviews for their C2C performances earlier this year and have just been nominated for Best Group in the 2017 Americana Awards. For over forty years Stuart, a five-time Grammy winning multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, photographer and historian, has been building a rich legacy in country music. On his latest release, the double-disc Saturday Night &amp; Sunday Morning, Stuart captures all the authentic neon and stained-glass hues of country music – from love and sex to heartache and hardship to family and God &#8211; in twenty-three tracks. www.martystuart.net | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-07T19:30:00 2017-10-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Riverside Ragas: Rooper Panesar and Bhupinder Chagger]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£13.10, Family Ticket £32.70 (Not available online)

Suffix: Presented with GemArts


Considered one of the finest Sitar players to emerge on the Indian music scene in the UK, Roopa Panesar has received accolades from audiences and peers alike for her outstanding ability and quality of music. Her soulful and unique style of playing has left her listeners captivated, touching the hearts of audiences far and wide and received blessings from many eminent musicians in the world of Indian classical music. www.roopapanesar.com | @RoopaPanesar ]]>
2017-10-07T19:45:00 2017-10-07T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Dweezil Zappa: 50 Years Of Frank]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£48.50, £37.60


Ticket Details Sage Supporters: From 12noon Thursday 26 January General Sale: Friday 27 January. 10am Online / 12noon Ticket Office 50 years on from the first Mothers Of Invention album release Freak Out, Frank Zappa&#8217;s son Dweezil and his amazing band hand-pick their favourite tracks from Frank Zappa&#8217;s extensive back catalogue. Exposed to the music industry from an early age, Dweezil Zappa developed a strong affinity for playing the guitar and producing music. Able to learn directly from world-class guitarists such as Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen, Dweezil quickly developed into a musical star in his own right, releasing his first single (produced by Eddie Van Halen) at the age of 12. Since 2006, Dweezil put his own original music on hold, assembled a virtuoso band of musicians and devoted himself to performing the music of Frank Zappa extensively at venues across the world, the only official act to do so since his father’s death in 1993. In 2009, they were awarded a GRAMMY Award for best rock instrumental performance for their version of Peaches en Regalia. They were nominated in the same category in 2010 for their performance of The Deathless Horsie. Witness Dweezil and his band bringing his father’s musical legacy to life on stage, fifty years since The Mothers Of Invention first toured the UK. www.dweezilzappa.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-08T19:30:00 2017-10-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton (Founding Members of The Be Good Tanyas)]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£18


Fifteen years ago, Jolie Holland and Samantha Parton &#8211; two founders of the wildly popular group The Be Good Tanyas &#8211; first joined forces. Now they come together once again, with a worldwide touring schedule and new studio album coming in 2017. Their new project, as always, is a page from the big book of North Americana and outsider folk. Holland grew up in Texas, and by her teens was performing as a traveling musician. In the late &#8217;90s, she called San Francisco home before making her way to Canada where she co-founded the Tanyas with Vancouver singer-songwriter Samantha Parton. Parton had spent her post-high school years traveling with her guitar, and drawing strong musical inspiration from visits to the southern US; she spent time living in New Orleans, Holland&#8217;s ancestral home. After contributing to the Tanyas&#8217; acclaimed Blue Horse LP, Holland moved back to San Francisco while Parton continued to tour and record with the group until a serious car accident took her off the road in 2012. With this new creative incarnation, expect to hear newly written originals, fresh arrangements of The Be Good Tanyas material, and songs from their individual catalogs. ]]>
2017-10-08T20:00:00 2017-10-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Belinda Carlisle - Heaven On Earth 30th Anniversary Tour]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£32.70

General Info: Doors 7pm, start time TBC.


Ticket Details General Sale: Friday 20 January. 10am Online / 12noon Ticket Office Please note you must have an account to buy tickets. Playing the classic album in its entirety for the first time ever. www.belindacarlisle.tv | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-10T19:00:00 2017-10-10T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Nadine Shah]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£17.40


North-East born indie singer-songwriter Nadine Shah returns to Sage Gateshead after a breakthrough 2015/16 which saw the rapid success of her album Fast Food, sell out shows, an appearance at Glastonbury in 2015, supporting Bryan Ferry at 2016&#8217;s Mouth of the Tyne Festival and becoming a darling of BBC 6 Music. For most of us, 2016 was a tumultuous and ugly year – one steeped in political chaos and an air of uncertainty. For Nadine Shah, these headlines had been a big part of her life for years, and Holiday Destination – her brilliant and compelling third album out on 1965 Records – sees her stepping out of the shadow of the complicated relationships she examined on her second album Fast Food and taking account of the world at large. “So on this one trip to the States,&#8221; Shah recalls, &#8220;I&#8217;m taken to the other side of the airport in this room where everyone in the room has brown skin &#8211; and they&#8217;re all looking at me like &#8216;what are you doing here?!’ I just made this joke, I just said &#8211; &#8216;oh, I&#8217;m Pakistani.&#8217; And then everyone started to laugh. But it&#8217;s just like &#8211; that&#8217;s totally about a rise in nationalism that I&#8217;m seeing. It&#8217;s completely terrifying. Even on Twitter I&#8217;ve had people telling me &#8216;oh, go back to where you&#8217;ve come from&#8217; &#8211; and I&#8217;m like what? South Shields? It’s a proper identity crisis for me. I&#8217;m a second-generation immigrant &#8211; I was born in England, I&#8217;m very English &#8211; proper English, mate!&#8221; she jokes, before adding &#8220;but I&#8217;m also culturally Muslim.&#8221; Whereas some artists may stumble in putting their agenda across, Nadine Shah does not falter – whether it’s the confidence exuded in the one-two punch of ‘2016’ and ‘Out the Way’, or the emotional and heartfelt vocal turns on ‘Mother Fighter’ and ‘Jolly Sailor’, this is Nadine using her exceptional voice to put her inner workings in perspective and the world’s problems on trial in one of 2017’s most crucial albums. Pre-order &#8216;Holiday Destination&#8217; here. nadineshah.co.uk | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram ]]>
2017-10-10T20:00:00 2017-10-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Musical Box - The Exclusive Authorised by PETER GABRIEL Recreation of GENESIS]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Wed 11 Oct, 2017. 7.30pm

£50.70, £38.20, £24.50


The Musical Box, internationally acclaimed for its historical re-enactment of early Genesis&#8217; works, is coming to the UK to perform The Black Show a re-imagining of their performance of Selling England By The Pound, featuring classic songs from all of the early albums. The emblematic 1974 show, originally only ever seen in America, allowed Genesis and Peter Gabriel to attain rockstar status, enjoying to this day a cult following from nostalgic and young music lovers alike. With Peter Gabriel&#8217;s famous theatrics and Genesis&#8217; unique musicianship, the band&#8217;s artistry would produce some of the most iconic images and sounds of the progressive rock era, such as the mythic, 23 minutes long Supper&#8217;s Ready, considered to be one of the most intense live music experiences ever created. Exclusively licensed by Peter Gabriel and Genesis, The Musical Box has performed for more than a million spectators worldwide in some of the most prestigious venues such as the London Royal Albert Hall, and had the privilege of receiving Phil Collins and Steve Hackett from Genesis as performing guests. With its quest for authenticity, The Musical Box is often cited as the best interpretation group in the world, proving the relevance of performing contemporary classics. Take a little trip back in time&#8230; &#8220;The Musical Box recreated, very accurately I must say, what Genesis was doing. I saw them in Bristol with my children so they could see what their father did back then.&#8221; Peter Gabriel &#8220;I cannot imagine that you could have a better tribute for any act. They not only manage to sound, but look virtualy identical. It seems as though nothing is too difficult for them.&#8221; Steve Hackett &#8220;It was better than the real thing actually. It was great, that was fantastic.&#8221; Mike Rutherford &#8220;The guy who does Peter Gabriel is brilliant.&#8221; Tony Banks &#8220;They&#8217;re not a tribute band, they have taken a period and are faithfully reproducing it in the same way that someone would do a theatrical production.&#8221; Phil Collins ]]>
2017-10-11T19:30:00 2017-10-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Navarra Quartet]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21, £13 (Concessions Available) Subscription £95 sold directly by NICMS

Prefix: Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Haydn String Quartet, Op.9 No.4 Beethoven String Quartet in F minor Schubert String Quartet in G For a series subscription saving £34, contact the Newcastle Chamber Music Society: Phone: 0191 281 6446, email ncmsoc@gmail.com or visit ncmsoc.webplus.net. Tickets for individual concerts available from Sage Gateshead. Students aged 16 or under can bring an accompanying adult free – quote the student’s school and date of birth at the Ticket Office. ]]>
2017-10-11T19:30:00 2017-10-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[SIXTIES GOLD - The 'More Than 50 Hits' Line-Up]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Following last years' successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits.

£38.20


Following last years&#8217; successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits. This will be Gerry and The Pacemakers&#8217; farewell tour, so don&#8217;t miss the chance to experience this record breaking Merseybeat band. They were the second Liverpool group to chart, after The Beatles, but the first to reach No. 1 and the first act ever to top the chart with their first three singles. Also from Liverpool, where it all started, and tipped to be as big as The Beatles, The Searchers&#8217; first single went to No. 1 and led to five more Top 5 hits and a total of 128 weeks in the charts and sales in excess of 50 million. Brian Poole and The Tremeloes, featuring original members Brian Poole, Chip Hawkes and Dave Munden, the band that broke the Liverpool stranglehold and went on to have 21 hits that spent over 220 weeks in the UK charts. Steve Ellis, the original lead vocalist and founder of Love Affair who had five Top 20 singles, including their No. 1 Everlasting Love. Finally, Vanity Fare, scored with three top 20 hits in the late sixties, including their catchy &#8216;Hitchin&#8217; A Ride. Relive the 1960s with five of the biggest chart acts of the decade. Line Up Gerry and The Pacemakers &#8211; on their farewell tour The Searchers Brian Poole and The Tremeloes Steve Ellis Vanity Fare ]]>
2017-10-12T19:30:00 2017-10-12T19:30:00
<![CDATA[TUSK Festival 2017]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

Friday 13 - Sunday 15 October

Weekend Pass £60. (A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available at £49.10)

Prefix: Tusk and Sage Gateshead Present

General Info: Day tickets will be available at a later date (£21.80)


TUSK Festival returns for its 7th iteration this October, once again bringing its uniquely diverse programme of adventurous international music to the North East of England. Once more, alongside a truly eclectic and international music menu and TUSK’s trademark slew of UK debuts, festival goers can again enjoy the festival&#8217;s renowned film programme, exhibtions, talks, installations, interactions and more, all curated to inspire the musically curious. The announcements for TUSK 2017 are typically genre transcendent, offering festival goers a unique opportunity to broaden their musical horizons whilst enjoying a rip-roaring festival experience. The line up so far includes: Swedish punk schlock legends BRAINBOMBS, renowned for their vitriol and vision, performing their first ever UK show. UK techno experimenter BEATRICE DILLON who makes music that sounds both everyday yet utterly transformative. The mangled yet silken metropolitan hiphop cityscape sound of KLEIN. The frankly fantastical and occasionally disturbing world of enigmatic Californian duo HANS GRUSEL’S KRANKENKABINET. KINK GONG, the French field recordist who uses sounds captured in South East Asia and elsewhere and manipulates and interacts with them in ways that make them truly psychologically displacing and psychedelic. ÈLG, sound manipulator, occasional collaborator with Ghedalia Tazartes and TUSK favourite Alan Bishop and producer of occasionally serene, (and occasionally manic) soundscapes. Peerless Russian post-folk collective STARAYA DEREVNYA, perfoming in the UK for the first time. SHAREHOLDER, the Edinburgh group that sound like Dead C and The Fall had a baby. More acts are still to be announced, and the festival will also include films, talks and more, as well as afterhours action and exhibitions at The Old Police House and Workplace Gallery. Weekend Tickets for TUSK Festival 2017 are £60, with a limited number of Early Birds on sale at £49.10. Day Tickets will be available at a later date and will cost £21.80. ]]>
2017-10-13T09:00:00 2017-10-15T09:00:00
<![CDATA[More Mendelssohn Please: Symphony No.2]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS at Home

Suffix: Plus post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Paul McCreesh conductor Guy Johnston cello Louise Alder soprano Helen Charlston mezzo soprano Stuart Jackson tenor Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia Quay Voices Elgar Cello Concerto Mendelssohn Symphony No.2 ‘Lobgesang’ A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Join star British cellist Guy Johnston for Elgar’s celebrated concerto, followed by Mendelssohn’s ‘Hymn of Praise’, an unusual ‘symphony-cantata’ composed for a public celebration, which fuses three movements of symphonic writing with an oratorio section to great dramatic effect. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-10-15T15:00:00 2017-10-15T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Justin Currie & The Pallbearers]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.30 in advance


After 22 years toiling in the successful pop-rock outfit Del Amitri, Justin Currie made the rash decision to go it alone in 2003, spending the next four years messing about writing, drinking and doing any weird non-rock gig he was invited to participate in; jazz shows, folk shows and soul shows added more saggy strings to his collection of bows. In 2008 he finally pulled his finger out and pushed the button on a solo career with the release of his masterpiece of maudlin, What Is Love For. The question mark was missing, perhaps denoting an answer reached: &#8220;the future is miserable and I shall sing it&#8221;. His fourth album of this series, This Is My Kingdom Now is released this spring and follows on from The Great War (2010) and Lower Reaches (2013). The pop sensibility of Del Amitri&#8217;s sprightly hits was largely missing from this solo oeuvre, replaced by a tone Currie himself describes as &#8220;suicide in a saucy shirt&#8221;. Over time audiences have begun to divine hit-type hooks buried within the gloom and now flock to hear epics such as No, Surrender, If I Ever Loved You? and Falsetto with an alacrity some find surprising in an age where distraction from modernity&#8217;s inferno is a kind of medical emergency. Currie lives and breathes in Glasgow, collects beer mats and makes his own cushions. justincurrie.com | Facebook ]]>
2017-10-16T20:00:00 2017-10-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Richard Thompson plus support Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.30, £32.70, £38.20

General Info: Tickets available from 10am, Friday 12 May


Richard Thompson is one of this country&#8217;s greatest songwriters and most distinctive guitar virtuosos, capable of breathtaking drama and sublime delicacy, prompting Rolling Stone to hail him as &#8216;a perennial dark-horse contender for the title of greatest living rock guitarist.&#8217; His songs have been covered by everyone from Alison Krauss to Robert Plant. Over the summer, he&#8217;ll be releasing a second Acoustic Classics album on Proper, coupled with Acoustic Rarities &#8211; and he&#8217;ll draw his set from all these albums and much more besides. He has chosen the Award-winning duo Josienne Clarke &amp; Ben Walker, recently signed to Rough Trade records, as his special guests on the tour. &#8220;Richard Thompson put on a show of mercurial mood swings and consistent brilliance – it was a show of pure magic from start to finish.&#8221; (????? The Times) &#8220;Richard Thompson is an extraordinary guitar player, probably the best this country has produced, an utterly sui generis talent whose style is rooted not in standard blues clichés but in the wealth of influences coursing through the British Isles.&#8221; (???? The Independent) www.richardthompson-music.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-18T19:30:00 2017-10-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[String Octets]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mendelssohn's beloved Octet is one of the most popular works of chamber music ever written

£13.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful


Royal Northern Sinfonia Mendelssohn Octet Enescu Octet for Strings Mendelssohn&#8217;s beloved Octet is one of the most popular works of chamber music ever written. The 19-year-old Enescu took up the challenge to write a major piece for the same line-up in 1900, creating a through-composed structure which relishes the eight contrapuntal voices, yet is also imbued with plenty of energetic Romanian rhythms. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-10-19T20:00:00 2017-10-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[RNS @ Influence Church, Richmond]]> Influence Church, Richmond 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tickets available on the door at Influence Church, Richmond

Prefix: Richmondshire Concerts Society


JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.4 STRAUSS Metamorphosen INTERVAL MOZART Serenade No. 11 JS BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.1 ]]>
2017-10-21T19:30:00 2017-10-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Mat Maneri / Evan Parker / Lucian Ban Sounding Tears]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

£13.10

Suffix: A Jazz North East presentation


Ex-pat Romanian pianist Lucian Ban first came to Sage Gateshead way back in November 2011, leading an all-star New York octet in a jazz re-imagining of the works of violinist and composer George Enescu. Not only was the project a huge success, but it forged a close link between Lucian and the revolutionary viola player Mat Maneri, whose marriage of jazz and microtonal music &#8220;has changed how the jazz world listens to the violin and viola&#8221;. Since then the pair have toured worldwide as a duo (including two memorable performances in Newcastle), and issued an acclaimed album Transylvanian Concert on the prestigious ECM label. On one of their visits to the UK they seized an opportunity to play with the great Evan Parker, a man who for nearly five decades has been re-writing the rules for how the saxophone can sound, and it was immediately apparent that here was a meeting of musical minds. In late 2016 they went into the studio to record a series of compositions and improvisations; the trio come to Sage Gateshead as part of a European tour launching the resulting album, Sounding Tears. Between them Mat, Lucian and Evan have performed with just about every significant figure in improvised music, and that experience, empathy and shared history is evident in every note that they play. This is music that is deeply intimate yet, in Mat Maneri&#8217;s words, &#8220;sets in motion the whole world&#8221;. ]]>
2017-10-21T19:45:00 2017-10-21T19:45:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks: Lankum]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15.80


Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material. &#8220;The most convincing band to come out of Ireland for years!&#8221; 5 stars, The Guardian Cold Old Fire was recorded in August 2013, and although fundamentally an album of traditional Irish song, heavily influenced by Irish legends such as Frank Harte, Planxty and The Dubliners, subtle traces of the group&#8217;s collective influences can be detected, from American old-timey music, ambient techno and psychedelic folk, to black metal, punk and rock n&#8217; roll. &#8220;Anarchic, yet connected, rootsy and gutsy… I love their music, it is just so damn good!&#8221; Mike Harding Since then, the group have completed a six week coast-to-coast tour of the United States, as well as performing in the last two years alongside some notable artists, including Blackbird Raum, Harry Bradley, Daoiri Farrell, Fred Fortune, Mike Gangloff, Paddy &amp; Séamus Glackin, Barry Gleeson, Landless, Lau, Leyla McCalla, Jem Mitchell, Liam O&#8217;Connor &amp; Seán McKeon, Morgan O&#8217;Kane, Lisa O&#8217;Neill, Tim Scanlon and Skipper&#8217;s Alley. &#8220;Cold Old Fire is a sure contender for any Irish album of the year lists.&#8221; Songlines The band played a blinding set at last year&#8217;s Celtic Connections festival, where they were snapped up for both Cambridge Folk Festival and Sidmouth FolkWeek 2015. A live TV appearance on the Later With Jools Holland and a sold out UK followed. &#8220;Lynched is the CRASS patch on Paul Brady&#8217;s shiny pants.&#8221; Kithfolk &#8220;A passionate, utterly engrossing album.&#8221; fRoots lynchedmusic.com | alanbearmanmusic.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-21T20:00:00 2017-10-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[David Gibb: Climb That Tree]]> Northern Rock Foundation Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000 David Gibb is on a one-man mission to make brilliant, engaging and high quality music for families and children.

Sunday 22nd October, 2017. 11am & 2pm

£7.60, £5.50. Family Ticket £21.80.

General Info: Suitable for 3+. Children aged 2 and under may sit on your lap and therefore do not require a ticket.


David Gibb is on a one-man mission to make brilliant, engaging and high quality music for families and children. Climb That Tree is the brand new show from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb. Join David on a musical journey through his hilarious and often surreal imagination, where bears live in the cupboard under the stairs, wolves are roaming the corridors at school, and trips to the moon are a regular occurrence. This latest release builds on the success of his critically acclaimed debut album Letters Through Your Door, released October 2014, which had families across the UK singing (quite literally!) its praises. David&#8217;s songwriting draws from a wide range of musical influences, deftly blending folk, jazz, reggae and rock and roll, always with an emphasis on quality and musicianship reminiscent of the classics. Guaranteed to have both parents and children singing along in no time, this is music that the whole family can enjoy together. &#8220;Prepare to be carried away with the music&#8230;packed full of catchy, toe tapping numbers.&#8221; The Guardian &#8220;David Gibb has a well-deserved cult following for his stage show which includes tales of dragons and driving chocolate cars. His lyrics are genuinely side-splitting and tunes guaranteed to get stuck in your head for days.&#8221; Creative Tourist Also at 11am. ]]>
2017-10-22T11:00:00 2017-10-22T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Ute Lemper]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 World renowned chanteuse Ute Lemper makes a welcome return to the UK stage performing her celebrated show 'Last Tango in Berlin - The Best of Ute'.

£30, £27.30


World renowned chanteuse Ute Lemper makes a welcome return to the UK stage performing her celebrated show Last Tango in Berlin &#8211; The Best of Ute. The journey starts in Berlin with Ute&#8217;s root repertoire of Brecht and Weill and the Berlin Cabaret songs. It continues into the poetic universe of the French chansons by Brel, Piaf, Ferre and further to the Argentinian world of Tango by Astor Piazzolla. Ute walks through the backstreets of Paris, Berlin, New York and Buenos Aires and lets ancient ghosts with new faces tell the stories of the lost, of love, survival, passion, dreams, societies, the past and the future. Ute also performs her own songs to connect the yesterday with the today through her own stories about these places and about life. &#8220;She takes her place centre stage, and owns it&#8221; &#8211; The Guardian www.utelemper.com | Facebook ]]>
2017-10-22T20:00:00 2017-10-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Waterboys plus support]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Gold Circle £42, £36.50

General Info: Now on sale to Sage Supporters


Few bands have changed as much as The Waterboys. Formed in 1983, on their first three albums Mike Scott sculpted a layered post-punk sound, culminating in 1985’s sky-scraping This is the Sea. Since then the music has never ceased to evolve, from the influential mix of Celtic, gospel, country and rock on the classic Fisherman’s Blues, to the fired-up poetic passion of 2011&#8217;s An Appointment with Mr Yeats and 2015&#8217;s acclaimed return to prominence, the rootsy, funky Modern Blues. The 2016 live version of the band is the same as that who recorded Modern Blues and successfully toured the world last year: Mike Scott on vocals, guitar and piano, Steve Wickham on electric fiddle, great Memphis keyboard player and showman Brother Paul, ace drummer Ralph Salmins, legendary Muscle Shoals bass man David Hood and sharp Austin guitarist Zach Ernst. Their sound bridges the toughness of British/Irish rock and the soulful, funky swagger of the American south. The relevance and popular reach of The Waterboys has never been greater. Their songs have recently been performed by artists as varied as Ellie Goulding, who scored a top 3 UK hit with How Long Will I Love You in 2013; mainstream poppers Boyzone who recorded The Whole Of The Moon in 2014; US indie rockers The War On Drugs, who&#8217;ve played A Pagan Place as a staple of their live set for several years; cool new American band Dawes who have rearranged Fisherman&#8217;s Blues to astonishing effect in their 2015 shows. www.mikescottwaterboys.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-23T19:30:00 2017-10-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Together in Concert: Midge Ure]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour.

£34.90 (Early bird offer - £5 off until 26 May)

Prefix: Flying Entertainment Presents: Together in Concert

Suffix: with Midge's Band Electronica, The Christians (30th Anniversary Tour) and Altered Images featuring Claire Grogan


Three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour. Midge Ure with his Band Electronica, The Christians and Altered Image featuring Clare Grogan, three critically acclaimed legends of the 80s join forces in this major new UK tour. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits, plus over 30 years perfecting their craft, performing to audiences at sold out stadiums, intimate unplugged sets and everything in between, this authentic 80s triple-header is not to be missed. ]]>
2017-10-24T19:30:00 2017-10-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Anna Fedorova: Pictures at an Exhibition]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join YouTube sensation Anna Fedorova in Sage One

£18, £22

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Piano Greats

General Info: Book all 4 Piano Greats and receive a 10% discount


Anna Fedorova piano Chopin Fantaisie in F minor Takemitsu Uninterrupted Rests Rachmaninov Prelude Op.32 No.5 Rachmaninov Prelude Op.32 No.12 Rachmaninov Prelude Op.23 No.2 Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition YouTube sensation Anna Fedorova shot to stardom with her performances of Rachmaninov’s piano concertos. Tonight experience her flair for Russian repertoire, with three of his Preludes alongside works by Chopin and Takemitsu, finishing with Mussorgsky’s astonishing virtuoso showpiece. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-10-25T19:30:00 2017-10-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Stylistics plus support]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£36.50


The Stylistics are known instantly for their recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated &#8216;You Make Me Feel Brand New&#8217; plus numerous classics including &#8216;Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)&#8217;, &#8216;Let’s Put it All Together&#8217;, &#8216;Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart&#8217;, &#8216;You Are Everything&#8217;, &#8216;Betcha By Golly Wow&#8217; plus lots more. They are one of the most iconic and best selling soul groups in history. The Stylistics remain the real deal, fabulously entertaining and musically breathtaking, plying everyone with the hits that made them a household name. It’s a show not to be missed! ]]>
2017-10-26T19:30:00 2017-10-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[RNS @ Huddersfield Town Hall]]> Huddersfield Town Hall 0.00000000 0.00000000

Tickets available from Huddersfield Choral Society


Lawrence Cummings conductor soprano Mary Bevan tenor Anthony Gregory bass-baritone Henry Waddington Royal Northern Sinfonia Huddersfield Choral Society Haydn The Creation ]]>
2017-10-26T19:30:00 2017-10-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Young'uns - 'Strangers' Album Tour plus The Hut People]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£18


The Young’uns have cemented their reputation at the forefront of the English folk scene in the last few years. Having taken their uplifting voices, powerful songs, spine tingling harmonies and raucous humour to audiences across the UK and around the world, they won the title of ‘Best Group’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award in 2015 and 2016. The Teesside trio return in 2017 with an extensive October UK tour and an eagerly anticipated new album, Strangers, which is a collection of folk songs for our times. A homage to the outsider, a eulogy for the wayfarer and a hymn for the migrant. &#8220;The harmonies are glorious, the wit is waspish. The songs are powerful, the banter is relentless and the audience is happy. What’s not to like?&#8221; Colin Irwin, The Guardian &#8220;Magnificent &#8211; destined to become hailed as national treasures before long.&#8221; Maverick &#8220;Strong songs of social commentary.&#8221; The Telegraph www.theyounguns.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-27T19:30:00 2017-10-27T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Simon Day, In Character]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.30

General Info: Age Restrictions Apply: 14+


Billy Bleach The fast show pub bore and star of 2003 &#8216;grass&#8217; witness protection comedy, available at amazon and soon on BBC store. Billy is a clever, long time unemployed know it all, who lives with his mum in Bermondsey South East London, will be speaking to the public for the first time since being in rehab for gambling and constant overt sexist remarks in the pub. Geoffrey Allerton Confirmed bachelor and unpublished Yorkshire poet Geoffrey will be reading from his poetry collection &#8216;Marking Time&#8217;. Tony Beckton One of Britain&#8217;s most dangerous men and habitual criminal who has served over 27 years in various prisons, Tony will be reading from his memoirs &#8216;Beyond Reason&#8217; and discussing the problems he faces trying to go straight and not headbutt any traffic wardens. Brian Pern Prog rocker and humanitarian Brian will perform a piece involving music and some modern dance. Brian can be seen on BBC 4 and in the BBC store. www.twitter.com/simonday24 ]]>
2017-10-27T20:00:00 2017-10-27T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks Family Ceilidh with Hekety]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

£8.70, Under 15's £5.50. Family Ticket Available.

General Info: The Ceilidh will now take place in The Barbour Room


Join in with a family friendly ceilidh with Hekedy! Suitable for all ages (in particular for children aged 6 and over and their families). Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary year, Hekety play music inspired by the English tradition, some ancient, some modern, all expertly crafted and arranged to please dancer&#8217;s feet and listener&#8217;s ears alike. Rich Arrowsmith (melodeon), Jess Arrowsmith (fiddle), Jo Veal (clarinet) and Gav Davenport (guitar &amp; cittern) weave lilting melody, rich harmony and driving chords underpinned by Nigel Holmes, one of the best bass players in the business. Hekety hail from Sheffield, and have graduated from bright young rising stars to veterans of the ceilidh scene over the past two decades. Family ticket £20: Four tickets to include at least one adult and one child. (Ticket Office only) ]]>
2017-10-28T14:00:00 2017-10-28T14:00:00
<![CDATA[RNS Halloween Spooktacular]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The creepiest music we could find, from the slightly sinister to the downright scary

£16.50, £25, £31.50, £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Nights Out


Stephen Bell conductor Alasdair Malloy presenter Royal Northern Sinfonia Time to get spooked! The creepiest music we could find, from the slightly sinister to the downright scary; from Night on the Bare Mountain and The Flying Dutchman to Thriller and music from Hitchcock classic Psycho. Prepare to have your spine chilled and your hair raised! 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-10-28T19:30:00 2017-10-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks Ceilidh with Hekety]]> The Barbour Room 0.00000000 0.00000000

£13.10. Family Ticket Available.

General Info: The Ceilidh will now take place in The Barbour Room


Currently celebrating their 20th anniversary year, Hekety play music inspired by the English tradition, some ancient, some modern, all expertly crafted and arranged to please dancer&#8217;s feet and listener&#8217;s ears alike. Rich Arrowsmith (melodeon), Jess Arrowsmith (fiddle), Jo Veal (clarinet) and Gav Davenport (guitar &amp; cittern) weave lilting melody, rich harmony and driving chords underpinned by Nigel Holmes, one of the best bass players in the business. Hekety hail from Sheffield, and have graduated from bright young rising stars to veterans of the ceilidh scene over the past two decades. Family ticket £36: Four tickets to include at least one adult and one child. (Ticket Office only) ]]>
2017-10-28T19:45:00 2017-10-28T19:45:00
<![CDATA[The Blues Band]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£25.60


What does a great, lively musical tradition demand? Discipline, devotion, passion and love. Whether it’s Beethoven or B. B. King, Howlin’ Wolf or Handel, it all sounds better with a huge helping of skill, virtuosity and feeling. So when it comes to the Blues, aficionados of the genre can relax, because with The Blues Band, their music’s in good hands. Formed in 1979 by five seasoned musicians, The Blues Band are celebrating 38 glorious years as Britain and Europe’s leading exponents of one of the greatest musical traditions of all time. It began back then with a phone call by Paul Jones, actor, singer, musician and radio presenter, no stranger to the pop charts throughout the 1960s as front man for the hugely successful Manfred Mann. His fellow Manfred Tom McGuinness shared the same love of the music &#8211; he’d started out with Eric Clapton in the Roosters. And they knew the right people to make their idea for a band ‘just to play the blues’ work; they brought in legendary slide guitar man and singer Dave Kelly, who brought along a talented fellow musician, bassist Gary Fletcher. With the addition of Tom’s chart-topping partner from McGuinness Flint, drummer Hughie Flint, (ex-John Mayall’s Blues Breakers), that first line-up stormed the post-punk music scene, and contrary to their expectations, they soon left the pub scene behind for an international career playing the music they loved. After two and a half years, Hughie Flint left due to the pressures of touring. His place was admirably filled by another fine drummer, Rob Townsend, a member of one of Britain’s most eclectic, legendary outfits, Family. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. But what history. TV, films, a stadium tour with Dire Straits, over 20 albums, within a few years the Blues Band’s deep, well-tended roots had brought them the status of lasting legends. From Greece to Finland, Poland to Portugal, Italy to Denmark, when the Blues Band arrive, the fans turn out in their thousands. What’s on offer is always the same; a stunning menu of original compositions and blues classics, all delivered with passion, knowledge, love of the genre and entertaining showmanship. Other blues groups come and go, but it takes something special to achieve the iconic prestige enjoyed by The Blues Band. If you want to know what 38 years of skill and devotion sound like, here’s your chance &#8211; if you love the blues, it doesn’t get any better than The Blues Band. ]]>
2017-10-28T20:00:00 2017-10-28T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Celtic Woman]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£42, £36.50

Prefix: 3A Entertainment Presents:


Multi-platinum international music sensation and 2017 Grammy® Nominee Celtic Woman, returns with their all-new tour, Voices of Angels. The tour showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Mairéad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition. Featuring many songs from their Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award winning signature style. www.celticwoman.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-29T19:30:00 2017-10-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Samling Academy Concert]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£14


Samling Academy is developing a new generation of classical singers in the North East of England through unique training and performance opportunities with world-class artists. The culmination of six days of intensive study, this concert features this year’s young Academy participants performing a mix of opera and song. ]]>
2017-10-29T19:30:00 2017-10-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Brandy Clark]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£19.60


GRAMMY award-winning American country singer-songwriter, Brandy Clark, is part of a new vanguard in country music &#8211; one that tips a hat to tradition, while not eschewing its evolution. Her new album &#8216;Big Day in a Small Town&#8217; is a feisty and poignant follow up to her 2013 debut, 12 Stories. While the lyrical themes echo those of 12 Stories, Clark pushed her vocal and musical boundaries on Big Day in a Small Town. Produced by Jay Joyce (Little Big Town) and influenced by stories of smalltown life, Clark’s love of classic country and Joyce’s affinity with edgier rock shine through. www.brandyclarkmusic.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-30T20:00:00 2017-10-30T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Alison Moyet Plus Special Guests]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£54, £38.20, £27.30

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Max 6 tickets per person.


June sees the release of Other &#8211; the brand new album by pop legend and relentless explorer Alison Moyet. Other finds Alison at the top of her game &#8211; making exactly the adventurous electronic pop music she wants to at this moment in time, with her voice and songwriting both intense, poetic and thought provoking. Other was catalysed by Alison’s fruitful dalliance with producer and song writing collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna), co-created her last album The minutes, which debuted at number 5 in the national charts and won critical acclaim. &#8220;For me, making a record at this age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility of middle-aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch&#8220;, explains Moyet. &#8220;Subject matter covers what you might expect from a pop album. Dyslexia, locked-out syndrome, diversity, Persephone, doggedness and the Internet&#8220;. alisonmoyet.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-10-31T19:30:00 2017-10-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lulu - All About The Music]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is, it has always been 'All About the Music'.

£38.20, £31.10


Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet! There is one overriding influence in the life of this acclaimed singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, Grammy and Novello Award nominee, and that is, it has always been &#8216;All About the Music&#8217;. Lulu delivers a show packed full of her hits, new songs and songs that have influenced and guided her throughout her incredible career. &#8220;I toured for the first time in 15 years in 2015 and haven&#8217;t stopped since. I absolutely love playing live and can&#8217;t wait to be out on the road again in autumn this year performing the music that I have shared with you throughout my career…it has always been all about the music&#8230;so please come and join me.&#8221; Love Lulu Here is what some of the papers had to say about her recent tours… &#8220;The thrill is there as Lulu relights the fire…outstanding as her voice soared the auditorium.&#8221; The Nottingham Post &#8220;Her voice has lost none of its sassy, soulful crackle and the original songs are smart, intelligent and seductive.&#8221; The Times &#8220;Still packing a punch&#8230;her passion and talent for music is clearly her number one priority&#8230;and long may it last.&#8221; The Birmingham Post &#8220;Stand back, Florence and Paloma, Lulu has re-lit her fire.&#8221; York Press www.luluofficial.com ]]>
2017-11-01T19:30:00 2017-11-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks: Martin Simpson]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£17.40


The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength &#8211; every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing. &#8220;Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.&#8221; Stephen Fearing &#8220;Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing.&#8221; Jackson Browne www.martinsimpson.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-01T20:00:00 2017-11-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Squeeze Plus Special Guests 9 Below Zero]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 South-London legends Squeeze have announced an extensive run of UK dates and will be visting Gateshead in November 2017!

£51.80, £35.40

General Info: Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult


Ticket Details Sage Supporters: From 12noon Thursday 8 December General Sale: Friday 8 December. 10am Online / 12noon Ticket Office South-London legends Squeeze have announced an extensive run of UK dates and will be visting Gateshead in November 2017! This follows the success of their North American tour in 2016 and the incredible reception to their latest album Cradle To The Grave. The band are currently working on a new album for 2017. &#8220;Difford and Tilbrook deliver a rousing reminder of their talent for tuneful and touching glimpses of everyday life&#8221; Live review, The Guardian &#8220;A crowd on their feet sang back new songs as though they were decades-old classics.&#8221; Live review, The Times The band has long been a captivating live act, and this year triumphed on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury with The Guardian saying they &#8220;[went] down a storm… Squeeze&#8217;s success is a pretty infectious thing&#8221; and Acoustic magazine concluding that &#8220;they don&#8217;t have the bombastic hype of headliners Coldplay, but they have the songcraft and lyrical majesty to leave the headliners in the dust which they duly did.&#8221; As well as a vast catalogue including hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction and Tempted, they also have Cradle To The Grave to draw on, their first collection of new tracks since 1998. Support comes from cult rhythm &amp; blues act Nine Below Zero. www.squeezeofficial.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-02T19:00:00 2017-11-02T19:00:00
<![CDATA[More Mendelssohn Please: Symphony No.3]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Two of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire

Credit: Neda Navaee

£13, £20, £30, £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm and post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Lars Vogt conductor/piano Royal Northern Sinfonia Glinka Valse Fantaisie Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 Mendelssohn Symphony No.3 ‘Scottish’ Two of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire – the &#8216;poet of the piano&#8217; at his most deeply expressive, and Mendelssohn’s third symphony, inspired by a visit to the ruins of Holyrood Chapel whilst on a walking tour of Scotland. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-11-03T19:30:00 2017-11-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[All About Mendelssohn]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 An afternoon of fun exploring the beautiful melodies of Mendelssohn

Children £5.50, Adults £11

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Classics 4 Kids


Lars Vogt conductor Ruth Rosales presenter Royal Northern Sinfonia Bring along your children and grandchildren for an afternoon of fun exploring the beautiful melodies of Mendelssohn. Join us on the Concourse from 1.15pm onwards for some free fun activities before the concert. &#8220;Loved it. It feels like a door opened for me and the children into classical music.&#8221; Audience feedback, Classics 4 Kids View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-11-04T14:00:00 2017-11-04T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Joanne Shaw Taylor plus Dan Patlansky]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£30, £27.30, £25.10, £21.80

Prefix: The Gig Cartel presents:

General Info: Age Restrictions Apply: 14+


Joanne Shaw Taylor has established herself as the UK&#8217;s number one star of the blues rock world. The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world, released critically acclaimed albums and gained a global fan base as well as having the honour of playing alongside some of her musical idols. Joanne&#8217;s debut album White Sugar first opened the door and Joanne&#8217;s career has since gone stratospheric, with her breaking the notoriously hard-to-crack US market. She beat the stereotypes of her age and gender, gaining acclaim from critics and peers alike. Subsequent albums; Diamonds in the Dirt, Almost Always Never and Songs From The Road followed and saw Joanne&#8217;s fan base rise globally. In 2014 Joanne reunited with her White Sugar album producer Jim Gaines and recorded her new studio album in Memphis. That album entitled The Dirty Truth was a return to Joanne&#8217;s original sound that mixes rock riffs with blues influences. The album was released in the UK in September 2014 on Joanne&#8217;s own independent boutique label Axehouse Records to critical acclaim across the world and has already become her biggest selling album to date. Joanne is a bona fide star with famous fans across the guitar world including Joe Bonamassa (who described her as a superstar in waiting ), Tedeschi Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wilko Johnson, Glenn Hughes and John Mayall to name but a few. Following critical acclaim in 2016 including performances on Later&#8230;With Jools Holland, BBC&#8217;s Glastonbury coverage and outstanding reviews for her latest album Wild, Joanne started 2017 with a sell out UK tour, and we expect no different for this tour, so get your tickets early. Get your free download of Ready to Roll from the Wild album now.. www.joanneshawtaylor.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-07T19:30:00 2017-11-07T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Hot Club of Cowtown]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£20.20


Hot Club of Cowtown’s new release Rendezvous In Rhythm is an exuberant collection of Gypsy songs and American Songbook standards played acoustically and recorded in the hot jazz style of legendary violin and guitar masters Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. Rendezvous In Rhythm is the Hot Club of Cowtown’s first-­ever dedicated foray into the Gypsy jazz and French swing of Paris in the the 1930s and features the band’s sparkling spins on standards made famous by Reinhardt and Grappelli including Crazy Rhythm, Minor Swing, Dark Eyes, The Continental, I&#8217;m in the Mood for Love, Douce Ambiance, and many more. The Hot Club of Cowtown are Elana James (fiddle and vocals), Whit Smith (guitar and vocals) and Jake Erwin (upright bass and vocals). &#8220;It takes considerable bravery to name your band after one of the greatest jazz ensembles of the last century. Hot Club get away with it because they have spirit, originality and skill that would surely have impressed Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt back in 1930’s.&#8221; The Guardian www.hotclubofcowtown.com | Facebook ]]>
2017-11-07T20:00:00 2017-11-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Afro Celt Sound System + The Dhol Foundation]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Formed by Grammy-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who've been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started.

£27.30


&#8220;Bigger, better and bolder than ever before.&#8221; Songlines 2016 Formed by GRAMMY-nominated musician and record producer Simon Emmerson, Afro Celt Sound System are a European and African based collective who&#8217;ve been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started. With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two GRAMMY nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System celebrated their 20th Anniversary in 2016 with a stunning new album, The Source, described as a &#8216;colossus of an album&#8217; by fRoots. The Source is undoubtedly their most ambitious album yet and one that takes their cross-cultural collaboration and acclaimed live performances to another level. They are joined by The Dhol Foundation who release a new album Basant later this year. They deliver a now legendary wall of sound, global rhythms and thumping contemporary beats with the effervescent Johnny Kalsi, the UK’s most celebrated player of the Punjabi dhol drum, at the heart of their live show. www.afroceltsoundsystem.org.uk | www.dholfoundation.com www.facebook.com/officialafroceltsoundsystem | www.facebook.com/TheDholFoundation ]]>
2017-11-08T20:00:00 2017-11-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Brussels Philharmonic]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Brussels Philharmonic make their Sage Gateshead debut

£16.50, £25, £31.50 and £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Stéphane Denève conductor Nikolaj Znaider violin Brussels Philharmonic Debussy Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Guillaume Connesson Flammenschrift Prokofiev Cinderella With a programme of trailblazing orchestral showpieces, the Brussels Philharmonic make their Sage Gateshead debut under the baton of their charismatic Music Director Stéphane Denève. By adding a world-class soloist performing possibly the most popular violin concerto, a thrilling musical portrait of Beethoven from a rising French star composer, Debussy’s evocative Prélude and Prokofiev’s whirling ballet score, they have all the ingredients for a musical night to remember. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-11-09T19:30:00 2017-11-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Magnetic North East with Kathryn Tickell and special guest The Lake Poets and Baltic Crossing]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Magnetic North East's second major concert in Sage One celebrates the wondrous depth and diversity of our region's musical heritage.

£17.40 & £54.50 (Family ticket)

General Info: Family ticket available


Magnetic North East&#8217;s second major concert in Sage One celebrates the wondrous depth and diversity of our region&#8217;s musical heritage. Showcasing brand new compositions and bold collaborations, Kathryn Tickell welcomes a host of very special guests including Sunderland troubadour Martin Longstaff (The Lake Poets) who BBC 6 Music describe as &#8220;Beautiful and quietly devastating &#8211; Stunningly heart-breaking music&#8221;. As part of this performance, we are also proud to be launching a new anthology from Britain&#8217;s leading poetry publisher, Bloodaxe Books: &#8216;Land of Three Rivers&#8217; is a celebration of North-East England in poetry, featuring its places and people, culture, history, language and stories in poems and songs with both rural and urban settings. Magnetic North East is a new community interest company, borne out of a love for the region: its music, arts, culture, heritage, places and people; its long history of creativity; its strong sense of identity coupled with its adaptability and receptiveness to change. Through its work, Magnetic North East celebrates and promotes the distinctive cultural identity of the North East of England, rooted in the region&#8217;s traditions but boldly exploring new opportunities. Kathryn Tickell is widely acclaimed as an exponent of the Northumbrian pipes and a traditional Northumbrian fiddle player. She is a composer, performer, educator and successful recording artist whose work is deeply rooted in the landscape and people of Northumbria. She has released 15 of her own albums to date and has also recorded and performed with The Chieftains, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Jon Lord, Evelyn Glennie, London Sinfonietta, Sting, and many others. In 2009, she received The Queen&#8217;s Medal for Music, awarded to those deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to British music. In 2015 she was awarded the OBE and became a Deputy Lieutenant of Northumberland. ]]>
2017-11-10T19:30:00 2017-11-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Martine McCutcheon Plus Support]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£40.90 & £30


With the imminent release of her first album of original music in over 15 years, &#8216;Lost and Found&#8217;, Martine McCutcheon has announced five UK dates for this autumn. Alongside new single &#8216;Say I&#8217;m Not Alone&#8217;, other album highlights include the rocky &#8216;Any Sign Of Life&#8217;, the beautiful &#8216;Stay With Me&#8217; (which is a duet with multi-instrumentalist/vocalist husband Jack McManus) and album closer &#8216;Rebellion&#8217;. The album is a deeply personal record that deals with everything from relationships to Martine&#8217;s debilitating illness that saw her unable to work. &#8220;Life brought this album about very gradually,&#8221; explains Martine. &#8220;It was a really unconscious thing; I started writing the songs at a time in my life when I&#8217;d lost everything.&#8221; @martineofficial | Facebook ]]>
2017-11-10T20:00:00 2017-11-10T20:00:00
<![CDATA[ABC Plus Special Guests Kid Creole & The Coconuts]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£80, £51.80, £35.40 (VIP Package available)

General Info: Now on sale to Sage Supporters


Following an incredible 12 months including a critically acclaimed new album and nationwide sell out shows, ABC&#8217;s new UK tour will see them joined by non-other than Kid Creole and The Coconuts. Of the new tour Martin Fry said: &#8220;Here&#8217;s an opportunity to open up the ABC songbook and journey through all the hits. Lexicon to Lexicon. ABC to XYZ. See you there. &#8220; ABC were formed in Sheffield in the 1980&#8217;s when they decided they wanted to fuse the world of disco funk with their own unique post punk vision. ABC&#8217;s debut album The Lexicon Of Love (&#8216;82) went to No 1 and sold over a million records. To date ABC have released 8 studio albums: The Lexicon Of Love (&#8216;82), Beauty Stab (&#8216;83), How To Be A Zillionaire (&#8216;85), Alphabet City (&#8216;87), Up (&#8216;89), Abracadabra (&#8216;91), Skyscraping (&#8216;97) and Traffic (&#8216;08). A mere 34 years since the release of their landmark debut album ABC returned with their resounding triumph The Lexicon Of Love II which immediately entered into the top 5. Kid Creole And The Coconuts were born out of the burning embers of the brilliant and trailblazing Dr Buzzard&#8217;s Original Savannah Band. Born in the Bronx (New York), August Darnell (the Kid) is a man of multiple cultures, inclinations and personalities. His love of the big band tradition is evident. Their live shows have become the stuff of legend. Annie I&#8217;m not your Daddy, Stool Pigeon, I&#8217;m a Wonderful thing, Baby and many more memorable tunes are guaranteed to make you shake your body. On joining the tour Kid Creole said: &#8220;When I listen to the music of ABC, I am reminded of good times and delicious poison arrows. It is an honor to share the stage with Martin Fry. Music lovers, get ready for a funky good time! Hachachacha!&#8221; Star Vip Package (£154) Best seat in the first 3 rows Have your photo taken with Martin VIP tote bag Exclusive gift Signed lithograph A3 tour poster Collectible lamiante &amp; lanyard VIP check in desk www.abcmartinfry.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-11T19:30:00 2017-11-11T19:30:00
<![CDATA[ Making Tracks: The Saze Project]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£11 (£5 student ticket / multi buy available)


The Saze hails from the stark landscapes of Southern Albania &#8211; a polyphonic music with the power to entrance any listener, even if they are strangers to the culture of this long-isolated country. Urban instruments such as clarinet and violin took their inspiration from the iso-polyphonic singing of the villages where vocalists follow the ancient patterns of &#8216;lead&#8217; and &#8216;cutting&#8217; voices to improvise swirls around the melody, with moods ranging from aching, blues-like &#8216;kaba&#8217; to joyful dances. This hand-picked ensemble includes some of the finest contemporary performers of this mesmerizing style originating in the cradles of Saze around the beautiful towns of Korça and Përmet, opening a window into Albania&#8217;s fascinating musical traditions. &#8220;mesmerising and deeply moving&#8221; Joe Boyd, producer &#8220;music… that beautifully navigates the different and the familiar&#8221; Glitterbeat Multibuy Buy more than one Making Tracks concert in this series and get £2 off each ticket Chouk Bwa Libete on Thursday 22 February 2018 and Toko Tele on Saturday 21 April 2018. ]]>
2017-11-11T20:00:00 2017-11-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[John Mayall In Concert]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£34.90


For over 50 years, John Mayall has served as a pioneer of blues music, rightly earning him the title, &#8216;The Godfather of British Blues&#8217;. Considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, John&#8217;s band The Bluesbreakers, launched the careers of many true legends including Eric Clapton, Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Peter Green and Mick Taylor. 64 albums later and John&#8217;s captivating and authentic sound is still as vital today is it ever was. Special guest and long term collaborator, Texan guitarist Buddy Whittington makes a welcome return to the UK with The Buddy Whittington Band. After joining The Bluesbreakers in 1993, he energised the band with his unique and fiery live style. Buddy made his recording debut on Spinning Coin and proved to be more than equal to following in the footsteps of his illustrious predecessors. johnmayall.com ]]>
2017-11-14T19:30:00 2017-11-14T19:30:00
<![CDATA[An Evening with Jason Donovan]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.30


Jason is delighted to announce that he will be hitting the road once again in the autumn, only this time, it’s a tour with a twist!! He is headed to new locations across the country and these intimate gigs will be a unique opportunity to see him like you’ve never seen him before! At aged 49 ½ and with a wealth of tantalising tales under his belt, this autobiographical show will take Jason’s looming 50th birthday as its starting point and will zigzag back and forth through his life. Hear some new stories (and possibly one or two you’ve heard before!) plus some of the songs you know and love for a night like no other! www.jasondonovan.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-14T20:00:00 2017-11-14T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Elaine Paige in Concert]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The First Lady of Musical Theatre Elaine Paige has performed live in concert all over the world.

£48.40, £37.60. VIP £80

General Info: VIP Packages Available


The First Lady of Musical Theatre Elaine Paige has performed live in concert all over the world. As a recording artist Elaine has released 22 solo albums, including 4 multi-Platinum and 9 Gold, has featured on 7 cast recordings and has had major worldwide hits with songs such as Memory and I Know Him So Well. &#8220;Paige transfixes the audience with a succession of her trademark contemplative, emotionally powerful interpretations, interspersed with some fascinating anecdotes about her stage career&#8221; Musical Theatre Review As a musical theatre performer Elaine has made a major contribution to the modern musical. She has starred in more smash hit West End &amp; Broadway musicals than anyone else of her generation and continues to present the hugely successful weekly BBC Radio 2 programme Elaine Paige on Sunday, which celebrates the best of Broadway, Hollywood and the West End, and continues to delight audiences of over 2.5 million listeners each week. This very special date as Sage Gateshead see&#8217;s Elaine perform many of the hits that made her a global star and some of her favourite songs are given the Paige treatment. An unmissable evening! Elaine Paige VIP Package includes: *One Best Seat Available Ticket to see Elaine Paige live A Copy of Elaine Paige&#8217;s Book &#8211; Memories: Celebrating 40 Years in the Theatre One Commemorative Tour Laminate A Commemorative Signed Poster and Programme Please note there is NO artist meet and great available for this concert. www.elainepaige.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-15T19:30:00 2017-11-15T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Colin Blunstone Band]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21.80


Colin Blunstone was born in Hatfield, Hertfordshire on the 24th June 1945. He went to school in St Albans where he was introduced to the other members of The Zombies. After attracting a large local following, the band were offered a recording contract by Decca Records which resulted in their first single, ‘She’s Not There’ becoming a world-wide hit. Three years on the road culminated in The Zombies final album the acclaimed ‘Odessey and Oracle’. After a short break, Colin’s solo career began in earnest with ‘One Year’ on Epic Records, from which the hit single ‘Say You Don’t’ Mind’ was taken. Two more albums on Epic followed, ‘Ennismore’ and ‘Journey’ which spawned the hits, ‘I Don’t Believe In Miracles’ and ‘How Can We Dare To Be Wrong’. This was followed by a spell living in California where he signed for Elton John’s label, Rocket Records and released three critically acclaimed albums, ‘Planes’, ‘Never Even thought’ and ‘Late Nights in Soho’. Returning to the UK, Colin supplied the vocals for Dave Stewart’s hit version of ‘What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted’ followed by further hits with Smokey Robinson’s ‘Tracks Of My Tears’ and The Alan Parson’s Project’s ‘Old And Wise’. These tracks were followed by three further albums, ‘Greatest Hits’, ‘Echo Bridge’ and ‘The Light Inside’, before Colin decided the time was right to play live again where he was joined by fellow Zombies founder member, Rod Argent. Together they have recorded three studio albums, ‘Out Of The Shadows’ and ‘As Far As I Can See’, a live double album and DVD, ‘Live At The Bloomsbury Theatre’ and a live album and DVD, ‘Odessey And Oracle {Revisited} 40th Anniversary’, of their sold-out concerts at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2008. ‘The Ghost of You and Me’, was his first solo album in ten years, Colin wrote five new songs for it and renewed his partnership with producer Jon Sweet and arranger Chris Gunning. In February 2009, Colin Blunstone toured the UK with his own band bringing ‘The Ghost Of You And Me’ album to a live audience around the record’s release. In 2011, as lead singer with The Zombies, Colin recorded a new album called “Breathe Out, Breathe In”, the first Zombies studio album in 9 years. It got fantastic reviews in the UK and the US and the band toured extensively in both territories to promote it. Plus dates in Holland, Belgium, France, Canada, Israel and Greece. 2012 saw a new Colin Blunstone solo album release called ‘On The Air Tonight’ which again he toured to promote in the UK. The following years were spent mostly in the USA playing live and undertaking a crowd-funding campaign on Pledge Music before returning to the studio to record a new album released under license to Cherry Red label in the UK and Europe. The Zombies featuring Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent continue to tour in Japan, USA, The Philippines, Spain, France and Great Britain. Colin and his solo band took to the road again touring the UK in January 2016 and Holland in February, and in the UK again in April and October. There is even talk of a new album in 2017 with further live dates in Holland and the UK! www.colinblunstone.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-15T20:00:00 2017-11-15T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 In 1967, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band gave birth to a Gorilla. 50 Years Slater Bonzo co-founder Lord Rodney, with the collusion of Legs Larry Smith, Sam Spoons, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Bob Kerr and assorted musical flotsam present The Golden Gorilla Tou

£32.70, £27.30, £21.80


In 1967, The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band gave birth to a Gorilla. 50 Years later Bonzo co-founder Lord Rodney, with the collusion of Legs Larry Smith, Sam Spoons, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Bob Kerr and assorted musical flotsam present The Golden Gorilla Tour by popular demand! The Bonzos have been touring the USA with Led Zeppelin, scoring a hit single with the Paul McCartney produced &#8216;I&#8217;m the Urban Spaceman&#8217;, appearing in The Beatles&#8217; Magical Mystery Tour and performing as the houseband on the proto Monty Python show &#8216;Do Not Adjust Your Set&#8217;. They occupy a unique place within the British cultural lexicon, influencing a generation of alternative comics including Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson and Bill Bailey along the way, and the story does not stop here. www.bonzodog.co.uk ]]>
2017-11-16T20:00:00 2017-11-16T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Mustonen's Shostakovich]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Pianist, conductor and composer Olli Mustonen has a very special relationship to Russian music

£13, £20, £30, £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Olli Mustonen conductor/piano Royal Northern Sinfonia Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Mozart Piano Concerto No.26 ‘Coronation’ Borodin (arr. Sargent) Nocturne Shostakovich Symphony No.9 Pianist, conductor and composer Olli Mustonen has a very special relationship with Russian music, especially that of Shostakovich. He will demonstrate this tonight in an almost all-Russian programme, from the raw emotion of Tchaikovsky’s star-crossed lovers, via Borodin, to Shostakovich’s brightest symphony, which contemporary critics compared to Mozart &#8211; Shostakovich-style, of course. Appropriately, Mozart’s ‘Coronation’ concerto completes the programme. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-11-17T19:30:00 2017-11-17T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Folkworks: Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his 'Afterglow' Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album - his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016.

£21.80


In November 2017 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on his &#8216;Afterglow&#8217; Launch Tour, marking the release of his third solo album &#8211; his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016. It also marks the reformation of the amazing Remnant Kings &#8211; a band that hasn&#8217;t performed together since 2012. Featuring the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret&#8217;s Rob Harbron and Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The Southseas) the band will be joined by a string and brass section to celebrate the launch of the new album &#8220;Afterglow&#8221; &#8211; a genuinely ground breaking album by an exceptional artist. www.jonboden.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-17T20:00:00 2017-11-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Brass & Voices 'At the Movies' featuring Cory Band and Only Men Aloud]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The defending champion and world's number one band, Cory, will present this year's World of Brass in Concert event along with award -winning male vocal ensemble Only Men Aloud.

£29.40, £19.60


Brass and Voices at the Movies to headline Brass in Concert Festival The defending champion and world&#8217;s number one band, Cory, will present this year&#8217;s World of Brass in Concert event along with award -winning male vocal ensemble Only Men Aloud. LATEST NEWS: &#8216;Stellar&#8217; line-up announced for 2017 Brass in Concert Championship Only Men Aloud first achieved national prominence in 2008 when they won the top prize on the BBC television programme Last Choir Standing. They have since performed in leading venues throughout the UK, including at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, while they have recorded five albums that have featured highly in the Music Charts, including Band of Brothers which spent three weeks at number one and was voted Album of the Year at the Classical Brit Awards in 2010. Brass in Concert Chairman John Woods commented: &#8220;For some years we have been planning to bring a very different flavour to the Saturday gala event at Brass in Concert and we are delighted that this &#8216;Welsh extravaganza&#8217; has come together with two groups right at the pinnacle of musical achievement in the &#8216;Land of Song&#8217;. We are certain that Sage Gateshead audience will be in for an absolutely spectacular and unforgettable prelude to the following day&#8217;s Brass in Concert Championships.&#8221; Cory’s Musical Director Philip Harper commented: &#8220;We are very excited at the prospect of working with Only Men Aloud and adding another strand to Cory&#8217;s unique brand of brass band entertainment. We at Cory are not only passionate about bringing the genre of brass bands into the 21st century, but also committed, in equal measure with Only Men Aloud, to reinvigorating the genre of brass and voices which has so much untapped potential in today&#8217;s musical world.&#8221; In association with Yamaha, Banks Group and British Bandsman. ]]>
2017-11-18T19:00:00 2017-11-18T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Hazel O'Connor]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.30

General Info: Max 6 tickets per person. Under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.


Hazel O&#8217;Connor and band will play all the hits from albums Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus. Hazel O&#8217;Connor became an overnight sensation after her BAFTA nominated portrayal of Kate in the 1980 smash hit film Breaking Glass. During this period, Hazel released three of her most successful albums; Breaking Glass, Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus, which produced a stream of top ten hits, including the iconic Will You, Eighth Day and D&#8217;Days. Hazel will be joined on stage by her brother Neil O&#8217;Connor for the first time since their 2 week residency at Ronnie Scott&#8217;s back in 1984. Neil played original guitars on the Sons and Lovers and Cover Plus albums and enjoyed his own success as the front man of the punk band The Flys. Hazel is joined on stage with a 5 piece band including Clare Hirst on Sax and Sarah Fisher on Keys. O&#8217;Connor said, Looking forward to be playing excerpts from these three albums as I often don&#8217;t get the opportunity to play my early songs and to be joined by Neil who was there at the inception of these songs is a privilege for me, as is getting to play with my sisters in music sax player Clare Hirst (Belle Stars Comunards and David Bowie) and keyboards and vocals Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) in this full band line up is gonna be a powerful thing! ]]>
2017-11-18T20:00:00 2017-11-18T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Brass in Concert Championships 2017]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£32.70, £24, £13.10


A top quality day of brass band presentation, featuring the finest bands from UK Europe and USA. Multi-media screens feature the action as it happens with close up images of the players in the heat of determined competition. Presented in his inimitable style by BBC Radio 2’s Frank Renton, this has become one of the key attractions of the brass band calendar. LATEST NEWS: &#8216;Stellar&#8217; line-up announced for 2017 Brass in Concert Championship ]]>
2017-11-19T09:00:00 2017-11-19T09:00:00
<![CDATA[Arun Ghosh plus Steve Ojay]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£15.30


Arun Ghosh returns to The Sage to perform music from his eagerly awaited fourth album, sheer, to be released in October. Best known for his IndoJazz style, the clarinettist&#8217;s new ensemble sound, immersed in pure melody and hypnotic rhythm, embraces psychedelic textures with an emotional and sonic expansiveness. The new works are songs without words, at times visceral and cathartic, at other times ambient and introspective. Part of a national tour, this is a must-see performance. Line-up: Arun Ghosh &#8211; clarinet Idris Rahman &#8211; tenor saxophone Chris Williams &#8211; alto saxophone Shirley Tetteh &#8211; electric guitar Liran Donin &#8211; bass Dave Walsh &#8211; drums ]]>
2017-11-19T20:00:00 2017-11-19T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Collabro plus special guest Carly Paoli ]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£43.10, £32.20, £21.30, VIP £104

Prefix: SJM Concerts Presents

Suffix: support from Philippa Hanna

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors 7pm.


Collabro are the world’s most successful musical theatre group. In the two years since they won Britain&#8217;s Got Talent, Collabro have released a number one debut album Stars, and their follow up album Act Two peaked at number two in the charts in the summer of 2015. They have performed at the Royal Variety Performance, twice on Britain’s Got Talent including the ten-year grand final compilation of past contestants, and have become enormously successful internationally. Collabro, now made up of Jamie Lambert, Michael Auger, Matt Pagan and Thomas Redgrave, have already performed to 7 million people on Soccer Aid 2016 to critical appraise and excellent reviews as a four piece. Excited for the future the band are looking forward to releasing their third album HOME in early 2017. Collabro are joined by special guest Carly Paoli. Carly has been delighting audiences throughout the world, shared stages with Andrea Bocelli, José Carreras and Elaine Paige, and can count the Pope and Prince Charles amongst her fans. Support comes from one of the biggest names in UK gospel, acclaimed British singer-songwriter Philippa Hanna. VIP Package Available £104 Collabro VIP pre-show Priority entry Photo opportunity with Collabro Best seats in the first X rows for the concert Signed photo Exclusive VIP gift Collectable laminate officialcollabro.com/ | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-20T19:00:00 2017-11-20T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Chris Rea plus support]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chris Rea will play a full European and UK tour in October, November and December 2017, to celebrate the release of his new album, ‘Road Songs for Lovers’.

£65, £49.10

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.


Chris Rea will play a full European and UK tour in October, November and December 2017, to celebrate the release of his new album, ‘Road Songs for Lovers’. The album will be released in September, with the European tour arriving in the UK for ten dates starting on November 21st at Sage Gateshead. www.chrisrea.com | Facebook | Twitter When can I buy tickets? Sage Supporters pre-sale from 12noon Thursday 27 April. General sale from 9am Friday 28 April. ]]>
2017-11-21T19:30:00 2017-11-21T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21.80


Transparent Water is an exquisitely beautiful new collaboration between the seven-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist, composer and bandleader Omar Sosa from Cuba, and the award-winning Senegalese kora master and singer Seckou Keita. &#8220;An extraordinary album seamlessly melding Latin American and West African music.&#8221; 4* Roger Farbey, All About Jazz Following the worldwide release of their debut album Transparent Water on 24th February 2017, the pair are taking to the road in together this November with percussionist Gustavo Ovalles to give UK audiences a thrilling live experience of their new recording. &#8220;Transparent Water is where world music meets world jazz, where tradition meets improvisation and where the lines of spiritual and earthy meet &#8211; the result is stunningly evocative.&#8221; TJ Nelson, World Music Central Sosa and Keita are both acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich global heritage that spans jazz, latin and African influences, and the combination of both artists on stage together is an incredibly exciting prospect. Transparent Water is the latest example of Omar Sosa’s transcendent determination to seek new combinations, a manifestation of improvisatory freedom and the joy of shared artistic expression with Keita, who recently won the Songlines Best Album Award 2016 for Africa &amp; Middle East for his latest solo album 22 Strings alongside a nomination for Best Artist. “Sosa and Keita deliver a work that variously ebbs, flows and sparkles” Jane Cornwell, Jazzwise www.omarsosa.com | www.seckoukeita.com Twitter: @OmarSosaMusic | @SeckouKeita Facebook: @omarsosamusicianband | @seckoukeitaofficial ]]>
2017-11-21T20:00:00 2017-11-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[OMD]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£38.10

General Info: Tickets on sale from 9am, Friday 19 May


The Punishment of Luxury is the new album by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the pioneering synth-pop group – founded almost 40 years ago by two teenage Kraftwerk fans from the Wirral – whose early albums Architecture and Morality (1981) and Dazzle Ships (1983) would shape the dominant sound of that decade. Alongside the Human League and Gary Numan, OMD mapped out the musical landscape of the time and helped to mint this new genre with hits such as Enola Gay, Electricity and Souvenir. www.omd.uk.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-22T19:30:00 2017-11-22T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Star Wars Spectacular]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Nights Out


Stephen Bell conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away&#8230; The excitement reaches fever pitch as the world waits for the new Star Wars movie to be released in December &#8217;17. Join us to experience the iconic movie soundtrack performed live by Royal Northern Sinfonia. May the force be with you! Also on Friday 24 November at 7.30pm 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-11-23T19:30:00 2017-11-23T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Star Wars Spectacular]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Nights Out


Stephen Bell conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away&#8230; The excitement reaches fever pitch as the world waits for the new Star Wars movie to be released in December &#8217;17. Join us to experience the iconic movie soundtrack performed live by Royal Northern Sinfonia. May the force be with you! Also on Thursday 23 November at 7.30pm 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-11-24T19:30:00 2017-11-24T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Soul Legends]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The smash-hit spectacular...SOUL LEGENDS! Bringing to life hits by Earth Wind & Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and more in 'soulsa

£29.56 (Early Bird Offer! £27.41 until 31 August 2017), £26.34

Suffix: The Feel Good Show of the Year


Whether you&#8217;re a Soul Man, A Natural Woman or just a plain old Sex Machine, you&#8217;ll love the smash hit spectacular Soul Legends. Bringing to life hits by Earth Wind &amp; Fire, Barry White, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Wilson Pickett, Sam &amp; Dave and more in &#8216;soulsational&#8217; style. From 60s origins to present day via all your classic 70s and 80s floor-fillers, you&#8217;ll be wowed by an all-star cast of talented singers and musicians, amazing costumes and jaw-dropping choreography. You&#8217;ll be on your feet reliving your favourite soul anthems including Respect, Ain&#8217;t Nobody, Knock On Wood, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, You&#8217;re My First My Last My Everything, Best Of My Love, River Deep Mountain High, Ain&#8217;t No Stopping Us Now, Beat It, I Feel Good and Get Down On It. www.easytheatres.com ]]>
2017-11-25T19:30:00 2017-11-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Martin Stephenson & The Daintees]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£24.50


In 2016, Martin Stephenson and the Daintees toured the UK to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the release of Boat To Bolivia, selling out Sage Two and other venues such as The Lowry and The 100 Club. A few days later he was in front of about 100 in a small theatre in Sheffield. These days, wherever it is, the love and respect flows to and from the stage. For him, it&#8217;s not a career, it&#8217;s a lifetime calling, and his restless troubadour spirit has now amassed an extraordinary catalogue of 40 albums. Before he was anything else, Durham native Stephenson was a busker fueled by heroes Peter Green and Eddie Cochran and brought up on Frank Zappa, Santana and Patti Smith. It was the beginning of an instinct, a need, for live performance that continues to this day. The Daintees&#8217; first single, Roll On Summertime, appeared in 1984, and soon the big boys were taking notice. Kitchenware Records, based in Newcastle, had already become one of the most important indies of the decade with a roster that included Prefab Sprout, Hurrah! and the Kane Gang. Stephenson&#8217;s richly detailed and nuanced songwriting was the perfect fit, and the distribution deal via London Records gave the band a real platform. Boat To Bolivia displayed an extraordinary maturity, from the country charm of Candle In The Middle to the Cohenesque acoustics of Rain, and sounds as fresh today as it did then. A degree of UK chart success followed with the top 40 albums Gladsome, Humour &amp; Blue in 1988 and Salutation Road in 1990. When they lost their deal after 1992&#8217;s less successful The Boy&#8217;s Heart, Stephenson called time on the original Daintees, setting about a solo career and the prolific outpouring of quality material that shows no sign of slowing down. Right now, he&#8217;ll tell you, he could record fully five more albums from his current crop of songs. www.daintees.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-25T20:00:00 2017-11-25T20:00:00
<![CDATA[RAF in Concert 2017]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Royal Air Force’s finest musicians will perform a Stars & Stripes flavoured musical tribute to their fellow aviators on this year’s RAF in Concert Tour.

£28.30


To mark the 70th anniversary of the US Air Force, the Royal Air Force’s finest musicians will perform a Stars &amp; Stripes flavoured musical tribute to their fellow aviators on this year’s RAF in Concert Tour. With big band numbers from the swing era, rock &amp; roll, Motown and classics from the Great American Songbook, music legends from the United States have helped provide the soundtrack to our lives over the past seven decades. The programme of music will include Send in the Clowns, Hoe Down, Stars &amp; Stripes March and I Left My Heart in San Francisco. Group booking discount: Buy 10 tickets, get one free. (Call Ticket Office 0191 443 4661 to take advantage of this offer) ]]>
2017-11-26T15:00:00 2017-11-26T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Ricky Ross - Short Stories Vol 1 plus guests]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.80

Suffix: Presented with CMP in association with Asgard

General Info: Tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 19 May


Legendary Deacon Blue frontman, and founding member Ricky Ross returns with a string of UK solo dates this November and December 2017. The Short Stories Vol 1 tour will showcase his brand new album of the same name, as well as performing songs from his extensive catalogue from Deacon Blue and beyond. ]]>
2017-11-26T19:30:00 2017-11-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rhiannon Giddens]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£24.50


Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Giddens won critical acclaim for her debut solo album Tomorrow is My Turn, recorded in Los Angeles and Nashville, with a multi-generational group of players whom T Bone Burnett assembled. Her second album Freedom Highway released in February 2017 was named Uncut’s Album of the Month. She has received the BBC2 Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award and the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Bluegrass and Banjo. rhiannongiddens.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-28T19:30:00 2017-11-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Schubert Ensemble]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21, £13 (Concessions Available) Subscription £95 sold directly by NICMS

Prefix: Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Mahler Piano Quartet Movement Mozart Piano Quartet No.2 Charlotte Bray Piano Quartet Chausson Piano Quartet in A For a series subscription saving £34, contact the Newcastle Chamber Music Society: Phone: 0191 281 6446, email ncmsoc@gmail.com or visit ncmsoc.webplus.net. Tickets for individual concerts available from Sage Gateshead. Students aged 16 or under can bring an accompanying adult free – quote the student’s school and date of birth at the Ticket Office. ]]>
2017-11-29T19:30:00 2017-11-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas with The Rat Pack]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Christmas with the Rat Pack is still the coolest party in town so beat the winter blues with the Frank, Sammy and Dean.

£34.90, £32.20


Christmas with the Rat Pack is still the coolest party in town so beat the winter blues with the Frank, Sammy and Dean. &#8220;For fans of all ages, it&#8217;s the swinging-ist, ring-a-ding-iets, night in town.&#8221; The Sun Drift back in time to the glamorous, glitzy nights of Vegas in the company of three of the world&#8217;s most popular entertainers and experience Frank, Sammy and Dean performing at the famous Sands hotel with the fabulous Burrelli Sisters and The Rat Pack Big Band. &#8220;…absolutely superb…Left me breathless with pleasure.&#8221; The Telegraph Hit follows hit including pack favourites The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, That&#8217;s Amore, I&#8217;ve Got You Under My Skin, What Kind of fool Am I, Volare and seasonal classics including: Baby it&#8217;s Cold Outside, Let it Snow, Let it Snow, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland &amp; Auld Lang Syne. If you wish you&#8217;d swung with the hardest partying pack in town, now&#8217;s your chance! &#8220;Such nostalgic excellence forged a special atmosphere as we all forgot we were not actually in the presence of the originals.&#8221; The Mirror ]]>
2017-11-29T19:30:00 2017-11-29T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Icons of The 80s - Go West & Cutting Crew]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£34.30, £32.20


Entertainers is proud to present Go West and special guest Cutting Crew together in concert. The 80s are back as these two legendary stars join forces for a truly incredible concert experience. With millions of albums sales and iconic hits such as We Close Our Eyes, Call Me, King Of Wishful Thinking, and the classic (I Just) Died In Your Arms, this authentic eighties double header is not to be missed. Go West 1985 marks the 30th anniversary of Go West had their first hit single &#8216;We Close Our Eyes&#8217;. Other hits followed including &#8216;Call Me&#8217;, &#8216;Goodbye Girl&#8217; and &#8216;Don&#8217;t Look Down&#8217;, &#8216;Faithful&#8217; and the smash hit theme song in the film Pretty Woman &#8216;King of Wishful Thinking&#8217;. www.gowest.org.uk Cutting Crew Originally formed in the mid 80s, this Grammy nominated, Anglo-Canadian rock band will always be remembered for their classic song &#8216;(I Just) Died In Your Arms&#8217;, which helped define the musical sounds of the club scene during the &#8217;80&#8217;s and is still played widely today. Over twenty years later, with millions of album sales, original singer/songwriter Nick Van Eede has signed new recording publishing deals and is back on the road promoting his awesome new material. www.cuttingcrew.biz | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-11-30T19:30:00 2017-11-30T19:30:00
<![CDATA[More Mendelssohn Please: Symphony No.4]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Julian Rachlin is back!

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Fine dining available. Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Julian Rachlin conductor/violin Royal Northern Sinfonia Vivaldi The Four Seasons Mendelssohn Symphony No.4 ‘Italian’ Following the huge success of his sold-out Beethoven Violin Concerto last season, Julian Rachlin is back! This time he treats us to Vivaldi’s ever-popular Four Seasons, complete with barking dog and chattering teeth, followed by Mendelssohn’s romantic response to the colour and atmosphere of Italy, described by the composer as ‘the happiest piece I have ever written’. Fine Dining Complete your evening with superb fine dining on our Concourse. Warm goat’s cheese, sourdough crisp, pea salad, sun-blushed tomatoes with mint dressing Slow-cooked featherblade of beef, mustard mash, root vegetable bundles, thyme and port jus Fresh fruit tart and praline cream with raspberry coulis Coffee and petit fours Four-course dining: £45 per person including wine Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-01T19:30:00 2017-12-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[DakhaBrakha]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£17.40


DakhaBrakha are a world music quartet from Kiev, Ukraine. Reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band DakhaBrakha, create a world of unexpected new music. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. “The group mixes everything from punk-pop to traditional Ukrainian songs in cool yet beguiling textures, often with the close harmonies usually associated with Balkan music. But it’s really the live shows that take DakhaBrakha beyond mere curiosity to utter brilliance.” NPR Watch their performance at Glastonbury 2016 dakhabrakha.com.ua ]]>
2017-12-02T20:00:00 2017-12-02T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Home Alone in Concert with Royal Northern Sinfonia]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead


Ben Palmer conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia See cult Christmas movie Home Alone on the big screen, with John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score performed live by Royal Northern Sinfonia. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! There will also be a performance at 7.30pm on Sunday 3 December © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-03T15:00:00 2017-12-03T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Home Alone in Concert with Royal Northern Sinfonia]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Merry Christmas ya filthy animals!

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead


Ben Palmer conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia See cult Christmas movie Home Alone on the big screen, with John Williams’ Academy Award-nominated score performed live by Royal Northern Sinfonia. Merry Christmas ya filthy animals! There will also be a matinee performance at 3pm on Sunday 3 December © 1990 Twentieth Century Fox View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-03T19:30:00 2017-12-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[John Wilson & the John Wilson Orchestra]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 John Wilson's superstar orchestra returns with their brand new show 'A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical's'

Tuesday 5th December, 2017. 3pm & 7.30pm

£34.30, £44.10, £49.10, £53.40

Suffix: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musicals


John Wilson&#8217;s superstar orchestra returns with their brand new show A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical&#8217;s. The orchestra has established an international reputation performing repertoire from the golden era of Hollywood and Broadway musicals and music for the big screen. &#8216;Singin&#8217; in the Rain&#8217;, &#8216;An American in Paris&#8217;, &#8216;Show Boat&#8217;, &#8216;Annie Get Your Gun&#8217;, &#8216;The Band Wagon&#8217; plus lots more! Joined by guest soloists and for the first time the John Wilson Orchestra Chorus, the John Wilson Orchestra&#8217;s joyous celebration of the MGM film musicals is an evening not to be missed. ]]>
2017-12-05T15:00:00 2017-12-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Benjamin Clementine]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 This December the incomparable Benjamin Clementine will play Sage One, two years after performing to a packed house in Sage Two.

£24


This December the incomparable Benjamin Clementine will play Sage One, two years after performing to a packed house in Sage Two. Especially beloved for his emotionally charged live performances, the Edmonton singer, songwriter and poet has released his first music since 2015&#8217;s Mercury Prize winning debut album At Least For Now. Entitled ‘Phantom of Aleppoville’ the track was written, recorded and produced by Clementine and follows his recent collaboration with Gorillaz on Hallelujah Money. Accompanied by a video shot by photographer Craig McDean and filmmaker Masha Vasyukova, Clementine composed Phantom of Aleppoville after being affected by the writing of pioneering British psychoanalyst Donald Winicott. He wrote extensively about children who have experienced bullying in the home and at school, discovering that while the trauma was naturally not comparable in scale to that suffered by children displaced by war, its effects followed similar patterns. Seeing in Winicott’s writing a mirror of his own childhood experiences, Clementine chose the title – the “little city of Aleppo” – to symbolise a place where children encounter such bullying. Says Clementine, “Aleppoville is a place where many are bullied if not all, but no one understands nor see why; Phantom.” Benjamin Clementine released his debut album At Least For Now in January 2015. The album secured Clementine the UK Mercury Prize and in France the ‘Best New Act’ honours at Les Victories de la Musique, whilst in the U.S Clementine featured on the cover of the New York Times, interviewed by David Byrne. “a true original… his intense songs, autobiographical and elliptical as they are, could not conceivably be anyone else.” ????? The Guardian www.benjaminclementine.com | Soundcloud | Facebook ]]>
2017-12-06T19:30:00 2017-12-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Lau]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UKs finest traditional musicians: KRIS DREVER (vocals, guitar), MARTIN GREEN (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and AIDAN O’ROURKE (fiddle).

£19.60


Lau is the pioneering contemporary folk trio comprising three of the UKs finest traditional musicians: KRIS DREVER (vocals, guitar), MARTIN GREEN (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and AIDAN O’ROURKE (fiddle). Lau has garnered four awards for Best Group at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and also appeared on the Later&#8230; With Jools Holland TV show (BBC 2 TV). Individual members have all won multiple awards and recognition for their solo work. Kris Drever is shortlisted for Folk Singer of The Year 2017 &amp; Best Original Track 2017, Martin Green nominated for Best Album 2017 &amp; Best Original Track 2017 at this years BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Lau announces the release of its first ever retrospective album, DECADE (THE BEST OF 2007-2017). A compilation of the trios best tracks, curated by the band and manager Tom Rose from the song and tune suggestions of their very many fans. As you might expect for a band as renowned for its brilliant stage performances as recordings, Lau will be taking this retrospective material to concerts and festival stages throughout the summer of 2017 and then touring it in the UK during the November and December 2017. &#8220;The U.K’s best live band, Lau are remarkable &#8211; the most musically adventurous trio in British folk: exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best.&#8221; THE GUARDIAN www.lau-music.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-12-06T20:00:00 2017-12-06T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Baroque Christmas by Candlelight]]> External Venue 0.00000000 0.00000000

See below for dates and venues

£15, Under 18s £5

Prefix: Royal Northern Sinfonia


Seasonal instrumental favourites in beautiful atmospheric settings. Thursday 7 December St Michael and all Angels, Alnwick Book Tickets Thursday 7 December St Cuthbert&#8217;s Chapel, Ushaw, Durham Book Tickets Friday 8 December St Cuthbert&#8217;s Church, Darlington Book Tickets Saturday 9 December St George&#8217;s Church, Cullercoats Book Tickets Tuesday 12 December Hexham Abbey Book Tickets Tuesday 12 December St Cuthbert’s Church, Carlisle Book Tickets Wednesday 13 December Sunderland Minster Book Tickets Performances start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Tickets available on the door. ]]>
2017-12-07T19:30:00 2017-12-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[John Bramwell...Leave Alone the Empty Spaces Tour]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 John Bramwell hits the road once again, for a key city UK autumn 2017 tour, in support of his brand new solo album Leave Alone the Empty Spaces, to be released in autumn 2017.

£21.80


The former I Am Kloot vocalist, songwriter and guitarist fronts a 6 piece live band for these shows, uniquely including piano and cello. &#8216;Quite beautiful, utterly compelling and frequently hilarious&#8217; The Guardian John has been performing as a solo artist and band member for over 30 years. His unique guitar style and distinctive vocal style first broke big worldwide at the backend of the 90s, when Bramwell fronted 3 piece I Am Kloot. Along the way they have released 10 albums, over an almost 20 year history. Each one a brilliant showcase for the vast catalogue of songs John Bramwell has lovingly created. I Am Kloot were Mercury nominees in 2011, with their masterpiece, the exquisite Sky at Night, produced by Guy Garvey &amp; Craig Potter from Elbow. The follow up, Let It All In was equally as successful reaching the Top 10 albums in 2012. Leave Alone the Empty Spaces, released Autumn 2017, is John’s first collection of songs since then. A singer and songwriter of his abilities can’t fail to deliver another masterpiece. This show will feature much of that new album, as well as the finest of his back catalogue. ]]>
2017-12-07T20:00:00 2017-12-07T20:00:00
<![CDATA[The Sixteen: Glory to the Christ Child]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the world’s great choirs, The Sixteen are familiar to many as 'The Voices of Classic FM'.

£20, £25 & £30

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead


Harry Christophers conductor The Sixteen One of the world’s great choirs, The Sixteen are familiar to many as ‘The Voices of Classic FM’. Their annual Christmas pilgrimage touring the UK’s finest cathedrals sells out year after year, and it is a privilege to welcome them to Sage Gateshead with a programme including Poulenc’s ‘Christmas Motets’ and other festive choral works from the 16th century to the present day. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-08T19:30:00 2017-12-08T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Cara Dillon - Upon A Winter's Night]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£24


Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her highly anticipated Christmas album Upon A Winter&#8217;s Night Cara and her band will be performing classic carols, Celtic hymns and other Christmas songs to celebrate and share in the Christmas spirit. A tradition in the making. ]]>
2017-12-08T20:00:00 2017-12-08T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Samling Masterclass and Concert]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 9 December, Masterclass 1.30pm - 4.30pm, Concert 5.15pm - 6pm

£16.50 (Students £5)

General Info: Tickets cover both masterclass and concert.


Internationally renowned soprano Joan Rodgers CBE is joined by Italian baritone Claudio Desderi and award-winning pianist James Baillieu to pass on their knowledge and experience to some of the finest emerging classical singers and pianists. This public masterclass is followed by a short concert in which eight Samling Artists show what they have learned from the masters. ]]>
2017-12-09T13:30:00 2017-12-09T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Christmas Oratorio]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Join us for Bach’s wonderful retelling of the nativity story with Lars Vogt, RNS and Chorus

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead

Suffix: Plus free Young Sinfonia performance at 6pm


Lars Vogt conductor Anna Devin soprano William Towers countertenor Ed Lyon evangelist David Soar bass Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia J S Bach Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1, 2, 3 &amp; 6) With Christmas fast approaching, join us for Bach’s wonderful retelling of the nativity story with Lars Vogt, RNS and Chorus. Originally written as six separate cantatas for performance on six feast days over the festive season, tonight we hear Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6, describing the birth of Jesus, the annunciation to the shepherds, the adoration of the shepherds and the adoration of the Magi. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-16T19:00:00 2017-12-16T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Grimethorpe Colliery Band: A Centenary Celebration ]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Grimethorpe Colliery Band: A Centenary Celebration

£18


Grimethorpe Colliery Band: A Centenary Celebration Grimethorpe Colliery Band celebrates its centenary year in 2017, with the history of the organisation stretching as far back as the First World War. The Band have been National and Open Champions on numerous occasions, making Grimethorpe Colliery the world&#8217;s leading Brass Band. Their successes include 16 Brass In Concert Championship titles, 11 times Yorkshire Regional Champions, two English National Championship victories, four times British Open Champions and four times National Champion Brass Band of Great Britain. The band has been the recipient of two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to the global hit movie &#8220;Brassed Off&#8220; for which Grimethorpe Village and the Band were the focal point. ]]>
2017-12-17T14:00:00 2017-12-17T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£34.90, £29.40


What better way to celebrate our holiday season, than with a man who has helped shape our musical Christmas. Recently inducted into &#8216;The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame&#8217; in New York, Roy is now known across the world as a founder of The Move, ELO, and Wizzard. This is a Rock Packed evening you won&#8217;t want to miss. Featuring Roy with his Big Rock &amp; Roll Band, performing classic hits &#8216;California Man&#8217;, &#8216;Flowers In The Rain&#8217;, &#8216;Fire Brigade&#8217;, &#8216;I Can Hear The Grass Grow&#8217;, &#8216;Blackberry Way&#8217;, &#8216;See My Baby Jive&#8217;, &#8216;I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day&#8217;, and many more. Roy and his band have been playing sell out venues around the country, in what has become an annual British Christmas tradition, and promises to be a great rockin&#8217; evening. www.roywood.co.uk | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-12-18T19:30:00 2017-12-18T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Kate Rusby at Christmas]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£29.40, Under 16s £21.80

General Info: Tickets on sale from 10am, Friday 19 May


With a career spanning 25 years in music, Kate Rusby is one of the finest interpreters of traditional folk songs and one of our most emotive original songwriters &#8211; melding old and new so you can barely see the join. A Mercury Prize nominee, Folk Singer of the Year, Best Live Act, Best Album and Best Original Song winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Forever proud to call herself a folk singer, Kate Rusby&#8217;s beautiful, expressive vocals never fail to connect the emotional heart of a song to that of her audience. Famously down to earth, for over twenty years Kate&#8217;s engaging personality and sharp Yorkshire wit have further endeared her to concert goers everywhere. And it is in her special Christmas concerts that all these elements combine to exquisite effect. www.katerusby.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2017-12-20T19:30:00 2017-12-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Snowman (Relaxed Performance)]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Howard Blake’s magical score in a supportive and relaxed environment suited to those with autism or disabilities and their families

£17.50 & £19.50 (Family £60)

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead

General Info: Family tickets available from Ticket Office. Children aged 2 and under may sit on your lap and therefore do not require a ticket.


Alan Fearon conductor Sharon Durant presenter Royal Northern Sinfonia A relaxed performance of our Snowman programme. Festive singalong followed by Howard Blake’s magical score, accompanying a screening of the film, in a supportive and relaxed environment suited to those with autism or disabilities and their families. Listeners are free to move around and make noise during this performance and Hall doors will be left open for people to come and go as they wish. Dates and Times Fri 22 Dec &#8211; 2pm (relaxed) &amp; 5pm Sat 23 Dec &#8211; 11am, 2pm &amp; 5pm Sun 24 Dec &#8211; 11am &amp; 2pm Duration: Approx. 60 minutes, no interval. (Timings subject to change) View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-22T14:00:00 2017-12-22T14:00:00
<![CDATA[The Snowman]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Snowman on the big screen, with live score by Royal Northern Sinfonia

See below for dates and times

22/23 Dec: £17.50 & £19.50 (Family £60) 24 Dec: £19.50 & £22 (Family £65)

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead

General Info: Family tickets available from Ticket Office. Children aged 2 and under may sit on your lap and therefore do not require a ticket.


Alan Fearon conductor Sharon Durant presenter Royal Northern Sinfonia A great Sage Gateshead tradition. Festive singalong followed by Howard Blake’s The Snowman on the big screen, with live performance of the score by Royal Northern Sinfonia. A relaxed matinee performance has been added for those with autism or disabilities, and their families. Find out more. Dates and Times Fri 22 Dec &#8211; 2pm (relaxed) &amp; 5pm Sat 23 Dec &#8211; 11am, 2pm &amp; 5pm Sun 24 Dec &#8211; 11am &amp; 2pm Duration: Approx. 90 minutes including interval. Relaxed performance approx. 60 minutes, no interval. (Timings subject to change) View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2017-12-22T17:00:00 2017-12-24T14:00:00
<![CDATA[New Year's Day in Vienna]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Book early for this one - it sells out fast!

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Christmas at Sage Gateshead


Whirl your way into the New Year with waltzes and polkas from Royal Northern Sinfonia. Join us on New Year&#8217;s Day to celebrate the traditional Viennese way. Book early for this one &#8211; it sells out fast! View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-01-01T15:00:00 2018-01-01T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Brandenburg Fest]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The centrepiece of our Bach and Sons & Daughters theme

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

General Info: Fine dining available. Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.


Bradley Creswick director/violin Kyra Humphreys director/violin Royal Northern Sinfonia J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Errollyn Wallen Photography Mozart Adagio and Fugue in C minor J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.4 Melinda Wagner Little Moonhead J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.6 Aaron Jay Kernis Concerto with Echoes J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.5 Gorecki Harpsichord Concerto J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 Bruckner Adagio from String Quintet J S Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.1 Bach&#8217;s celebrated Brandenburg Concertos are full to the brim of his most recognisable themes and melodies, as well as offering solo spots for many combinations of instruments, each giving different RNS musicians the chance to shine. Come hear these iconic works afresh, in a unique immersive programme with added dinner interval, which juxtaposes the concertos with works by Bach’s many &#8216;spiritual&#8217; sons and daughters &#8211; from Mozart to Errollyn Wallen. Fine Dining Complete your evening with superb fine dining on our Concourse. Cauliflower and truffle pannacotta with Parmesan sablé Game terrine with Cumberland sauce and Melba toast Pan-fried stone bass, sugar snap peas and mango Sage-infused cornfed chicken, five bean cassoulet, pancetta tomato with pepper coulis Green apple sorbet with apple schnapps Baked chocolate tart with mixed berry compote and mascarpone cream Coffee and petit fours Seven-course dining: £60 per person including wine Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-01-13T18:00:00 2018-01-13T18:00:00
<![CDATA[Quartet for the End of Time]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the most remarkable works to have come out of World War II

£13.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful


Royal Northern Sinfonia Hans Abrahamsen Schnee Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time A fusion of Bach canons and minimalism holds the inspiration for Abrahamsen&#8217;s monumental Schnee (Snow), which is fast becoming a contemporary classic, while Messiaen&#8217;s poignant Quartet for the End of Time remains one of the most remarkable works to have come out of World War II. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-01-17T20:00:00 2018-01-17T20:00:00
<![CDATA[City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 CBSO make a welcome return under their much-lauded new Music Director

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Mirga Gražinyt?-Tyla conductor Ning Feng violin City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Sibelius The Swan of Tuonela Brahms Violin Concerto in D Bartók Concerto for Orchestra A cor anglais lends its plangent voice to Sibelius&#8217; mythical bird, while the oboe, rather than the violin, has the theme in the gorgeous slow movement of Brahms&#8217; evergreen concerto. Its Hungarian-inspired third movement makes for the perfect transition to Bartók’s orchestral fireworks &#8211; a fitting close for this welcome return of the CBSO under their much-lauded new Music Director. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-01-19T19:30:00 2018-01-19T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Big Girls Don't Cry - Celebrating The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

Thur 25 Jan 2018, 7.30pm

£29.10, Concessions Available. Early bird discount available until 30 September.


Oh what a night awaits for all music fans&#8230; During the 60s and 70s No1 hits Sherry, December 1963 (Oh What a Night), Walk Like a Man, Rag Doll and Big Girls Don&#8217;t Cry saw the Four Seasons and lead singer Frankie Valli propelled to super stardom. Selling an incredible 100 million records worldwide, there&#8217;s a Four Seasons song that shares a special place in everyone&#8217;s heart. Big Girls Don&#8217;t Cry authentically revives the sublime harmonies of New Jersey&#8217;s finest. It showcases Frankie&#8217;s incredible falsettos, and features solo hits that range from the exuberant &#8211; the rock&#8217;n&#8216;roll nostalgia of Grease, to the spine-tingling &#8211; show-stealers such as My Eyes Adored You. Drawing from a repertoire that includes Let&#8217;s Hang On, Working My Way Back to You, Beggin&#8217;, Who Loves You and I&#8217;ve Got You Under My Skin you&#8217;re never more than a song away from another classic hit. Big Girls Don&#8217;t Cry &#8211; the critically-acclaimed spectacular that is taking the UK by storm. &#8220;Dancing in the aisles, great music, fantastic voices and lots of comic moments that make this a great show to go and see&#8221; London Theatre easytheatres.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2018-01-25T19:30:00 2018-01-25T19:30:00
<![CDATA[New Year New Artists]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Interested in the future of classical music? Come along and find out more

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert performance at 6.30pm

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Lars Vogt conductor Sindy Mohamed viola Aaron Pilsan piano Royal Northern Sinfonia Mozart Overture to The Marriage of Figaro Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 Sally Beamish Under the Wing of the Rock Haydn Symphony No.47 ‘Palindrome’ Young Composers Competition Winner New Work Our New Year New Artists festival returns for another year with two star soloists of tomorrow, plus the winner of our Young Composers&#8217; Competition. Our pre-concert talk this evening will be a performance, giving you a chance to hear the three competition finalists, and to vote along with the jury. Interested in the future of classical music? Come along and find out more. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-01-26T19:30:00 2018-01-26T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Zimro Trio]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21, £13 (Concessions Available) Subscription £95 sold directly by NICMS

Prefix: Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Milhaud Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano Mozart Violin Sonata in E minor Stravinsky Suite: The Soldier’s Tale Mozart Trio in E flat ‘Kegelstatt’ Gershwin Preludes for Clarinet and Piano Copland (arr. Hannan) Suite: Appalachian Spring For a series subscription saving £34, contact the Newcastle Chamber Music Society: Phone: 0191 281 6446, email ncmsoc@gmail.com or visit ncmsoc.webplus.net. Tickets for individual concerts available from Sage Gateshead. Students aged 16 or under can bring an accompanying adult free – quote the student’s school and date of birth at the Ticket Office. ]]>
2018-01-31T19:30:00 2018-01-31T19:30:00
<![CDATA[New York, New York]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 A celebration of the music of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Nights Out


Michael England conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia Join RNS and guest vocalists for a celebration of the music of George Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein, to mark what would have been the latter’s 100th year. Sit back and enjoy some of the greatest melodies ever written, including Rhapsody in Blue, Summertime, and numbers from West Side Story in the superb acoustic of Sage One. New York, New York &#8211; a helluva town! How to Save 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-02-04T15:00:00 2018-02-04T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Jack Jones - 80th Birthday Tour]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 One of the world's most loved international singing stars, Jack Jones still stands head and shoulders above his musical peers Jack Jones has sung all his life.

£35.40, £32.20


Jack Jones lights up a stage &#8211; any stage, any time, anywhere. One of the world&#8217;s most loved international singing stars, Jack Jones still stands head and shoulders above his musical peers Jack Jones has sung all his life. He has 60 albums to his credit, two Grammies and another five nominations, an Emmy, and awards too numerous to mention. Mel Torme put it, &#8220;the greatest &#8216;pure&#8217; singer in the world.&#8221; Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennet said he was Numero Uno!! Perhaps best known for his hit renditions of &#8216;The Impossible Dream&#8217;, &#8216;Lollipops and Roses&#8217;, &#8216;What I Did For Love&#8217;, &#8216;The Race Is On&#8217;, &#8216;Lady, Call Me Irresponsible&#8217; and &#8216;The Loveboat theme&#8217; amongst others, And now, at 80, he&#8217;s proving yet again just what took him to the top, and back touring his favourite country. Come join Jack and celebrate his 80th Birthday. A Show Not To Be missed! www.jackjones.lolipop.jp | Twitter | Facebook ]]>
2018-02-06T19:30:00 2018-02-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Schubert's Great!]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 This programme showcases two very different approaches to symphonic form

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Thomas Zehetmair conductor Steven Hudson oboe Royal Northern Sinfonia Webern Symphony C P E Bach Oboe Concerto in B flat Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No.5 Schubert Symphony No.9 &#8216;The Great&#8217; Bookending CPE Bach&#8217;s gallant concerto and Mahler’s audience favourite, this programme showcases two very different approaches to symphonic form. Webern’s short two movement work presents the symphony at its most concentrated, while Schubert’s majestic &#8216;Great&#8217; C Major is his most expansive, a prime example of the composer’s famous ‘heavenly length’. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-02-10T19:30:00 2018-02-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[More Mendelssohn Please: Symphony No.5]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Mendelssohn's 'Reformation' symphony concludes our More Mendelssohn Please series

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Clemens Schuldt conductor Alina Ibragimova violin Royal Northern Sinfonia J C Bach Symphony in G minor Op.6 No.6 Schumann Violin Concerto in A minor Arvo Pärt Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte&#8230; Mendelssohn Symphony No.5 ‘Reformation’ Mendelssohn&#8217;s &#8216;Reformation&#8217; symphony concludes our More Mendelssohn Please series, while &#8216;London&#8217; Bach&#8217;s sixth, Schumann&#8217;s enigmatic Violin Concerto and Pärt&#8217;s unique If Bach had been a Beekeeper highlight J S Bach&#8217;s influence across a multitude of musical layers. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-02-16T19:30:00 2018-02-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[All About the Violin]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Clemens Schuldt conducts Classics 4 Kids

Children £5.50, Adults £11

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Classics 4 Kids


Ruth Rosales presenter Royal Northern Sinfonia Clemens Schuldt conducts Classics 4 Kids: our unique series of concerts featuring fantastic repertoire adapted from Royal Northern Sinfonia&#8217;s main series of concerts, and introduced to children in a fun and accessible way. Join us on the Concourse from 1.15pm onwards for some free fun activities before the concert. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-02-17T14:00:00 2018-02-17T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Making Tracks: Chouk Bwa Libète]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£11 (£5 student ticket / multi buy available)


Drums, poetry and trance from Haiti&#8217;s vodou heartlands. Chouk Bwa Libète are a traditional Haitian Mizik Rasin (&#8216;roots music&#8217;) ensemble bringing together the essence of Haitian Vodou without unnecessary frills. Their music rises in waves of percussion, vocals and dance, authentically inspired in the moment and communicating nothing but the unique joy of this shared spontaneity. With deep roots in the religious rites of West African Vodún, their repertoire blends traditional songs with compositions by lead vocalist and poet Jean-Claude &#8216;Sambaton&#8217; Dorvil. The celebratory power of their sound has already ignited audiences at major festivals around the world, including Roskilde, WOMAD and Amsterdam Roots. &#8220;Enthralling… Sublime.&#8221; fRoots &#8220;in the hands of these master drummers rhythms are like lyrics&#8221; Savannah Festival Multibuy Buy more than one Making Tracks concert in this series and get £2 off each ticket. The Saze Project on Saturday 11 November and Toko Tele on Saturday 21 April 2018. ]]>
2018-02-22T20:00:00 2018-02-22T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Samling Masterclass and Concert]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

Saturday 24 February, Masterclass 1.30pm - 4.30pm, Concert 5.15pm - 6pm

£16.50 (Students £5)

General Info: Tickets cover both masterclass and concert.


Renowned mezzo soprano Ann Murray DBE and pianist and vocal coach Caroline Dowdle lead Samling’s prestigious Artist Programme. This public masterclass and concert features eight rising stars of classical music. ]]>
2018-02-24T13:30:00 2018-02-24T13:30:00
<![CDATA[Classic Peter Donohoe]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 We invite Peter Donohoe back for this special anniversary programme

£18, £22

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Piano Greats

General Info: Book all 4 Piano Greats and receive a 10% discount


Peter Donohoe piano Scriabin Sonata No.2 ‘Sonata-Fantasie’ Ravel Miroirs Mozart Sonata No.1 Schumann Abegg Variations Schubert Sonata in A major D959 Peter Donohoe came to our rescue last season with an astonishing performance of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto, so we are thrilled to invite him back in his own right with this special anniversary programme. Marking his 65th birthday this season, he traverses a wide repertoire from fantastical Scriabin to Schubert’s grand sonata. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-02-25T15:00:00 2018-02-25T15:00:00
<![CDATA[Michelangelo Quartet]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21, £13 (Concessions Available) Subscription £95 sold directly by NICMS

Prefix: Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Bartók String Quartet No.3 Enescu String Quartet No.2 Dvo?ák String Quartet in F, ‘American’ For a series subscription saving £34, contact the Newcastle Chamber Music Society: Phone: 0191 281 6446, email ncmsoc@gmail.com or visit ncmsoc.webplus.net. Tickets for individual concerts available from Sage Gateshead. Students aged 16 or under can bring an accompanying adult free – quote the student’s school and date of birth at the Ticket Office. ]]>
2018-02-28T19:30:00 2018-02-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Nils Frahm - All Melody]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers

£27.30

General Info: Sage Supporter pre-sale from 12noon Wednesday 21 June


Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music, learning the piano throughout his childhood. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of classical pianists from previous generations as well as the music of contemporary composers, before forging his own musical path through composition. Today Nils Frahm continues to work as an accomplished composer, producer and celebrated performer from his Berlin-based studio at the renowned Funkhaus. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, and on a mesmerising scale through his vast stage shows, has won him many fans around the world. Nils has gained global notoriety for his highly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, as well as a breath-taking level of emotion and personality. After spending much of 2017 in hibernation in preparation for a busy period ahead, Nils will commence 2018 with his first live performances since 2015, and will embark on the beginning of a long worldwide tour entitled All Melody. www.nilsfrahm.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2018-03-02T19:30:00 2018-03-02T19:30:00
<![CDATA[St Luke Passion]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 MacMillan's St Luke Passion proves that Bach's influence remains strong to this day

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Hugh Brunt conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia Quay Voices The Girl Choristers of Newcastle Cathedral James Macmillan St Luke Passion Forming the centre-piece of a weekend dedicated to new music, MacMillan’s St Luke Passion proves that Bach’s influence remains strong to this day. The second of four planned Passion settings by Scotland’s greatest living composer, this major work unusually gives the voice of Jesus to a youth choir, thereby reflecting Christ’s otherness. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-03-03T19:30:00 2018-03-03T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Paul Carrack plus support]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£43.10, £35.40


Paul Carrack is one the UK’s great singer songwriters and multi-instrumentalists. Balancing his career between his solo work and guesting on the current Eric Clapton album / tour, his widely-varied CV also includes Roxy Music, BB King, Nick Lowe, Roger Waters, Squeeze, Mike +Mechanics, Elton John, The Smiths and Ringo Starr to name just a few. He has written such classics as ‘How Long’, co-written ‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’ for the Eagles and ‘Over My Shoulder’ with Mike Rutherford. However, his other career is his real passion and that is the solo Paul Carrack. That is the real Paul Carrack. He has now recorded 18 solo albums and the latest, Soul Shadows was his highest chart entry to date. His sold-out shows have created a fan base who have come to love his incredible live performances and they are not to be missed. This much-loved blue-eyed soul singer and firm favourite with Radio 2 listeners continues to stride forward on a hot streak of creativity that shows no signs of slowing down. www.paulcarrack.net | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2018-03-04T19:30:00 2018-03-04T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Rachlin's Mozart]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Julian Rachlin lives and breathes Viennese music

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS at Home

Suffix: Plus post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick, Hexham and Carlisle


Julian Rachlin conductor/violin/viola Royal Northern Sinfonia Beethoven Coriolan Overture Mozart Violin Concerto in A ‘Turkish’ Bruch Romance in F Mozart Symphony No.36 ‘Linz’ Having been based in the city for more than 20 years, Julian Rachlin lives and breathes Viennese music. This evening&#8217;s programme showcases him as violin soloist in Mozart’s best-loved violin concerto, as viola soloist in Bruch’s gorgeous Romance, and as conductor in Beethoven’s stormy overture and Mozart’s ‘Linz’ symphony, written for an impromptu concert in the Austrian city in just four days. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-03-09T19:30:00 2018-03-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Best of Broadway]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The Great White Way meets Gateshead!

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Nights Out


Michael England conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia The Great White Way meets Gateshead! Join Royal Northern Sinfonia and guest vocalists for a celebration of all things Broadway, with hit songs from the hit musicals, including Chicago, Wicked, Cabaret and South Pacific. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-03-10T19:30:00 2018-03-10T19:30:00
<![CDATA[The Hallé]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Sir Mark Elder has a passion for Bach

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Sir Mark Elder conductor Charles Owen piano The Hallé J S Bach Keyboard Concerto No.1 in D minor J S Bach (arr. Elgar) Fantasia and Fugue in C minor Shostakovich Symphony No.8 Sir Mark Elder shares his birthday with Sir Edward Elgar, and, like Elgar and Shostakovich, has a passion for Bach. Hear Elgar’s masterful orchestration of Bach’s Fantasia and Fugue alongside one of Shostakovich’s finest works, and Bach’s first ‘piano’ concerto, one of the first concertos for keyboard ever written. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-03-16T19:30:00 2018-03-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Philippe Cassard's Complete Debussy]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Philippe Cassard treats us to the complete piano works of Debussy

Sunday 18th March 2018, 11am, 2pm, 5pm & 8.30pm

£29, £39 (all four concerts)

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful


Philippe Cassard piano Frenchman Philippe Cassard treats us to the complete piano works of Debussy, with four recitals in a single day to mark 100 years since the composer’s death. He has performed his Debussy marathon all over the world, and it has been met with great enthusiasm by press and audiences alike, so we are delighted to welcome him to Gateshead. Hear all the Études, all the Préludes, favourites from Clair de Lune to La Cathédrale Engloutie, and much, much more&#8230; A real treat for piano-lovers. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-03-18T11:00:00 2018-03-18T20:30:00
<![CDATA[Steven Wilson plus special guests]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£27.30, £38.20 & £49.10

General Info: Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult


Steven Wilson has announced details of To The Bone – his expansive, brilliant fifth album &#8211; and a major 2018 UK tour including a return to one of the country’s most iconic venues, the Royal Albert Hall. A gloriously dynamic modernist pop record as imagined by the UK’s biggest underground artist, &#8216;To The Bone&#8217; is released August 18. stevenwilsonhq.com | Facebook | Twitter ]]>
2018-03-25T19:00:00 2018-03-25T19:00:00
<![CDATA[Castalian Quartet]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21, £13 (Concessions Available) Subscription £95 sold directly by NICMS

Prefix: Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Haydn String Quartet, Op.76 No.6 Britten String Quartet No.2 Schube rt String Quartet in A minor For a series subscription saving £34, contact the Newcastle Chamber Music Society: Phone: 0191 281 6446, email ncmsoc@gmail.com or visit ncmsoc.webplus.net. Tickets for individual concerts available from Sage Gateshead. Students aged 16 or under can bring an accompanying adult free – quote the student’s school and date of birth at the Ticket Office. ]]>
2018-03-28T19:30:00 2018-03-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[St John Passion]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 A Good Friday performance of Bach's dramatic Passion

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

General Info: Buses from Alnwick, Hexham and Carlisle


Harry Bicket conductor Louise Alder soprano James Hall countertenor Joshua Ellicott tenor Brindley Sherratt bass Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia J S Bach St John Passion A Good Friday performance of Bach&#8217;s dramatic Passion. Composed for this day in 1724, the St John is the earlier of Bach&#8217;s two surviving Passions, blending the theatrical with the devotional in a masterful account of Christ’s betrayal, trial and crucifixion. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-03-30T19:00:00 2018-03-30T19:00:00
<![CDATA[BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 BBC SSO return with their renowned Conductor Emeritus Donald Runnicles

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Donald Runnicles 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 with their renowned Conductor Emeritus Donald Runnicles for a programme celebrating the &#8216;Auld Alliance&#8217;. 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. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-04-13T19:30:00 2018-04-13T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Brahms with Bloch]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Hungarian gypsy spirit and the music of the Baroque

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Alexandre Bloch conductor Bradley Creswick violin Royal Northern Sinfonia Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos.2 and 7 Ravel Tzigane Thierry Escaich Baroque Song Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin Brahms Symphony No.4 Hungarian gypsy spirit and the music of the Baroque are the twin inspirations pervading this progamme, which unite the otherwise unusual pairing of Brahms and Ravel. A journey from gypsy abandon via the more formal dances of Couperin, leads us to Brahms’ grand finale in the Passacaglia of the Fourth Symphony. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-04-20T19:30:00 2018-04-20T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Musical Inspiration]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Short, bite-sized sections of classical music in the right environment for kids

Children £5.50, Adults £11

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Classics 4 Kids


Alexandre Bloch conductor Bradley Creswick violin Ruth Rosales presenter Royal Northern Sinfonia We return for another 45-minute long concert designed especially for children. Bring your youngsters along to hear short, bite-sized sections of classical music in the right environment for them! Join us on the Concourse from 1.15pm onwards for some free fun activities before the concert. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-04-21T14:00:00 2018-04-21T14:00:00
<![CDATA[Making Tracks: Toko Telo]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£11 (£5 student ticket / multi buy available)


The best of Madagascar: Soulful traditions reinvented with sublime artistry. A dazzling all-star trio from an exceptionally rich musical country, Toko Telo features the stunning guitar work of D&#8217;Gary, accordion wizardry from Regis Gizavo and soulful vocals from Monika Njava. Honoured at home and acclaimed abroad, these heroes of Madagascan music come together with Toko Telo (&#8216;group of three&#8217;) to revisit their shared southern roots. Interpreting traditional musical styles like tsapiky, jihe and beko with sublime musicianship and artistry, Toko Telo provide the perfect introduction to some of the best music that Madagascar can offer. www.toko-telo.com Multibuy Buy more than one Making Tracks concert in this series and get £2 off each ticket. The Saze Project on Saturday 11 November and Chouk Bwa Libete on Thursday 22 February 2018. ]]>
2018-04-21T20:00:00 2018-04-21T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Magic of Motown]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£32.20 (£30.20 if booked before 1 Nov) £28.90

Suffix: Celebrating the sound of a generation

General Info: Early Bird Offer


Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a 1 million people all over the world and recently performed for the Royal Variety Performance 2016. Prepare yourself for 40 back-to-back classic Motown hits, glittering costume changes, dazzling dance moves and outstanding musicianship in this explosive concert experience. Celebrate the sound of a generation as the timeless music of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Jackson 5, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson and many more are sensationally recreated for you by an exceptionally talented cast and band. This breath-taking concert spectacular takes you on a musical journey through all your favourite songs, including: Ain&#8217;t No Mountain, Signed Sealed Delivered, Grapevine, Get Ready, Dancing In The Streets, My Girl, Blame It On The Boogie, Uptight, Endless Love, My Cherie Amor, All Night Long, Heatwave, I&#8217;m Coming Out, Loco In Acapulco plus many more. Book your tickets now and Reach Out for The Magic of Motown! www.entertainers.co.uk ]]>
2018-04-28T19:30:00 2018-04-28T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chiaroscuro Quartet]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Fresh and innovative interpretations

£19.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful


Alina Ibragimova violin Pablo Hernán Benedí violin Emilie Hörnlund viola Claire Thirion cello J S Bach Contrapunctus 1, 4, 9 from The Art of Fugue Fanny Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet in E flat The highly acclaimed Chiaroscuro Quartet is internationally renowned for its fresh and innovative interpretations. Tonight, they take to Sage Two for a performance of Fanny Mendelssohn’s emotional quartet, alongside Bach’s great monothematic work The Art of Fugue. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-05-01T20:00:00 2018-05-01T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Opera North: Salome]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Opera at its most extreme

£16.50, £25, £31.50 & £39.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS Presents

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Cast Includes: Jennifer Holloway Salome Katarina Karneus Herodias Robert Hayward Jokanaan Chorus and Orchestra of Opera North R Strauss Salome Opera at its most extreme. Concentrated into just 100 intense minutes, there is no let-up in its power and intoxication. From the seductive ‘Dance of the Seven Veils’ to the explosive vocal parts, the violent sensuality of the score illustrates every moment of the story with unflinching vividness, illuminating the darkest corners of a world that has lost all moral compass. A new concert staging of a work that caused an outrage when it was first performed in 1905, and which, more than a century later, has lost none of its power to shock. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-05-05T19:30:00 2018-05-05T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Remembering Fred]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000

£46.30, £40.90 & £27.30, VIP £80

General Info: Meet & Greet tickets available


Aljaz and Janette are back with new songs, new dances and a new look. Get ready to step back in time and celebrate the legacy of one of Hollywood&#8217;s true screen legends and entertainers. Alijaz and Janette will perform steps and turns from the golden age of Hollywood&#8217;s most memorable dance routines. ]]>
2018-05-06T19:30:00 2018-05-06T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Borodin Quartet]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000

£21, £13 (Concessions Available) Subscription £95 sold directly by NICMS

Prefix: Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


Shostakovich String Quartet No.1 Tchaikovsky String Quartet No.1 Borodin String Quartet No.1 For a series subscription saving £34, contact the Newcastle Chamber Music Society: Phone: 0191 281 6446, email ncmsoc@gmail.com or visit ncmsoc.webplus.net. Tickets for individual concerts available from Sage Gateshead. Students aged 16 or under can bring an accompanying adult free – quote the student’s school and date of birth at the Ticket Office. ]]>
2018-05-09T19:30:00 2018-05-09T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Chorus of RNS: Bach and Beyond]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 Chorus of RNS are back!

£13.50

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful


Hugh Brunt conductor Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia Following their sell-out performance in Sage Two last season, Chorus of RNS are back showcasing their talents in a programme reflecting our main themes this season, with music by J S Bach (and one of his sons &#8211; C P E this time), Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Brahms and Sven-David Sandström. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-05-11T20:00:00 2018-05-11T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Imogen Cooper's Diabelli Variations]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are considered one of the undisputed peaks of the piano repertoire

£18, £22

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | Piano Greats

General Info: Book all 4 Piano Greats and receive a 10% discount


Imogen Cooper piano Haydn Sonata in C Beethoven Bagatelles Schoenberg Six Little Pieces Beethoven Diabelli Variations Alongside Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations are considered one of the undisputed peaks of the piano repertoire. Sage Gateshead favourite Imogen Cooper has curated a bespoke programme to precede this masterpiece, ranging from sunny Haydn, via Beethoven’s last work for the piano to early Schoenberg miniatures. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-05-16T19:30:00 2018-05-16T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Das Lied von der Erde]]> Sage Two 0.00000000 0.00000000 A chamber reduction perfectly suited to fill Sage Two

£13.50


Royal Northern Sinfonia Brahms String Quintet in F Mahler (arr. Farrington) Das Lied von der Erde Brahms&#8217; first string quintet shows his love of baroque music in a subtle integration of baroque dance movements he had originally written for the piano, while Mahler’s unusual &#8216;song-symphony&#8217; is based on a set of transcendent Chinese poems. RNS will again be performing a chamber reduction perfectly suited to fill Sage Two. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-05-24T20:00:00 2018-05-24T20:00:00
<![CDATA[Tchaikovsky’s Pathétique]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 The 'Pathétique' symphony takes the listener on a journey across the emotional spectrum

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus post-concert spotlight performance

General Info: Buses from Alnwick, Hexham and Carlisle


Julian Rachlin conductor Jian Wang cello Royal Northern Sinfonia Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’ Described by some as Tchaikovsky&#8217;s epitaph, the composer’s great &#8216;Pathétique&#8217; symphony takes the listener on a journey across the emotional spectrum. The music darts between stormy moods, lighthearted dances and even an energetic march – before it ultimately gives way to the symphony’s, and life’s, inevitable Fate. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-06-01T19:30:00 2018-06-01T19:30:00
<![CDATA[Beethoven's Ninth]]> Sage One 0.00000000 0.00000000 What a way to end the season!

£13, £20, £30 & £38

Prefix: Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home

Suffix: Plus pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

General Info: Buses from Alnwick and Hexham


Lars Vogt conductor Natalya Romaniw soprano Sophie Harmsen mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas tenor James Platt bass Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia Beethoven Symphony No.9 What a way to end the season! Lars Vogt returns to Gateshead for a performance of Beethoven’s mighty Ninth, the ‘symphony to end all symphonies’ with its glorious life-affirming finale on the text of Schiller’s Ode to Joy. Packages &#8211; 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 &#8211; 9 concerts save 10% 10 &#8211; 14 concerts save 15% 15 &#8211; 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 &#8211; 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. View the Classical Season homepage ]]>
2018-06-09T19:30:00 2018-06-09T19:30:00