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Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home

Music of the Night

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Tickets – £14.00 to £38.00

We are sorry to announce that Daniel Blendulf has had to withdraw from this concert for personal reasons.  We are delighted to welcome Christian Schumann who has stepped in at short notice to replace him.

Please note: the scheduled pre-concert talk will no longer go ahead.

Christian Schumann conductor
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Peter Francomb horn
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Mozart Serenade No.6 ‘Serenata notturna’
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
Anna Thorvaldsdottir Illumine
Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

What do you see – and hear – once the sun has set? Out on the great plain of Hungary, Béla Bartók hears a nocturnal rhapsody of insects and shivering leaves. In the emptiness of Iceland, Anna Thorvaldsdottir kindles a flame against a darkness that lasts all winter long. In eighteenth century Salzburg, the young Mozart dances the night away. And Benjamin Britten enlists a horn player, a tenor and some of the greatest poems in the English language for a luminous journey through to dawn. The superb young Swedish conductor Daniel Blendulf is our guide to an evening of music that glows in the dark.

Useful Information

Part of our RNS at Home series.

Concessions available:

  • Gateshead Residents
  • Bar 5 for 18-30s
  • 17 and Under and Unemployed
  • Groups

Buses available from Alnwick and Hexham.

View our season brochure 2019/20