APPOINTMENT OF TIMOTHY BURKE AS RNS CHORUS DIRECTOR
Sage Gateshead has announced the appointment of Conductor Timothy Burke as the new Chorus Director, Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia. Timothy Burke takes over from Hugh Brunt and has already started working with the Chorus, preparing rehearsal videos to keep the Chorus singing during the lockdown months, until a time that they can be united…
Five Minutes with: Marta Gardolińska
Ahead of conducting Royal Northern Sinfonia in a programme of Beethoven Symphony No.2 and Symphony No.5, we caught up with young conductor Marta Gardolińska to ask her all about what Beethoven means to her, and why he is still relevant today.
BIG BEETHOVEN WEEKEND: FIVE ORCHESTRAS, NINE SYMPHONIES, ONE WEEKEND
Across the weekend of Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 February, Sage Gateshead will present all nine Beethoven symphonies, performed by five leading UK orchestras, in the first of two Big Beethoven Weekends celebrating 250 years since the great composer’s birth. Following huge success at London’s Barbican in early February, the Big Beethoven Weekend is heading…
Somewhere beyond La Mer
Royal Northern Sinfonia tour Nantes whilst the Orchestre National de Lille visit Sage Gateshead, both travelling either side of Brexit day.
Five minutes with... Steven Hudson (oboe)
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…