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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
BRADLEY BESTOWED HONOURARY RNS TITLE AT THE END OF 60TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Royal Northern Sinfonia’s much-loved violinist Bradley Creswick was awarded an honorary title at his last concert as Leader of the orchestra on Saturday [15 June]. Since joining the orchestra in 1984 Bradley has become a firm favourite with audiences, bringing a unique energy, warmth and animation to performances. His rendition of Vaughan Williams’ famous The…
RNS Young Composers' Competition Open
Royal Northern Sinfonia is passionate about the sound world of the classical chamber orchestra – the committed playing; the importance of each individual contribution; the clarity, finesse and focus of sound it can produce. That’s why we are always keen to add new works to our repertoire for the core chamber orchestra line-up. As we…