Tuesday 25 February 2020 | 1.30pm - 2.30pm  

RNS Live! Primary Beethoven


Part of Beethoven 2020

Tickets only available via Box Office for school groups/home education groups

Duration – 60 minutes (no interval)

£5 (Buy ten get one free)

Rachel Leach presenter
Royal Northern Sinfonia

RNS LIVE! Primary is a concert created specially for primary school groups, giving young people the chance to hear Royal Northern Sinfonia perform live in the brilliant surroundings of Sage Gateshead.

Is there any character in classical music more fascinating than Ludwig van Beethoven? Is there any music more iconic than his 5th Symphony’s opening hammer blows of fate? 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth and celebrations are taking place all over the world.

We invite primary school groups to join us in Sage One to hear about the great man himself and experience live orchestral performances of his greatest works, including that famous 5th!

Suitable for KS2, the concert will be expertly presented by Rachel Leach in a fun and accessible format.

Keep a look-out for more information on our participatory song.

What teachers said after RNS LIVE! 2018:

“….I just wanted to say WOW!!! we all loved the concert yesterday – it was brilliant!! …”

“….The presentation of the music from the host was perfectly pitched, plenty of humour and just the right amount of participation….”

To book, please call our Box Office on 0191 443 4661. Please note, online booking is not available for this event.

Group booking offer: one free ticket available for every 10 purchased. To book please call our friendly Box Office staff on 0191 443 4661.


RNS Inside Story

Inside Story celebrates the unique and intimate world of the chamber orchestra. Through a wide range of ever-growing online content, we will share stories about our musicians, our music, and the experience this creates for you, our audiences.

Hear our musicians talk about why they do what they do; learn about how classical music was performed in the North East in the 1800s; or interact with musical material to understand how it is made. There is much to discover.


Tuesday 25 February