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Classical Listings

Brundibár Arts Festival Closing Concert

Orchestre National de Lille

Thursday 30 January Sage One, 7.30pm Alexandre Bloch conductor Eric Lu piano Orchestre National de Lille Debussy Ibéria Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Ravel Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose Suite) Debussy La mer

A programme of French music at its most sumptuously colourful, including one of the most gorgeous seascapes ever painted by an orchestra in Debussy’s La mer. Plus the chance to hear 2018 Leeds Piano Competition winner Eric Lu in Beethoven’s most poetic concerto.

Sage Two, 8pm

Samuel Quartermaine Smith New Work (Brundibár Arts Festival Special Commission)

Jack Liebeck violin Alexandra Raikhlina violin Philip Dukes viola Liubov Ulybysheva cello Shelly Ezra clarinet Patrick Broderick horn Daniel Grimwood piano

This concert is dedicated to Sir Nicholas George Winton who organised kindertransports, and includes a pre-concert performance by Opera North Youth Choir.

Tuesday 4 February

Beethoven Clarinet Trio Ligeti Horn Trio Dohnányi Sextet in C

£16.50 - £40 P B C

Sage One 7.30pm Laurence Equilbey conductor Ilker Arcayürek tenor Royal Northern Sinfonia Schubert Overture to Rosamunde Schubert Songs, including Erlkönig Schubert Symphony No.4 ‘Tragic’

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Free tickets for under-26s, supported by Cavatina Chamber Music Trust

Classics 4 Kids: Peter and the Wolf

Equilbey’s Schubert

Friday 7 February

£18 C

An evening with one of the greatest songwriters of all time - Franz Schubert. Programme includes Im Abendrot, Ständchen, and Berlioz’s arrangement of Erlkönig alongside the delightful Rosamunde overture and the high drama of the ‘Tragic’ symphony.

£14 - £38 P B C Post-concert Spotlight performance

Saturday 8 February Sage One, 2pm Karin Hendrickson conductor Eleanor Mooney presenter Paul Whittaker BSL interpreter Royal Northern Sinfonia Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf Bring your youngsters to hear Prokofiev’s all-time family favourite performed live by RNS. With free Concourse activities from 1.15pm onwards.

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Recommended 5+ but all welcome.

Children £5.50 Adults £11 Children two and under go free sitting on a knee.

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