RNS Moves, a unique ensemble of musicians with and without disabilities, to perform at CoMA
Clarence Adoo was a trumpet player for Royal Northern Sinfonia before he was left paralysed from the neck down following a car accident in 1995. He now continues to play music using his electronic Headspace instrument. We spoke with Clarence about the latest music ensemble he’s part of, RNS Moves, which rehearses and performs here…
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.
The Sage Gateshead Interviews: Nikki Yeoh
What was the first record you bought? A compilation from Woolworth’s. I was about 7 years old…from there on I’d buy a single pretty much every week. Where in the world would you like to play that you have not already? South Africa or Malaysia. Who was the first band/artist you ever saw…
The Sage Gateshead Interviews: Binker Golding
What was the first record you bought? I think it was Guns n’ Roses “Appetite for Destruction”. It was in a Sainsbury’s & I used my birthday money. I was about 7 or 8, I don’t remember. The woman at the counter told me “If you don’t like it you can always bring it back”…
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.
Temporary closure of two Gateshead car parks
Visitors are being advised that two car parks close to Sage Gateshead will be closed this month. South Shore Road Car Park will be closed from 13 – 17 January and Mill Road Car Park will have various small closures from 13 – 24 January while ground investigations are carried out. Sage Gateshead’s car park…
The Sage Gateshead Interviews: David Wax Museum
What was the first record you bought? I wish it were something hip, but my first records were Paula Abdul’s Forever Your Girl and Kris Kross’ “Totally Krossed Out.” However, the first record that made me want to buy a guitar and start a band was The Beatles’ White Album. Where in the world would…
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.
Make Music Your New Year’s Resolution
Music participants at Sage Gateshead are urging others to start the New Year by taking up an instrument or singing. Kaye joined Sage Gateshead’s Absolute Beginner Saxophone class in January 2018 and has since progressed to ‘Beginner Saxophone – Next Steps’. She said: “I really love learning the sax, the class is great fun, with…
The Sage Gateshead Interviews: Kacy and Clayton
In the lead up to their gig on Saturday 1st February, we asked folk duo Kacy and Clayton to answer some of our questions… What was the first record you bought? The Band – The Band. Where in the world would you like to play that you have not already? Brazil or Japan.…
The Sage Gateshead Interviews: Ye Vagabonds
Ahead of Ye Vagabonds’ Sage Two performance on Wednesday the 19th of February, we caught up with Brían Mac Gloinn of the band on music, literature, art and favourite holiday destinations. What was the first record you bought? It’s hard to know what this was actually. I bought a lot of albums as a teenager.…
From the perspective of an Early Years tutor
Carol Bowden, Programme Leader, Early Years. For the past 12 years I have been working as an Early Years Music Leader at Sage Gateshead where we run Mini Musician classes for 0-4 years and Baby Musician classes for 0-12 months. These weekly family music-making classes are immersive sessions, designed to support children’s love of music…
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.