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Events Diary: September-October 2010


The Sage Gateshead is a landmark building on the south bank of the river Tyne, which stages gigs and concerts (and occasionally other art forms, such as dance, exhibitions and comedy) and runs music classes, choirs, bands, workshops and talks for all ages and all abilities, in the building and all round the region. Hear Music You can enjoy performances of all kinds of music in our halls, including major international names and exciting emerging artists – the selection for the coming two months is set out in this Diary. Make Music There are opportunities for you to participate in music classes, sessions, workshops and groups led by our dedicated team of expert musicians. See page 6 for further information. Enjoy our Building Our spectacular building is worth a visit in itself. We do run tours, but you’re very welcome just to look around, admire the views, enjoy a drink or a meal anytime - you may hear one of our groups practising or catch a rehearsal. The building is very accessible: just call or look online for an access guide. We provide spectacular facilities for conferences and events - and particularly welcome weddings and civil partnerships!

Photos: Mark Savage

Key to symbols To help you navigate through this brochure, we have flagged each event with a symbol as guidance to the type of event or music it is. Many artists or concerts could be described in lots of ways, so we’ve given them more than one symbol. The groupings are:



Brass Band

Folk and Traditional (which includes country)

Family (which includes mums-to-be)

Popular and Contemporary (which includes rock, indie and more)

Non-musical event or elements (spoken word, film, comedy, dance, exhibition etc.)

Jazz and Blues (which includes soul, funk and gospel)


Other symbols Concession prices available Flexi-buy savings available when you buy 3 concerts at the same time Part of our classical subscription series Buses run from Hexham via Corbridge and Alnwick via Felton and Morpeth September Wed 1st Sat 4th Sun 5th Sat 11th Mon 13th Tues 14th Wed 15th Thur 16th Fri 17th Sat 18th Sun 19th Mon 20th Tues 21st Thur 23rd Fri 24th Sat 25th

ExMus, 11am-12pm Hall Two, 8pm Hall One, 7pm Hall One, 7pm Hall Two, 8pm ExMus, 6.30-8pm Hall One, 7.30pm ExMus, 10.30am-12pm ExMus, 6.30-7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm TGCR, 6-8pm NRFH, 7pm TGCR, 10am & 11.15am Morpeth Town Hall, 10am-4pm TGCR, 1pm NRFH, 8pm Hall Two, 8pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Hall Two, 8pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm TBR, 11am-1pm

Make Your Own Space Music Nearly Dan Tees Valley Youth Choir Celebration Gala Concert L’Afrique Festival: Meiway and Don Kikas plus Ty  Just the Tonic Comedy Club Introduction to Sibelius 6 Old Crow Medicine Show plus The Dave Rawlings Machine Music Downloading and Streaming for Beginners Multimedia for Beginners Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds Musical Bumps Krocodile Klub Under 5s Music-making Folkworks Absolute Beginner Day Planet Music Music from Herat, Afghanistan Folkworks: Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell A Night with Sinatra Megson The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Joanna Newsom Making Tracks: Le Trio Joubran Kathryn Williams Northern Sinfonia: Thomas Zehetmair - Beethoven & Tippett The Safires plus special guest Bridie Jackson Absolute Beginners Ukulele





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Sat 25th NRFH and MEC, 9.30am Concourse, 1-1.45pm & 5.30-7.30pm Hall Two, 2pm Seminar Room, 3pm ExMus, 3-4pm Hall Two, 8pm Sun 26th Hall Two, 8pm Mon 27th Hall Two, 8pm Tues 28th Hall Two, 8pm Wed 29th Hall Two, 8pm October Fri 1st-Sun 3rd Concourse/Other Spaces Sat 2nd The Brasserie, 12-2pm & 7-9pm Mon 4th Hall One, 7.30pm Tues 5th ExMus, 10.30am-12pm Durham Cathedral, 7.30pm Hall One, 8pm Wed 6th Hall One, 7.30pm Thur 7th Hall Two, 8pm Fri 8th Hall Two, 8pm Sat 9th Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Sun 10th Hall Two, 8.30pm Tues 12th Hall One, 7pm Wed 13th Hall Two, 2pm Hall One, 7.30pm Thur 14th Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 9pm Fri 15th NRFH, 6-7pm, 7.30-8.30pm, 9pm-12am Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Sat 16th ExMus, 11am-4pm Hall Two, 7pm Hall One, 7.30pm Sun 17th Hall Two, 11am Hall One, 7.30pm Mon 18th Hall One, 8pm Hall Two, 8pm Tues 19th Hall One, 7.30pm Wed 20th ExMus, 6.30-7.30pm

Folkworks: The Sharp Edge: Workshops Folkworks: The Sharp Edge: Dance Performances and Ceilidh15 Folkworks: The Sharp Edge: To Slay a Bullock The Sharp Edge: Talk on Cecil Sharpe Introduction to Pro Tools Folkworks: Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Kate Young and Lucy Farrell - Fiddle Singers The Magnets: Gobsmacked Glenn Hughes and Band featuring Matt Sorum plus Scott Mckeon Fyfe Dangerfield Plaid and Southbank Gamelan Players NewcastleGateshead Art Fair 2010 Art and Food




Beth Nielsen Chapman Music Downloading and Streaming for Beginners The Monteverdi Choir: Monteverdi Vespers 39 Sting with Northern Sinfonia 18 Level 42 - The 30th Anniversary Tour Ruby Turner 19 Folkworks: Chris Wood and Andy Cutting Classic FM Series: Northern Sinfonia The New Scorpion Band: ‘That Noble Fellow Collingwood’ 20 Folkworks: Session A9 River Songs Samling Masterclass 21 Houston Symphony Sixties Gold: with Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers, 22 PJ Proby and Chip Hawkes The Late Mix: Northern Sinfonia Los Angeles Free Music Society Kodo - One Earth Tour Tom McRae plus support Brian Wright Making Music on Your Computer Samling Concert Strictly Big Band ECHO Rising Star Series: Jean-Frédéric Neuburger: Piano The Songs of Nick Drake - Way to Blue Bryan Adams - The Bare Bones Tour + Guests Judie Tzuke: Moon On A Mirrorball Tour Born To Rock ’n’ Roll: Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Jet Harris, Roxanne Wilde & The Wildcats Make Your Own Karaoke





Wed 20th Hall Two, 8pm Thur 21st Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Fri 22nd Hall Two, 6pm Hall One, 7.30pm Sat 23rd Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Sun 24th MEC, 10am-4pm Hall One, 2pm TBR, 3pm Hall Two, 8pm Mon 25th NRFH, 10am and 1pm ExMus, 10.30-11.30am Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Tues 26th MEC, 11am-2pm Concourse, 3pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Wed 27th MEC, 10am-12.30pm TGCR, 10-11.30am TGCR, 12-12.45pm TGCR, 1-2pm & 2.15-3.15pm NRFH, 7pm Hall Two, 7.30pm Hall One, 8pm Thur 28th NRFH, 10am-4pm NRFH, 6-6.45pm Hall One, 7.30pm Fri 29th Hall Two, 7pm Sat 30th Concourse, 3pm NRFH, 7pm Carlisle Cathedral, 7.30pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm Sun 31st NRFH, 11am Hall Two, 11am Hall One, 12pm Hall One, 7.30pm Hall Two, 8pm

Brandi Carlile plus Katie Herzig IGF: Adrian Belew Folkworks: One Night in Gateshead: The Songs of Ed Pickford Juice: Whaletone Opera - Act 1 27 Northern Sinfonia: Thierry Fischer RAF in Concert - 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Opera North: The Gypsy Bible 28 Juice: Whaletone Opera: Act 2 Workshops Massed Brass Bands Juice: Young Ranters 29 IGF: Erik Mongrain Juice: Scribble-Dee-Doo Make a Tune 30 Nils Lofgren IGF: David Russell IGF: David Russell Masterclass Juice: Whaletone Opera - Act 2 31 Ruthie Henshall: Sounds of Hollywood IGF: Nigel North IGF: Nigel North Masterclass 32 Planet Music Family Choir Under 5s Music-making Juice: Whaletone Opera - Act 3 33 NICMS: Pavel Haas Quartet Kenny Wheeler 80th Birthday Big Band Juice: Whaletone Opera - Act 4 Workshop 34 Juice: Whaletone Opera - Act 4 Classic FM Series: Northern Sinfonia Juice: Mongrel UK: The Journey Home 35 Juice: The Next Level The Power Tour Young Sinfonia: Nicholas Kraemer 39 The Drifters 36 Jazz Trio Double Bill: The Art of Sound and The Asaf Sirkis Trio Mid-morning Music: Stringendo and Sinfonic Winds ECHO Rising Star Series: Ramón Ortega Quero: Oboe; 37 Peter Kofler: Harpsichord; Luise Buchberger: Basso Continuo Young Sinfonia: Nicholas Kraemer Brian Eno’s Apollo: Icebreaker and BJ Cole 38 IGF: Javier Conde and Carlos Pons

Make music and learn about music We offer a wealth of opportunities for you to participate in activities, during the day and in the evenings, with professional musical leaders, in both our dedicated Music Education Centre within The Sage Gateshead and other spaces throughout the building.

These include:

© Sonia Downing

• Under 5s Music-making: joyful sessions for babies and under 5s in small groups in our lovely children’s space - term-time weekdays; additional sessions in holidays;

• Planet Music and Family Choir for 5-7 year olds and families: lively term-time sessions every other Saturday; additional sessions in holidays;

• Young Musicians’ Programme for 5-19 year olds: for all abilities from our Open Studio to our Weekend School and Youth Ensembles for the most committed;

• Silver Programme: our welcoming, wide-ranging music community for people over 50; • Adult Programme: exciting open-access opportunities in all kinds of music. We also work extensively in local communities across the North East and Cumbria - contact us for more information. Call 0191 443 4627 or see online if you’d like information about any of the opportunities we offer – or those that you hope we might offer! - including our Music-making for 0-7s, Families and Mums-to-be leaflet; our Programme of Music for Schools brochure; our Young Musicians Programme leaflet; or our Daytime and Evening Programme for Adults brochure. 

Other photos: Mark Savage

Wednesday 1st September ExploreMusic, 11am-12pm

Make Your Own Space Music Space-themed summer holiday activities: find out how to use Apple application GarageBand to create out-of-this-world compositions. Bring your MP3 player or blank CD to take your tunes home: there’ll be a prize for the best tune at the end of the summer. Suitable for ages 7 to 12: sessions also run on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630 Saturday 4th September Hall Two, 8pm

Nearly Dan A huge treat for Steely Dan fans. Nearly Dan has toured constantly for ten years, gaining critical acclaim for their faithful, though not reverential, approach to the inspired arrangements and witty, often biting, lyrics of Steely Dan. The band showcases selections from Steely Dan’s extraordinary three-decade plus catalogue, paying homage to the jazz-influenced hugely influential band, when opportunities to see the real thing are so rare. Presented with Nearly Dan Tickets: A/B/C/D: £13.50 E: £7 (Theatre style)

Nearly Dan

Sunday 5th September Hall One, 7pm

Celebration Gala Concert Tees Valley Youth Choir John Forsyth: Director John Rutter Magnificat Mozart Requiem In this moving concert, two hundred singers celebrate John Forsyth’s final concert with the choir after eighteen years of unparalleled success. The soloists, all former members, include Anna Stephany, the 2009 British representative in the ‘BBC Cardiff Singer of the World’ competition. They perform the Bachinspired work of John Rutter, most famous for his beautiful carols, and Mozart’s ultimate work and powerful masterpiece. Tickets: £12

Tees Valley Youth Choir 

Saturday 11th September Hall One, 7pm

L’Afrique Festival: Meiway and Don Kikas plus Ty L’Afrique Festival brings true popular/contemporary African culture to the North East. Meiway invented the zoblazo style, an infectious, poppy dance style that integrates traditional Ivory Coast rhythms with electronic instrumentation and even Cuban influences. He brings his thirteen-piece band, Zo-Gang, to get the party started. Don Kikas is a huge star in Angola who combines zouk, Afro-beat and R ’n’ B in his very contemporary sound and takes his influences from artists such as Ed Motta and Stevie Wonder. Opening the show is Nigerian hip-hop/spoken word MC Ty. See for more information Tickets: A: £19.50 A: (Dance pit): £16.50 B/C: £16.50 Hall Two, 8pm Meiway

Just the Tonic Comedy Club A hilarious evening of contemporary comedy with four top comedians and compere. Just the Tonic Comedy Club has become one of the most critically acclaimed providers of comedy in the country. Matt Lucas, Ed Byrne, Bill Bailey and more have all trodden the club’s boards... check our website for the line-up nearer the time. “The most consistently interesting line-ups in the country.” The Times Tickets: £10 adv / £12 door (Theatre style)

Monday 13th September ExploreMusic, 6.30-8pm

Introduction to Sibelius 6 Learn how to use the latest version of this industry standard software, Sibelius, a music notation software, that allows users to write, refine, hear, scan and print musical scores. This event does require knowledge of music notation and booking is essential. This session also runs on Thursday 16th and Wednesday 29th at 10.30am, and Monday 20th at 6.30pm. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630

Monday 13th September Hall One, 7.30pm

Old Crow Medicine Show plus Dave Rawlings Machine A hotly anticipated and rare opportunity to see Nashville-based OCMS whipping up their unique blend of American roots, folk and bluegrass with rock ’n’ roll attitude. Performing alongside is one of this year’s most talked about acts: the Dave Rawlings Machine promoting ‘A Friend of a Friend’, the first record by Dave Rawlings - guitarist, producer, singer - best known for his work with Gillian Welch. Tickets: £16.50 (Dance pit)

Old Crow Medicine Show © Aaron Farrington

Tuesday 14th September ExploreMusic, 10.30am-12pm

Music Downloading and Streaming for Beginners An opportunity to get to grips with the basics of downloading and streaming music from the internet. This session also runs on Tuesday 21st and Tuesday 28th. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630 Wednesday 15th September ExploreMusic, 6.30-7.30pm

Multimedia for Beginners Learn how to get the most out of the software on your Mac - manage music in iTunes, create slideshows and movies and present your projects online. This session also runs on Wednesday 22nd and Wednesday 29th. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630 Hall Two, 8pm

Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds Ex-‘Young One’ Adrian Edmondson (mandolin) leads The Bad Shepherds who are Troy Donockley (uilleann pipes), from the band Iona; Andy Dinan (fiddle), twice all Ireland fiddle champion, and Tim Harries (double bass) of Steeleye Span fame. They play punk songs on folk instruments. Not as a gag, but because they really like the noise. Audiences and critics alike seem to like it too! Tickets: £16.50 (Club style)

Adrian Edmondson and The Bad Shepherds

Thursday 16th September The Greggs Children’s Room, 6-8pm

Musical Bumps The first session in a six week course of classes for pregnant women to enjoy gentle exercise, singing and informal chat. The sessions have an ‘active birth’ focus: participants sing to their bump and learn songs which will soothe the baby when it arrives. Subsidised by Gateshead Lifelong Learning Tickets: £7 per session or £21.60 for all six Friday 17th September Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 7pm

Krocodile Klub Krocodile Klub provides a friendly atmosphere where people with learning disabilities and their friends can make new friends, meet up with old ones, hear great music, dance, chill and perform on open mic. Fancy dress is welcome and there are spot prizes for great costumes. Presented by the Krocodile Krew in partnership with The Sage Gateshead’s Accessible Learning Programme. Tickets: £4 with supporting staff free Saturday 18th September The Greggs Children’s ROOm, 10am and 11.15am

Under 5s Music-making Term-time sessions for children under 5 and their parents/carers. In small groups in our lovely children’s room, specialist musicians engage everyone in singing, movement and music-making. Sessions for 0-4s are every weekday at 9.45am and 11am, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays also at 1.30pm and fortnightly on Saturdays at 10am and 11.15am. Sessions for babies (under 12 months) run on Mondays and Thursdays at 1.30pm Tickets: £3 per person, second child half-price. Special deals for whole term bookings. The Greggs Children’s Room, 1pm

Planet Music

© Mark Savage


Planet Music consists of fun and inclusive music-making activities for 5 to 7 year olds and their families. In small groups, specialist musicians engage everyone in joyful and creative singing, movement and music. Activities learnt in sessions can easily be used at home. These sessions last an hour and a half, and run fortnightly during term time. Tickets: £4 per person

Saturday 18th September Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 8pm

Music from Herat, Afghanistan Situated in western Afghanistan, the ancient city of Herat is nationally recognised as a fount of creativity and culture. Herat has always been a trading centre, and its musicians have absorbed influences from Iran and India, whilst maintaining the essential flavour of their own local culture of romantic and melancholic Persian-language love songs and laments. This concert is part of the first festival of Afghan music in the UK. Presented by Pakistan Cultural Society in association with the Asian Music Circuit, London Tickets: £15 Hall Two, 8pm Folkworks

Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell An evening of dazzling music and banter from Billy Mitchell (former singer-songwriter with Lindisfarne) and Bob Fox (one of the North East’s finest singer-guitarists). The show features a strong North Eastern flavour with songs (including Lindisfarne classics) celebrating life on both sides of the Tyne and beyond. Billy’s and Bob’s rapport, harmonies and wit make this show ideal for audiences of virtually any age or musical persuasion. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £13.50 (Theatre style)

Bob Fox and Billy Mitchell

Sunday 19th September Hall One, 7.30pm

A Night with Sinatra Northern Sinfonia John Wilson: Conductor Matthew Ford: Baritone Northern Sinfonia and Principal Conductor John Wilson are joined by vocalist Matthew Ford, who was voted ‘Best UK Male Big Band Vocalist’ by Big Band World readers. A great way to start the new season with a bang with classic Sinatra songs, such as ‘Let’s Face the Music and Dance’, ‘Come Fly with Me’, ‘Night and Day’ and ‘Just One of Those Things’. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £21.50 E: £7.50

Matthew Ford © Stuart Garside


Sunday 19th September Hall Two, 8pm



The duo Megson is fast becoming “hot property” (The Guardian) on the British folk and roots scene. Starting out supporting Show of Hands and Seth Lakeman, their growing talent was recognised with nominations for Best Duo in the 2009 and 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. “For my money” says Lakeman, “Megson are amongst the most exciting trailblazers of British contemporary folk.” Tickets: A/B/C/D: £13.50 (Theatre style)

Monday 20th September Hall One, 7.30pm

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain’s Silver Jubilee Tour: God Save the Ukulele Orchestra

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has been going for a quarter of a century, escalating from gigs in pubs to appearing at the Royal Albert Hall. With a great sense of fun, but nonetheless musical virtuosity, the Orchestra takes on repertoire from Tchaikovsky to Nirvana via Otis Reading and Spaghetti Western soundtracks. “The best musical entertainment in the country... worth travelling a thousand miles to hear.” The Independent Tickets: A/B/C/D: £17.50

Tuesday 21st September Hall One, 7.30pm

Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom © Annabel Mehran

Harpist and singer Joanna Newsom was influenced by her love of Appalachian folk and bluegrass styles. Her harp arrangements are at times ethereal and delicate, at times galloping and ornate: her voice has an other-worldly raggedy-sweet quality that defies convention. And her epic, poetic songs have established her as a brave and unique talent. Tickets: A: £25 B: £22.50 C/D: £19.50 E: £7 Hall Two, 8pm

Le Trio Joubran Le Trio Joubran are brothers in a Palestinian family steeped in the four thousand-year history of the oud. With mysterious, seductive eloquence, they convey the beautiful aesthetics of Arabic music, as well as taking inspiration from jazz and flamenco. Le Trio Joubran


“Brings a new dimension to the traditional Arabic lute... compelling when they play live.” The Guardian The first of a new series of exciting world music brought to us by Making Tracks: Tickets: A/B C/D: £12 (Theatre style) Thursday 23rd September Hall Two, 8pm

Kathryn Williams Newcastle-based Kathryn Williams, the “first lady of UK folk” (Q Magazine) writes and performs beautiful, whimsical, folky music. Her second album was Mercury-nominated, and other albums have included ‘Relations’, where honey-voiced Williams took on songs made famous by the rather throatier likes of Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen and Kurt Cobain, and 2008’s acclaimed collaboration with Neill MacColl. “Glittering talent” The Independent Tickets: A/B/C/D: £16.50 E: £7 (Theatre style)

Kathryn Williams

Friday 24th September Hall One, 7.30pm

Northern Sinfonia Thomas Zehetmair: Conductor Kate Royal: Soprano Madeleine Shaw: Mezzo-soprano Paul Nilon: Tenor Jonathan Lemalu: Baritone Northern Sinfonia Chorus Beethoven Grosse Fuge Tippett A Child of Our Time Tonight’s first work from the end of Beethoven’s life is considered to have been fifty years ahead of its time. Michael Tippett was inspired by Beethoven and created his powerful and moving oratorio after the tragic events of ‘Kristallnacht’ in 1938. “Lemalu’s voice is glorious, his stage presence warm and masterly.” The Observer “[Royal’s vocals are] succulently delivered and quite irresistible.” The Times With a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm Tickets: A: £31 B: £26.50 C: £21.50 D: £15 E: £7.50

Kate Royal © Sussie Ahlburg


Friday 24th September Hall Two, 8pm

The Safires plus special guest Bridie Jackson

The Safires

An eclectic double bill of two of the finest acts from the region. Vocal group The Safires takes you on an inspiring musical journey where each song effortlessly blends the new with the unfamiliar, offering the rich voice of Bex Mather, vocal percussion from beatboxer Jason Singh, finger-picked guitar from Kirk McElhinney, and solid basslines from Plan B’s co-producer, David McEwan. Quirky, eclectic anti-folk singer Bridie Jackson’s otherworldly sound draws on Portuguese fado and Spanish flamenco along with multi-layered instrumentals and experiments in urban a cappella. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £10 E: £7 (Theatre style)

Saturday 25th September The Barbour Room, 11am-1pm

Absolute Beginners Ukulele As the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain says, “the ukulele is small, convenient and relatively inexpensive, and one can often quickly and easily learn the basics to a rewarding level”. So what are you waiting for? Discover the joy of playing the ukulele! You don’t need to have played before or be able to read music. We’ll even provide the uke for you! Tickets: £5 Absolute Beginners Ukulele © Sally Baitch

Northern Rock Foundation Hall and Music Education Centre, 9.30am Folkworks

The Sharp Edge: 100 Years of Traditional Dance and Song in Northern England - Workshops This is a workshop day to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Cecil Sharp coming to the North East to notate rapper dancing. The day aims to give an insight into our local heritage as well as the wider English picture of traditional music and dance. There are workshops in Playing for Morris (9.30-11am), Local Songs (9.30-11am), Longsword Dance (11.30am-1pm), New Tunes in the English Tradition (11.30am-1pm), Rapper Dance (3.30-5pm) and Ceilidh Band Tunes (3.30-5pm). Tickets: £8 (per workshop)


Saturday 25th September Concourse, 1-1.45pm and 5.30-7.30pm Folkworks

The Sharp Edge: 100 Years of Traditional Dance and Song in Northern England - Concourse Performances As part of our Cecil Sharp day, there are performances by local dancers between 1pm and 1.45pm and then a free ceilidh on the Concourse for everyone to join in with from 5.30pm. Free Hall Two, 2pm Folkworks

The Sharp Edge: 100 Years of Traditional Dance and Song in Northern England - To Slay a Bullock Two of the country’s most prolific dance teams, Newcastle Kingsmen and Grenoside Sword Dancers, put together an extravaganza of music, dance and song based directly on the dances that Sharp ‘collected’ and notated. It is a highly visual show displaying the excitement and intricacy of traditional dance and includes a large ‘bullock beast’ as the centre piece. With a free pre-concert talk Tickets: £7 (Theatre style) Seminar Room, 3pm

The Sharp Edge: 100 Years of Traditional Dance and Song in Northern England - Talk on Cecil Sharp Dr Vic Gammon, former Senior Lecturer in Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University, gives a talk about Cecil Sharp, a controversial figure in the folk world. Free but ticketed ExploreMusic, 3-4pm

Introduction to Pro Tools Learn how you can easily compose, record, edit and mix your own music using this professional standard music production software. The session also runs on Thursday 14th at 6.30-7.30pm and Saturday 23rd October at 3-4pm. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630


Saturday 25th September Hall Two, 8pm Folkworks

Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy, Kate Young and Lucy Farrell - Fiddle Singers

Eliza Carthy

The melding of fiddle and voice almost into a new instrument is the theme for tonight’s concert. Eliza Carthy is a figurehead of the English folk revival, with two Mercury nominations and innumerable other accolades under her belt; Bella Hardy entwines her hypnotic voice with her own fiddle accompaniment to stunning effect; Kate Young and Lucy Farrell are delightful new voices, student and graduate respectively of the Newcastle University folk degree. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £15 E: £7 (Theatre style)

Sunday 26th September Hall Two, 8pm

The Magnets: Gobsmacked

The Magnets

The six singers in The Magnets fuse glorious vocal harmonies with jaw dropping beatboxing to create a sound as rich as any band with instruments. They perform iconic songs, from Joy Division to the Scissor Sisters and Lady Gaga, in a show packed with musical sophistication, smart choreography, audience participation and thoroughly British charm. “A cappella singing straight from the Gods” Edinburgh Evening News Tickets: A/B/C/D: £15.50 E: £13.50 (Theatre style)

Monday 27th September Hall Two, 8pm

Glenn Hughes and Band featuring Matt Sorum (Guns & Roses/Velvet Revolver) plus Scott Mckeon

Vocalist/bass guitarist/songwriter Glenn Hughes is a true original. No other rock musician has carved such a distinctive style blending hard rock, soul and funk. The ex-Deep Purple singer has collaborated with Black Sabbath, the KLF (who called him “The Voice of Rock”), and Red Hot Chili Peppers members Chad Smith and John Frusciante: Stevie Wonder described Hughes as his favourite white singer. Tickets: £22 (Club style)

Glenn Hughes


Tuesday 28th September Hall Two, 8pm

Fyfe Dangerfield It is Guillemots front man Fyfe Dangerfield’s version of Billy Joel’s ‘She’s Always A Woman’ that we’ve all heard on that John Lewis ad: he had huge top ten success with the single. But as well as covers and arrangements, he is a sublime songwriter, using soulful melodies and magnificent pop hooks to create beguiling vignettes. “A great songwriter on top form” The Telegraph Tickets: £12.50 (Club style)

Fyfe Dangerfield

Wednesday 29th September Hall Two, 8pm

Plaid and Southbank Gamelan Players Electro-alchemists Plaid blend their trademark sound with the hypnotic textures of a Javanese gamelan orchestra. Performing new work they have created with Indonesian composer Rahayu Supanggah, Plaid thickens the pounding of gongs with echo and delay, looping intricate xylophone patterns, and adding eerie dissonances to ancient harmonies. “The effect is bewitching... it’s illuminating to see artists from these two genres working together.” Drowned in Sound Commissioned by the Southbank Centre for Ether Festival 2009 Tickets: A/B/C/D: £14.50 E: £12.50 (Theatre style)

Plaid and Southbank Gamelan Players © Julia Murphy

Friday 1st October Sunday 3rd October

Concourse and Other Spaces

NewcastleGateshead Art Fair 2010 With the motto ‘affordable today... priceless tomorrow’, the Art Fair has an expanding and unparalleled range of northern, national and international galleries and artists selling unique artwork - including paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photographs and glass. Prices start from less than £100, and there are free drop-in seminars and other activities as well. Opening times are 10.30am-7.30pm on Friday and Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday. Tickets: £5 in advance, £6 on the door

Ticket Office: 0191 443 4661 17

Saturday 2nd October The Brasserie, 12-2pm and 7-9pm

Art and Food As part of the NewcastleGateshead Art Fair, join Elior UK chef James Tagg for a culinary event, including a three course meal of sorts, with sugar blown desserts and a helping hand from Joe Fattorini, wine specialist, who will introduce the sense of art in wine. Choose a lunchtime or an evening sitting. Tickets: £35 inc. weekend ticket for NewcastleGateshead Art Fair Monday 4th October Hall One, 7.30pm

Beth Nielsen Chapman plus support

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman is at the top of her game, musically chronicling the highs and lows of life. Her songs have been covered by artists including Faith Hill, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Trisha Yearwood, Neil Diamond and Emmylou Harris. They range from soaring melodies with heartpenetrating lyrics to musical repartee and hip-shaking grooves. “One of Nashville’s finest songwriters” Acoustic magazine Tickets: £21.50

Tuesday 5th October ExploreMusic, 10.30am-12pm

Music Downloading and Streaming for Beginners An opportunity to get to grips with the basics of downloading and streaming music from the internet. This session also runs on Tuesday 12th, Tuesday 19th and Tuesday 26th October. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630 Hall One, 8pm

Sting with Northern Sinfonia This concert is sold out, but returns may become available. Wednesday 6th October Hall One, 7.30pm

Level 42 - The 30th Anniversary Tour

Level 42


Level 42 took the 80s by storm with their brand of jazz funk driven by Mark King’s trademark bass lines, with their roots firmly set in the underground soul scene of the time. The band’s hits include ‘Lessons in Love’ and ‘Running in the Family’. The line-up of Level 42 for the 30th Anniversary tour is: Mark King, Mike Lindup, Nathan King and Sean Freeman. Presented by Live Nation Tickets: £25

Thursday 7th October Hall Two, 8pm

Ruby Turner Ruby Turner is the real deal in the realms of soul, gospel and R ’n’ B. She has had hits with ‘If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me)’ and ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’, and her ‘It’s Gonna Be Alright’ reached number one in the American R ’n’ B chart. “A glorious voice that glides smoothly from sultry soul whisper to bluesy gospel howl.” Time Out Tickets: A/B/C/D: £17.50 E: £15 (Theatre style)

Ruby Turner

Friday 8th October Hall Two, 8pm Folkworks

Chris Wood and Andy Cutting plus support

Twenty years ago, singer-songwriter Chris Wood and melodeon player Andy Cutting embarked on one of the most influential collaborations in English folk music. Wood has been described as “the finest and most original singer-songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson” (The Guardian) and when this talent is combined with Cutting’s technically outstanding playing and engaging wit, expect an exceptional night’s music-making and entertainment. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £16.50 (Theatre style)

Chris Wood and Andy Cutting

Saturday 9th October Hall One, 7.30pm Classic FM Series

Northern Sinfonia Bradley Creswick: Director/Violin Kyra Humphreys: Director/Violin Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe Bach Brandenburg Concerto no.3 Bach Concerto for Two Violins in D minor Vivaldi Four Seasons Dynamic Northern Sinfonia leader Bradley Creswick and coleader Kyra Humphreys direct from the violin an evening of the very best-loved works of Bach and Vivaldi, including the latter’s instantly recognisable masterpiece. Tickets: A: £26.50 B/C: £21.50 D: £15 E: £7.50 Bradley Creswick © Mark Savage


Saturday 9th October Hall Two, 8pm

The New Scorpion Band: ‘That Noble Fellow Collingwood’

The New Scorpion Band

Local hero Admiral Lord Collingwood was a great seaman, best known for taking command when Nelson died at Trafalgar. In song, poetry, prose and specially-written music, the New Scorpion Band celebrates the 200th anniversary of Collingwood’s death. The band’s hallmark is authenticity, combined with superb musicianship, warmth and humour - up to twenty-five ancient and modern instruments plus five voices, delivering sea shanties and more. Presented in association with the Collingwood 2010 Festival Tickets: A/B/C/D: £13.50 (Theatre style)

Sunday 10th October Hall Two, 8.30pm Folkworks

Session A9 Session A9

Session A9 is Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Adam Sutherland (Peatbog Faeries), Kevin Henderson (Fiddlers’ Bid), Gordon Gunn (many bands!), David ‘Chimp’ Robertson (Capercaillie), Marc Clement (formerly Blazin’ Fiddles) and Brian MacAlpine (lots of bands). They came together in a session on the A9 road, and thought it was so good they should keep doing it. “Session A9 are your men when it comes to pounding out a highoctane tune.” The Scotsman Tickets: A/B/C/D: £16.50 (Theatre style)

Tuesday 12th October Hall One, 7pm

River Songs

Northern Sinfonia © Mark Savage


Northern Sinfonia River Songs Choir Quay Lads Quay Lasses David Lawrence: Choral Conductor Alan Fearon: Northern Sinfonia Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies Farewell to Stromness Copland Quiet City Ibert Divertissement Jonathan Dove River Songs Traditional folk songs

A spectacular massed voices performance celebrating in song and film imagery the rivers Tyne and Thames. Over three hundred singers from schools and choirs across the North East are joined by Northern Sinfonia to perform works including ‘River Songs’, commissioned by the Thames Festival from the composer of ‘When She Died... Death of a Princess’, the television opera about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Tickets: £7 Wednesday 13th October Hall Two, 2pm

Samling Masterclass A fascinating chance to witness one of the world’s finest classical artists, German baritone Olaf Bär, coaching seven outstanding young musicians in vocal technique, interpretation and performance. Joined by David Syrus, Head of Music at the Royal Opera House, and vocal consultant Paul Farrington, this immensely entertaining afternoon features opera and song, showing just what it takes to make a good performance great. Presented by Samling Tickets: A/B/C: £10 (Theatre style) Hall One, 7.30pm

Houston Symphony Hans Graf: Conductor Northern Sinfonia Chorus and Quay Voices Stravinsky Fireworks John Adams Doctor Atomic Holst The Planets We’re delighted to welcome our first visiting symphony orchestra from the USA. From the heart of the American space programme, Houston Symphony with its Music Director give a performance of Holst’s ‘The Planets’ featuring special new images direct from NASA, projected on our big screen. ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Doctor Atomic’ complete a suitably themed - dare we say, out of this world? - programme. With a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm This concert is sponsored by Sage (UK) Tickets: A: £31 B: £26.50 C: £21.50 D: £15 E: £7.50

Hans Graf © Christian Steiner

Houston Symphony © Bruce Bennett


Thursday 14th October Hall One, 7.30pm

Sixties Gold: with Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Searchers, PJ Proby and Chip Hawkes

Gerry and the Pacemakers

Gerry and the Pacemakers’s first three singles reached number one in the UK, a feat not equalled for twenty years. Their hits include ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘Ferry Cross the Mersey’. Tonight they are joined in a fantastic 60s line-up by fellow Merseybeat band The Searchers (‘Sweets for my Sweet’, ‘Needles and Pins’), PJ Proby (‘Hold Me’, ‘Somewhere’) and Chip Hawkes (from The Tremeloes) Presented with Chimes International Tickets: A: £25 B/C/D: £22.50 E: £7 Hall Two, 9pm The Late Mix

Northern Sinfonia Steve Reich Vermont Counterpoint for flute and tape John Adams Shaker Loops David Lang Cheating, Lying, Stealing Michael Torke The Yellow Pages Steve Reich New York Counterpoint for clarinet and tape The first in our quirky and theatrical series, The Late Mix. Steve Reich wrote one Counterpoint for flute and a tape of ten more flutes and another the same for clarinet - the results are laid back and magical. We also explore this particular seam of American music through other well-known American composers including our own Composer in Association, David Lang. Tickets: A/B/C: £14 (Theatre style) Friday 15th October Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 6-7pm Talk, 7.30-8.30pm Film Screening, 9pm-12am Concert

Los Angeles Free Music Society

Los Angeles Free Music Society


1973, the year the Los Angeles Free Music Society erupted into existence, is widely regarded as ‘Year Zero’ for the international noise/improv/DIY community, such is this prolific and eccentric collective’s influence. This event is an exploration of the world of LAFMS, beginning with a talk about its history followed by rare LAFMS film screenings and astounding live sets by Smegma, Airway and more, plus an exhibition of LAFMS-related artworks. Tickets: £10 (Unreserved seated/standing)

Friday 15th October Hall One, 7.30pm

Kodo - One Earth Tour For nearly thirty years, the Kodo Drummers of Japan have explored the boundless potential of the ancient Japanese drum, the taiko. Inspired by the powerful natural beauty of their home on Sado Island in the Sea of Japan, Kodo infuses traditional forms with fresh global influences to create new musical expressions in a visceral and physical stage show. Tickets: A/B/C: £21.50 D: £15 E: £7.50 Hall Two, 8pm

Tom McRae plus support Brian Wright In 2000 Tom McRae took part in Scott Walker’s Meltdown Festival. The following year, his debut album brought comparisons to Nick Drake and Bob Dylan, as well as a Mercury nomination, a Q Magazine award and a BRIT award. His haunting melodies and poetic lyrics are balanced by engaging banter with audiences. “The best miserable night I’ve had in a while.” The Independent Tickets: £16.50 (Club style)

Tom McRae

Saturday 16th October ExploreMusic, 11am-4pm

Making Music on Your Computer Find out how to turn your home computer into a music production and recording studio. Try out some of the software applications that can get you producing your own mixes and compositions. Explore the technobabble-ridden area that is music technology and get some translations in this free weekend course (runs at same times on Sunday) for musicians interested in composition and songwriting using computers. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630


Saturday 16th October Hall Two, 7pm

Samling Concert Olaf Bär: Baritone Caroline Dowdle: Piano Christopher Glynn: Piano with Ruby Hughes (soprano), Kathrin Neubert (soprano), Justina Gringyte (mezzo-soprano), Sam Boden (tenor), Derek Welton (baritone), Andrew Finden (baritone), James Baillieu (piano) German operatic star Olaf Bär leads this exciting finale to his Samling Masterclass week mentoring seven exceptional emerging professional singers and pianists. The lively programme will include excerpts from Mozart’s operas and, as the celebrated baritone is one of the world’s greatest recitalists, German Lied, showcasing why Samling has an international reputation for identifying and nurturing outstanding musical talent. Presented by Samling Tickets: A/B: £20.50 C: £14 D/E: £7 (Theatre style) Hall One, 7.30pm

Strictly Big Band A dazzling tribute to the golden age of the big band, from the razzmatazz of Harlem’s Cotton Club in the 20s, to the halcyon postwar days of swing, and the glitz of Las Vegas in the 60s. Twenty-six master musicians plus top guest singers and a host of dancers present tango, salsa, and jive, with archive big-screen footage from the most famous venues of the times. Presented with CMP Tickets: A: £28.50 B/C: £24.50 D/E: £19.50 Sunday 17th October Hall Two, 11am ECHO Rising Star Series

Jean-Frédéric Neuburger: Piano

Jean Frédéric Neuburger


Liszt Funérailles (extrait des ‘Harmonies poétiques et religieuses’) Messiaen Le merle de roche (extrait du Catalogue d’Oiseaux) Neuburger Trois Chants de Maldoror: Comme des visions désordonnées; Lent et fatal; Fantasque, ardent Chopin Sonate no.2 ‘Funèbre’ This European Concert Halls Organisation collaboration promotes outstanding young artists. Jean-Frédéric Neuburger performs works by two great composers for the piano plus the extraordinary work of Messiaen based on bird song and a fascinating piece of his own.

“[A] brilliantly polished, profoundly gifted young pianist” The Washington Post Tickets: A/B/C: £15 D/E: £7.50 (Theatre style) Hall One, 7.30pm

The Songs of Nick Drake - Way to Blue One of the most influential English singer-songwriters of the last fifty years, Nick Drake has touched millions with his fragile acoustic music. This special evening, curated by his producer Joe Boyd, features original orchestrations arranged by the late Robert Kirby, plus Danny Thompson, who played with Drake and here anchors the house band along with guests including Robyn Hitchcock, Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside and many more. Presented with Neil Brighouse Tickets: A: £24.50 B/C: £19.50 D/E: £16.50 Monday 18th October Hall One, 8pm

Bryan Adams - The Bare Bones Tour plus Guests This concert is currently sold out. Returns may become available. Hall Two, 8pm

Judie Tzuke: Moon On A Mirrorball Tour This wonderful night of music marks thirty years since Judie Tzuke first found herself in the British pop charts. The evening contains many of the reasons why she remains one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, not least her abiding hit ‘Stay With Me Till Dawn’. “The voice has lost none of its cool, plaintive appeal; it’s still an instrument of icy allure.” The Times Tickets: A/B/C/D: £20 E: £17.50 (Theatre style)

Judie Tzuke

Tuesday 19th October Hall One, 7.30pm

Born To Rock ’n’ Roll: Marty Wilde, Eden Kane, Jet Harris, Roxanne Wilde and The Wildcats Marty Wilde, a huge teen idol in the late 50s and 60s, had big hits including ‘A Teenager in Love’. In this nostalgic night, reliving the most exciting and important years in the history of pop music, Marty is joined by his band, his daughter, fellow 60s heartthrob Eden Kane and The Shadows’ bass guitarist, Jet Harris. Presented with Flying Music Tickets: A/B: £23.50 C/D: £19.50 E: £7 25

Wednesday 20th October ExploreMusic, 6.30-7.30pm

Make Your Own Karaoke Find out how to make your own backing tracks using GarageBand and discover the best places online to get other people’s tracks. Don’t worry, you won’t be made to sing! Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630 Hall Two, 8pm

Brandi Carlile

plus Katie Herzig

Brandi Carlile © Jeremy Cowart

Combining blues and soul with country rock, Brandi Carlile’s debut album scored her a place in Rolling Stone’s ‘Top Ten Artists To Watch’ list and saw her being mentored by Dixie Chicks and Johnny Cash producer Rick Rubin. Her new album features, she says, “songs that are stripped down, raw and bare”. This event is rescheduled from 2nd May. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £12.50 E: £10 (Theatre style)

Thursday 21st October Hall One, 7.30pm International Guitar Festival 2010

Adrian Belew

Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he joined Frank Zappa’s band in 1977. For over twenty-five years he was the lyricist, voice and co-guitarist (with Robert Fripp) of progressive rock legends King Crimson. Since 2006 he has led his Power Trio: this show features tracks from the Trio’s new ‘Side Four-Live’ album as well King Crimson material and intense solos. Tickets: £20 Hall Two, 8pm Folkworks

One Night in Gateshead: The Songs of Ed Pickford Adrian Belew © Daryl Darko


The first in a short series programmed by Folkworks Artistic Director Kathryn Tickell featuring bearers of the North East folk tradition. Durham born Ed Pickford’s songs have been performed by artists from Thomas Allen to Fred Wedlock who had chart success with ‘The Oldest Swinger in Town’. Tonight’s performers include Dave Normanton, Jim Sharp, Lucy Falkenau, The Keelers, Jim Bainbridge, Johnny Handle, Andy Seagroatt and Barrie and Ingrid Temple. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £13.50 (Theatre style)

Friday 22nd October Hall Two, 6pm

Whaletone Opera - Act 1 Whaletone Opera is an imaginatively created piece of community music theatre. Covering a wide range of musical styles, Whaletone is funny, dynamic, and adventurous. The Opera’s four acts will be performed over a week. Act 1 is performed by primary school students, and there are opportunities for those aged 8 and above to get involved in Acts 2 and 4. For further information, contact Britta Koerber on 0191 443 4679. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Free but ticketed

Whaletone Opera

Hall One, 7.30pm

Northern Sinfonia Thierry Fischer: Conductor Baiba Skride: Violin Stravinsky Concerto in E flat ‘Dumbarton Oaks’ Prokofiev Violin Concerto no.2 Ravel Le tombeau de Couperin Poulenc Sinfonietta Thierry Fischer conducts a thrilling programme of early twentieth century master works. The brilliant young violinist Baiba Skride performs Prokofiev’s touching and exciting Violin Concerto. Also included is an ever popular work by Ravel, the brilliantly virtuosic symphony by Stravinsky and a less well-known but wonderful work by Poulenc, full of wit, charm and cheer. With a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm Tickets: A: £31 B: £26.50 C: £21.50 D: £15 E: £7.50

Baiba Skride © Marco Borggreve

Saturday 23rd October Hall One, 7.30pm

RAF in Concert - 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Compered by BBC Radio 2’s Lynn Bowles, this RAF concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with music that conjures up the atmosphere surrounding Britain’s ‘finest hour’. The programme includes the ‘Battle of Britain March’, Gershwin’s ‘A Foggy Day in London Town’ and a tribute to Glenn Miller, plus a chance to sing along to wartime songs. Tickets: A: £20.50 B: £17.50 C/D/E: £14.50

RAF in Concert


Saturday 23rd October Hall Two, 8pm Opera North

The Gypsy Bible

The Gypsy Bible

Joe Townsend: Music/Musical Director/Violin Alasdair Middleton: Words Catherine Alexander: Director You came for a violin. And now you have a violin. Making a violin isn’t easy: it takes four hundred years of love, murder and the devil’s whim. Weaving together tales from across Europe, this intimate new folk opera is told through wild gypsy rhythms and a kaleidoscopic array of virtuosic playing and song. Written by Alastair Middleton (‘The Adventures of Pinocchio’). Commissioned and produced by Opera North Projects. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £15 (Theatre style)

Sunday 24th October Music Education Centre, 10am-4pm

Whaletone Opera - Act 2 Workshops Come and perform in Act 2 of Whaletone Opera! Workshops running today, Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th prepare you to perform on Tuesday afternoon. This is suitable for families with children over 8 who want to take part in an imaginative piece of music theatre. For more information please contact Britta Koerber on 0191 443 4479. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Tickets: £3 per person, second and subsequent children half price Hall One, 2pm

Massed Brass Bands

Massed Brass Bands


Today’s massed bands are the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and the Reg Vardy Band. The sixty top brass players present a programme of popular brass classics and virtuoso showpieces. The soloist is the phenomenal young trombonist Peter Moore who won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2008 at the age of 12. The concert is introduced and conducted by music director Ray Farr. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £14 E: £7

Sunday 24th October The Barbour Room, 3pm

Young Ranters Hosted by improv comedy group The Suggestibles, ten young people - recruited through The Sage Gateshead - deliver two minute pre-prepared rants on topics of their choice. Expect fifty minutes of high energy as the ranters tell the audience what they really think and feel, and ideas they want to share with the world. Suitable for ages 13 plus. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Free but ticketed Hall Two, 8pm International Guitar Festival

Erik Mongrain

Self-taught Erik Mongrain absorbed the widest possible range of influences from Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Metallica, to Stanley Jordan and J.S. Bach to create his own unique guitar sound. His recent appearance on Jools Holland’s ‘Later…’ met with a sensational response and with five million hits on YouTube, it is clear that a new acoustic guitar phenomenon is born. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £15 E: £13 (Theatre style)

Eric Mongrain

Monday 25th October Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 10am and 1pm

Scribble-Dee-Doo Enter a magical world of music, cocoons, scribbles and wriggles. Led by specialist musicians from The Sage Gateshead and leading early years dancers from The Bare Toed Dance Company, this ninety-minute event is designed especially for babies and children up to 3 years, though older siblings are welcome. Also on Tuesday 26th October. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Tickets: £7

Scribble-Dee-Doo © C P. Atkinson


Monday 25th October ExploreMusic, 10.30-11.30am

Make a Tune Find out how to make your own rock, hip hop or dance tunes using our specialist music software - no prior musical experience needed! This event also runs on Wednesday 27th and Friday 29th October at 2.30pm, and on Thursday 28th October at 10.30am, and is suitable for ages 7 and over. Free, but limited places: call ExploreMusic on 0191 443 4630 Hall One, 7.30pm International Guitar Festival

Nils Lofgren

The legendary American songwriter, virtuoso guitarist and pianist is famed for his appearance on Neil Young’s album ‘After the Goldrush’, as a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen’s E-Street Band and as a superb front-man himself, both with Grin and under his own name. Expect classic Lofgren tunes like ‘Take You to the Movies’, ‘Back It Up’, ‘Keith Don’t Go’ and many others from his vast back catalogue. Presented with CMP Tickets: £28.50 Nils Lofgren

Hall Two, 8pm International Guitar Festival

David Russell

GRAMMY award winner David Russell is one of the giants of the classical guitar today. His beautifully polished and refined playing has made him a hero to young guitarists all over the world and earned him the title of Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music. The concert includes music by J.S. Bach, Fernando Sor, Isaac Albéniz, Armando Neves and Francis Kleynjans. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £16 E: £14 (Theatre style) Tuesday 26th October Music Education Centre, 11am-2pm International Guitar Festival

David Russell Masterclass

David Russell


This is an incredible opportunity for guitarists to be tutored by a guitar giant, and for guitar enthusiasts to watch the fascinating process live. His concert and masterclass represent a rare visit to the UK. Students wanting to attend David’s masterclass should book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets: £34 players/£15 observers

Tuesday 26th October Concourse, 3pm

Whaletone Opera - Act 2 Act 2 of the exciting piece of music theatre, in four acts, performed over four different days. This afternoon’s performance features families who have been rehearsing since Sunday. The Opera is an internationally created musical story, produced by playing a game of consequences, created by Hugh Nankivell and Makoto Nomura. For further information about participating contact Britta Koerber on 0191 443 4679. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Free Hall One, 7.30pm

Ruthie Henshall: Sounds of Hollywood Step back in time to the glamorous era of the great Hollywood musicals. Hit songs made famous by Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Ethel Merman and Judy Garland are vibrantly brought to life by Olivier award-winning West End star and ‘Dancing on Ice’ judge Ruthie Henshall backed by a talented cast and the Manchester Concert Orchestra. Presented with Raymond Gubbay Tickets: A/B/C/D: £35 E: £15.50

Ruthie Henshall

Hall Two, 8pm International Guitar Festival

Nigel North

Through his outstanding virtuosity Nigel North has inspired a generation. His quiet passion and artistry have produced benchmark recordings and performances, notably ‘Bach on the Lute’ for Linn Records and John Dowland lute music for Naxos. Tonight Nigel performs a programme of lute music by Sylvius Leopold Weiss which launches his new CD devoted exclusively to this composer, the most famous lutenist of the baroque era. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £16 E: £14 (Theatre style) Nigel North


Wednesday 27th October Music Education Centre, 10am-12.30pm International Guitar Festival

Nigel North Masterclass Nigel North is an outstanding virtuoso soloist, accompanist and ensemble musician. This is a very rare teaching appearance by a truly inspirational artist. The class is open to both guitarists and lutenists. Tickets: £25 players/£15 observers The Greggs Children’s Room, 10-11.30am

Planet Music Half-term fun and inclusive music-making activities for 5 to 7 year olds and their families. In small groups in our lovely children’s room, specialist musicians engage everyone in joyful and creative singing, movement and music. Activities learnt in sessions can easily be used at home, creating a whole world of musical opportunity. Also running on Thursday 28th October, 1.30-3pm. Tickets: £4 per person The Greggs Children’s Room, 12-12.45pm

Family Choir Fun and relaxed singing for all the family! Learn more about how to use your voice, whatever your age or experience, whilst learning songs to enjoy together. These sessions are aimed at children aged 4 to 11 and their grown-ups but younger and older siblings are very welcome to attend and join in with the singing fun. Tickets: £1.50 per person (free to those who attend Planet Music that day) The Greggs Children’s Room, 1-2pm and 2.15-3.15pm

Under 5s Music-making

Under 5s Music-Making © Mark Savage


Half-term music-making sessions for young children under 5 and their parents/carers. In small groups in our lovely children’s room, specialist musicians engage everyone in joyful and creative singing, movement and music-making. Activities learnt in sessions can easily be used at home too. Sessions also run on Thursday 28th October, 9.45-10.45am and 11am-12pm. Tickets: £3 per person, second child half-price

Wednesday 27th October Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 7pm

Whaletone Opera - Act 3 Act 3 of this special music theatre piece, played out over four days, is performed by students from our Young Musicians’ Programme and the South West Music School. These young musicians join together to display their dedication, enthusiasm and exceptional talent in this evening collaboration. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Free Hall Two, 7.30pm Newcastle International Chamber Music Series

Pavel Haas Quartet

Beethoven String Trio in C minor op.9 no.3 Dvor˘ák String Quartet no.12 ‘The American’ Beethoven String Quartet in F op.59 no.1 ‘Rasumovsky’ The esteemed Pavel Haas Quartet opens this concert with a dramatic trio written when Beethoven was still in his 20s. Dvor˘ák’s ‘American’ quartet is his best-loved chamber-work, full of tuneful invention. The first of Beethoven’s ‘middle period’ quartets contains one of his most profound and sublime slow movements, and its finale is based on a Russian theme in honour of its dedicatee. Tickets on sale 31st August Tickets: A/B: £17 C: £10 (Theatre style)

Pavel Haas Quartet © Marco Borggreve

Hall One, 8pm

Kenny Wheeler 80th Birthday Big Band In honour of Canadian trumpeter/composer Kenny Wheeler’s 80th birthday, a storming big band performs his compositions and arrangements under the baton of Pete Churchill and featuring vocalist Diana Torto. Alongside Wheeler on flugelhorn are such stellar British jazz names as Stan Sulzmann, Evan Parker, Julian Argüelles, Henry Lowther, Derek Watkins, Dave Horler, Mark Nightingale, Barnaby Dickinson, John Taylor, John Paricelli, Chris Laurence and Martin France. Supported by Arts Council England Tickets: £16.50

Kenny Wheeler © Luigi Pretolani


Thursday 28th October Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 10am-4pm

Whaletone Opera - Act 4 Workshop

Whaletone Opera Workshop

This is an opportunity for children aged 8 and above (children must be accompanied by an adult who will join in too!) to take part in the final act of our imaginative music theatre extravaganza, Whaletone Opera. For further information contact Britta Koerber on 0191 443 4679. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Tickets: £3 per person, second and subsequent children half price Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 6-6.45pm

Whaletone Opera - Act 4 The final act and exciting culmination of this community music theatre piece, Whaletone Opera, featuring - as the end of all good stories should - a wedding celebration. To be part of it, see the details of the workshop above. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Free but ticketed Hall One, 7.30pm Classic FM Series

Northern Sinfonia

Eduardo Portal


Eduardo Portal: Conductor Schubert String Quintet in C major Beethoven Symphony no.7 Powerful, moving and beautiful - experience these two towering masterpieces. Beethoven considered his Seventh Symphony to be “one of my best works”, and it’s known and loved both for its many lively sections, and for the famous, more sombre second movement. Schubert’s Quintet was his final instrumental work, and he unusually used two cellos in the instrumentation, giving this work great resonance and depth. Tickets: A: £26.50 B/C: £21.50 D: £15 E: £7.50

Friday 29th October Hall Two, 7pm

Mongrel UK: The Journey Home When we migrate to an unknown future, what do we carry with us on our journey? How do we know we’ve truly arrived ‘home’? ‘The Journey Home’ is a poignant, humorous, sometimes surreal musical story of migration inspired by Shaun Tan’s ‘The Arrival’. Mongrel UK is an international ensemble of young people based at The Sage Gateshead, run in partnership with the North of England Refugee Service. Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Tickets: £7 (Round style)

Mongrel UK © Tony Griffiths

Saturday 30th October baltic square, 3pm or concourse, 6pm

The Next Level A big hit in 2009, Urban Playground and Gravity Style are back with their new show, an exhilarating combination of parkour (freerunning), contemporary and street dance. Watching these performers is an exciting, thrilling, breath-taking and sometimes nerve-wracking experience. Check for exact location on the morning of the day (it could be indoors or outdoors depending on the weather). Presented as part of Juice - NewcastleGateshead’s awardwinning festival for children and young people Free Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 7pm

The Next Level © Matthew Andrews

The Power Tour Join us in celebrating Youth Music Week, the national celebration of young people’s music making, with performances by young local bands from our CoMusica Programme and visiting musicians from Youth Music Action Zones across the UK. CoMusica is one of twenty-one Youth Music Action Zones in England and Wales, providing music-making activities to young people who might otherwise not have the opportunity. Free


Saturday 30th October Hall One, 7.30pm

The Drifters

The Drifters

Since 1953, The Drifters have had many hits including timeless classics such as ‘Saturday Night at the Movies’, ‘Under The Boardwalk’, ‘Come On Over To My Place’ and ‘Kissing in the Back Row of the Movies’. The current line-up is Maurice Cannon, Damion Charles, Michael Williams and Ryan King, and the show features many of the bigger hits particularly from the Bell Arista era. Tickets: £20 Hall Two, 8pm

Jazz Trio Double Bill: The Art of Sound and The Asaf Sirkis Trio This double bill presents two of the UK’s finest jazz trios both featuring percussionist Asaf Sirkis. John Law’s Art of Sound trio, playing John’s compositions, (with Tom Farmer, bass, and Asaf Sirkis, drums and percussion) has been described as “a sublime trio… a band heading for great things” by The Guardian. Asaf Sirkis’s own trio generates a compelling intensity, propelled by “not only an inventive drummer but also a composer of rigour, with surprising delicacy” (MOJO). Presented with Jazz North East. Tickets: £13.50 (Cabaret style) Sunday 31st October Northern Rock Foundation Hall, 11am

Mid-morning Music Two of our regional youth ensembles, Stringendo and Sinfonic Winds, present a musical mid-morning treat. All our youth ensembles garner amazing praise from professional artists they work with, the press and audiences alike. Free but ticketed


Sunday 31st October Hall Two, 11am ECHO Rising Star Series

Ramón Ortega Quero: Oboe Peter Kofler: Harpsichord Luise Buchberger: Basso Continuo Telemann Trio Sonata in B flat major Vivaldi Violin Sonata in G minor arr. for oboe and harpsichord Bach Flute Sonata in E minor, BWV 1034 arr. for oboe, harpsichord Rameau Pièces de Clavecin en Concert no.5: La Forqueray La cupis La Marais The European Concert Hall Organisation, of which The Sage Gateshead is a member, continues its series showcasing outstanding up-and-coming musicians. Ramón Ortega Quero joined the Andalusian Youth Orchestra when he was 12; Luise Buchberger started having cello lessons when she was 6: these two brilliant young performers are joined by Peter Kofler for an exquisite programme of baroque chamber music. Tickets: A/B/C: £15 (Theatre style)

Ramón Ortega Quero

Hall One, 12pm

Young Sinfonia Nicholas Kraemer: Conductor Peter Maxwell Davies A Spell for Green Corn: The MacDonald Dances Beethoven Symphony no.6 ‘Pastoral’ Young Sinfonia is our regional youth chamber orchestra, whose members are some of the most talented young musicians in the region. Many past members have gone on to successful careers as professional musicians. In this afternoon performance, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s charming and ever-popular symphony, as well as a work by Peter Maxwell Davies, whose compositions are often based on folk music. Tickets: £7

Nicholas Kraemer © Robert Carpenter Turner


Sunday 31st October Hall One, 7.30pm

Brian Eno’s Apollo: Icebreaker and BJ Cole

Icebreaker © Josh Pulman

Icebreaker is one of the UK’s most dynamic new music groups. Alongside pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, they present the music from Brian Eno’s influential and ambient album, ‘Apollo’, written for Al Reinert’s documentary on the Apollo space missions, ‘For All Mankind’. Tonight, the music is played alongside NASA footage from the Apollo programme projected on our big screen. Produced by Third Ear: first commissioned and produced by the Science Museum & Sound and Music Tickets: A: £15 Hall Two, 8pm International Guitar Festival

Javier Conde and Carles Pons

Javier Conde

Carles Pons of one of the leading classical Catalan guitarists active today. He tours internationally, is a jurist for many leading guitar competitions, has made an acclaimed series of CDs and is Artistic Director of two of Spain’s most important guitar festivals. Javier Conde is the most exciting young Flamenco guitarist to emerge from Spain in a long time, and is being singled out by his peers as the future of Flamenco guitar. Tickets: A/B/C/D: £16 E: £14 (Theatre style)

Already booking for November The Divine Comedy; Christy Moore with Declan Sinnott; Imogen Heap; Northern Sinfonia with Thomas Zehetmair; Jon Anderson & Rick Wakeman; Michael Bolton; Hugh Masekela & The Mahotella Queens; Belcea Quartet; Prom Praise North East; The Hollies; Bellowhead; Tom Paxton; Youth Brass Concert; World of Brass in Concert feat. Black Dyke Mills Band & Fodens Band; Peggy Seeger; Brass in Concert Championship; Northern Sinfonia Chamber Music; Marc Almond; The Late Mix with Northern Sinfonia; Steve Hackett; Brubecks play Brubeck

Already booking for December Show of Hands; BBC Philharmonic with Vassily Sinaisky; Aled Jones; Northern Sinfonia Christmas Concert; Human League; Only Men Aloud; Martyn Joseph; Runrig; Northern Sinfonia with Sir Mark Elder; Northern Sinfonia and Chorus – The Messiah; The Snowman See for details or call our Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661. 38

Beyond The Sage Gateshead Saturday 18th September Morpeth Town Hall, 10am-4pm

Folkworks Absolute Beginner Day - Fiddle; Melodeon; Northumbrian Pipes; Whistle; Accordion We’ve all thought about learning a new instrument, but not known where to start. Our Absolute Beginner Days allow you to try an instrument from scratch. We’ll even provide the instrument for the day. If you like it, then you can join our Folkworks Tuesday Classes and carry on your new hobby! An entertaining, encouraging and enlightening way to spend a day. Tickets: £35 Tuesday 5th October Durham Cathedral, 7.30pm

The Monteverdi Choir The English Baroque Soloists, His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts, The London Oratory Junior Choir and The Schola Cantorum of The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School Sir John Eliot Gardiner: Conductor Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine In 1610 Monteverdi published this ‘Vespers’. Four hundred years later the work is still one of the most celebrated from the early baroque period. We are delighted to present this performance by the world’s foremost experts in the field, in the beautiful and appropriate setting of Durham Cathedral. “If there were a Nobel Prize for choirs, the Monteverdi Choir should be its laureate.” Le Monde Tickets: A: £31 B: £26.50

Monteverdi Choir

Saturday 30th October Carlisle Cathedral, 7.30pm

Young Sinfonia See Sunday 31st October for details. Tickets: £7


Booking You can book: In person at The Sage Gateshead By phone on 0191 443 4661 Online at You can select your seat when you book online. We are trialling new hours: Ticket Office opening 10am-8pm, on performance days and 10am6pm on non-performance days. Payment can be made by Mastercard, Visa, Debit and Maestro/Switch cards or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to The Sage Gateshead and please include your card number on the reverse. Where you book a ticket for a show, exhibition, display, event or performance at The Sage Gateshead (Performance) you agree that the following conditions (Conditions) shall apply to your booking: The information in this Events Diary is correct at the time of printing but is subject to change and it is your responsibility to ascertain whether a Performance has been cancelled or rescheduled. We reserve the right to refuse admission to (and/or eject a person from) a Performance, or our building. Photography and recording by you of any kind is strictly prohibited during Performances without our prior written consent. Save in respect of liability which cannot be limited by law, our liability to you pursuant to these Conditions is limited to the face value of the ticket purchased. These Conditions are governed by English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales. We make a nonrefundable ÂŁ1.50 handling fee per transaction for Performance tickets booked online, over the telephone, or by post. We reserve the right to alter programmes, special offers and incentive rates at any time without notice. Only holders of tickets purchased from our Ticket Office, or our official ticket agencies, will be admitted to a Performance. We regret that no refunds can be given under any circumstances, save where an event is cancelled. We will attempt, where possible and when we have the tickets returned to us, to exchange unwanted tickets for another 40

Performance. This Performance must be within three months of the date of exchange and the exchange must take place at least fortyeight hours prior to the start of a Performance and is subject to a ÂŁ1 admin charge. It is your responsibility to check your tickets as mistakes cannot be rectified. You must ensure you arrive promptly for any Performance. If you are late for or miss a Performance you may not be admitted and no refund will be given. Concessions Concessions for under 19s, students, people over 60 and unemployed are available for many of our performances: ask our Ticket Office for details. For every performance, one free ticket is available for the carer of those who need assistance to attend the performance. Flexi-buy Savings Buy any three concerts in our Flexi-buy package at the same time and save 50p on the cost of each ticket you buy (subject to availability). Subscription Packages We have a classical Subscription Season that runs from September to June. There are substantial savings available if you book twelve or all twenty of the concerts in the series: call our Ticket Office for details or see online. Group Bookings For many of our concerts, you can book ten full price tickets and claim an eleventh ticket free. We welcome coach parties. Paying for and Collecting Reserved Tickets Unpaid reservations will be held at the Ticket Office for three days. If you reserve a ticket less than three days before the event, the tickets must be collected sixty minutes before the start of the Performance. When collecting prepaid tickets please bring the credit card with which you paid and appropriate identification.

Travel and General info Nexus Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel on the Metro to and from Gateshead free if you are attending a performance at The Sage Gateshead: simply retain your ticket for inspection on the Metro. Buses For selected concerts, we also run concert buses from Hexham (via Corbridge) and Alnwick (via Felton and Morpeth): book through our Ticket Office. The QuayLink bus service runs both north and south of the Tyne to St Mary’s Square outside the west door of The Sage Gateshead. The Sage Gateshead is on route Q1. Check quaylink. Parking There is a drop off and pick up point at our west door. We have our own car park with lift access directly behind the building. If you enter and exit within thirty minutes, there is no charge. Charges are £1.50 per hour on a pay on exit basis from 6am-5pm, or you can elect to pay for the evening and overnight from 5pm-6am for a fixed price of £3. NB The Gateshead Council run Mill Road Car Park next to The Sage Gateshead is closed between 10th and 22nd September. Blue Badge Holders There are a number of priority spaces for blue badge holders immediately to the rear of the building and by the lifts in our car park. Please take your car park ticket to the Coats desk, with your car registration number, for an exit ticket.

The information in this Diary is available in large print and audio formats. Call 0191 443 4661.

The Sage Gateshead is designed to be as accessible as possible to people with all kinds of disabilities. Please ring 0191 443 4622 for access information or download it from the visitor information section of our website. Please inform our Ticket Office of your special requirements. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome. Tours Private tours can be arranged for groups of any size to learn more about the building and our organisation. Please call 0191 443 4666 and ask for Natalie Bowman. Eating and Drinking There is a café and a brasserie in the building and a bar on every level! Call 0191 443 4654 to make a booking at our brasserie. Gift Certificates You can buy certificates as gifts from our Ticket Office: they are available in denominations of £1 and multiples thereof. Gateshead’s Tourist Information Centre This is housed in The Sage Gateshead: telephone: 0191 478 4222 or email: tourism@ Open: 9am-5pm Weekdays, 10am-5pm Saturdays, 11am-5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays. Conferencing and Events The Sage Gateshead is the perfect venue to hold your conference, meeting, event, private party or wedding. The building boasts over thirty spaces with capacity from 3 to 1700 including three halls of acoustic excellence.

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A, A* or B



Hall One The price of the seats in the A*, A/B area of the front stalls varies from concert to concert: for ‘Dance pit’ concerts the floor is lowered for a standing/dancing area. Tickets must be purchased specifically for this area. The areas behind the stage are not always on sale. Please ask our Ticket Office. A* tickets: Seats closest to the stage are offered on selected shows. Occasionally these tickets may have ‘added value’ extras. Hall Two Hall Two is a flexible, ten-sided space, and is set up for each concert according to what will provide the best experience for the audience: there are three levels, and levels 2 and 3 are gallery-style spaces. The main options are: Theatre style: the stage is across one end of the hall: there are rows of seats on the flat floor and some raised seating towards the rear. All tickets are numbered: areas A (Level 1), B (Level 2) and C (Level 3) are seated; areas D (Level 1) and E (Levels 2 and 3) (not always on sale) are standing.





Round style: like Theatre, but the stage is in the centre of the hall with seats on every side. All tickets are numbered: areas A, B and C are seated; areas D and E (not always on sale) are standing. Cabaret style: like Theatre, but the seats on Level 1 are tables and chairs on a flat floor. Seating at around tables is not numbered. Club style: Level 1 is standing, with unnumbered tickets specifying access to the Level. Levels 2 and 3 are numbered seating. Drinks are allowed in on Level 1 only. Halls One and Two In seats on the sides of Levels 2 and 3, you have to lean forwards to obtain a full view of the stage. Please ask our staff for more information.

Thank You The Sage Gateshead values its partnerships with individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies and its core revenue supporters Arts Council England, North East and Gateshead Council. As a registered charity this support is vital to allow us to continue and develop our work. Founding Patrons – Endowment Fund* The Sage Group plc The Barbour Trust Northern Rock Foundation The Garfield Weston Foundation Joan and Margaret Halbert Endowment Donors The Shears Foundation The David Goldman Progrmme The Go-Ahead Group plc Northern Arts Board Fenwick Ltd Northumbrian Water Benfield Charitable Trust The Sir James Knott Trust Greggs plc The David Boardman Trust Roland Cookson Fund 1989 Willan Trust Public Sector Revenue Supporters Arts Council England, North East Gateshead Council ONE

Trust and Foundation Supporters Ernest Cook Trust Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Kellett Fund Northern Sinfonia Trust Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Baring Foundation The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The Foyle Foundation The Gillian Dickinson Trust The Hadrian Trust The PRS for Music Foundation The Radcliffe Trust The Rayne Foundation The WA Handley Charitable Trust Youth Music The Legacy Circle Supporting the breadth of our work by leaving a legacy in your will Principal Partners Supporting a favourite ‘chair’ in our orchestra, Northern Sinfonia

Corporate Partners Platinum Partners Sage UK

Sage Supporters Supporting The Sage Gateshead with an annual membership that includes special benefits which bring you closer to our work

Gold Partners Northumbrian Water, Nexus, Potts Printing and Packaging

Northern Sinfonia Friends Supporting Northern Sinfonia with an annual membership

Silver Partners Barclays, Explain, Muckle LLP, Sintons LLP

Cornerstone Donors Supporting Northern Sinfonia with regular gifts

Bronze Partners Eversheds LLP, RSM Tenon, The Open University

Project Supporters Newcastle City Council, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Darlington Borough Council, DCSF Music Manifesto and Music and Dance Scheme

Corporate Sponsors Capital Shopping Centres, Eldon Square and Metrocentre supporting The Big Sing * The Sage Gateshead’s Endowment Fund is held by the Community Foundation

For information on how to get involved, visit, email or phone us on 0191 443 4651.

Chairman: Lord Puttnam of Queensgate

The Sage Gateshead Corporate Partners Platinum Partner

Gold Partners

The Sage Gateshead St Mary’s Square Gateshead Quays Gateshead NE8 2JR

Silver Partners Follow us on Twitter: @sage_gateshead Become a fan on Facebook Ticket Office: 0191 443 4661 Administration: 0191 443 4666 Brasserie: 0191 443 4654 ExploreMusic: 0191 443 4630 We are proud of our environmental awareness: to see our policy, visit the About section of our website. This paper is sourced from well-managed forests and other controlled environments, as certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. North Music Trust is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee, number 4044936 and as a charity, number 1087445. Cover photo: Alex Telfer

September-October Events Diary  
September-October Events Diary  

The Sage Gateshead's September-October 2010 Events Diary