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Sage Gateshead



Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home

Natalie Clein Plays Saint-Saëns

with Post-Concert Spotlight Performance

Natalie Clein


Giedrė Šlekytė conductor
Natalie Clein cello
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No.1
Farrenc Symphony No.3
Published Encore:
Tansy Davies Plumes (RNS 60th Anniversary Commission)

Some called her the ‘female Beethoven’, and the music of the French composer Louise Farrenc won praise from Berlioz and Schumann. But only in the 21st century are we truly rediscovering her ardently romantic, strikingly original voice. Her stormy Third Symphony is a fitting climax to a concert charged with emotion – from Saint-Saëns’s impassioned First Cello Concerto, played by Classic FM favourite Natalie Clein – to the tender poetry of Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll; a musical love-letter to the composer’s wife after the birth of their first son. Lithuanian conductor Giedre Šlekytė has been acclaimed for her energy, wit and uncompromising sincerity.

Useful Information

Part of 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