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Sage Gateshead



Classical Season 2019/20 | RNS at Home

Opening Night

with Pre-Concert Talk at 6.30pm



Restricted view seats on Level 3 now available – please call the box office to book.

Lars Vogt conductor/piano
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’

Don’t be misled by the name. ‘Pathétique’ actually means ‘full of feeling’, and Tchaikovsky poured everything he had into his sixth and final symphony. This is music in the raw, pounding with emotion and packed with melody after glorious melody: a magnificent way for Lars Vogt to open Royal Northern Sinfonia’s new season, and the climax of an all-Russian concert that begins deep in the deserts of Mongolia with Borodin’s colourful musical landscape. Then Vogt takes to the keyboard to perform – and direct – the delightfully playful piano concerto that Shostakovich wrote for his teenage son.


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 from Alnwick, Hexham, and Carlisle

View our season brochure 2019/20