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Sage Gateshead



Classical Season 2019/20 | Small is Beautiful

Welcome to the Roaring Twenties 1

Kyra Humphreys (c) Michael Olatunji


Timothy Burke conductor (Façade only)
Alasdair Beatson piano
Zeb Soanes narrator
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Korngold Much Ado About Nothing Suite
Amy Beach The Water Sprites and Pastorale
Gershwin Three Preludes arr. clarinet and piano
Martinů La revue de cuisine
Walton Façade

Something lies beyond the scene…Jazz-age London: and when surrealist poet Edith Sitwell met William Walton, the hottest young talent in British music, the result was Façade: rap 1920s style, an outrageously entertaining, deliriously daft cocktail of words and music in which devils eat dessert, flappers become Greek goddesses and British music pours itself a gin and learns to foxtrot. Hearing is believing – and once heard, Façade is never forgotten. Jazz-influenced classics from the bright young composers of 1920s Europe and America set the scene: and then hold onto your hats, because this is going to get very silly indeed.

Useful Information

Part of our Small is Beautiful series.

Some seating for this concert is in cabaret tables.

View our season brochure 2019/20