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What’s On? March/April 2020

Gateshead Jazz Friday 20 - Sunday 22 March

Including: The Lightning Seeds Richard Dawson WOLF! Coma Festival of Contemporary Music for All The Music of Elton John Young Musicians Programme

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At a glance

March

April

Hashmat Sultana

Monday 2 March

FUNK: A Music Revolution featuring: Pee Wee Ellis, China Moses plus special guest Omar Wednesday 4 March Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Wednesday 4 March

Jon Hopkins – Polarity Tour, Plus Hayden Thorpe Thursday 5 March Folkworks: Future Traditions

Thursday 5 March

CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All including RNS Moves

Friday 6 - Sunday 8 March

Samling Masterclass & Concert

Saturday 7 March

Clannad

Saturday 7 March

Folkworks: Martin Hayes

Sunday 8 March

Folkworks: Chris Wood

Monday 9 March

NICMS: Endellion Quartet

Wednesday 11 March

The Lightning Seeds Performing Jollification

Thursday 12 March

RNS at Home: Montero plays Tchaikovsky

Friday 13 March

Jaki Graham

Friday 13 March

Conversations with Roddy Doyle

Saturday 14 March

Piano Greats: Gabriela Montero

Sunday 15 March

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Tuesday 17 March

Elles Bailey

Wednesday 18 March

CocoRosie

Wednesday 18 March

Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

Thursday 19 March

10cc’s Graham Gouldman - Heart Full of Songs plus Paul Canning

Thursday 19 March

Gateshead Jazz

Friday 20 - Sunday 22 March

The Slow Readers Club Richard Dawson plus special guests Circle Goldfrapp plus Special Guests

Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March

RNS at Home: Nordic Symphonies

Friday 27 March

Amy Wadge

Friday 27 March

A Lifetime of Love

Saturday 28 March

The Music of Elton John: 50 Years of ‘Your Song’ Saturday 28 March Pete Whittaker - Solo & Free

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RNS @ Wylam 2

Thursday 2 April

Smoove & Turrell “Stratos Bleu Tour” Kitchen Zoo Present WOLF!

Saturday 4 April Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 April

Folkworks: Daoirí Farrell

Sunday 5 April

NICMS: Heath Quartet with Max Baillie (viola)

Wednesday 8 April

RNS at Home: Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives

Thursday 9 April

Linda May Han Oh

Friday 10 April

The Wandering Hearts

Sunday 12 April

The Legend of Barry White - Let the Music Play plus The Supreme Dream Girls

Sunday 12 April

Biff Byford: School of Hard Knocks - The Spoken Word & Live Music Show

Friday 17 April

The Big Family Earth Jam

Saturday 18 April

Folkworks: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Saturday 18 April

Inspiration: West End and Broadway

Sunday 19 April

Baby Sinfonia

Tuesday 21 April

Mozart String Quintet No.4

Wednesday 22 April

Ralph McTell

Thursday 23 April

Folkworks: Rachael McShane and the Cartographers Friday 24 April The Hollies - The Road is Long Tour

Friday 24 April

Puppini Sisters

Saturday 25 April

National Association of Choirs presents Choral Spectacular

Saturday 25 April

RNS Presents: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday 26 April

Danni Nicholls plus special guest Hayley McKay

Sunday 26 April

Toyah & Hazel O’Connor - Electric Ladies of the 80s

Wednesday 29 April

Joe Bonamassa

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Monday 30 March

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Thursday 30 April

C M B P F

Concessions available Multibuy available Bus service Package discounts available Family ticket available


What’s On?

Monday 2 March Sage Two, 8pm Performing with a full live band, Hashmat Sultana are the most sensational contemporary Sufi and Punjabi singers to emerge from India recently, They’ve become a YouTube sensation - Rang has had more than 25 million views.

Gig Listings

Hashmat Sultana with live band

Sage One, 7.30pm Led by James Brown’s MD, renowned saxophonist Pee Wee Ellis and co-curated with singer China Moses, FUNK: A Music Revolution celebrates funk’s influence from its early days to latest sounds. Hear new arrangements of the funk classics.

£24.50 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Wednesday 4 March

Thursday 5 March

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage One, 7.30pm

Singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s melancholic brand of acoustic folk-pop has drawn comparisons to the likes of Jose Gonzalez and Iron & Wine.

Described as ‘one of the most celebrated electronic musicians of his generation,’ Hopkins is known for live performances that are visceral, generous, charged with a rapt, sensuous beauty. Playing grand piano for part of the show, he will be joined by a group of consummate musicians and long-term friends.

£16.40

Folkworks: Future Traditions

Presented in partnership with GEM Arts and Asian Arts Agency

Wednesday 4 March

FUNK: A Music Revolution featuring: Pee Wee Ellis, China Moses plus special guest Omar

Benjamin Francis Leftwich plus Amy Ellis

£13.60 to £19.10

Presented by Sage Gateshead

Jon Hopkins Polarity Tour, plus Hayden Thorpe

£30 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Thursday 5 March

Saturday 7 March

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage One, 8pm

Future Traditions showcases the finest emerging artists from Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music Degree. Students will be performing folk song and music from across the British Isles and beyond.

Having sold 15 million records worldwide and with eight top 10 U.K. albums to their name, multi-award-winning Clannad join us on their In a Lifetime farewell world tour.

£32.70 - £65 Presented by Live Nation

£7.10 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Clannad

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Gig Listings

Folkworks: Martin Hayes

Sunday 8 March

Monday 9 March

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage Two, 8pm

Legendary County Clare fiddle player Hayes’ unique sound, his mastery of his instrument, his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence and inimitable sound. One of the fiddle greats.

Winner of six BBC Folk Awards, Chris Wood’s writing is permeated with love and wry intelligence, uplifting and challenging as he celebrates the sheer one-thing-afteranotherness of life. His fans include Tom Robinson, Chris Difford and The Unthanks.

£15.80 - £19.10

Folkworks: Chris Wood

Presented by Sage Gateshead

Thursday 12 March

Friday 13 March

Sage One, 7.30pm

NRFH, 7.45pm

To celebrate 25 years since the release of Jollification, Ian Broudie and co. perform the album in its entirety live in Sage One.

Jaki Graham paved the way for many a black British female solo artist who followed. Jaki achieved international success with a string of hits from ’85 including Could it Be I’m Falling In Love?, Round and Around and Set Me Free.

£31.10 Presented by Sage Gateshead

The Lightning Seeds Performing Jollification in full plus a greatest hits set

Conversations with Roddy Doyle

Elles Bailey plus Tawny Ellis

£17.40

Presented by Sage Gateshead

Jaki Graham

£21.80 Presented by RLN Music

Saturday 14 March

Tuesday 17 March

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage Two, 8pm

Celebrating the career of one of Ireland’s best-loved writers, Roddy Doyle discusses his work in an intimate and entertaining evening of sprawling conversation, not to be missed! Special guest interviewer to be announced.

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, the pair have won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - Best Duo Award and been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ‘Live Act of the Year’.

£19.60

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

Presented with Fane

£19.60 - £21.80 Presented with Venues All

Wednesday 18 March

Wednesday 18 March

NRFH, 7.45pm

Sage Two, 8pm

Bristol-based singer/ songwriter Elles Bailey broke into the Americana scene in 2017 with her unique talent and an unmistakable voice. Her passionate, visceral shows have made her a favourite with devotees and newcomers alike.

CocoRosie is the project of US performance artists Sierra and Bianca Casady. Their songs blend a myriad of styles and references, from hip-hop to folk and opera, shaping the most painful of experiences into memorable and evocative pop songs. A rare show on the back of their most recent release Lamb and the Wolf.

£12 Presented by Sage Gateshead

CocoRosie with support from Martha Hill       

£19.60 Presented by Sage Gateshead

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Lucky You, The Lightning Seeds are coming With the release of the 25 year anniversary reissue of Jollification, Sage Gateshead is excited to welcome The Lightning Seeds to Sage One to perform the seminal, platinum-selling album. We were lucky enough to catch up with Ian Broudie ahead of the concert on Thursday 12 March. “This is quite different from anything we’ve done in the last few years really,” he said. “We’ve played events and festivals in the summer and the odd thing but we’ve never actually played our own gigs for seven or eight years. “There was talk about reissuing the album (Jollification) and putting it out on vinyl and it just seemed like a good idea and

good fun to play the album as there were a few tracks that we’d never really played live, and certainly never played in a way that we’re doing them now. “That was the kernel of the idea and it spread from there really. We put two shows on sale and because we hadn’t done any for a long time we weren’t sure how that would go. And then we were thrilled because there was a great response and they sold out so we put another six or seven on sale. “We play Jollification in its entirety and then we have a little break and then we do a lot more songs and another set of greatest hits.” The original 1994 LP has sold over 900,000 copies, receiving critical acclaim and going on to be certified Platinum. The reissue has been released digitally as well as on heavyweight black vinyl and limited edition

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strawberry red (and strawberry scented!) coloured vinyl with two rare b-sides. When talking about bringing the album back to life again Ian said: “I loved it actually because I rediscovered it and found there’s a lot more depth to it really. “When you’re playing an album that’s 25 years old there’s an element of nostalgia, but you still want it to be vibrant and have a living, breathing feel to it and heart inside it, and I think we’ve got the balance of it really well. “People have been loving it. Everyone is going to have their own personal experience with it.” You can hear the full interview with Ian on our latest podcast ‘Backstage’. Listen now at sagegateshead.com/listen Tickets for The Lightning Seeds are available online at www.sagegateshead.com

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Gig Listings

Anton & Erin: Dance Those Magical Movies

Thursday 19 March

Thursday 19 March

Sage One, 7.30pm

Sage Two, 8pm

The nation’s favourite ballroom stars return with sensational choreography set to music that made it big on the silver screen. Including musical classics from Singin’ In The Rain, Casablanca, The Wizard Of Oz, The Greatest Showman, Moulin Rouge and many more.

For lovers of perfectly-crafted music performed by the composer, a Heart Full of Songs concert is truly an exquisite experience.

£44.50 - £50 Presented with Raymond Gubbay Ltd

Gateshead Jazz 2020

£26.20 - £28.30 Presented by Sage Gateshead

10cc’s Graham Gouldman - Heart Full of Songs plus Paul Canning

20 - 22 March

Tuesday 24 March

Sage Gateshead

Sage Two, 7.30pm

Gateshead Jazz showcases the exciting melting pot of jazz including dance music, Afro-beat, R&B, neo-soul and electronic music from acclaimed and illustrious artists to the hottest rising stars. See page 8 for more info.

The Slow Readers Club have announced their fourth album, The Joy Of The Return, out on March 20th. The album marks a change in the band’s process, with their extensive touring allowing them time to write and develop tracks through soundchecks and back-of-van jams.

Presented by Sage Gateshead

The Slow Readers Club

£19.10 Presented by DHP Family

Richard Dawson with special guests

Amy Wadge plus James Smith

Wednesday 25 March

Thursday 26 March

Sage One, 7.30pm

Sage One, 7pm

Richard Dawson follows up his sold-out December show in Sage Two with an expanded evening in the main hall, featuring a full band set plus some special international guests invited by Richard for the occasion. See website for special guest details.

Felt Mountain: The 20th Year Tour will see Alison Goldfrapp perform tracks from the album for the first time since its original release in a brandnew show featuring lush and intimate takes on classics from across their 20-year career.

Goldfrapp plus Special Guests

Presented by Sage Gateshead

Under-14s accompanied by an adult (over 18) Presented by Metropolis Music

Friday 27 March

Saturday 28 March

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage Two, 6pm

Amy has been performing and releasing music for over 20 years. Amy has co-written with other artistes including cowriting Ed Sheeran’s Grammy award-winning worldwide hit Thinking Out Loud, Amy has written and recorded six original songs for the hit BBC Wales drama, Keeping Faith.

Follow our musical journey, exploring the many natures of love experienced - from birth to death. The North East Indian Cultural Trust presents an evening of music, dance, singing and drama, followed by an Indian buffet.

£19.60

£10.90 - £13.10

£8.70 (child), £13.60 A Lifetime of Love

Presented by Sage Gateshead

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£38.20 - £49.10

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Presented by North East Hindu Cultural Trust


A new era for Sage Gateshead’s Jazz Festival, running 20 - 22 March. Gateshead Jazz is part of Sage Gateshead’s year-round jazz programme, which showcases a broad range of jazz, soul, funk and crossover artists from acclaimed and illustrious artists to the hottest rising stars.

SEED Ensemble

Triptych plus Lisa Delarny

Zoe Gilby’s Family Jazz All Stars

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Friday 20 March

Friday 20 March

Sage Two, 7pm

Sage One, 7.30pm

SEED Ensemble is a Mercury Award-nominated 10-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi. Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through original compositions and improvisation.

With a career spanning over 20 years, Jamie Cullum‘s legendary live shows have seen him perform and work alongside artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock , Pharrell Williams and Kendrick Lamar. He has established himself as a multi award-winning music broadcaster, and is touring his sensational new album Taller.

Jamie Cullum

£13.40

£37.60 - £53.20, £104 (VIP)

Friday 20 March

Friday 20 March

NRFH, 8.30pm

Sage Two, 10.15pm

As featured on BBC Radio 3 Jazz Lineup – Paul Edis (piano/clarinet/flute) Rob Walker (drums/percussion) and Paul Susans (electric and double bass) AKA Triptych bring a diverse repertoire and extensive experience to create original music that embraces a wealth of influences and different approaches.

GoGo Penguin have been hailed as the “Radiohead of British Jazz”, but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalist influences, alongside the intricacy of Aphex Twin or Four Tet to create their punchy, experimental, but always beautiful music.

GoGo Penguin

£21.50

£7.50

Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March

Sage Two, 12pm

The Barbour Room, 11am

An unmissable family friendly show, ideal for children to grandparents. In this jazztastic performance, Zoe lends her stunning vocals and captivating style to this funfilled tribute to jazz singers past and present, sharing the stage with a line-up of highly accomplished jazz musicians.

Leeds four-piece jazz ensemble Beyond Albedo weave dance music with improvisation, inspired by the music of the early 1960s and the 1980s. This performance is perfect for anyone with additional needs, those who would benefit from a relaxed environment, and their friends and families.

£5.40

Beyond Albedo Relaxed Performance

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£5.40


What’s On?

Tin Men and the Telephone Family Show

Theo Croker

Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March

NRFH, 1.30pm

MEC, 2pm

Tin Men and the Telephone present a new immersive multimedia performance that combines improvised music, visuals, and audience participation via a smartphone app to address the very timely topic of climate change in a uniquely interactive, fun and thought-provoking way.

Jazz guitarist Jamie Mackay leads a masterclass looking at improvisation through the lens of jazz theory. Explore a range of styles and leave the session with knowledge of chord progressions and improvisation techniques. All instruments welcome. 18+

£8.60

Jasper Høiby’s Planet B

£15

Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March

Sage Two, 3pm

NRFH, 5pm

As the grandson of trumpeter Doc Cheatham, and former student of legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd, New Generation US Jazz trumpeter Theo Croker is an artist steeped in jazz tradition. Well-versed in the swing and bop, Theo’s own music reveals a love of funk, soul, and gooey, groove-oriented hip-hop.

Acclaimed pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls‘ new Inside-Out Piano recital was instigated by the 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, giving us 12 years to take drastic action on emissions. With her striking vertical grand piano, Nicolls combines original music and recorded speech in a compelling performance.

£17.20

Shri Feat: Bugge Wesseltoft, Ben Castle & Asaf Sirkis

Jazz Improvisation Masterclass

Sarah Nicolls - 12 Years plus post show discussion

£10.80

Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March

Sage Two, 7pm

Sage One, 7.30pm

Shri Sriram, a BASCA British Composer Award winner was pioneer of the Asian Underground scene with Outcaste Records and groundbreaking electronic/ trip-hop duo Badmarsh & Shri. He’ll perform tracks from his latest album The Letter with an allstar line-up of jazz accomplices Bugge Wesseltoft, Ben Castle and Asaf Sirkis.

Fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, Ibibio Sound Machine is a clash of African and electronic elements inspired in equal measure by the golden era of WestAfrican funk & disco and modern post-punk & electro. House Gospel Choir is an electrifying House meets Gospel experience.

£17.20

Ibibio Sound Machine plus House Gospel Choir

£21.50

Saturday 21 March

Saturday 21 March

NRFH, 9pm

Sage Two, 10.15pm

Jasper Høiby created the trio Phronesis in 2005, winning a myriad of awards including Jazz Album of the Year’ in Jazzwise and MOJO Magazines. Jasper Høiby’s Planet B, takes compositional skills into thrillingly uncharted territory, combining the dynamism and warmth of his acoustic tones with expansive soundscapes.

A Jazz FM Awards Best Female Vocalist nominee, Judi Jackson possesses all the qualities held by the greats astounding range, immaculate pitch and that indefinable ‘thing’. A protégé of renowned trumpeter and bandleader Wynton Marsalis, her material is influenced by folk, pop, R&B and neosoul as well as jazz.

Judi Jackson

£13.60

£16.10

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Gig ListingsJAZZ 2020 Gateshead

Sunday 22 March

Sunday 22 March

Rehearsal 10am-5pm Concourse Performance 5pm

Sage Two, 12pm Award-winning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles and her 20-piece Jazz Orchestra embark on a new chapter, gathering commissions from over the years, new orchestrations of her own small band tunes and new compositions. Enjoy this concert with a brunch option served to your table.

Be part of a musical extravaganza at Gateshead Jazz. Guitarist Chris Sharkey is looking for players and singers to join his band! All ages and abilities welcome.

Get In The Band with Chris Sharkey

Jambone and special guests

Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra Brunch Special

Free

£16.40

Sunday 22 March

Sunday 22 March

NRFH, 2pm

Sage Two, 4pm

Join Sage Gateshead’s youth jazz ensemble directed by renowned jazz pianist and composer Paul Edis, for a special festival performance featuring new material developed with festival guest Yazz Ahmed. Jambone comprises trumpet, trombone, saxophone and flute sections locked together by piano, guitar, bass and drums.

Recognised as two of the most groundbreaking contemporary jazz composers of their generation, pianists Nikki Yeoh and Zoe Rahman will have you at the edge of your seat as they share their talents across two grand pianos.

Nikki Yeoh and Zoe Rahman

£17.40

£10.80

Vula Viel

Sunday 22 March

Sunday 22 March

NRFH, 5.45pm

Sage Two, 7.30pm

Following the acclaimed release of Do Not Be Afraid and a stellar performance at Womad, Vula Viel continue their sonic explorations around the gyil, the wooden xylophone of the Dagaare from Upper West Ghana, on their brand new set, What’s Not Enough About That.

Yazz Ahmed is a BritishBahraini trumpet player and composer who seeks to blur the lines between jazz and electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage. This is a rare occasion to experience Yazz’s new album, Polyhymnia, performed live in its entirety, by a 12-piece ensemble.

£12.90

Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia

£16.10

Sunday 22 March NRFH, 9.15pm

Free Concourse Stage

Binker Golding truly is the saxophonist of the moment. Described by taste-maker Gilles Peterson as “exceptional”, expect a contemporary twist from four young heavyweights of the London jazz scene.

Binker Golding Quartet

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£13.40

Friday 20 March – Sunday 22 March Concourse, Various Times Featuring Break Out Brass Beyond Albedo Yaatri Purpleshirt Picturehouse Deluxe

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Archipelago Fat Suit Hand to Mouth Paul Taylor Get in the Band Pop Up Performance

Nishla Smith Quintet Zoe Gilby & Andy Champion

Free


What’s On?

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Gateshead Jazz is one of many amazing Sage Gateshead moments that music lovers like you won’t want to miss. But if you love jazz and are not already a Sage Supporter, you’ve just missed a whole host of member only benefits. Sage Supporter membership unlocks so many benefits in addition to early gig notifications and dedicated presales. As a Sage Supporter you’ll also get valuable discounts at our bars, café, brasserie and shop. With memberships starting from as little as £40, you’ll get all this for the same price as a gig ticket. For more information visit sagegateshead.com, email supporters@sagegateshead.com or call 0191 443 5038.

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Been the first to know which artists were heading to Gateshead Jazz. Been able to get your hands on tickets for artists including Jamie Cullum before anyone else with priority booking.


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Gig Listings

Pete Whittaker - Solo & Free

Folkworks: Daoirí Farrell

Monday 30 March

Saturday 4 April

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage Two, 8pm

Driven by the challenge and the suffering, Pete looks to find that mythical point between the possible and impossible, by climbing not just one, but multiple big walls alone in under 24 hours.

The band return with Stratos Bleu, their 6th studio album and one that continues to pair Turrell’s conscious lyricism with Smoove’s impeccable production.

£17.40

Presented by Smoove & Turrell

Presented with Speakers from the Edge

£21.80 Smoove & Turrell “Stratos Bleu Tour”

Sunday 5 April

Friday 10 April

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage Two, 8pm

Dónal Lunny has described Daoirí Farrell as, ‘one of the most important traditional singers to emerge out of Ireland in the last decade.’ In 2016 he launched his solo career with a low-key show at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow. In 2019 he returned to lead an all-star line-up in one of the festival’s biggest venues.

Linda May Han Oh is a true rising star. She began playing piano, bassoon and electric bass before starting upright bass. She received the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer’s award in 2008. She is currently the bassist with guitarist, Pat Metheny. Linda performs with her quartet.

£15.80 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Linda May Han Oh

£13.60 - £15.80 Presented by Sage Gateshead


What’s On?

The Wandering Hearts plus Bobby Bazini & Rosanne Reid

BIFF BYFORD: SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS - The Spoken Word & Live Music Show

Sunday 12 April

Sunday 12 April

Sage Two, 2pm & 8pm

Sage One, 7.30pm

Harmony-laden Americana band The Wandering Hearts burst onto the scene with their debut album Wild Silence. Signed to Decca Records they were discovered 30 minutes after uploading their first track to Soundcloud. They won the Bob Harris Emerging Artist Award at the UK Americana Awards before heading out on a sold-out tour.

£15.80 Presented by Sage Gateshead

The Legend Of Barry White - Let The Music Play plus The Supreme Dreamgirls

Direct from the U.S.A, the world’s only full touring show in celebration of one of the best-selling music artists of all time, the legendary Barry White. Expect to hear You’re The First, The Last, My Everything, Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Babe, Just The Way You Are and many more.

£27.80 Presented by Mark Ellis Live

Friday 17 April

Saturday 18 April

Sage One, 7.30pm

Sage Two, 8pm

In the first half, Biff will chat about his life and career with star of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show Don Jamieson. The second half will consist of a live show with Biff and his band.

2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. They have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene’s most enduring partnerships. To celebrate this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career.

£35.40 Presented by Kilimanjaro Live Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult

Folkworks: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

£15.80 Presented by Sage Gateshead


Gig Listings

Ralph McTell

Folkworks: Rachael McShane and the Cartographers

Puppini Sisters

Thursday 23 April

Friday 24 April

Sage One, 7.30pm

Sage One, 7.30pm

Ralph’s performance features songs from his 50 year career including some of his most recent work. A singer songwriter of international acclaim who has played across the world, McTell brings his exquisite songwriting to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories.

The Hollies are one of Britain’s best-loved bands. Their soaring harmonies, brilliantly crafted songs coupled with The Hollies’ extensive back catalogue of hits including The Air That I Breathe and He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother has ensured the longevity of one of the greatest British groups.

£30

The Hollies - The Road is Long Tour

£31.60 - £36.50

Presented with Tom May

Presented by Rob Haywood

Friday 24 April

Saturday 25 April

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage One, 7pm

Rachael McShane is a singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player. An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, Rachael has recently been singing the role of Susannah Holmes in The Transports. Rachael is now working on a new solo project of traditional songs.

The National Association of Choirs North East Group returns to celebrate 100 years in song. Twenty-six choirs present a sensational evening of choral repertoire from traditional to musicals, popular classics and more, compered by David Goodwin of Banks Music Publications.

£15.30 Presented by Sage Gateshead

A Choral Spectacular of Massed Voices Celebrating 100 Years of Singing

£15 Presented by National Association of Choirs

Saturday 25 April

Sunday 26 April

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage Two, 8pm

With five albums under their waist-cinching belts The Puppini Sisters are now regarded as the world’s leading close-harmony group. They rework pop songs such as Dancing Queen, 9 to 5, and Groove Is In The Heart in a swing-style.

2019 saw the release of Danni’s third studio album The Melted Morning following two consecutive Americana Music Association UK award nominations plus touring with legends such as Shakin’ Stevens and Lucinda Williams. She is joined by Sage Gateshead’s Summer Studio artist Hayley McKay.

£25.60 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Danni Nicholls plus special guest Hayley McKay

£13.60 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Toyah & Hazel O’Connor - Electric Ladies of the 80s

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Wednesday 29 April

Thursday 30 April

Sage Two, 8pm

Sage One, 7.30pm

Post Punk and New Wave artists Toyah and Hazel O’Connor join forces to bring you their exciting new tour, ‘Electric Ladies of the 80s’. Performing alongside their full electric band, each artist will perform their own set alongside some duets and surprises.

Joe’s April 2020 UK tour will feature Joe performing alongside a hand-picked group of world-class musicians playing material from Joe’s latest studio album Redemption and his 2016 milestone album Blues of Desperation, plus classic Bonamassa fan favourites and surprises.

£27.30 - £31.10

Joe Bonamassa

Presented by RLN Music

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£103.60 - £130 Presented by Neil O’Brien


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Makeover for Sage Gateshead By the time you read this, work will be well under way on our iconic concourse, transforming the “town square” of the venue into an even more welcoming and enjoyable space for visitors. Our bars, Brasserie and café will be refurbished and a new private dining area will be created as well as pop up retail stands. It is part of a £2 million capital programme that will also enable more part-standing gigs in Sage One, thanks to a new, quick-release seat system that will be installed later this year.

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Managing Director Abigail Pogson said it was the first major refurbishment to take place since the building opened in 2004. “As we celebrate our fifteenth year we want to reach more people and create more opportunities for a wider range of people,” she said. “We want to ensure music is a central part of life and that access to arts and culture is part of life in the North East and part of the identity of Sage Gateshead.

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“We’re improving all those spaces where people hang out. We’re going to upgrade audio in those spaces and put up digital screens so we can project and promote information about everything we have to offer. “Taking the seats out to allow us to programme regular, part-standing gigs means we can attract a totally different range of artists and give audiences a different experience. It will also mean greater capacity in the hall (up to 2,000 people) whilst still retaining that fantastic intimate vibe you get in Sage One.” Sage Gateshead was awarded £1.2 million in National Lottery funding through Arts Council England’s capital programme to enable the full project to go ahead. This has been matched by generous donations of £800,000 from individuals and trusts from around the North East and across the country. The Arts Council’s capital funding is intended to support organisations to develop their buildings and facilities to help them produce and present outstanding work.

North East firm Aptus Fit Out has undertaken the refurbishment. The full design team has included architects Howarth Litchfield and quantity surveyors Artis Consulting. Sage Gateshead is open all year round and is free to visit, currently welcoming around 500,000 visitors a year. Abigail added: “Above all I hope that these improvements will mean more and more people want to use the building and connect with its work. I hope that a young person thinking about music might be inspired by what happens here.” For more information visit sagegateshead.com/stand-up

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Classical Listings

CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All Friday 6 - Sunday 8 March

Following the success of our festival two years ago, we are once again partnering with CoMA for a weekend of new music. Your chance to hear Royal Northern Sinfonia perform music by the composers of today in different spaces, and the opportunity to participate in a day of CoMA workshops at Sage Gateshead. Combined tickets available. Discounts for students and unemployed.

Friday 6 March

Saturday 7 March

Sunday 8 March

Concourse 7.30pm

New Music Trail

CoMA Workshops

FREE EVENT

FREE EVENTS

Sage One & NRFH

Chorus of RNS open the festival with a performance on the Concourse.

A change of scene for RNS musicians, with four concerts in one day at three different venues around the Ouseburn, before finishing at Sage Gateshead with a performance by RNS Moves.

An afternoon of vocal and instrumental workshops, led by James Weeks and Grace Rossiter. Culminates in a performance of Terry Riley’s Olson III, the sequel to his signature work In C, with vocalists and instrumentalists joining together to raise the roof at Sage Gateshead!

Sage Two 8pm RNS: Listening a World James Weeks conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia Cassandra Miller O Zomer! Joanna Bailie Symphony-Street-Souvenir Oliver Leith Craquelure Laurence Crane Estonia James Weeks Düsseldorf Egidija Medekšaitė Malakosha

RNS @ Cobalt Studios, 2pm RNS @ The Cluny, Cluny 2, 3.30pm RNS @ Cumberland Arms, 5pm Ouseburn concerts last approx. 30 mins

A chamber concert featuring music by six of the best and brightest contemporary composers. Music underpinned by the idea of listening afresh to the world around us, environments, places and sounds.

RNS Moves @ NRFH, Sage Gateshead, 7pm

£14.50 Students/Unemployed £5

Free but ticketed

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Our unique inclusive ensemble with a new programme including pieces from the CoMA Songbook.

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Suitable for age 16+ For full details see website. sagegateshead.com/CoMA

£10.50 Students/Unemployed £5 Combined ticket for CoMA Workshops and RNS: Listening a World £20 Combined ticket Students/ Unemployed £10


What’s On?

Samling Masterclass & Concert

Saturday 7 March Sage Two, 1.30 - 4.30pm and 5.15 - 6.15pm North East born Samling Artist Anna Stéphany is emerging as one of the world’s most exciting mezzo sopranos on stage and in the concert hall, and has been described as ‘vocally superb and dramatically convincing’.

Endellion Quartet

She joins Samling Institute’s leadership team for the first time to lead eight young artists through a week of musical discovery as they work towards this public masterclass and concert.

£16.50 (Masterclass & Concert) C Samling Institute for Young Artists

Montero plays Tchaikovsky

Friday 13 March Sage One 7.30pm Alexandre Bloch conductor Gabriela Montero piano Royal Northern Sinfonia Grieg Norwegian Dances Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 Stravinsky Symphony in C

Wednesday 11 March Sage Two 7.30pm Endellion Quartet Beethoven String Quartet in F, Op.14 No.1 Sally Beamish Quartet (A Myndin’) Mendelssohn Quartet in E minor, Op.44 No.2 Puccini Crisantemi Ravel String Quartet in F

Returning for a ninth visit to the Chamber Music Series in their fortieth and final season, the Endellion Quartet will bring not just experience, but freshness and enthusiasm to their varied programme, including a Beethoven rarity - the composer’s own arrangement of one of his piano sonatas.

£9 - £21 C Newcastle International Chamber Music Series

Piano Greats: Gabriela Montero

One of the greatest melodies in Russian music, and one of the best-loved of all romantic masterpieces for piano and orchestra, Tchaikovsky’s thrilling First Piano Concerto is brought to us by the inimitable Gabriela Montero. Look forward to a gripping performance.

Sunday 15 March Sage One, 3pm Gabriela Montero piano Mozart Sonata No.10 in C major K330 Beethoven Sonata No.21 in C major ‘Waldstein’ Schumann Kreisleriana

£14 - £38 P B C

Flamboyant, imaginative and irrepressible, the Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero is a virtuoso in a class of her own: a pianist whose unique gift for improvisation put creativity back at the heart of classical performance. A must for piano lovers.

£18, £22

Pre-concert talk 6.30pm

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CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All - RNS Moves As part of CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All, RNS Moves, a new kind of inclusive ensemble, will play a brand-new programme. Here we talk to Clarence Adoo about how music connects people.

Clarence Adoo was a trumpet player for Royal Northern Sinfonia before he was left paralysed from the neck down following a car accident. He now continues to play music using his electronic Headspace instrument.

“RNS Moves came about because the orchestra wanted to work with Candoco Dance Company, a mix of ablebodied and disabled dancers, and the Director here thought ‘is it possible, that musically, we could match that?’.

Clarence is part of RNS Moves, a unique, inclusive ensemble which brings together musicians with and without disabilities, and features members of Royal Northern Sinfonia performing alongside colleagues such as Clarence.

“So he chatted to me and we came together with this dance company and had an amazing, wonderful time with these fantastic dancers and a great combination of six or seven RNS players and a few of my disabled friends who we brought in to be part of that ensemble.

“Royal Northern Sinfonia is a world-class orchestra and it’s a real challenge to be in an ensemble that is playing at that level for me physically. Mentally, it’s really rewarding.

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“As an ensemble we really enjoyed ourselves and the challenges we had of bringing the ensemble together.

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Everyone who came to hear us thought it was special. Out of that project came RNS Moves. “So far there are no musical limits to our repertoire and what we can achieve or arrange between us. It’s quite an eclectic group of instruments. “As a group we’ve sometimes played with four string players, an oboe player, a modern Headspace (offering a kind of electronic synthesiser sound or harpsichord), a saxophone and an electric guitar. Where the interest lies is how we take music that is well-known and adapt it ourselves. We connect our modern inclusive building and instruments to the music from several years ago.


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“It’s not really common to have a combination of disabled musicians playing with ablebodied musicians of this standard, mainly because of the challenges. The ensemble had to think of the structure it had for rehearsing and venues etc., and some of the traditional working ways of a conventional orchestra have had to be broken down and changed; there has been incredible flexibility. “This is a real beacon of high-quality playing, unique

around the world. We’ve created an inclusive group. It doesn’t matter if someone has a disability – music makes a connection to all of us and people can create on all different levels.” RNS Moves will perform at Sage Gateshead on Saturday 7 March at 7pm as part of the CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All. The concert is free but ticketed. sagegateshead.com/coma

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Classical Listings

The Music of Elton John: 50 Years of ‘Your Song’

Nordic Symphonies

Friday 27 March Sage One, 7.30pm Thomas Zehetmair conductor Steven Hudson oboe Royal Northern Sinfonia Sibelius Symphony No.7 Mozart Oboe Concerto Nielsen Symphony No.1

Sibelius’ elemental Seventh Symphony, the explosive First Symphony from a young Carl Nielsen, and the wit and energy of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto played by RNS’ own Steven Hudson; a concert to recharge mind and spirit.

£14 - £38 P B C Pre-concert talk 6.30pm

Wylam Brewery, 8pm Royal Northern Sinfonia Arvo Pärt Summa Steve Reich Vermont Counterpoint Gavin Bryars Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet Gavin Bryars has created a sonic experience unlike anything else in 20th century music. Like the serenely unfurling soundscape of

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Sage One, 7.30pm Richard Balcombe conductor Royal Northern Sinfonia My gift is my song, and this one’s for you. Some hits are forever, and over 50 years in the business, Sir Elton John has released classic after solid gold classic. Thrill to Rocket Man or sob along to the unbridled emotion of

Candle in the Wind: either way, the artist formerly known as Reginald Dwight has written the soundtrack to all our lives. Everyone’s got a favourite Elton John song, and when Royal Northern Sinfonia joins an all-star West End cast for this spectacular symphonic tribute, you’re sure to hear yours: Circle of Life, Pinball Wizard, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and many more.

£16.50 - £40 C

NICMS: Heath Quartet with Max Baillie (viola)

RNS @ Wylam 2

Thursday 2 April

Saturday 28 March

Arvo Pärt’s Summa and the dancing, ever-renewing sonic patterns of Steve Reich’s groundbreaking Vermont Counterpoint, Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet is a true modern classic: music with the power to provoke, to move, and to leave you transformed. Try it.

Standing £15, Seated £20 Concert at Wylam Brewery, Exhibition Park, Newcastle upon Tyne

Wednesday 8 April Sage Two, 7.30pm Heath Quartet Max Baillie viola Boccherini String Quartet in G minor, Op.32 No.5 Stravinsky Concertino Beethoven String Quartet in A, Op.18 No.5 James MacMillan ‘Memento’ for string quartet (1994) Beethoven String Quintet in C

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The Heath Quartet has recently appeared at Carnegie Hall, New York; the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; the BBC Proms and at Wigmore Hall, London. Their programme brings virtuosic excitement and spiritual reflection. The quicksilver finale of Beethoven’s quintet will bring the concert to a thrilling close.

£9 - £21 C Newcastle International Chamber Music Series


What’s On?

West End & Broadway

Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives Thursday 9 April Sage One, 7.30pm Harry Bicket conductor Eleanor Dennis soprano Barry Banks tenor David Soar bass Royal Northern Sinfonia Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia Bach Ricercar a 6 from The Musical Offering Mendelssohn Psalm 42 ‘Wie der Hirsch schreit’ (As Pants the Hart)

Inspiration: West End and Broadway

Beethoven Christ on the Mount of Olives A tale of soldiers and angels, God and man. Early music specialist Harry Bicket and three outstanding British soloists bring their all to this special pre-Easter performance: visions of timeless spiritual beauty by Bach and Mendelssohn prepare the way.

£14 - £38 P B C

Sage Two, 8pm Royal Northern Sinfonia Holst Wind Quintet James MacMillan Clarinet Quintet ‘Tuireadh’ Mozart String Quintet No.4 Take a string quartet, add one extra player, and something magical happens. Mozart’s G minor String Quintet contains some of the most intimate and poignant music even he

Sage One, 4pm Gary Griffiths music director Inspiration Choir Royal Northern Sinfonia If you’re trying to choose which show to see next, let Inspiration help you decide, with songs from currently running musicals now in the West End and on Broadway.

From Tina and Company to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, as well as long runners by composers such as Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Steven Schwartz, you’re sure to hear lots of your favourites - all given the unique Inspiration treatment.

£10, £19 F C

Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Mozart String Quintet No.4

Wednesday 22 April

Sunday 19 April

ever wrote. James MacMillan, on the other hand, added a clarinet and suddenly found himself in a realm of ancient Celtic laments and calling seabirds in his unforgettable requiem for 1988’s Piper Alpha disaster. The programme opens with another British work and another quintet, this time comprising five wind instruments, playing the gentle, warm and lyrical Wind Quintet by Gustav Holst.

Sunday 26 April Sage One, 7.30pm Sakari Oramo conductor Nicola Benedetti violin Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Victoria Borisova-Ollas Open Ground Bruch Violin Concerto No.1 Sibelius Symphony No.2

The UK’s favourite violinist, Nicola Benedetti, with the world’s favourite violin concerto. Heard alongside Sibelius’ most popular symphony, and all brought to us by the superb Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Finnish chief conductor Sakari Oramo. What more could you ask for?

£16.50 - £40 P B C

£14.50

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Big Beethoven Weekend 2: Dancing Beethoven Musicians play, dancers dance. Right? Not in this stunning collaboration between the critically acclaimed Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance.

Artistic Director Jonathan Morton said: “The movement we naturally make when we play is, somehow, linked very closely to the musical intention of both the composer and the musician performing his or her work.

Opening our second Big Beethoven Weekend of the year, the two come together to blur their roles and break the rules. A rare, enticing sight not to be missed.

“Involving a choreographer is a way of opening that up a little bit more and making it more obvious. It’s quite a natural step and a big step at the same time, of course - there’s a difference between emphasising some of the things that we are doing naturally and jumping across the stage!”

Choreographed together, musicians move alongside dancers to create a palette of sight and sound. The first of these two very special concerts celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday is entitled ‘Prelude - skydiving from a dream’ and takes place on Saturday 9 May. It takes three rich pieces of music that push the boundaries of classical music, and creates something entirely new. From amongst the dark, wild chaos of Lutosławski’s Preludes and the overwhelming precision of Bach’s Art of Fugue comes the climactic full, razor-sharp performance of Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. The musicians play this titan of a piece entirely from memory and, together with dynamic choreography, shed new light on this epic masterpiece.

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On Sunday 10th May, three dancers and one exceptional pianist perform ‘Alae’ using three of Beethoven’s most well-known sonatas - the ‘Tempest’, the Op.110 and the ‘Appassionata’ - as inspiration. Award-winning Swedish pianist Per Tengstrand is in demand across the globe as a soloist, described by The Washington Post as “technically resplendent, powerful, intuitively secure,” and by The New York Times as “a superb pianist.” Choreographer Örjan Andersson illuminates the sonatas in new ways through clashes and encounters with the moving human body. “To be able to have each performer, whether trained in music or in dance, on stage the whole time and choreograph each element remains a real thrill,” he said.

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To book for the Big Beethoven Weekend in May, visit the website or call our Box Office on 0191 443 4661.

Weekend tickets £30 Single concert tickets £20 Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance performance made possible with support from Creative Scotland, The Swedish Arts Council, Stockholm Stad and Region Stockholm.

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Family Listings

Saturday 4 April - Sunday 5 April

Family Listings

NRFH, Saturday 11am Sunday 10am & 1pm Join us for an adventure and find out what happens when Jack cries WOLF! With original music, puppetry and a tale you thought you knew… Inspired by Aesop’s Fable, The Boy who Cried Wolf.

Kitchen Zoo Present WOLF!

Children £6; Adults £8.20; Friends & Family Ticket £24 Presented by Sage Gateshead

Saturday 18 April

Various dates and times

NRFH, 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Greggs Children’s Room

Sing, dance and play with our live musicians as we visit people, plants, animals, battle the weather and raise our voices for climate change. Suitable for children aged 0-7.

Big Family Earth Jam

£4 (adults are required to purchase a ticket when purchasing a child ticket)

Come along to our weekly music-making classes for 0-4 year olds. Our songs, dances and games all help to gently support development while helping you experience just how magical music can be for the whole family.

Music Live Under Five

Family & Friends ticket: £12

Tuesday 21 April

Baby Sinfonia

Children £3.30, Adults £5.50

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Tuesday 21 July - Friday 24 July

Sage Two, 11am & 1.30pm Members of Royal Northern Sinfonia Immerse your little one in beautiful music performed by members of Royal Northern Sinfonia in this 45 minute long classical treat. Bounce to the playful dance movements and relax in the more serene moments. Suitable for babies up to 18 months and their grown-ups.

£3.50 (adults are required

Various times

ZOG

The smash-hit stage adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s muchloved Zog is back. Zog is eager to win a golden star at Madam Dragon’s school, where dragons learn all the things that dragons need to know and he faces his biggest challenge yet…a duel with knight, Sir Gadabout the Great!

£13.50 - £15.70


Giulian hopes to inspire other young musicians with disabilities to aim high Day-to-day practical things are hard for nine-year-old Giulian who has cerebral palsy. Here we talk to Giulian’s mum about Sage Gateshead’s Young Musicians Programme (YMP), which she says has given him confidence and a love for the violin.

Sheer determination and support from those around him have enabled Giulian to learn an instrument and achieve his goals. Young Musicians Programme runs every weekend during term time and is open for all young people aged four to 19 who are passionate about music and want to learn. His mum Elisabetta Fabrizi said YMP was a great way of socialising with like-minded children and had made him very happy. “He used to be shy and found it hard to deal with groups and noisy environments but now he is much better at both,” she added.

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“His confidence has improved a lot. The opportunity to do his end of year concert in Sage One was amazing, he even autographed my ticket to the performance and framed it!”

She added: “Everything is practically harder for him, so he needs to put in double effort. But his determination is so strong and it makes him very happy when he gets results.

Giulian, who is a pupil at Hotspur Primary in Heaton, joined YMP when he was five and a half. His mum was inspired to bring him along after seeing Sarah Fisher’s story. Sarah, a musician and performer, also has cerebral palsy and her story touched the region when she spoke out about how music at Sage Gateshead had helped her overcome some big physical challenges.

“The Young Musicians Programme has been so supportive. They clearly understand how crucial it is to make music education inclusive, and importantly believe that musicians with disabilities can achieve high levels.

Elisabetta said: “I thought about her amazing talent and determination and also about the family and teachers that must have believed in her from a young age. That evening I looked for information about music at the Sage and signed Giulian up.

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“Like Sarah, I hope Giulian’s experience can show other children that it is possible, and it ought to be possible for all abilities to aim very high.” Giulian wants to be an engineer when he’s older and hopefully will start his own orchestra in his spare time so he can play his own compositions and maybe use them in the machines he will invent!


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He said: “I love going to the Sage on a Saturday. I particularly enjoy the musicianship lesson because it is a lot of fun and we move about a lot.” We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest range of backgrounds, making sure that everybody has the chance to learn music with us. We have specialist skills in music training and experience in working with children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. Financial support is available through grants and bursaries. To find out more about the Young Musicians Programme visit sagegateshead.com/ymp or come along to our Open Day on Saturday 29 February.

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CoMusica Exchange Kimberley Bain, from Chester-le-Street, has always worked with children in their early years. Last year she started a new role at Children North East where she runs weekly sessions for 0-5-year olds. This is where she found out about an exciting opportunity called CoMusica Exchange.

Sage Gateshead’s CoMusica Exchange is a year-long training programme designed to support organisations and professionals to develop their skills to use music and creative arts to engage with children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances. It includes co-mentoring, shadowing opportunities and free or subsidised training opportunities. “When I first started in my new job at Children North East I was a little bit nervous and there was a part of me that thought I wasn’t good enough. I saw an advert about CoMusica Exchange and thought it would be something that would benefit me. I was used to working with early years and babies but it was the older children that I had no confidence with, and that’s why I applied to join.” said Kimberley. “You don’t need to be a musician to join the programme. Many of the people on CoMusica Exchange weren’t music specialists at all; there were people training to be primary school teachers, graduates and people working in early years like myself.” she added.

“I also shadowed Music Leaders running early years classes for looked after children as well as classes taking place at Sage Gateshead. They gave me some really good ideas to use in my own sessions. “I have a wider knowledge of music-making now. I still wouldn’t call myself a musician but I’m more confident. I can sing with older children and not be worried about it because I know how to engage them.” Wendy Smith, Director of Creative Learning at Sage Gateshead, said: “Here at Sage Gateshead we believe that by developing individuals and organisations who lead activities for children and young people experiencing challenging circumstances, we can increase inclusive music-making and develop inclusive music practice.” Applications for CoMusica Exchange 20/21 open in April 2020. Find out more at sagegateshead.com CoMusica Exchange is supported by Youth Music through the Alliance for a Musically Inclusive England, using public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

The exchange includes many shadowing opportunities with Music Leaders. Kimberley added: “My first shadowing opportunity was in a secondary school. The children had special educational needs and seeing how the teacher worked with them has taught me a great deal on how

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to manage different situations, and see how these skills could be transferable to my own work.

Sage Gateshead works in partnership with Children North East to achieve the best outcomes for children and their families in the North East.

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Music has helped to rebuild Paul’s life Previously Paul had been hospitalised with pneumonia and renal failure as a result of his alcohol addiction. After being discharged he found himself homeless and isolated.

Paul always had a love of music and, through the help of various charities, he found and joined Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme, a diverse range of music classes and activities for people over the age of 50. It rekindled his passion for music and helped him on the path to recovery. He said: “I was 55 years old and had enjoyed two successful careers before my addiction left me unemployed, socially isolated, desolate and fighting for life”.

“As you walk into this beautiful building you can immediately sense an atmosphere where people are enjoying themselves with a purpose. The groups are led by experienced and caring tutors and the facilities are excellent.

Paul now sings with Silver Rock Singers and Quicksilver (singing group) but has also enjoyed other groups and guitar classes. Two years ago, he was invited to become a Silver Ambassador.

“I would say to others you can come and leave your past and present issues behind. Learn something new, rediscover qualities that you have lost or forgotten.

He lives in West Denton Park, Newcastle with his partner Kath, having moved there from Gateshead in 2015. Following her retirement Kath joined the Silver programme last year.

“Music means so much in my life and Sage Gateshead has helped me rediscover it. Being part of Silvers has helped me rebuild my life. I know this is where I want to be.”

Paul said: “I am now able to visit my four children and seven grandchildren. I am no longer socially isolated, I attend groups where my past is not known and does not matter, I can engage with people with confidence and have a feeling of self-worth and responsibility.

Sage Gateshead’s Silver Programme is open to anyone over the age of 50 and includes a range of daytime musical activities in a relaxed, friendly and supportive environment. Summer Terms starts from Friday 17 April Visit sagegateshead.com to view the full range of vocal and instrumental classes.

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General information

Address:

Refunds:

Sage Gateshead, St. Mary’s Square, Gateshead, NE8 2JR

Without TicketPlan (details left) we are unable to offer refunds except in the case of a cancelled concert where we will refund the value of your ticket(s). Sage Gateshead reserves the right to substitute artists without prior notice.

Car Parking: Car parking to rear of the building with lift access and priority spacing for blue badge holders. Charges apply.

TicketPlan: Refund protection is available at a cost of £2 per ticket. This protects you against cancellation resulting from accidents, unexpected illnesses and adverse weather where the Police service or other Government agency have issued warnings not to travel. For full terms and conditions, visit the website.

Exchanges:

Gift Certificates:

Family Ticket: Four tickets, must include at least one adult and one child. See website for details.

If you require postage, a fee of £1.50 will be applied.

We are proud of our environmental awareness: to see our policy and learn about the 2 Star Industry Green award from Julie’s Bicycle, visit the About section of our website.

FREE Metro Travel:

Gift Certificates are valid for 5 years from the date of purchase. Gift Certificates can be redeemed at Box Office, over the phone and online at sagegateshead.com

Postage:

Tickets may be exchanged for seats of the same or higher value for a performance of the same production with a £2.50 handling fee per transaction.

Environment:

Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel on the Metro to and from Sage Gateshead concerts for free up to 2 hours before and after a performance. This does not include travel to our educational classes. For more information please visit www.sagegateshead.com The information in this brochure is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change. North Music Trust is a charity (No. 1087445) and relies on your support.

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We make music for everyone Every day, and in all that we do, we aim to inspire a life-long love of music with our dynamic international music programme and events and learning opportunities. Sage Gateshead is a registered charity. North Music Trust (Reg. Ch. No. 1087445)

As a registered charity, we rely on your generous support to use music to stimulate, educate and inspire.

If you’ve ever enjoyed a gig, classical performance or musical learning opportunity, why not make a donation and help bring the power of music to everyone, today and for the future? Donate today via our website or by calling 0191 443 5038.


Platinum Corporate Partners

Thank you Sage Gateshead values its partnerships with individuals, trusts and foundations, 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.

Trusts and Foundations Britford Bridge Trust Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland Daiwa Foundation Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Goldman Sachs Gives (UK) Hays Travel Foundation John Lewis & Partners LNER Customer and Communities Investment Fund Morrisons Foundation National Lottery Community Fund Netherton Park Trust PRS Foundation Sir James Knott Trust The Barbour Foundation The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The Hadrian Trust The Kavli Trust The Marchus Trust The Percy Hedley 1990 Trust The Shears Foundation Skipton Building Society Charitable Foundation W A Handley Charity Trust           Youth Music            

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

Public Funding Arts Council England Gateshead Council

Founding Endowment and 10th Birthday Endowment Donors 1989 Willan Charitable Trust 400 Club Bowland Charitable Trust Clore Duffield Foundation Cunard Mr J Cuthbert Fenwick Ltd Christopher French Gillian Dickinson Charitable Trust Greggs PLC Mr & Mrs M Howard John and Florence Adamson Charitable Trust John Bell Charitable Trust Lord Falconer of Thoroton Northern Arts Board Northumbrian Water Ms W Oloman Anne Reece Roland Cookson Fund Mr Anthony Sargent CBE Sir James Knott Trust Stuart Halbert Foundation The Barbour Foundation The David Boardman Trust The David Goldman Programme The Go-Ahead Group PLC The Shears Foundation The Squires Foundation The Vardy Foundation

Gold Corporate Partners

Silver Corporate Partners

Bronze Corporate Partners Biffa Northern Elevator Limited Pioneer Foodservice Solution Group ZeroLight

Public Funding

Advertisers

Legacy Bequests Miss Joyce Christie Audrey Dixon Richard and Maggie Freyman Ann Stephenson

Founding Patrons Garfield Weston Foundation Joan and Margaret Halbert Northern Rock Foundation The Barbour Foundation The Sage Group PLC

Sage Gateshead is a registered charity, North Music Trust (Reg. Ch. No. 1087445). Sage Gateshead exists thanks to the support of public and private donations.

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