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EvEnts nts Diary: DECEMBER 2012 - FEBRUARY 2013

a what’s on guide to everything we do including: festive events ‘the snowman’ and ‘the Gruffalo’, new year’s Eve Celebration, Folkworks Winter Workout Day, visiting orchestras and more


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delicious Warming Songs for Winter Days, the Big Family Sing and Dance, and Cumbrian storyteller Taffy Thomas’ Christmas Farewell – all crowned by a feast of free Concourse performances and special seasonal offers in our Shop, Café and Brasserie.

Welcome from our General Director Welcome to our teeming midwinter diary – packed with ways to enjoy the festive season from every possible musical angle! Northern Sinfonia alone present a cornucopia of Christmas treats, from Handel’s Messiah to the evergreen Snowman (each year introducing more very young children to a live orchestra for the first time); from Rejoice (Simon Halsey’s sparklingly programmed feast of Christmas music) to Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, and the iconic children’s films ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Gruffalo’s Child’, performed for the first time ever with a live orchestra. As always December offers a rich menu of showcase performances by our own students and also choral projects in which you can get involved - this year including our special Sing Together: Abba Choir giving you the chance to perform in Hall One on New Year’s Eve. Following the success of last New Year at The Sage Gateshead, this year we’ve another action-packed New Year’s Eve musical party followed the next day by Bradley Creswick’s gloriously unpredictable Northern Sinfonia Viennese New Year’s Day concerts. Other special events in this diary range from Christmas with the Rat Pack to The Magic of Motown, from Katherine Jenkins to Status Quo, and from Massed Brass Bands to Bruckner’s mighty Eighth Symphony from the CBSO, and young audiences will be looking forward to the

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Northern Sinfonia are then back in the first weeks of 2013 with Music Director Thomas Zehetmair, the peerless tenor Ian Bostridge, and Simon Halsey introducing the music of American choral sensation Eric Whitacre to the North East, with special nights at the ballet and in post-war Paris along the way. Other welcome returns include Celtic Connections’ scorching Transatlantic Sessions, the Bergen Philharmonic from across the North Sea, and another great Folkworks series of Folk Rising. Finally, I’m delighted to announce that in an exciting new partnership between The Sage Gateshead and Gateshead Council, we’re building on the council’s track record of arts and cultural programming in their fine Old Town Hall (where we were ourselves based before opening The Sage Gateshead) to develop it as an exciting new North East cultural hub, welcoming people of all ages to a broad-based programme of participatory arts and performance. The partnership will launch another new chapter in the life of this historic and much-loved building at the heart of the local community, and we’ll be making more announcements about that in the coming months. I and all my colleagues hope you will find many unmissable highlights in this packed festival, and wish you a very happy Christmas and many enjoyable and rewarding return visits in 2013!

Anthony Sargent General Director

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Front Cover: Warming Songs for Winter Days SATURDAY 1ST DECEMBER

The ever-popular Eleanor and Julia and friends return with wintry theatrical fun for all the family.

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Christmas Massed Brass Bands Salute our Heroes (Films and Musicals) Black Dyke Band

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Northern Sinfonia: Messiah City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra: Bruckner’s Apocalyptic Northern Sinfonia Christmas Concert: Rejoice

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Northern Sinfonia: Pastoral Northern Sinfonia: New Year Viennese Northern Sinfonia: Three Baroque Tenors Northern Sinfonia: Russian Masters Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: The Heath Quartet Northern Sinfonia: Serenade of Strings Northern Sinfonia: The Classical Symphony Northern Sinfonia: Post War Paris Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra: A Hero’s Life Young Classical Artists Trust at The Sage Gateshead: Richard Uttley Northern Sinfonia: ‘Nelson’ Mass Northern Sinfonia: A Night at the Ballet Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: London Haydn Quartet Northern Sinfonia: The Romantic Symphony 3 Northern Sinfonia: Unfinished Masterpiece Young Sinfonia’s Introduction to the Orchestra in Alnwick YMP Presents: Young Sinfonia

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Northern Sinfonia: Beethoven Violin Concerto

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Seasonal Music on the Concourse Santa’s Magical Mystery Tour Warming Songs for Winter Days Sunday Lunchtime Performances Babies Babble, Play and Move (0-12 months) Under 5s Music-Making (0-4 year olds)

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CLASSICAL Saturday 1st Dec Wednesday 5th Dec Saturday 8th Dec and Sunday 9th Dec Thursday 13th Dec Tuesday 1st Jan Saturday 12th Jan Sunday 13th Jan Wednesday 16th Jan Friday 18th Jan Thursday 24th Jan Tuesday 29th Jan Friday 1st Feb Sunday 3rd Feb Friday 8th Feb Sunday 10th Feb Wednesday 13th Feb Friday 15th Feb Friday 22nd Feb Saturday 23rd Feb Saturday 23rd Feb and Sunday 24th Feb Thursday 28th Feb

FAMILY From Friday 30th Nov From Saturday 1st Dec Saturday 1st Dec From Sunday 2nd Dec From Monday 3rd Dec From Monday 3rd Dec


FAMILY From Saturday 8th Dec Saturday 22nd Dec & Sunday 23rd Dec Sunday 23rd Dec and Monday 24th Dec Thursday 27th & Friday 28th Dec Thursday 27th Dec Sunday 30th Dec Friday 28th Dec From Thursday 10th Jan Saturday 26th Jan Tuesday 19th Feb and Wednesday 20th Feb Saturday 23rd Feb

Planet Music (5-7 years) Family Christmas Ceilidh with The New Slide Band

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Boomba Down the Tyne

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FOLK AND TRADITIONAL Saturday 1st Dec Sunday 2nd Dec Friday 14th Dec Saturday 15th Dec Sunday 16th Dec Friday 21st Dec Saturday 22nd Dec & Sunday 23rd Dec Saturday 22nd Dec Thursday 27th Dec Sunday 30th Dec Monday 31st Dec Monday 31st Dec Saturday 19th Jan Saturday 19th Jan Thursday 24th Jan Friday 25th Jan Saturday 26th Jan Sunday 3rd Feb Monday 4th Feb Friday 8th Feb Friday 8th Feb Friday 15th Feb Saturday 16th Feb Saturday 23rd Feb Sunday 24th Feb Tuesday 26th Feb

Martin Simpson Trio Breabach and Jamie Smith’s Mabon Double Bill Carols and Capers 2012 - Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy and The Gift Band YMP Presents: Winter Jamboree - Folkestra Crows’ Bones: A Folk Ghost Story for Christmas Family Christmas Ceilidh with The New Slide Band

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Christmas Ceilidh with The New Slide Band Jez Lowe’s Geordie Christmas List Towards Twelfth Night: Taffy Thomas and Friends The New Rope String Band (Family Show) New Year’s Eve Celebration featuring The New Rope String Band Winter Workout Tea-time Ceilidh Winter Workout Concert with Bryony Griffith, Sam Sweeney, Ed Boyd and Jo Freya Folk Rising: Fran Smith, Matt Stalker and Fables, Tracey Browne Burns Night Supper One Night In Gateshead: Judy Dinning Frigg Transatlantic Sessions Harmony Song Workshop with Northern Harmony Northern Harmony One Night In Gateshead: An Evening with the Wilson Family Folk Rising: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Christi Andropolis with Matt Price, Scott William Albert Hartley Future Traditions Phil Beer Fairport Convention

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Building Tour exploring music: The origins of elvis exploring music: who was Franz Joseph Haydn? The litpop Book club: a book club for music lovers – ‘le Freak: an upside down story of Family, disco and destiny’ by nile rogers exploring music: what are carols? exploring music: The stars of Baroque opera - Handel, Vivaldi and their singers The litpop Book club: a book club for music lovers – ‘Black By design: a 2-Tone memoir’ by pauline Black unlocking the secrets of classical music exploring music: The Four seasons - introduction to winter music exploring music: who was witold lutoslawski? exploring music: Jazz scores for the Big screen exploring music: choral music The litpop Book club: a book club for music lovers – ‘stone arabia’ by dana spiotta exploring music: who was Johannes Brahms? exploring music: popular music and authors exploring music: unfinished symphonies christmas lunchtime and evening parties

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sing Together: abba choir rehearsals Join in and sing absolute Beginner ukuleles project: singing winter workout day The cobweb orchestra plays kurt weill Harmony song workshop with northern Harmony

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inspiration choir: Believe 12 durham school: a Festival of music 12 krocodile klub 13 young musicians programme presents: open studio christmas concert 16 The magical sounds of christmas presented by The ravenswood singers 17 students @ The sage Gateshead: Jazz, popular and commercial music performances 19 ymp presents: winter Jamboree: weekend school winter choral celebration international day of disabled people – a celebration swing Bridge singers 25th anniversary celebration concert students @ The sage Gateshead: showcase performances The cobweb orchestra in concert krocodile klub

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rodriguez wild Beasts plus support Gwilym Gold The magic of motown - christmas party martyn Joseph Ben ottewell plus support little Gem Quofestive featuring status Quo and Guests ezio slade and sweet class of ’77 featuring From The Jam, The Blockheads and Boomtown rats Garry roberts & simon crowe christmas with the rat pack katherine Jenkins: an evening of christmas classics new year’s eve celebration featuring The new rope string Band new year’s eve celebration featuring 1974 abba Tribute and the sing Together: abba choir caravan kelly Joe phelps another evening with danny & Ben from Thunder Glen Hansard plus support The classic rock show Brendan cole - licence To Thrill stornoway Beverley craven paul carrack – Good Feeling Tour sadie and the Hotheads The Tipping point sir Bobby robson – a celebration Joe Brown wow – a celebration of the music and artistry of kate Bush

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Jazz and Blues saturday 1st dec monday 10th dec Tuesday 11th dec Friday 14th dec sunday 16th dec sunday 16th dec

trioVd plus support Gerry richardson’s Big idea - album launch The Three B’s - kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, The Big chris Barber Band and acker Bilk and His paramount Jazz Band ian shaw and sector7 The Glenn miller orchestra - in the christmas mood ymp presents: winter Jamboree - Jambone with Friends

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simon Thacker’s svara-kanti: Four world premieres from Three continents Juan martín Flamenco dance ensemble making Tracks: yiddish Twist orchestra

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join in and make music we want everyone to become involved in music. we offer a wealth of activities for you to participate in, with professional music leaders in our dedicated music education centre (mec). call mec Reception on 0191 443 4627 or go online at www.thesagegateshead.org if you’d like information about any of the opportunities we offer - or those that you hope we might offer.

Higher Education at The Sage Gateshead we deliver the following higher education courses here: Bmus (Hons) Jazz, popular and commercial music, Ba (Hons) in community music and community music Higher education access programme in partnership with the university of sunderland and Gateshead college. we also host a Folk and Traditional music Bmus (Hons) in partnership with newcastle university. see www.thesagegateshead.org for more details.

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on wednesday 5th december (city of Birmingham symphony orchestra concert) and Friday 18th January (northern sinfonia concert), buses also run from carlisle. see page 49.

c e sBookb your pre-show meal in The Brasserie through Ticket office and get 10% off the set menu. see page 49.


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Babies Babble, Play and Move (0-12 months) THe GreGGs cHildren’s room, mondays and THursdays aT 1.30pm start a musical journey with your baby in these magical interactive music-making sessions. The activities support your baby’s development through music and movement, and can easily be used at home. TickeTs: £3 per person (second child half price). special deals for whole Term bookings. From

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Under 5s Music-Making (0-4 year olds) THe GreGGs cHildren’s room, mondays-saTurdays: urdays: 9.45am and 11am; Tuesdays and wednesdays addiTional sessions: 1.30pm Fun singing, movement and music-making, designed to support your child develop musical and social skills. plus lus lots of new ideas for songs to sing and games to play at home.

TickeTs: £3 per person (second child half price). special deals for whole Term bookings.

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Arts, Crafts and Face Painting concourse, 12noon-5pm (THursday), 9.30am-2pm (saTurday), 10am-2pm (sunday) Free, fun, family activities over christmas! come along and get creative with our arts and crafts, or have your face painted at our Gruffalo themed sessions. free


Look out for fun-filled family concerts throughout this events diary

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Planet Music (5-7 years) THe GreGGs cHildren’s room, 1pm Blast off on an exciting adventure of musical discovery! These classes promote the development of musical skills such as singing, pitch awareness, rhythm and movement in an engaging, fun and playful way. TickeTs: £3 per person (second child half price). eVery THursday From THursday To January

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Musical Bumps THe GreGGs cHildren’s room, 6pm sing to your bump, learn lullabies to soothe the baby when it arrives, and enjoy gentle exercise and informal chat with an ‘active birth’ focus in this six week course of two-hour classes for pregnant women. subsidised by Gateshead adult learning TickeTs: £21.60 for The course.

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Family Uke Troupe master the basic skills of the ever popular ukulele in these family sessions. learn chords and tunes guaranteed to make you smile and add a tropical flavour to brighten up grey February days. no experience necessary and ukuleles will be provided. TickeTs: £3 per person. suiTable for children aged 5-11 years and Their parenTs/carers.

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Seasonal Music on the Concourse concourse, Various Times

adding to the christmas spirit throughout december, come and hear free seasonal entertainment on the concourse from a variety of choirs and musical ensembles. Full line-up and timings will be announced on our website: www.thesagegateshead.org/concourse free

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come and listen to a range of music on our concourse – for free! Full line-up and timings will be announced on our website: www.thesagegateshead.org/concourse free

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Santa’s Magical Mystery Tour

concourse, 10.30am and 1.30pm (monday 24TH decemBer: 10.30am only) Festive fun for all the family! meet Father christmas; join in with christmas arts and crafts and seasonal singing in this 90 minute magical mystery tour. TickeTs: £8, second child: £6. adulTs: free. adulT supervision required. maximum 2 adulTs per family. suiTable for 1-10 year olds. mosT weekends From saTurday decemBer To

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Building Tour

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Go behind the scenes at The sage Gateshead on a tour that visits many areas of the building not normally open to the public. contact Ticket office for dates and more information. TickeTs: £4

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Warming Songs for Winter Days With Claire Tustin, Eleanor Mooney, Julia Partington and Jeremy Bradfield Hall Two, 2pm snuggle up with this hearty stew of songs, dances, theatrical fun and audience participation. Featuring the icy north wind, 60s classics, Vivaldi, and children’s wintry favourites, this concert will introduce your family to a wide range of musical genres. TickeTs: £5.50 per person. suiTable for ages 2-7. (family layouT)

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Northern Sinfonia Messiah Hall one, 7pm

a christmas classic. early music expert matthew Halls joins a stunning cast of soloists, northern sinfonia and northern sinfonia chorus for the most famous of oratorios, Handel’s ‘messiah’.

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Folkworks

Martin Simpson Trio Hall Two, 8pm

The master acoustic guitarist returns in an unstoppable combination of talent with andy cutting on melodeon and andy seward on double bass. TickeTs: £12 & £17.50

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trioVD plus support

norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 8.15pm with their new album and acclaimed international performances, trioVd (chris Bussey, chris sharkey and christophe de Bezenac) appeal to anyone prepared to have their mind blown by the most original music. TickeTs: £10

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Inspiration Choir: Believe Hall one, 3pm and 7.30pm musical director: Gary Griffiths special Guest presenter: charlie charlton inspiration choir northern sinfonia This year’s inspiration christmas extravaganza, with songs from all your favourite christmas movies, from ‘The polar express’ to ‘The muppets’, ‘white christmas’ to ‘Home alone’. Get dressed up to the nines as they give these christmas classics the full red carpet treatment. This performance is sign language interpreted by cliff lee. TickeTs: £7-£16.50

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Breabach and Jamie Smith’s Mabon Double Bill Hall Two, 8pm Jamie smith’s mabon explore the forms and styles found in celtic music and forge something bold and new. Breabach command the stage with double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, pinned tightly by the groove of double bass, guitar and stepdance. TickeTs: £12 & £15

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Durham School: A Festival of Music

Hall one, 7pm orchestras, bands and massed choirs from local schools will perform a diverse and entertaining programme. The audience will also be treated to the ever-popular house music competition, involving every pupil in the school. presented by durham school. TickeTs: £10

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Wild Beasts plus support Gwilym Gold Hall Two, 8pm wild Beasts write original, beautiful, intriguing, slightly offbeat but incredibly catchy pop songs. They dare to be different, which is reflected in their unusual choice of musical arrangements, vocal styles and lyrics. TickeTs: £12.50 (sTanding layouT)

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Simon Thacker’s Svara-Kanti: Four World Premieres from Three Continents Hall Two, 8pm drawing on classical indian, contemporary asian and western classical music, this visionary world fusion supergroup performs new music from simon Thacker, Terry riley, shirish korde and nigel osborne. presented with Gemarts. TickeTs: £12

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if you have learning disabilities and are up for a good night out with your friends, celebrate the festive period with us at the krocodile klub christmas party. Hear great music, dance and even perform on an open mic – fancy dress encouraged. presented by the krocodile krew in partnership with The sage Gateshead’s accessible learning strand. TickeTs: £4 (wiTh supporTing sTaff free)

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Exploring Music a weekly series of introduction to music talks covering a wide range of musical themes.

each talk is held in the squires seminar room and led by a specialist in the chosen area. using audio and visual examples, they guide audiences through the history of the subject, its connections with today’s culture and influence on other art-forms.

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The Origins of Elvis discover the musical origins of elvis and how rock ‘n’ roll was taken up in such a phenomenal way in 50s america with Vic Gammon, retired director of newcastle university’s folk degree.

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Who was Witold Lutoslawski?

Jazz Scores for the Big Screen

To mark the 100th anniversary of lutoslawski’s birth, simon clugston, retired performance programme director at The sage Gateshead, introduces one of poland’s (and the 20th century’s) most prominent composers.

music historian and filmmaker chris phipps traces the impact of jazz on the big screen - from the early days of jazz and film to the Hollywood blockbusters of the post-war era.

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Who was Franz Joseph Haydn? director of the Haydn society, denis mccaldin, explores the life and music of one of the most prominent and prolific composers of the 19th century.

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Choral Music chorus master of northern sinfonia chorus, alan Fearon, explores the history of choral music from its humble medieval beginnings through to its contemporary form.

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What are Carols? They’ve been around for centuries, but where did they come from and why? choral conductor alan Fearon takes you on a yuletide journey into the history of the christmas carol.

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Who was Johannes Brahms? denis mccaldin, former professor of music at lancaster university, introduces one of the romantic era’s most influential composers and inspirations for the 2012/13 classical season.

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The Stars of Baroque Opera - Handel, Vivaldi and their Singers

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The Four Seasons: Introduction to Winter Music

Baroque music specialist eric cross introduces this vibrant genre through the life and music of some of its well known stars.

denis mccaldin, conductor and former professor of music at lancaster university, introduces composers and music inspired by the season of winter.

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Popular Music and Authors

Unfinished Symphonies

explore the relationship between writers and musicians throughout history with adam Hansen and rachel carroll, lecturers in english at northumbria and Teesside universities.

discover a world of unfinished masterpieces from wellknown works to the rarely performed, with alan Fearon, chorus master of northern sinfonia chorus.

TickeTs for each exploring music session: £7

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The Magic of Motown - Christmas Party Hall one, 7.30pm

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Back with a brand new show featuring hits from The supremes, The Temptations, Four Tops, stevie wonder, marvin Gaye, lionel richie and more. presented with entertainers ltd.

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Sing Together: Abba Choir Rehearsals norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 10am-4pm don’t miss the opportunity to sing all your abba favourites and then perform in Hall one on 31st december as part of our new year’s eve celebrations alongside abba tribute band, 1974. cosT: £80 c f s b enrolmenT fee includes your TickeT To The performance and enTry To our

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Hall one, 7.30pm (saTurday), 3pm (sunday) our annual festive concert with northern sinfonia and chorus led by the wonderful simon Halsey. expect seasonal music, readings and carols to join in with. special guest presenter is TV’s matt Baker, star of BBc one’s ‘countryfile’, ‘strictly come dancing’ and ‘The one show’. supported by the Vardy Foundation. TickeTs: £10-£32 c f

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Martyn Joseph Hall Two, 8pm martyn’s tough, passionate delivery and back catalogue of beautifully wrought songs has led moJo to call him “Britain’s best kept secret, a challenging songwriter and a compelling courageous live performer”. TickeTs: £13 & £17

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Gerry Richardson’s Big Idea Album Launch Hall Two, 8pm

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The Magical Sounds of Christmas presented by The Ravenswood Singers

Gerry richardson’s Big idea gets even bigger with the addition of neil Harland on bass and liz corney and lindsay Hannon on backing vocals. The new album further explores what The independent called “...the most rollicking jazz-soul ensemble imaginable, like a Geordie riposte to Tower of Power”. TickeTs: £10

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Hall Two, 7.30pm a glitzy evening packed full of your favourite christmas songs and carols to put you firmly in the mood for the festive season. including ‘white christmas’, ‘sleigh ride’, ‘winter wonderland’ and many more well loved melodies. presented by The ravenswood singers & opera live. TickeTs: £15

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The LitPop Book Club: A book club for music lovers – ‘Le Freak: An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco and Destiny’ by Nile Rogers

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mec, 7pm The litpop Book club meet on the second Tuesday of every month. please bring your own copy of the book. free buT TickeTed

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The Three B’s: Kenny Ball and His Jazzmen, The Big Chris Barber Band and Acker Bilk and His Paramount Jazz Band Hall one, 7.30pm These three bands totally dominated the charts but never played together during the ‘Trad Jazz Boom’. now you can see these three British jazz musicians, with their bands, perform together in this very special concert.

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Quofestive featuring Status Quo and Guests

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one of three singers in Gomez, Ben ottewell has always attracted attention for his trademark bluesy voice. expect to hear Gomez songs old and new, as well as songs by the likes of neil young, nick drake, and Jackson Browne.

a christmas celebration featuring Britain’s best-loved rockers and some very special guests. presented by live nation. TickeTs: £37.50c

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Jazz, Popular and Commercial Music Performances norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 4pm and 8.30pm a range of inspiring performances by some of the top student musicians in the region - all studying on university of sunderland’s renowned Bmus (Hons) Jazz, popular and commercial music degree course delivered here at The sage Gateshead.

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Northern Sinfonia Pastoral Hall one, 7.30pm Thomas zehetmair: conductor/violin Hear the quiet exhaltation of Beethoven’s sixth, alongside Haydn’s Violin concerto and the witty, theatrical symphony ‘il distratto’. TickeTs: £10-£26 c f

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Ezio Hall Two, 8pm cambridge folk-rock duo ezio lunedei and mark ‘Booga’ Fowell return with their heartfelt songs of real life and excellent stage banter to boot. TickeTs: £12.50 (club layouT)

Christmas Evening Parties, from 7.30pm

have your office christmas Party with us in the barbour Room. enjoy a four course christmas meal including half a bottle of wine per person, finished with coffee and chocolates, then dance the night away with our fantastic live band in the stunning surroundings of the sage gateshead. £45 per person

Christmas Lunchtime Parties, from 12.30pm For those office christmas lunchtimes we’re also offering party lunches with a four course christmas meal and half a bottle of wine per person. £35 per person to book: 0191 443 4640

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Hall one, 7.30pm a unique celebratory show of christmas music on renaissance and modern instruments. maddy and the carnival Band put their inimitable stamp on familiar and not-so-familiar festive fare with a refreshing cavalier attitude and plenty of humour. TickeTs: £15-£25 c

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Ian Shaw and Sector7 Hall Two, 8pm award-winning jazz singer and comedian ian shaw, accompanied by jazz pianist Barry Green, appears in a double bill with the recently formed sector7, who explore styles encompassing soul, jazz, folk and gospel with exciting, vocal harmony-centred arrangements. ian and sector7 will collaborate for a christmasthemed encore. TickeTs: £14.50 & £16.50

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Hall one, 7.30pm unadulterated glam rock from two giants of the genre. Featuring the biggest hits including sweet’s ‘Ballroom Blitz’ and ‘Blockbuster’, slade’s ‘cum on Feel The noize, ‘mama weer all crazee now’, and of course, the classic ‘merry Xmas everybody’. presented with Flying music. TickeTs: £26.50 & £24.50 c

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Norma Waterson and Eliza Carthy and The Gift Band Hall Two, 8pm mother and daughter norma waterson and eliza carthy are two of the uk’s finest exponents of traditional song. Their rich, distinctive and authentic voices have gained them audiences and admirers across two generations. presented with Venues all.

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This is the first concert from this year’s Folkestra ensemble, directed by kathryn Tickell, and they never fail to impress.

Jambone has delighted audiences with live performances with some great jazz names and on this occasion they are performing with rick Taylor as well as musicians from our weekend school.

Talented students from our weekend school, some of whom are also members of the national youth orchestra, perform a varied programme in a mix of small ensembles.

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra - In the Christmas Mood Hall one, 7.30pm The perfect night out for big band fans. led by ray mcVay, The Glenn miller orchestra play christmas hits and favourites including ‘in the mood’ and ‘Tuxedo Junction’. TickeTs: £21 & £23

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Winter Choral Celebration Hall Two, 7pm simon Fidler and ed milner: conductors Join us for a seasonal celebration of classical choral music with The sage Gateshead chamber choir, philharmonic Voices and Femme chorale performing a wide and varied repertoire. a wonderful way to spend a winter’s evening. TickeTs: £5

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International Day of Disabled People – A Celebration

Christmas Massed Brass Bands

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an evening of performances celebrating the international day of disabled people with music, dance and drama by performers from across the region. The event is a partnership between The sage Gateshead and disability north.

a seasonal opportunity to experience the power and glory of massed brass bands, as ninety top brass and percussion players perform well-loved festive pieces such as ‘sleigh ride’, ‘christmas Festival overture’ and ‘Hallelujah chorus’.

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Class of ’77 featuring From The Jam, The Blockheads and Boomtown Rats Garry Roberts & Simon Crowe Hall one, 7.30pm classic hits plus some new material from pioneers of the alternative music scene. TickeTs: £28 c

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Katherine Jenkins: An Evening Of Christmas Classics Hall one, 7.30pm welsh singing superstar katherine Jenkins is best known for her unique interpretations of popular songs, operatic arias and hymns. in this special show she is accompanied by the national symphony orchestra, conducted by anthony inglis. presented by sJm concerts.

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Christmas Ceilidh with The New Slide Band norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 8pm

Hall Two, 8pm Gather round the yuletide hearth for an acoustic and intimate festive concert - an unmissable journey into the dark heart of folk song with lau’s martin Green, Becky unthank, niklas roswall and inge Thomson. TickeTs: £12 & £14.50

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a great way to let your hair down and get into the christmas spirit. expert caller alex cumming explains all the dances and music comes from the lively new slide Band, making this the ideal prechristmas party. TickeTs: £9

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Family Christmas Ceilidh with The New Slide Band norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 2pm a firm family favourite in our christmas season - join in with an afternoon of fun dances, expertly explained, with music you just won’t want to sit down to. TickeTs: £8 c f s b suiTable for all ages, especially Those aged 6 and over wiTh Their families.

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The Snowman Hall one, 2pm & 5pm (sunday), 11am & 2pm (monday) something of a christmas tradition here at The sage Gateshead. Bring all the family along to watch the classic animated film on the big screen, accompanied live by northern sinfonia playing Howard Blake’s magical score, plus prokofiev’s ‘peter and the wolf’. TickeTs: £15

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Jez Lowe’s Geordie Christmas List Hall Two, 2pm Join award-winning songwriter Jez lowe and his band The Bad pennies, with special guest Benny Graham, as they salute famous north east faces of yesterday and today in their own quirky seasonal folk style. “One of the UK’s best songwriters ever.” BBc radio 2

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Early Years Big Family Sing and Dance norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 1pm & 2.30pm (THursday), 10.30am & 12noon (Friday) come along in your party best for a large helping of fun, song and dance led by our early years musicians. This whole family celebration includes songs and dances from around the world especially chosen for the under 7s. TickeTs: £2.50 per person

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The Gruffalo Hall one, 2pm & 5pm adventure through the deep, dark wood with mouse as we screen the hugely acclaimed animated films ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Gruffalo’s child’, for the first time ever acompanied by a live orchestra! northern sinfonia will play rené aubry’s enchanting scores. TickeTs: £18

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Towards Twelfth Night: Taffy Thomas and Friends norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 11am and 2pm Tales, tunes and riddles for all the family. a farewell to christmas, some fairies and the magic of the ‘Tale coat’ with Taffy Thomas and friends. Taffy Thomas mBe is a cumbria-based storyteller who was the first laureate for storytelling.

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Hall one, 3pm The swing Bridge singers’ unique close-harmony teenage entertainment celebrates 25 years. Their joyous choral funfest guarantees to generate grins and goosebumps in equal measure.

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The New Rope String Band

Hall Two, 2pm and 4pm

presented by swing Bridge singers.

Bring the whole family along to enjoy superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius. elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions.

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with us... 1974 Abba Tribute and the Sing Together: Abba Choir Hall one, 9pm end 2012 on a high with all your favourite abba classics including ‘dancing Queen’, ‘Thank you for the music’ and of course, ‘Happy new year’ with the world’s most famous abba performers and the sing Together: abba choir. TickeTs: £40 (includes The James Taylor quarTeT and concourse parTy)

New Rope String Band Hall Two, 9pm welcome in the new year with unique entertainers The new rope string Band. expect the hilariously unexpected with jolly tunes, python-esque slapstick, interactive filmfun, deconstructed nursery rhymes and more laughs than you can shake a stick at. TickeTs: £35 (includes The James Taylor quarTeT and concourse parTy)

James Taylor Quartet and Concourse Late Night Party concourse, 11pm-laTe after your concert of choice, join the James Taylor Quartet and dJs on the concourse to continue the party and celebrate midnight overlooking the river Tyne. free To TickeT holders for 1974 or The new rope sTring band.

Celebration Dinner and Drinks make a night of it and enjoy a pre-concert dinner with family and friends from £39.50 and pre-order your champagne, sparkling wine or prosecco from £24.50. The dinner and drinks packages will only be available to 1974 or The new rope string Band (9pm) concert ticket holders. From 5pm the building will only be open to concert ticket holders to the above events.

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januaRy we are delighted to announce an exciting new partnership with Gateshead council to bring new life to the historic and much-loved Gateshead old Town Hall. in the coming months we will develop a vibrant and broad-based programme of participatory arts and performance, welcoming people of all ages. keep an eye on our website for updates. our popular silvers programme (our welcoming, wide ranging music community for people over 50) is expanding, with some classes being delivered in Gateshead old Town Hall from January, as well as starting off new silver singing opportunities. please contact silver@thesagegateshead.org to register your interest and find out more. if you’ve been waiting to secure a place on any of the following adult learning groups at The sage Gateshead, you will be happy to learn that we will be running additional classes at Gateshead old Town Hall from January 2013:

Absolute Beginner Ukulele Beginner Steel Pans Beginner Guitar

Beginner Saxophone Beginner Ukulele Intermediate Guitar

please contact the The sage Gateshead’s Ticket office to register your interest and keep an eye on our website www.thesagegateshead.org for further information.

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Absolute Beginner Ukuleles GaTesHead old Town Hall, 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm discover the joy of playing the ukulele, led by professional musicians. you don’t need to have played before, or be able to read music. we can even provide the uke for you. TickeTs: £5 eVery wednesday, Termly, From wednesday January

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Project: Singing GaTesHead old Town Hall, 7pm This a cappella ensemble is for choral singers looking for a challenge and focuses each term on a particular theme or composer. This term we look at music inspired by the city of london, beginning with orlando Gibbons’ ‘The cries of london’. project: singing is a voice tested choir, but the voice test will not require sight singing. TickeTs: £66 per Term

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Join In and Sing Hall one, 10.30am (worksHop) and 5.30pm (perFormance) experienced choir leader simon Fidler guides you through an exciting day of choral discovery. learn a selection of well-known choral favourites and then perform them for your friends and family. no prior experience needed.

Northern Sinfonia New Year Viennese

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Unlocking the Secrets of Classical Music sQuires seminar room, 7.30pm

Tuesday January

The LitPop Book Club: A book club for music lovers – ‘Black By Design: A 2-Tone Memoir’ by Pauline Black mec, 7pm The litpop Book club meet on the second Tuesday of every month. please bring your own copy of the book. free buT TickeTed

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prog legends caravan were at the heart of the 1970s canterbury rock movement, forging their own brand of “superior pop music, full of taste, craftsmanship and hard work.” nme presented by music First. TickeTs: £22

a five-week introduction to classical music led by stephen waller. Hear tunes from the last 1500 years and get the lowdown on the people who wrote them. discover this amazing genre from the lighter side. TickeTs: £30 for The five-week course

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Northern Sinfonia Three Baroque Tenors Hall one, 7.30pm ian Bostridge: Tenor Bernard labadie: conductor works by caldara, Gasparini, Handel, scarlatti and Vivaldi are performed by legend of the concert stage, and arguably england’s finest tenor, ian Bostridge. He transforms himself into the ‘Three Baroque Tenors’ who revolutionised 18th-century music with panache and aplomb. with a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

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Northern Sinfonia Russian Masters

Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: The Heath Quartet

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shostakovich’s piano Quintet with chamber greats from russia tinged with melancholy: stravinsky’s ‘The soldiers Tale’, rimskykorsakov’s Quintet and Glinka’s ‘Trio pathétique’.

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Winter Workout Day Tutors: Sam Sweeney, Bryony Griffith, Jo Freya, Ed Boyd

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music educaTion cenTre and BarBour room, 10am-4pm a bespoke day of intermediate and advanced workshops for all instrumentalists and singers keen to expand their repertoire and technique. This year we have an english theme and a team of fantastic tutors to help you take your musicianship to another level. each workshop is a stand-alone session, so you can book a selection of individual workshops to attend through the day. The day will end with an informal sharing of the work from the final session. see website for more information. TickeTs: £36 for The whole day (Three sessions), £15 per individual session. suiTable for ages 14+

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SAM SWEENEY sam sweeney is best known as a multiinstrumentalist member of folk mega-group Bellowhead. He plays with a virtuosic fluidity and grace and his workshops are sure to be but fun and challenging.

BRYONY GRIFFITH stalwart of the demon Barber road show, Bryony Griffith is a fantastic english singer. Her workshops will give you repertoire and harmony, and an insight in to the tradition as she sees it today.

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januaRy WORKSHOPS 10am, THe BarBour room

registration and welcome

10.15-11.30am, mec

english Tunes with sam sweeney (intermediate, for fiddle) Ballads: the verses that won’t go away with Bryony Griffith (all levels, for voice) rhythms - jigs, reels, and beyond! with ed Boyd (intermediate, for guitar) Tunes for transposing instruments with Jo Freya (all levels)

english Fiddle Technique with sam sweeney (advanced, for fiddle) Folk songs and Harmony with Bryony Griffith (all levels, for voice)

11.45-1pm, mec

accompanying songs with ed Boyd (all levels, for guitar) european Tunes with Jo Freya (intermediate, for all instruments)

2-3.15pm, mec

stomping Tunes for any instrument with sam sweeney (intermediate) cheeky songs with Bryony Griffith (all levels, for voice) Tunes on Fretted instruments with ed Boyd (advanced) saxophone specific with Jo Freya (intermediate, for saxophone) 3.30pm, THe BarBour room

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Winter Workout Tea-time Ceilidh

Winter Workout Concert with Bryony Griffith, Sam Sweeney, Ed Boyd and Jo Freya

concourse, 5pm Join us before the winter workout concert for a free ceilidh. suitable for all ages and open to everyone - the perfect way for all the family to dance away any January blues. free

Hall Two, 8pm Four musicians brought together for the winter workout day: demon Barber’s Bryony Griffith, Bellowhead’s sam sweeney, Flook’s ed Boyd and Blowzabella’s Jo Freya all perform solo, with the possibility of unique collaborations. TickeTs: £12 (winTer workouT day parTicipanTs: £8)

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Showcase Performances

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Hall Two, 7pm Join us for a collaborative evening of diverse musical performances from talented music students studying on music degree programmes here at The sage Gateshead. expect folk, jazz, popular and contemporary and much more.

THursday January

Northern Sinfonia The Classical Symphony nicholas mcGegan: conductor antonio meneses: cello

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Burns Night Supper a Burns supper evening with a three course meal and a glass of whisky to celebrate the work of the revered scottish poet robert Burns. Highland bagpipes will herald the haggis, with traditional music throughout plus dancing to complete the evening.

Haydn’s majestic ‘The clock’ is preceded by his glistening cello concerto and works by mozart and the ‘london’ Bach. antonio meneses plays live for the first time at The sage Gatshead following his successful recording with northern sinfonia.

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Folk Rising: Fran Smith, Matt Stalker and Fables, Tracey Browne norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 7.45pm The first of three concerts in this new series of Folk rising with singer songwriters Fran smith and Tracey Browne, and chamber folk band matt stalker and Fables. Folk rising is presented by the english Folk dance and song society in association with The sage Gateshead and funded by arts council england. TickeTs: £8

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Songs in a Suitcase

with Julia partington, eleanor mooney and Jeremy Bradfield Hall Two, 2pm open up our mysterious suitcase filled with magical ideas for songs to sing. Be thoroughly entertained in this participatory exploration of childhood song and imagination with dressing up, puppets, laughter and dancing. why not come dressed as something from your favourite song?

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Kelly Joe Phelps norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 7.45pm widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists in the world, phelps has built on all of his lyrical, compositional and technical strengths to form the best album of his career, ‘Brother sinner and the whale’. presented with Venues all. TickeTs: £16 © kent kallberg

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One Night In Gateshead: Judy Dinning

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an intimate solo show from the founding member of Grammy award-winning acoustic trio nickel creek. sara watkins is an acclaimed singer-songwriter and fiddle player, with a voice “that gives your goosebumps the shivers.” BBc music TickeTs: £14.50

Hall Two, 8pm The one night in Gateshead series celebrates the tradition bearers of the region. Judy dinning reflects her northumbrian and scottish Heritage with a crossing-borders theme; with songs of farmers, fishermen, shipwrights and reivers, accompanied by regular collaborators kenny spiers and claire mann. TickeTs: £12

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Hall Two, 9pm an intimate performance recalling 1920s paris, with music infused with satire, curiosity and jazz.

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Hall Two, doors 7.30pm an evening of two-man mirth, music and musings with new road stories, acoustic versions of Thunder songs and favourite covers. presented by live nation. TickeTs: £18.50

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Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra A Hero’s Life

Glen Hansard plus support

Hall one, 7.30pm

Hall Two, 8pm

andrew litton: conductor christian ihle Hadland: piano

Bergen philharmonic orchestra deliver strauss’s excitable musical autobiography with panache.

Glen Hansard is the leader of dublin band The Frames, and is also known for his lead role in the 2007 film ‘once’, for which he and czech songstress markéta irglová won an academy award for Best original song.

with a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

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Salute our Heroes (Films and Musicals)

nrFH, 10.30am-7pm

an outstanding evening of big bands, songs and dances from well-known films and musicals.

no, not ‘mack the knife’, but weill’s gloriously tuneful 2nd symphony - one of his very few concert works. Guided by anthony sargent, General director of The sage Gateshead, players of all levels of experience are invited to work towards an informal performance at 6pm.

Hall one, 7.30pm

presented by aBF The soldiers’ charity and rotary district 1030. TickeTs: £20

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Hot fiddles from cool scandinavia. a hair-raising, voicelosing, heart-burstingly beautiful gig full of Finnish tunes with norwegian detours. TickeTs: £16.50

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Hall Two, 11am richard uttley: piano Haydn sonata in c ‘london’ Grieg solitary Traveller (lyric pieces) Britten Holiday diary Grieg wedding day at Troldhaugen (lyric pieces) Debussy estampes

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The first in our new partnership with ycaT brings us an eclectic mix of solo piano works, focused around Grieg’s beautiful lyric pieces.

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Transatlantic Sessions Hall one, 7.30pm From the award-winning TV series, Transatlantic sessions continues to revisit shared roots and forge new common ground between today’s finest celtic and americana musicians. musical directors, aly Bain and Jerry douglas will bring together some very special guests. Full line-up will be announced on our website. TickeTs: £20.50 & £25.50c

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Brendan Cole - Licence To Thrill Hall one, 7.30pm once again Brendan is set to dazzle audiences with his brand new live dance extravaganza. Join him and his cast of twenty musicians and dancers as they take you on a journey of music and dance in this spectacular night of theatre entertainment. presented with Tony clayman promotions and pmB presentations. TickeTs: £29.50 & £34.50c

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The Classic Rock Show Hall one, 7.30pm classic rock’s best moments, featuring music from the ten bestselling rock albums of all time, including led zeppelin’s ‘iV’, Bruce springsteen’s ‘Born to run’, meat loaf’s ‘Bat out of Hell’ and much more. sore throat guaranteed. presented with cmp entertainment. TickeTs: £20 & £30 c

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Harmony Song Workshop with Northern Harmony

Northern Harmony

THe BarBour room, 5.30pm

Transcending the traditional definition of choral music, northern Harmony is renowned for its command of varied singing styles, from the ultra-bright Bulgarian, sonorous Georgian, rich south african, unrestrained american shape note to pure early music timbres.

The renowned northern Harmony group from new england is famed for american shape note singing as well as a cappella styles from across the globe. no previous experience required - just love of singing. TickeTs: £10

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simon Halsey joins northern sinfonia and chorus for Haydn’s best loved mass ‘nelson’. Tenor James oxley performs Finzi’s ‘dies natalis’ and the chorus also present eric whitacre’s ‘songs of immortality’. with a free post-concert performance of compositions by newcastle university students at 9.45pm.

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Northern Sinfonia A Night at the Ballet

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TickeTs: £10-£32

Hall one, 7pm martin yates: conductor northern sinfonia welcomes, for the first time, martin yates. a regular conductor of the royal Ballet covent Garden since 2004, martin brings a programme of classics from ‘romeo and Juliet’ to ‘The nutcracker’. a wonderful opportunity to let these great works, played by a great orchestra, take centre stage. TickeTs: £10-£32

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The Cobweb Orchestra in Concert Hall Two, 7.15pm Mozart overture to the magic Flute Chopin piano concerto no.1 Dvor˘ák symphony no.7 The innovative open-access orchestra perform a mainstream programme, with andy Jackson and emily murray (piano). TickeTs: £10

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The LitPop Book Club: A book club for music lovers – ‘Stone Arabia’ by Dana Spiotta mec, 7pm The litpop Book club meet on the second Tuesday of every month. please bring your own copy of the book. free buT TickeTed

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wednesday FeBruary

Newcastle International Chamber Music Series: London Haydn Quartet Hall Two, 7.30pm Haydn string Quartet in G, op.76, no.1 Dvor˘ák string Quartet in eb, op.51 Mozart string Quartet in Bb, k.589 an ensemble whose gut-strung instruments, classical bows, and interpretative insight shed new, glowing light on the music of Vienna as well as on the rich, romantic style of dvor˘ák. presented by the newcastle chamber music society. TickeTs: £12-£19

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Beverley Craven Hall Two, 8pm

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performing hits such as ‘promise me’, ‘Holding on’, and ‘woman to woman’, this is an intimate show with a pared-down acoustic line up, filled with nostalgia and unapologetically designed to make you both laugh and cry. TickeTs: £18.50

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Krocodile Klub

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Folkworks

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One Night In Gateshead: An Evening with the Wilson Family

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 and perform on open mic.

Hall Two, 8pm The one night in Gateshead series celebrates the tradition bearers of the north east. The wilson Family is a powerhouse of traditional harmony singers, and tonight’s concert reflects their love of great songs in pictures, music and anecdotes. TickeTs: £12

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presented by the krocodile krew in partnership with The sage Gateshead’s accessible learning strand. TickeTs: £5 (wiTh supporTing sTaff free)

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Northern Sinfonia The Romantic Symphony 3 Hall one, 7.30pm Thomas zehetmair: conductor Brahms symphony no.3 in F Schumann symphony no.3 in e flat ‘rhenish’

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Paul Carrack – Good Feeling Tour Hall one, 7.30pm paul carrack’s marvellously soulful voice is known to millions around the world from such hits such as ace’s ‘How long’, squeeze’s ‘Tempted’ and the timeless classic ‘The living years’. presented with cmp entertainment. TickeTs: £37.50 & £27.50

continuing our journey through the symphonies of these two romantic masters. with a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

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Folkworks

Folk Rising: Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra, Christi Andropolis with Matt Price, Scott William Albert Hartley norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 7.45pm The second of three Folk rising concerts has an americana-folk feel with rob Heron & The Tea pad orchestra’s brew of 30s swing, gypsy, blues and cajun music; christi andropolis with matt price’s fiddle and guitar-led traditional american songs, and scott william albert Hartley’s lakeland to old time fiddle. Folk rising presented by the english Folk dance and song society in association with The sage Gateshead and funded by arts council england. TickeTs: £8

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Sadie and the Hotheads Hall Two, 8pm Finely-structured, semi-acoustic rootsy pop with personal, original lyrics from an eclectic band led by Hollywood actress elizabeth mcGovern (‘once upon a Time in america’, lady cora from ‘downton abbey’) and including rising americana stars simon and steve nelson. presented with cmp entertainment. TickeTs: £19.50

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sunday FeBruary

Black Dyke Band Hall one, 2pm

The Tipping Point

one of the world’s most famous and successful brass bands bring their enthusiasm, confidence and 150 years of musical heritage to Hall one for an afternoon of fantastic brass.

Hall Two, 8pm

presented by Black dyke Band ltd.

roundhouse rising pioneers and platforms the best in new music across a wide range of genres. Join us as we host four of the best emerging artists in the uk, unearthed through The Tipping point, Generator’s innovative new music blog.

TickeTs: £14.50

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Sir Bobby Robson – A Celebration Hall one, 7.30pm Featuring mark knopfler, joe mcelderry, the unthanks, northern sinfonia, plus Paul whitehouse, simon day, Roy hodgson, and many more performers and personalities from the world of music, television, comedy and sport. Hosted by jim Rosenthal. an extraordinary life in football celebrated by giants of the game, musical heroes and top comedians in a starstudded gala night. Featuring sir Bobby’s ‘desert island discs’ performed by many of his favourite artists, this is an unmissable tribute to one of football’s greatest figures, held on what would have been his 80th birthday. TickeTs: £45, £60, £75 proceeds to the sir Bobby robson Foundation, reg.1057213 and the alan shearer Foundation, reg.512912

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Juan Martín Flamenco Dance Ensemble Hall Two, 8pm

wednesday FeBruary

a celebrated virtuoso of the Flamenco guitar, Juan martín melds alchemy of the traditional and modern with his seductive, fiery and passionate performances and guarantees a breathtaking evening of excitement and electricity.

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TickeTs: £16.50 & £18 mario VenzaGo

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Hall one, 7.30pm

Young Sinfonia’s Introduction to the Orchestra

mario Venzago: conductor christian poltera: cello

norTHumBerland Hall, alnwick, 11am

mario Venzago conducts mozart’s last symphony, ‘Jupiter’, alongside schubert’s ‘unfinished’ and elgar’s lamenting cello concerto.

an opportunity for young and old alike to find out more about the amazing instruments of the orchestra and how they work together to create brilliant music.

Northern Sinfonia Unfinished Masterpiece

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an exciting large-scale performance showcasing the talents of learning disabled performers. capturing the artistic traditions from Brazil and north east england, this inspiring visual theatre features beautiful singing, incredible music, and spectacular mask and puppetry. TickeTs: £5.50 per person (family layouT) suiTable for all ages.

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Future Traditions

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norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 7.45pm a showcase of the work of the newcastle university Folk and Traditional music degree hosted at The sage Gateshead. many students go on to become professional musicians - this is a great opportunity to glimpse them before they are famous. TickeTs: £8

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sunday FeBruary

Folkworks

Phil Beer norTHern rock FoundaTion Hall, 7.45pm The multi-instrumental half of the award-winning acoustic duo, show of Hands, performs solo with a mix of covers, from springsteen to The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

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YMP Presents: Young Sinfonia norTHumBerland Hall, alnwick, 8pm (saTurday) Hall one, THe saGe GaTesHead, 12.30pm (sunday) Jurjen Hempel: conductor Dvor˘ák czech suite Beethoven symphony no.1 young sinfonia brings together the most outstanding young orchestral players in the north of england. TickeTs: £7.50

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Tuesday FeBruary

Folkworks

Fairport Convention Hall Two, 8pm Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, Fairport convention is celebrating its forty-fifth anniversary as one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

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Yiddish Twist Orchestra Hall Two, 8pm Fronted by ska cubano singer natty Bo with lemez lovas (oi Va Voi) on trumpet, yiddish Twist bring a brassy and irresistible fusion. klezmer collides with cuban styles, sewn together by surf twang, calypso chops and more. TickeTs: £12.50

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WOW – A Celebration of the Music and Artistry of Kate Bush

Northern Sinfonia Beethoven Violin Concerto

Hall one, 7.30pm

mario Venzago: conductor Veronika eberle: Violin

maaike Breijman performs kate Bush’s greatest songs and dance routines in a visually stunning evening featuring a full troupe of musicians, dancers and a light and video show. presented with the music consortium. TickeTs: £19.50

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Joined by young violinist Veronika eberle, mario Venzago presents Beethoven’s Violin concerto. mendelssohn’s lesser performed First symphony and w.F. Bach’s adagio and Fugue complete this programme. with a free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.

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Harmoniemusik can’t Help singing Fischer’s Beethoven cabaret! From Berlin to Broadway distant light petite symphony Grieg piano concerto contemporary america angela Hewitt Fiddle Fantasia dean’s Beethoven epitaphs seven last words The Two of us: The lennon and mccartney songbook danses concertantes

GRETCHEN PETERS sunday 3rd marcH Hall Two, 8pm

ANTON AND ERIN

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JOHANNA JUHOLA ROBERT CRAY BAND

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HEATHER PEACE

THE HOLLIES

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sunday 17TH marcH Hall Two, 8pm

sunday 21sT april Hall Two, 8pm

wednesday 17TH april Hall Two, 8pm

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booking you can book: in person at the sage gateshead by phone on 0191 443 4661 online at www.thesagegateshead.org you can select your seat when you book online.

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TICKET OFFICE HOURS

CONCESSIONS

Ticket office is open mondaysunday from 10am-6pm on non-performance days. on performance days it is open for thirty minutes after the start of the last performance. on sundays and Bank Holidays phone booking closes at 6pm.

concessions for under 16s, students, people over 60 and unemployed are available for many of our performances: ask Ticket office for details.

PURCHASING TICKETS 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 you agree to our terms and conditions. Booking fees apply - see website for details or ask at Ticket office. Transactions over the phone or online incur a £2.50 handling fee. There is no handling fee to buy in person from Ticket office. see website for full details. 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.

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children aged 2 and under may sit on your lap and therefore do not require a ticket, unless attending under 5s sessions, Family events, Family performances or workshops. For every performance, one free ticket is available for the carer of those who need assistance to attend the performance. COLLECTING TICKETS when collecting prepaid tickets, please bring the credit card with which you paid and appropriate identification. REFUNDS AND ExCHANGES please note we are unable to offer refunds except in the event of a cancelled performance. The sage Gateshead reserves the right to substitute artists and alter the advertised programme without prior notice. This does not affect your statutory rights. Handling fees will be retained in the event of a refund. Tickets may be exchanged for seats for the same or higher price for a performance of

the same production up to 24 hours before the performance. exchanges are strictly subject to availability. a £2.50 handling fee will be charged per transaction. all original tickets must be produced before an exchange can be processed. Handling fees will be retained in the event of an exchange. TICKETPLAN REFUND FACILITY Ticket cancellation protection is now available at a cost of £2 per ticket. This will protect 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 our website www.thesagegateshead. org or call Ticket office on 0191 443 4661. please note, this facility is not yet available online.


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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.

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. If you park in The Sage Gateshead’s car park, please take your car park ticket to the Coats Desk, with your car registration number, for an exit ticket.

You can buy gift certificates from Ticket Office: they are available in denominations of £1 and multiples thereof. Gift certificates are now redeemable online, for more information please contact Ticket Office or visit: www.thesagegateshead. org/ticketoffice. Gift certificates can only be redeemed against tickets.

e s b c BusEs For selected concerts, we also run concert buses from Hexham (via Corbridge) and Alnwick (via Felton, Morpeth and Gosforth). On Wednesday 5th December (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra concert) and Friday 18th January (Northern Sinfonia concert), there is an additional bus service running from Carlisle. 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 www. nexus.org.uk/bus/guide-buses/ 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. With entry between 6am to 5pm, charges are per hour with payment made at our ticket machines prior to returning to your vehicle. For entry after 5pm, a fixed charge applies. Full details of our charges are available on our website.

The Sage Gateshead is designed to be as accessible as possible to people with all kinds of disabilities. Please ring 0191 443 4666 for access information or download it from the visitor information section of our website. Please inform Ticket Office of your special requirements. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome.

The Sage Gateshead is open for an average of fourteen hours every day, seven days a week: 9am-11pm performance days. 9am-10pm non-performance days during term time. 9am-9pm non-performance days during school holidays.

tours anD GrouP BookinGs Private tours can be arranged for groups of any size to learn more about the building and our organisation. For many of our own promotions, you can book ten full price tickets and claim an eleventh ticket free. We welcome coach parties. Please call 0191 443 4705. sPECial oFFEr on PrE-sHoW mEalsc

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oPEninG Hours anD ClosurEs DurinG tHE CHristmas PErioD Christmas Eve: 9am-5pm Christmas Day and Boxing Day: Building closed Thursday 27th–Sunday 30th December: 9am-6pm New Year’s Eve: From 5pm the building is open to ticket holders only, and will close at 2am New Year’s Day: Building will open at 12noon Wednesday 2nd-Thursday 3rd January: Building closed (Ticket will be open for telephone bOffice and online bookings only on these days). The Sage Gateshead reserves the right to fully or partially close the building for conferencing or maintenance purposes.

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You can select your own seat for most Hall One and Hall Two concerts when you book online at www.thesagegateshead.org Hall onE The price of the seats in the A*, A/B area of the front stalls varies from concert to concert: for concerts with ‘Standing available’ 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 Ticket Office. A* tickets: Seats closest to the stage are offered on selected shows. Occasionally these tickets may have ‘added value’ extras (these will be detailed on our website, www.thesagegateshead.org). 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 layout (default): 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. Seated tickets are numbered, standing tickets are not. Family layout: like Theatre style, but the stage is lower and there are mats at the front where you can sit with your children. Tickets for Level 1 are not numbered: tickets for Levels 2 and 3 are numbered.

CaBarEt layout: like Theatre, but the seats on Level 1 are tables and chairs on a flat floor. Seating around tables is not numbered. CluB layout: 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.

in tHE rounD layout: the stage is in the centre of the hall with seats on every side. 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) are standing and not always on sale. 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.


EvERY giFT iS imPoRTanT To uS anD ThERE aRE manY WaYS You can SuPPoRT uS. Join ouR SagE SuPPoRTERS An annual membership which supports the work of The Sage Gateshead and offers a range of benefits, including generous discounts and invitations to exciting events. BEcomE a noRThERn SinFonia FRiEnD An annual membership that supports the work of Northern Sinfonia, benefits include priority booking for our Classical Season and exclusive members’ evenings. BEcomE a PRinciPal PaRTnER A great way to demonstrate a significant commitment to a favourite ‘chair’ in our orchestra, Northern Sinfonia.

SuPPoRT uS ThRough PaYRoll giving Make a regular donation directly through your employer’s payroll giving scheme. It’s an easy and tax-effective way to support our work. makE a giFT in YouR Will Making a Gift in your will is one of the most enduring gifts you can make. As well as tax benefits, you have the satisfaction of knowing your donation will go on supporting our work long into the future. DonaTE BY TExT Text SAGE04 £3 to 70070 to donate £3 to North Music Trust and make a difference today (you can make a donation of any value you wish between £1 and £10).

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 Programme 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 Trust and Foundation Supporters Baring Foundation Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Northern Sinfonia Trust Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Foyle Foundation The Garfield Weston Foundation The Gillian Dickinson Trust The Hadrian Trust The Monument Trust The PRS for Music Foundation The Radcliffe Trust The Sir James Knott Trust The Shears Foundation The Vardy Foundation The WA Handley Charitable Trust Youth Music 1989 Willan Trust

* The Sage Gateshead has two Endowments. The original Endowment is held on The Sage Gateshead’s behalf by the Community Foundation, and a second Endowment launched in 2012 is held by The Sage Gateshead itself.

For more information about any of the above ways to support, please visit www.thesagegateshead.org/support Email support@thesagegateshead.org or call us on 0191 443 4562

Thank you for choosing to support The Sage gateshead


CORPORATE PARTNERS Platinum Partners

Chairman: Lord Puttnam of Queensgate The Sage Gateshead St Mary’s Square Gateshead Quays Gateshead NE8 2JR

Gold Partners

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Bronze Partners RSM Tenon The Open University Barclays O’Brien Waste Recycling Solutions

www.thesagegateshead.org Follow us on Twitter: @sage_gateshead Join us on Facebook ticketoffice@thesagegateshead.org Ticket Office: 0191 443 4661 Welcome Desk: 0191 443 4666 Brasserie: 0191 443 4654

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.


Events Diary: December 2012 - February 2013