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Classical Season 2019/20

Big Beethoven Weekend 1: The Symphonies

All nine Beethoven symphonies in one weekend


Part of Classical Season 2019/20

New Subscription booking opens 10 May from 12 noon

General on sale 15 June from 12 noon

Subscribers Only - Additional Concerts

Weekend tickets £60; Day tickets £35 (from 1 October); Single concert tickets £20 (from 1 January 2020)

John Suchet presenter

Two centuries after his death, Beethoven’s nine revolutionary symphonies continue to define the way we hear classical music. Now, over one extraordinary weekend at Sage Gateshead, hear all nine in one single thrilling rush, played by five of the UK’s finest orchestras under conductors guaranteed to show this world-changing music at its very best. From the youthful rebellion of the first symphony through to the Ode to Joy that crowns the ninth, it’s the greatest story ever told in music, and whether you dip in and out or dive headlong into the full, epic experience, expect music-making that’ll refresh both heart and soul.

Booking Information

  • Weekend tickets £60
  • Day tickets £35 (from 1 October)
  • Single concert tickets £20 (from 1 January 2020)

View our season brochure 2019/20

Saturday 22 February 12 noon

Kirill Karabits conductor

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No.1

Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’

Saturday 22 February 3.30pm

Ilan Volkov conductor

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No.2

Beethoven Symphony No.4

Saturday 22 February 7.30pm

Vasily Petrenko conductor

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven Symphony No.5

Beethoven Symphony No.6 ‘Pastoral’

Sunday 23 February 3pm

Lars Vogt conductor

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Beethoven Symphony No.8

Beethoven Symphony No.7

Sunday 23 February 7pm

Sir Mark Elder conductor

Giselle Allen soprano

Sarah Castle mezzo soprano

Stuart Jackson tenor

Neal Davies bass

The Hallé

The Hallé Choir

Beethoven Symphony No.9 ‘Choral’


Saturday 22 February


Saturday 22 February


Saturday 22 February


Sunday 23 February


Sunday 23 February