Opening Times
Box Office
This Week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Box Office
This Week our Box Office phone lines are open 12noon – 5pm Tuesday to Saturday. The building itself will remain closed until further notice.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

 →  Festivals & Seasons  →  Sounds of Summer

Sounds of Summer

Live, relaxed, pop-up performances by Royal Northern Sinfonia.

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Celebrate the return of live music and hear our orchestra and chorus on your doorstep this summer, in a series of short, free, pop-up performances across Gateshead, Newcastle, and Tyneside.

Running throughout July and August, each performance will last around 45 minutes but there’s no pressure to stay for the whole thing. Whether you bring a picnic and blanket for the duration or catch a few minutes of music as you walk past, you are welcome.

Programmes will include classical and traditional favourites you’ll know and love, as well as plenty to discover.

Upcoming orchestra performances:

Tuesday 27 July | 11.30am & 2pm | Saltwell Park, Gateshead
Wednesday 28 July

Saturday 31 July | 11.30am & 2pm | Quayside, Newcastle
Monday 2 August

Wednesday 4 August | 11.30am & 2pm | South Marine Park, South Shields
Thursday 5 August

Saturday 7 August | 11.30am & 2pm | Exhibition Park, Newcastle
Sunday 8 August

Wet Weather Planning

Performances listed in italics will only take place if the previous event is cancelled due to bad weather.

Please keep an eye on Royal Northern Sinfonia’s social media for updates.

All events are subject to Public Health approval and local Covid restrictions.

Orchestra Programme

Haydn Symphony No.93, movement 1
Chabrier Habanera
Piazzolla Summer
Grainger Molly on the Shore
Price Juba
Saint-Saens Romance for Horn and Orchestra
Haydn Symphony No.93, finale
plus encore!

Chorus Programme

arr. Pearsall Summer is y’coming in
Arlen arr. Guy Turner Over the Rainbow
Adolphus Hailstork Nocturne
Grainger Irish Tune from County Derry
Delius To be sung of a summer night
Fiona Lander One Foot on Sea and One on Shore
Holst I love my love
arr. Willcocks Bobby Shaftoe

Wind Quintet Programme (Quayside only)

A selection from:
Holst 
Wind Quintet in A flat
Ibert Trois Pieces Breves
Arnold Three Shanties
Farkas Antiche Danze Ungheresi dal Secolo XVII
Grieg Pier Gynt Suite No.1
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker Suite
Joplin The Entertainer
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag

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We hope you’ve enjoyed hearing Royal Northern Sinfonia and Chorus performing on your doorstep this summer.

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See you soon!