Opening Times
Building

Monday to Wednesday: When we have a concert or gig, we’ll be open from two hours before the start of the show until after the show. When there is no performance, we’ll be closed.

Thursday to Sunday: We will be open from 9.30am (Thursday and Friday) and 8.45am (Saturday and Sunday), until after the show. If we don’t have a performance, we’ll close at 5pm.

Box Office

Wednesday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open 12noon – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. On Wednesday, when the building is closed, Box Office will be phone only.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled. Opening times for these events may change, you can keep up to date here.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Building

Monday to Wednesday: When we have a concert or gig, we’ll be open from two hours before the start of the show until after the show. When there is no performance, we’ll be closed.

Thursday to Sunday: We will be open from 9.30am (Thursday and Friday) and 8.45am (Saturday and Sunday), until after the show. If we don’t have a performance, we’ll close at 5pm.

Box Office

Wednesday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open 12noon – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. On Wednesday, when the building is closed, Box Office will be phone only.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled. Opening times for these events may change, you can keep up to date here.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

📧 [email protected]

Saturday 6 November 2021   |   3:00pm
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NCMS: Takács Quartet

Sage Two

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Tickets – £8.00 to £25.00

Haydn Quartet in F minor, Op.20, No.5
Janáček Quartet No.2, ‘Intimate Letters’
Smetana Quartet No.1 in E minor ‘From my life’

Established in Hungary in 1975, now based in the USA and long recognised as one of the great chamber ensembles of our time, the Takács Quartet performs favourite works by masters of the genre from three centuries, celebrating 140 years of the Newcastle Chamber Music Society.

Haydn’s F minor quartet is the most emotionally intense of the group of six quartets Op.20 which established the string quartet as we know it.  Janáček’s second quartet describes in music his intense feelings for Kamila Stösslová, a younger, married woman who inspired his best-known music.  Equally personal is Smetana’s quartet describing his life from the love and dancing of his youth to the deafness of his final years.

‘From Haydn’s chirruping birds to knotty Mendelssohn, the quartet shows unlimited musical imagination….. What endures about the Takács Quartet, year after year, is how equally the four players carry the music.’ Guardian 2019

Supported by grants from the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland and the Catherine Cookson Trust.

 

Tickets

Saturday 6 November 2021

From: £8.00 - £25.00