We chatted to Steven Hudson, Section Leader Oboe of Royal Northern Sinfonia, about his upcoming concerto performance and how it feels to be leaving the orchestra after seven years.
Five minutes with... John Suchet
This February, we’ll be celebrating 250 years since Beethoven’s birth – and what better way to celebrate than by performing all nine symphonies? Find out more about the man and his music from Classic FM's John Suchet.
Classical Stars of the Future at Sage Gateshead
Each year, the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO) selects a group of exceptional young artists to become its Rising Stars. Find out more about the outstanding musicians heading to Sage Gateshead this January.
Classic FM Recommends
Why not try one of these Classic FM recommended concerts this season? Each concert below has been recommended by the team at Classic FM and contains pieces from the 2019 Hall of Fame.
Rediscover Beethoven in 2020
Rediscover and celebrate the music of Beethoven at Sage Gateshead this year, and celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.
Jazz in the Concert Hall
Royal Northern Sinfonia ring in the 2020s with a celebration of jazz-influenced classical music from the Roaring Twenties. Find out more about the pieces and composers.
New Year's Day Concert: An Interview With Jessica Cottis
Ahead of Royal Northern Sinfonia’s New Year’s Day Concert, we caught up with conductor Jessica Cottis to find out more about her role, what she’s looking forward to about the concert, and her resolutions for the year ahead. How has 2019 been for you? It’s been quite an extraordinary year, actually. It’s been super…
RNS BRING MUSIC TO LIFE FOR SCHOOL PUPILS
Music being studied by young people in the North East was brought to life by Royal Northern Sinfonia for 656 school pupils at a special concert at Sage Gateshead. Pupils from 24 schools took their seats in the world-famous Sage One concert hall to hear RNS Live! – performing major works by Handel, Vivaldi, Beethoven…
Applications open for soloists for The Snowman
Do you know someone who is… Aged 11-14? Studying at a secondary school in Gateshead? A great singer with an unbroken voice (boys and girls)? Brave enough to sing solo on the stage of Sage One, accompanied by Royal Northern Sinfonia, in front of an audience of over 1000 people? If so, we’d love…
Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus tells all about Haydn's Creation
When Joseph Haydn turned his hand to the greatest story of all time – the creation – his imagination simply bubbled over. Filled with sparkling melodies and blockbuster choruses, singing The Creation on October 25 will be a real treat for the Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia. “I feel like a kid presented with a…
ROYAL NORTHERN SINFONIA SHORTLISTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS RPS AWARD
Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) – orchestra of Sage Gateshead – has been shortlisted for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award, ‘celebrating the outstanding, the pioneering and the inspirational in classical music’. The chamber orchestra, which celebrated its 60th year in 2018, resides at Sage Gateshead, which opened in 2004. It performs more than 130 concerts each…
“The musical power is obvious – we just need more of it!”
Royal Northern Sinfonia Dementia Friendly Performance Media Release: 26th September 2019 A performance from Royal Northern Sinfonia will take place in a supportive and relaxed environment, suited to those with dementia and their families / carers on the 16th October at Sage Gateshead. This is the second dementia friendly performance from the orchestra this year.…
Bar 5: £5 Classical Tickets for 18-30s
Did you know that if you're aged 18-30 you can enjoy selected classical concerts for just £5, including a drink? Read on to find out more.
Unique inclusive ensemble gives free concert at Sage Gateshead
A group of disabled and non-disabled musicians featuring members of Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) will perform a free concert on September 7.
Inspiration Choir Celebrates 10 Years
A Newcastle choir that now performs at Sage Gateshead and around the world is celebrating its 10th birthday. Inspiration Choir was set up in 2009 by Gary Griffiths with a firm belief that singing in a large group is life-affirming and fulfilling. It is open to anyone that wants to sing and the choir, which…