BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections
John Adams Shaker Loops
Judith Weir Indelible Miraculous, a poem by Julia Darling (world premiere)
Spell Songs Thrift (Dig In, Dig In)
Spell Songs Acorn
Spell Songs Little Astronaut
Spell Songs Moth
Traditional Water of Tyne
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’
Voices of the River’s Edge
Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from Spell Songs
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Dinis Sousa conductor
Symphonies from new worlds, with deep roots in the old. For John Adams, driving rhythms and clean textures were a path to the musical future, with a surprising link to the idealism of America’s frontier past. Dvořák meant his Ninth Symphony as a salute to his American hosts, and yet every note glows with passionate longing for his home, far away in rural Bohemia. The common thread is folklore, and in this Prom from Sage Gateshead, Dinis Sousa and Royal Northern Sinfonia collaborate with the young North-East community choir Voices of the River’s Edge and Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from the folk ensemble Spell Songs to bridge centuries, and continents, with the shared joy of grassroots music-making. A world premiere from Master of the Queen’s music Judith Weir completes the programme. She sets Indelible Miraculous, a poem by Julia Darling.
ℹ️ Useful Information
Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets: £39.59, £33, £25, £16, Standing £7 (standing is located on Level One stalls)
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Aged 16-30 and enjoy singing? Join Voices of the Rivers Edge!
Voices of the River’s Edge is a brand new choir, based at Sage Gateshead, featuring 100 singers aged 16-30 from across the North-East of England. The choir will work towards performing at Folk Connections: the first BBC Proms concert to be held in the North East, with a live audience and live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 this July. As a singer you will perform with folk musicians from Spell Songs and Royal Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of Sage Gateshead.