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EVENTS DiAry: juNE-AuGuST 2013

A what’s on guide to everything we do including: Sinéad O’Connor, SummerTyne Americana Festival, Northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Series, Festival of Youth Orchestras and more


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putting Beethoven in a kaleidoscope of different contexts), and at the other end of the scale we reach year three (Siegfried) of Opera North’s lavishly praised voyage through Wagner’s mighty Ring Cycle.

Welcome from our General Director A warm welcome to our summer diary – this year expanding on many fronts beyond our previous summers - and to the newly evolved version of our original 2002 name and logo. At the heart of a rich season of festivals sits our contribution to the first ever Festival of the North East – June’s region-wide celebration of 1,400 years of North East culture heralding the arrival of the Lindisfarne Gospels on loan to Durham. We’re also delighted to welcome back the Hispanic and Lusophone ¡VAMOS! Festival, and no Sage Gateshead summer would be complete without our own teeming SummerTyne Americana weekend – while this year our Festival of Youth Orchestras has a new penumbra of associated courses in a season which also sees end-of-year celebrations from many of our own student ensembles. In June we also complete our unforgettable double symphonic cycle (all Brahms’ and Schumann’s symphonies from Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair), before Northern Sinfonia move into Hall Two for their popular summer chamber festival (this year

Meanwhile our more informal series continue - Hall Two’s gloriously anarchic music-theatre afternoons for the very young (Scorching Songs for Summer Days), Jazz Café and our Sunday Lunchtime performances, and in mid-summer (when our annual maintenance programme closes our halls) our widest range yet of family things to do and enjoy in other parts of the building - while our new Concourse bar is already becoming a friendly new destination in its own right. Our most spectacular innovation of the summer is to add to our regular Building Tours an entirely new opportunity – be one of the first to dare to walk the roof of Sage Gateshead and marvel at the most breathtaking view in NewcastleGateshead! And at the heart of these three months in our halls, enjoy a regular stream of distinctive, rewarding musicians – vocal superstar Sinéad O’Connor, actor, comedian and blues musician Hugh Laurie, welcome returns of the Hallé orchestra and Québec’s vivid folk phenomenon Le Vent Du Nord, with the region’s own deliciously eclectic Lanterns on the Lake now graduating from Hall Two to Hall One. Whatever in this packed diary brings you to Sage Gateshead or to Gateshead Old Town Hall this summer, I hope you have a rewarding visit.

Anthony Sargent General Director

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Front cover: Sinéad o’Connor - SATURDAY 1ST JUNE “Brilliantly intense and intensely brilliant: O’Connor is back.” London Evening Standard

AMERICANA Saturday 8th Jun Wednesday 19th Jun Tuesday 25th Jun Friday 19th Jul Sunday 21st Jul

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys Eve Selis An Intimate Evening with Lucinda Williams featuring Doug Pettibone SummerTyne Americana Festival including The Mavericks, Heritage Blues Orchestra, Mud Morganfield, Patty Griffin, Willy Mason, Elizabeth Cook, Shelby Lynn and many more

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Festival of the North East: Massed North East Brass Bands

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BRASS Sunday 16th Jun

YOUTH AND COMMUNITY Thursday 20th Jun Friday 21st Jun Tuesday 2nd Jul Wednesday 3rd Jul Thursday 4th Jul Friday 5th Jul Saturday 6th Jul Saturday 3rd Aug

Silver Rock Café Krocodile Klub Music Night Live at Sage Gateshead The Hexham & Newcastle Catholic Partnership Sage Gateshead Opera Chorus presents Trial By Jury The Music Sparks Show 2013 Northallerton Music Centre Gala Concert West Side Story with The Cobweb Orchestra

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POPULAR AND CONTEMPORARY Saturday 1st Jun Sunday 9th Jun Tuesday 11th Jun Tuesday 11th Jun Wednesday 12th Jun Wednesday 19th Jun Friday 21st Jun Wednesday 26th Jun Wednesday 26th Jun Sunday 14th Jul Monday 15th Jul

Sinéad O’Connor – The Crazy Baldhead Tour Ed Harcourt plus support Catherine A.D Todd Rundgren’s Official State Visit The Magnets Present All This Time Elvis Costello and The Imposters! ’13 Revolvers Tour (No support) Ron Sexsmith plus Holly Williams Festival of the North East: Lanterns on the Lake Festival of the North East: ‘Frozen By Sight’ & ‘Barographic’ Kerry Ellis & Brian May ‘The Born Free Tour’ Modest Mouse ‘The Circle is Unbroken’ Trembling Bells & Mike Heron

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Gwyneth Herbert: ‘The Sea Cabinet’ Tour Hugh Laurie plus special guests Festival of the North East: North East Jazz Celebration Jazz Café Young Musicians Programme Presents: Young Musicians Programme Jazz Lounge

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JAZZ AND BLUES Wednesday 12th Jun Sunday 23rd Jun Tuesday 25th Jun From Friday 28th Jun Sunday 14th Jul


FAMILY From Sunday 2nd Jun From Monday 3rd Jun From Monday 3rd Jun From Thursday 6th Jun From Saturday 8th Jun Saturday 29th Jun From Monday 22nd Jul From Tuesday 23rd Jul From Wed 24th Jul Thursday 25th Jul Wednesday 31st Jul Wednesday 7th Aug Wednesday 14th Aug

Sunday Lunchtime Performances Babies Babble, Play and Move (0-12 months) Under 5s Music-Making (0-4 year olds) Musical Bumps Planet Music (5-7 year olds) Scorching Songs for Summer Days Treasure Trail Summer Family Musical Activities Family Uke Troupe Family Gamelan Family Samba Songs to Sing in the Garden Early Years Teddy Bears Picnic

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FOLK AND TRADITIONAL Monday 10th Jun Friday 14th Jun Friday 14th Jun Friday 14th Jun Friday 14th Jun Friday 14th Jun From Wed 19th Jun Sunday 23rd Jun Sunday 23rd Jun Sunday 30th Jun Wednesday 24th Jul From Thursday 8th Aug

Habadekuk Festival of the North East: Kathryn Tickell’s One Night in Gateshead Festival of the North East: Folkestra Informal Session Festival of the North East: ‘Ship Hotel Tyne Main’ Film Screening Festival of the North East: Late Night Ceilidh Festival of the North East: A Taste of the North East Supper Festival of the North East: Northumbrian Pipes and String Quartet Festival of the North East: Northumbrian Minstrelsy Concert Festival of the North East: A Taste of the North East Supper Festival of the North East: The Tradition in Their Hands Le Vent Du Nord Folkworks Durham Gathering

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NON-MUSICAL/SPOKEN WORD From Sat 25th May From Saturday 1st Jun From Tuesday 4th Jun Tuesday 11th Jun Tuesday 9th Jul Monday 26th Aug

Roof Walk Experience Building Tours Exploring Music: A weekly series of introduction to music talks The LitPop Book Club: A Book Club for Music Lovers ‘Oh Play that Thing’ by Roddy Doyle The LitPop Book Club: A Book Club for Music Lovers ‘The Ground Beneath Her Feet’ by Salman Rushdie NewcastleGateshead Cake City

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WORLD Friday 5th Jul Saturday 13th Jul Tuesday 16th Jul

¡VAMOS! Festival 2013: Leo Blanco 22 ¡VAMOS! Festival 2013: Classico Latino & Friends - Journey Through Latin America 24 Jyotsna Srikanth 25


participation Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd Jun From Saturday 27th Jul From Sunday 28th Jul From Sunday 28th Jul From Monday 29th Jul From Monday 29th Jul From Monday 29th Jul From Monday 5th aug Sunday 11th aug Sunday 11th aug From tuesday 27th aug

Sing together: the armed Man choir

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absolute Beginner Steel pans absolute Beginner Ukulele absolute Beginner Guitar Festival of Youth orchestras: conductors course Festival of Youth orchestras: orchestral Summer School Festival of Youth orchestras: open Studio Summer School Folkworks Summer Schools Step into Singing: taster Workshop introduction to Split Stroke Ukulele Bring on the Boys Summer School

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claSSical Sunday 26th May BBc Sunday Morning: leonard Elschenbroich 33 Sunday 2nd Jun Young classical artists trust at Sage Gateshead: Kathryn rudge 12 Sunday 9th Jun BBc Sunday Morning: christian ihle Hadland 13 Sunday 9th Jun northern Sinfonia: the romantic Symphony 4 13 Saturday 15th Jun Young Musicians programme: live at the lit & phil - concert of Vocal Music 16 Saturday 15th Jun tasmin little recital 16 Sunday 16th Jun BBc Sunday Morning: clara Mouriz 16 Saturday 22nd Jun Festival of the north East: create choral 18 Saturday 29th Jun Young Musicians programme: live at the lit & phil - concert of piano Music 20 Saturday 29th Jun opera north: the ring cycle - Siegfried 20 Sunday 30th Jun northern Sinfonia Summer chamber Series 21 Sunday 7th Jul orchestra north East: carmina Burana 23 Saturday 13th Jul the Massed Voices of inspiration and northern Sinfonia: 23 Do You Hear the people Sing? Saturday 13th Jul Young Musicians programme presents: Young Musicians celebration concert 24 Sunday 14th Jul Young Musicians programme presents: Young Musicians programme Festival 24 Sunday 14th Jul HallĂŠ 25 thursday 18th Jul northern Sinfonia Summer chamber Series 25 tuesday 30th Jul Festival of Youth orchestras: HallĂŠ Youth orchestra 29 Wednesday 31st Jul northern Sinfonia Summer chamber Series 30 thursday 1st aug Festival of Youth orchestras: national Youth String orchestra 29 thursday 1st aug Festival of Youth orchestras: national Youth String orchestra intermediate Ensemble 28 Friday 2nd aug Festival of Youth orchestras: national Youth orchestra of Scotland 29 Friday 2nd aug the Bear Goes Walkabout 30 From Friday 16th aug Samling academy opera: albert Herring 32 Saturday 31st aug Bring on the Boys: national Youth choirs of Great Britain Boys choir concert 32

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Musical Bumps

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EVErY tHUrSDaY FroM 6tH JUnE – 11tH JUlY tHE GrEGGS cHilDrEn’S rooM, 6pM

Subsidised by Gateshead adult learning. tickets: £21.60 for the course.

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Under 5s Music-Making (0-4 year olds) tHE GrEGGS cHilDrEn’S rooM, MonDaYS-SatUrDaYS: 9.45 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 lots of new ideas for songs to sing and games to play at home.

MonDaYS anD tHUrSDaYS FroM 3rD JUnE – 15tH aUGUSt

Babies Babble, Play and Move (0-12 months) tHE GrEGGS cHilDrEn’S rooM, 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. © Mark Savage

Sing to your bump, learn lullabies to help soothe the baby when it arrives, and enjoy gentle exercise with an ‘active birth’ focus in this six week course of two-hour classes for pregnant women.

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tickets: £3 per person (second child half price). Special deals for whole term bookings. please note sessions will not run on Bank Holidays. come and join in with our free concourse activities instead! please note that during the summer holidays (22nd July-16th august), sessions run on Mondays, thursdays and Fridays only.

SatUrDaY 8tH JUnE, SatUrDaY 22nD JUnE & SatUrDaY 13tH JUlY

Planet Music (5-7 year olds) 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.

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tickets: £3 per person (second child half price)


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Family Uke Troupe GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, 9.45aM anD 11aM Master the basic skills of the ever popular ukulele in these weekly sessions. learn chords and tunes guaranteed to make you smile and add a tropical flavour to your summer. no experience is necessary and ukuleles will be provided. Suitable for children aged 5-11 years and their parents/carers. © Mark Savage

tickets: £12 per person for the four week course tHUrSDaY 25tH JUlY

Family Gamelan GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, GaMElan rooM, M 1.30pM a session for families to be introduced to the Javanese Gamelan, a beautiful and inspiring instrument from the Far East. this 1½ hour long session is suitable for families with children aged 5-11 years. © David tiernan

tickets: £3 per person

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Family Samba GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, oWn Hall, MillEnniUM Hall, 1.30pM Hall, 1.30pM add Brazilian sunshine to your summer with this introduction to Samba drumming. learn some of the beats and dances of South america in this 1½ hour session for families with children aged 5-11. tickets: £3 per person

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SatUrDaY 29tH JUnE

Scorching Songs for Summer Days Hall tWo, 2pM Bask in the warmth of songs and dances from around the world and see the whirligig tree dressed in its leafy best. a glorious musical celebration of summer performed by Jeremy Bradfield, Eleanor Mooney, Julia regan and claire tustin. tickets: £5.50 per person. Suitable for ages 3-7.

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Treasure Trail EVErY DaY aroUnD tHE BUilDinG, FroM 9aM Explore the building on a mystery tour. collect all the letters and follow the clues, where will the treasure trail take you? Free

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Look out for the SummerTyne Family activities – details on our website soon

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Songs to Sing in the Garden GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, 1.30pM Join us for this summer treat looking at all the creatures and mini beasts that live in the garden. Expect to meet butterflies, caterpillars and ladybirds in this summery special. Suitable for ages 0-7.

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Early Years Teddy Bears Picnic © Dan Brady

GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, MillEnniUM Hall, 1.30pM

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Summer Family Musical Activities

“If you go down to the woods today...” Bring your teddy bear, picnic blanket and afternoon snack for a musical afternoon full of bear’s favourite tunes, dances and games! Suitable for bears and humans aged 0-7. tickets: £3 per person

concoUrSE, 11aM-3pM open a mysterious suitcase filled with magical ideas for songs to sing, create a musical instrument from everyday materials and be entertained in these participatory sessions suitable for 3-8 years. Free © Mark Savage

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• Discounts • Advance notice of concerts • Special events We are a charity and need your support Membership starts from £40 per year With your support we can bring exceptional artists to the region, support music making and musicians locally, provide hundreds of participation and training opportunities and help thousands of people to realise their potential. For information visit Ticket Office, go to www.thesagegateshead.org/support or email sagesupporters@thesagegateshead.org Gift memberships available now. Call 0191 443 4562 for details.

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Exploring Music A weekly series of introduction to music talks covering a wide range of themes and topics. ticKEtS For EacH SESSion: £7

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Each talk is held in the Squires Seminar room at 7pm (unless otherwise stated) 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 in a friendly and informal setting.

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Who Was Edward Elgar?

Classical Music at the Movies

From humble beginnings, Elgar went on to establish himself as one of Britain’s leading composers. in what would have been the week of his birthday, Jeremy Dibble, professor of Music at Durham University, introduces this musical enigma.

classical music is regularly used in the soundtracks of your favourite films, adverts and tV shows. Grab your popcorn and join classical music and film enthusiast, Stephen Waller, to explore who wrote the music and where it came from.

Four Seasons Introduction to Summer Music as we approach the longest day of the year and the holiday period, let Denis Mccaldin introduce you to music and composers who have been inspired by the summer season.

tUESDaY 25tH JUnE

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The Ring Cycle

Introduction to British ‘Light’ Orchestral Music

ahead of the penultimate instalment of Wagner’s ring cycle, join Eric Doughney of newcastle University, to explore the theme and inspirations behind this expansive opera and its composer.

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chris phipps introduces the musical world of light music and the composers who created the soundtracks for radio and tV. Featuring arthur Wood’s ‘My native Heath’ (destined to become the theme to ‘the archers’) on the 60th anniversary of Wood’s death.

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Boys’ Changing Voices MEc, 3.30pM Jenevora Williams, vocal coach from the national Youth choir of Great Britain and Yehudi Menuhin School, gives an insightful talk on the male voice and how to approach the development of healthy and happy singing whilst the adolescent voice changes. Special offer: £5 tickets if you also book for Bring on the Boys (see page 32). not available online.

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MoSt WEEKEnDS FroM SatUrDaY 1St JUnE - SatUrDaY 31St aUGUSt

Building Tours MEEt at WElcoME DESK, 11aM Go behind the scenes at 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

Concourse Events MoSt SUnDaYS FroM 2nD JUnE-25tH aUGUSt

Sunday Lunchtime Performances concoUrSE, VarioUS tiMES come and listen to a range of music on our concourse for free. Full details and timings will be announced on our website: www.thesagegateshead.org/ concourse. Free

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Did you know you can perform on the concourse at Sage Gateshead? if you’re a solo artist, in a group or ensemble visit www.thesagegateshead.org/join-in/perform-on-the-concourse. Follow in the footsteps of the Olympic Torch and take to the roof of our landmark building, experiencing a spectacular view like no other of NewcastleGateshead. to launch this unique and exciting new attraction we are offering a special introductory price of £69 per person (usual price £99).

FriDaY 28tH JUnE, tHEn EVErY FriDaY FroM 26tH JUlY-FriDaY 30tH aUGUSt (ExcEpt 23rD aUGUSt)

Jazz Café concoUrSE, 8pM Enjoy a relaxing evening of jazz against the backdrop of the Quayside. Make an evening of it and dine in our Brasserie or enjoy a drink from one of the bars. Full line up and details will be announced on our website www.thesagegateshead.org/ concourse Free

Roof Walk Experience at Sage Gateshead Roof Walks will be available for a limited time period during the following weekends: 25th–27th May 1st–2nd June

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15th–16th June

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Sinéad O’Connor – The Crazy Baldhead Tour

Young Classical Artists Trust at Sage Gateshead

Hall onE, 7.30pM

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Sinéad o’connor presents songs from her latest album in a career spanning 25 years and millions of record sales worldwide, backed by her new five-piece band. “The high priestess of pop has recovered her mojo.” observer

Kathryn rudge: Mezzo soprano James Baillieu: piano the final Ycat concert of the 12/13 season sees Kathryn rudge follow her very popular appearance in Hall two (which featured tenor noah Stewart) with her own solo recital. including works by Schumann, Bridge and Quilter.

tickets: £25 & £35 SatUrDaY 1St anD SUnDaY 2nD JUnE

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Sing Together: The Armed Man Choir rEHEarSalS: tHE BarBoUr rooM, 10aM (SatUrDaY anD SUnDaY) pErForMancE: Hall tWo, 6pM (SUnDaY) learn to sing Karl Jenkins’ dramatic anti-war piece in two intensive days of rehearsal with favourite choral leader, Simon Fidler. ability to sight read at a simple level will help you out with this challenge. or you can come along and hear the results in the Sunday evening concert. cost: £48 performance only tickets: £8

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Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, MillEnniUM Hall, 8.30pM Hailing from canada’s prince Edward island, this award-winning band serve up old-time roots music with a high energy dance style, great bluegrass vocals, blistering guitar work and invigorating multi-instrumental chops. tickets: £12

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BBC Sunday Morning: Christian Ihle Hadland Hall tWo, 11aM Beethoven Sonata for piano no.10 in G Kabalevsky piano Sonata no.3 in F Fauré Barcarolle no.2 in G Fauré Barcarolle no.3 in G flat Chaminade thème varié christian ihle Hadland is widely recognised as one of norway’s most exciting young piano talents. We welcome him back following his appearance with Bergen philharmonic in February. © anders Bergersen

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SUnDaY 9tH JUnE

MonDaY 10tH JUnE

nortHErn SinFonia

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The Romantic Symphony 4

Habadekuk

Hall onE, 7.30pM

Hall tWo, 8pM

thomas Zehetmair: conductor northern Sinfonia

an energetic and fresh blast of feisty Danish folk, fired by salsa and jazz influences. life-affirming horns, toe tapping fiddle and contagious rhythms abound! “Brilliance, boisterousness, breadth of appeal and sheer bonhomie... an exceptionally brilliant bunch.” Folkworld

Schumann Symphony no.4 D minor Brahms Symphony no.4 in E minor Schumann’s capturing of his and his wife’s fragile love combines with Brahms’ more mature colouring to bring our season-long double portrait of Brahms and Schumann to a close.

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Ed Harcourt plus support Catherine A.D Hall tWo, 8pM the lauded UK singer-songwriter will bring latest album ‘Hey little Bruiser’ to life live in concert. “Elegant sixth album from underrated national treasure: 8/10.” Uncut tickets: £10 & £12.50

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JUnE tUESDaY 11tH JUnE tHE litpop BooK clUB: a BooK clUB For MUSic loVErS

‘Oh Play that Thing’ by Roddy Doyle MEc, 7pM the litpop Book club meets on the second tuesday of every month. please bring your own copy of the book. Free but ticketed tUESDaY 11tH JUnE

Todd Rundgren’s Official State Visit

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The Magnets Present All This Time

Hall onE, 7.30pM prolific musical experimenter, pop craftsman, tireless producer and true star.

Hall tWo, 8pM international festival favourites the Magnets bring a totally acapella palette of glorious harmonies and jaw-dropping beatboxing – celebrating five decades of British pop music from the Beatles and led Zeppelin through to richard Hawley and adele along the way.

tickets: £19.50

WEDnESDaY 12tH JUnE

Gwyneth Herbert: ‘The Sea Cabinet’ Tour

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Elvis Costello and The Imposters! ’13 Revolvers Tour (no support) Hall onE, 8pM Multiple award-winning singer-songwriter Elvis costello wheels his gigantic vaudevillian contraption up and down the country as the revolvers tour returns. “A funny, boisterous, big-hearted musical-hall variety show.” the times

Hall tWo, 8pM Working with musicians from her world-class band, Gwyneth will present an imaginative fusion of music and storytelling that explores the sea in all its magic. tickets: £16.50

presented by 3a Entertainment. tickets: £37.50-£42.50

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FESTIVAL OF THE nORTH EAST

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Kathryn Tickell’s One night in Gateshead Hall onE, 7.30pM a multi-media event following Kathryn tickell’s personal journey through north East traditional music and culture. Featuring Kathryn tickell and her band, northern Sinfonia and an array of north East artists. culminating in a performance of ‘JigHop’ - a high energy music and dance sequence specially put together by Kathryn. tickets: £16.50

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Folkestra Informal Session concoUrSE, 6.30pM Sage Gateshead’s regional youth ensemble Folkestra playing authentic north East session tunes. Free FriDaY 14tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

Late night Ceilidh concoUrSE, 10pM a post-concert ceilidh featuring the 422 Dance Band. Free

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Festival of the north East is a month long celebration of the region’s creativity and innovation, jam packed with over 200 events happening in every part of England’s north East during June 2013. look out for more Festival of the north East events held at Sage Gateshead throughout this diary.

FriDaY 14tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

‘Ship Hotel Tyne Main’ Film Screening Hall onE, 6.30pM pre-concert screening of ‘Ship Hotel tyne Main’, a film made by philip trevelyan in the 1960s in a Gateshead Quays pub (now the Schooner). the film will be shown alongside live music from Kathryn tickell and friends. Free to Kathryn Tickell’s One Night in Gateshead ticket holders. FriDaY 14tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

A Taste of the north East Supper tHE BarBoUr rooM, 5.30pM For 6pM DininG Some of the best of regional food in a two-course meal with a glass of wine and coffee. Served ‘family style’ where diners can try all dishes, plus traditional music to set the scene. tickets: £20 per head. timed to enable diners to enjoy the concert at 7.30pm.

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Live at the Lit & Phil - Concert of Vocal Music tHE lit & pHil, nEWcaStlE, 3pM a recital series from the talented musicians from Sage Gateshead’s centre for advanced training (part of the Young Musicians programme).

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tickets: £3 (available from the lit & phil on 0191 232 0192 or library@litandphil.org.uk)

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Tasmin Little Recital Hall tWo, 7.30pM Mozart Violin Sonata no.21 in E minor Fauré Sonata no.1 in a Ravel Violin Sonata no.2 in G Franck Violin Sonata in a an evening of stunning musicianship with renowned violinist tasmin little and pianist Martin roscoe, celebrating the transformative power of music in aid of the irene taylor trust ‘Music in prisons’. presented by the irene taylor trust.

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SUnDaY 16tH JUnE

BBC Sunday Morning: Clara Mouriz Hall tWo, 11aM Literes confiado jilguerillo (acis y Galatea) Haydn arianna a naxos Schubert ‘Vedi, quanto adoro’ (Didone abbandonata) Schubert ‘Mio ben ricordati’ (Vier canzonen) Ravel Shéhérazade (excerpts) Ravel Vocalise-étude en forme de Habanera Granados la maja y el ruisenor For their BBc radio 3 new Generation artists’ Showcase, Spanish mezzo-soprano clara Mouriz and pianist Joseph Middleton look to women of distinguished courage, ability and noble qualities for inspiration. tickets: £11

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Ron Sexsmith plus Holly Williams Hall onE, 7.30pM ron Sexsmith’s pop-folk is almost a step back in time to the 60s and 70s – soft, catchy, soulful songs are pepped-up with piano and brass; subtle riffs accentuated by gentle guitar accompaniment; wry, melancholic lyrics are overwhelmingly heartfelt.

SUnDaY 16tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

Massed north East Brass Bands

tickets: £22.50-£25

Hall onE, 2pM Musical Director: ray Farr Guest soloist: alan Morrison reg Vardy Band Fishburn Band naSUWt riverside Band ninety top brass and percussion players return to their roots with a wonderful programme of music from the north East, including ‘Waters of tyne’, ‘Bobby Shaftoe’, ‘Blaydon races’ and many more musical treasures including the first ever performance of William Gillies Whittaker’s ‘Suite of north country Folk tunes’. tickets: £14.50

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Eve Selis Hall tWo, 8pM Eve Selis isn’t just a singer - she’s an emotion transducer who converts country, r‘n’B, blues, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll signals into a megawatt zap that galvanises everyone in its path.

tHUrSDaY 20tH JUnE

Silver Rock Café concoUrSE, 4pM

Free

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tickets: £11 & £13

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performances from Silver programme groups, ranging from folk and country infused rock (from Steeleye Span to the Byrds, neil Young and Hank Williams) to 20s and 30s music and the skiffle of lonnie Donegan with tea chest bass!

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Krocodile Klub

FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

nortHErn rocK FoUnDation Hall, 7pM

Lanterns on the Lake

Krocodile Klub provides a friendly atmosphere where people with learning disabilities and their friends can make new friends, meet up with old ones, hear great music, dance, chill and perform on open mic.

Graceful electronica and folk stylings flow and meld with rock atmospherics with dark twists. a compelling sonic drama on a spectrum ranging from dreamy restraint and slinky beats to fullblown cinematic rock.

Hall onE, 7.30pM

tickets: £12.50

presented by the Krocodile Krew in partnership with Sage Gateshead’s accessible learning Strand. tickets: £5 (supporting staff free)

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Create Choral

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tHE GrEat Hall, DiScoVErY MUSEUM, nEWcaStlE, 7pM

FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

create choral brings together composers and choirs to create new choral repertoire deriving from the folk music of the north East of England, artistically directed by Kathryn tickell and performed by regional choirs. tickets: £7

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northumbrian Minstrelsy Concert Hall tWo, 8pM a feast of local traditional ballads and smallpipe tunes celebrating 200 years of the Society of antiquaries of newcastle. With leading folk singers and musicians including Johnny Handle, Stewart Hardy, carolyn robson, alistair anderson, Graham pirt, chris ormston, Matt Seattle, the Border Directors. presented by the Society of antiquaries of newcastle. tickets: £14

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Hugh Laurie plus special guests Hall onE, 7.30pM actor, comedian and talented blues musician Hugh laurie (‘a Bit of Fry & laurie’, ‘House’) showcases his homage to new orleans blues with the copper Bottom Band, hot off the release of his second album ‘Didn’t it rain’. presented by live nation. tickets: £32.50-£35

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A Taste of the north East Supper tHE BarBoUr rooM, 5.30pM For 6pM DininG Some of the best of regional food in a two-course meal with a glass of wine and coffee. Served ‘family style’ where diners can try all dishes, plus traditional music to set the scene. tickets: £20 per head. timed to enable diners to enjoy either of this evening’s concerts. tUESDaY 25tH JUnE

north East Jazz Celebration

An Intimate Evening with Lucinda Williams featuring Doug Pettibone

Hall tWo, 8pM

Hall onE, 7.30pM

a celebration of the wide range of jazz in the north East. artists include the Graeme Wilson Quartet, Zoe Gilby and drummer David carnegie with his band the original Unit.

louisiana musician lucinda Williams has fused folk, country and rock into a formidable mix that has brought her critical and artistic acclaim.

tUESDaY 25tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt

tickets: £25-£35

presented with Jazz north East. tickets: £13.50 (cabaret layout)

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JUnE WEDnESDaY 26tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt ‘Frozen

By Sight’ by Paul Smith and Peter Brewis and ‘Barographic’ by Ed Carter Hall tWo, 8pM a fantastic double bill of new music. ‘Frozen By Sight’ sees Mercury prize nominees paul Smith (Maximo park) and peter Brewis (Field Music) collaborate on music based around Smith’s travel writing. ‘Barographic’ is the culmination of Ed carter’s mechanical composition installation within Sage Gateshead, which created graphic scores by recording the venue’s atmospheric pressure. post-show vinyl DJ set by the artists: Free to ticket holders. Specially commissioned for Festival of the north East. tickets: £10

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SatUrDaY 29tH JUnE

Kerry Ellis & Brian May ‘The Born Free Tour’

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Live at the Lit & Phil - Concert of Piano Music

Hall onE, 8pM acclaimed West End singer Kerry Ellis teams up with Queen’s legendary guitarist Brian May once more for a stunning candlelit, acoustic show. tickets: £33-£39

tHE lit & pHil, nEWcaStlE, 7.30pM a recital series from the talented musicians from Sage Gateshead’s centre for advanced training (part of the Young Musicians programme). tickets: £3 (available from the lit & phil on 0191 232 0192 or library@litandphil.org.uk)

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The Ring Cycle - Siegfried Hall onE, 4.30pM richard Farnes: conductor the third part of the highly acclaimed production of Wagner’s ring cycle, performed over four years at Sage Gateshead by opera north, follows the story of Siegfried as he discovers Brünnhilde sleeping in a ring of fire. With a pre-concert talk at 3.30pm. tickets: £18-£47

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northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Series

The Tradition in Their Hands HolY iSlanD oF linDiSFarnE, 1pM Groups of young musicians will be performing across lindisfarne throughout the day - proud of their place in the vibrant tradition that they carry forward. please check the causeway opening times. Free

Hall tWo, 7pM Beethoven trio for violin, viola and cello in c minor Mozart oboe Quartet in F Bartók Selection of Duos for two violins Tchaikovksy String Quartet no.1 First of these entertaining summer evenings. tickets: £16

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Music night Live at Sage Gateshead Hall tWo, 7pM a night of live music featuring Biddick School Sports college students from all year groups, performing a variety of acoustic and band music. tickets: £8

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The Hexham & newcastle Catholic Partnership Celebrate an Evening of Music in the Year of Faith Hall onE, 7pM over 300 young musicians from 13 schools perform individual school pieces as well as coming together as a choir, orchestra and a massed big band. Musical flair, fun and friendship. tickets: £8

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The Music Sparks Show 2013 Hall tWo, 7pM a celebration of Sage Gateshead’s accessible learning Strand’s work with people with special educational needs and disabilities. Several acts showcase their creative music work and special guest groups will perform other creative work happening in the region.

FriDaY 5tH JUlY ¡VaMoS! FEStiVal 2013

Leo Blanco

tickets: £5 (supporting staff free)

nortHErn rocK FoUnDation Hall, 7.45pM Venezuelan pianist leo Blanco is a genuine virtuoso with a huge musical personality. His music is rooted in the africa-latina rhythms of his homeland and his solo concerts are enthralling displays of technical command and emotional communication.

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Sage Gateshead Opera Chorus presents ‘Trial By Jury’

northallerton Music Centre Gala Concert

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northallerton Music centre is part of north Yorkshire county council Music Service. they celebrate with this end of term concert.

Hall onE, 7pM

Join Sage Gateshead opera chorus in the special atmosphere of Brunswick Methodist church, for a semistaged performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘trial By Jury’. the concert will be opened by another of our classical singing groups, philharmonic Voices. tickets: £5

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Orchestra north East: Carmina Burana Hall onE, 7.30pM orchestra north East Bishopwearmouth choral Society ryton choral Society alexander robin Baker: Baritone laurie ashworth: Soprano peter Vasey: countertenor David Murray: conductor Copland Fanfare for the common Man Puccini preludio Sinfonico Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs for Baritone and orchestra Orff carmina Burana local players are joined by choirmaster David Murray and many choirs, choral societies and soloists totalling over 200 musicians and singers. presented by orchestra north East. tickets: £16 (Under 16s: free)

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tUESDaY 9tH JUlY tHE litpop BooK clUB: a BooK clUB For MUSic loVErS

‘The Ground Beneath Her Feet’ by Salman Rushdie MEc, 7pM the litpop Book club meets on the second tuesday of every month. please bring your own copy of the book. Free but ticketed SatUrDaY 13tH JUlY

The Massed Voices of Inspiration and northern Sinfonia: Do You Hear the People Sing? © David tiernan

Hall onE, 6pM in the second of inspiration’s year-long journey through the greatest musical theatre hits, many of your favourites will be given the unique inspiration treatment. tickets: £7 & £16.50

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Young Musicians Celebration Concert Hall tWo, 7.30pM Musicians from our centre for advanced training (part of our Young Musicians programme) present a glittering selection of performances to celebrate the end of another busy year. tickets: £7.50 (includes a celebratory glass of wine for over 18s, prior to the performance)

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Classico Latino & Friends: Journey Through Latin America GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, MillEnniUM Hall, 8pM

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Young Musicians Programme Festival nortHErn rocK FoUnDation Hall, 11aM (HoUrlY concErtS StartinG at 11aM WitH tHE laSt onE at 2pM) Enjoy some end of year performances with a varied programme of music for strings, wind, voice and piano from the outstanding young musicians who attend our centre for advanced training (part of our Young Musicians programme). tickets: £2

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Young Musicians Programme Jazz Lounge nortHErn rocK FoUnDation Hall, 5pM Featuring an upbeat end-of-year performance by the regional jazz band, Jambone, under the direction of chris Sharkey. tickets: £7.50

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JULY MonDaY 15tH JUlY

‘The Circle is Unbroken’ Trembling Bells & Mike Heron Hall tWo, 8pM

Hall onE, 7.30pM

acclaimed Glasgow indie folk-rock band trembling Bells team up with Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mike Heron in their first fully collaborative concert, in an evening including classic incredible String Band songs and contemporary tunes.

Stephen Bell: conductor

tickets: £10 (in advance), £12 (on the door)

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Hallé the Hallé return with conductor Stephen Bell for a spectacular night packed full of classics. From the serenity of Saint-Saën’s ‘the Swan’ and the stately pomp of Elgar’s ‘nimrod’ to the rip roaring excitement of tchaikovsky’s ‘1812 overture’ - there’s something for everyone from one of Britain’s most respected orchestras.

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northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Series Hall tWo, 7pM

Jyotsna Srikanth nortHErn rocK FoUnDation Hall, 7.45pM

Beethoven trio for violin, viola and cello in D

Joined by a brilliant ensemble of musicians playing the Mridangam (double sided drum) and Ghatam (clay pot), the sought-after British-indian violinist and composer takes you on a breathtaking journey. “Britain’s finest violinist of Indian classical music.” time out

Francaix Wind Quintet no.2

presented with Gemarts. tickets: £12

Prokofiev Sonata for two violins Bruch octet for Strings the second in our Summer chamber Series. tickets: £16

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Le Vent Du nord Hall tWo, 8pM Wonderful vocals and instrumental prowess from a group who draw deep on lost histories to create stunning shows. a powerhouse of progressive folk, infusing old Québec with a breath of fresh, cosmopolitan air and the energy of a Saturday night kitchen party!

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Absolute Beginner Guitar

Absolute Beginner Steel Pans

Absolute Beginner Ukulele

GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, 11aM anD 2pM

MUSic EDUcation cEntrE, 11aM anD 2pM

if you have a guitar hiding in the house that you would like to learn how to play then why not give it an airing this summer? learn some basic chords and strumming techniques and, with any luck, you’ll have a party piece by the end of the session.

Bring the sunshine to Gateshead and discover the sounds of the caribbean in this taster session for the steel pans. no prior experience needed, just enthusiasm and a will to give it a go.

GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, MillEnniUM Hall, 11aM anD 2pM

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Discover the joy of playing the ukulele. led by a professional musician, you don’t need to have played before, or be able to read music - we can even provide the uke for you. tickets: £5 © Sally Baitch

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FESTivAL OF yOuTh ORChESTRAS MonDaY 29tH JUlY - WEDnESDaY 31St JUlY

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Conductors Course

Orchestral Summer School

Open Studio Summer School

MUSic EDUcation cEntrE, 10aM-4pM

MUSic EDUcation cEntrE, 10aM-4pM

a non-residential summer school for 8-16 year olds who have reached at least Grade 1 level. including sessions in Dalcroze and Kodály with tutors from the national Youth String orchestra, plus opportunities to play side-byside with visiting orchestras.

a non-residential summer school for 8 to 16 years olds. participants have the chance to meet others with the same interests, explore musical experiences, play in an ensemble or band and perform at Sage Gateshead during the course.

cost: £100 for the five-day course

cost: £100 for the five-day course

MUSic EDUcation cEntrE, 10aM-5pM the Young Musicians programme is host to a nonresidential course for wouldbe conductors which includes technical advice in addition to valuable podium time with participating orchestras. open to those aged 1625 who play a musical instrument at a minimum level of Grade 8 distinction. cost: £225 for the three-day course

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national Youth String Orchestra Intermediate Ensemble Hall tWo, 4pM programme to include: nielsen Suite for string orchestra op.1 (first movement) Bartók Music for children Mozart church Sonata K.245 Vivaldi concerto for four violins in B minor Demonstration of Dalcroze Eurythmics and Kodály Musicianship work a specialist string chamber orchestra made up of young string players. Directed by rachel Erdos.

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tickets: £5 AFTERnOOn COnCERT BACK STAGE PASS FOR UnDER 18s: £3 (includes an interval refreshment and concert). Hang out backstage before the concert and hear more about the programme and the orchestra from the performers. Meet at Welcome Desk at 2.45pm. not available online.

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national Youth String Orchestra Hall tWo, 7.30pM

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alexander Zemtsov: Viola

Hallé Youth Orchestra

Mozart Divertimento in F

Hall onE, 7.30pM

Arensky Variations on a theme of tchaikovksy

Stravinksy the Firebird Suite

Paganini Sonata per la Grand Viola

Richard Strauss Horn concerto no.1

Britten lachrymae

Sibelius Symphony no.2

Britten Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge

the Hallé Youth orchestra opens our inaugural Festival of Youth orchestras with a sparkling programme.

With Music Director Damian iorio.

tickets: £10 (Under 16s: £5)

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national Youth Orchestra of Scotland Hall onE, 7.30pM national Youth orchestra of Scotland christopher Seaman: conductor alina pogostkina: Soloist Dvorák carnival overture Bingham celticity Glazunov Violin concerto Shostakovich Symphony no.10 the national Youth orchestra of Scotland is a flagship symphony orchestra. this year they are delighted to welcome back christopher Seaman, one of their most popular conductors. tickets: £10 (Under 16s: £5)

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northern Sinfonia Summer Chamber Series Hall tWo, 7pM Beethoven trio for violin, viola and cello in G Francaix Wind Quintet no.1 Telemann Gulliver Suite for two violins Wieniawski three caprices for two violins Verdi String Quartet in E minor the final concert in our Summer chamber Series. tickets: £16

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The Bear Goes Walkabout Hall tWo, 7.15pM Melos Sinfonia and Helios chamber opera present William Walton’s extravaganza in one act, the Bear, with two new chamber operas, Bare and red as Blood, by two of the UK’s most talented emerging composers, philip ashworth and Joel rust. tickets: £15

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West Side Story with The Cobweb Orchestra nortHErn rocK FoUnDation Hall, 1.30pM-7pM Jonathan Brigg conducts arrangements of selected songs and the ‘Symphonic Dances’ from Bernstein’s brilliant score. players of all levels of experience are invited to work towards an informal performance at 6pm. tickets: £26.80 players aged under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. contact www.cobweborchestra.co.uk for more information.

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Step Into Singing: Taster Workshop GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, MillEnniUM Hall, 11aM come along to this taster workshop for our adult programme group. You will learn about good technique, vocal health and listening skills whilst singing simple rounds and harmonies in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. tickets: £5 SUnDaY 11tH aUGUSt

Introduction to Split Stroke Ukulele GatESHEaD olD toWn Hall, 11aM

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Samling Academy Opera: Albert Herring Hall tWo, 7.30pM

come and try split stroke, the cornerstone of George Formby’s playing style. learn the technique and a few numbers to take away with you. players must have prior knowledge of ukulele playing and feel comfortable with their instrument.

Benjamin Britten’s bittersweet comic masterpiece in this fully staged production, directed by Miranda Wright. two professional artists - baritone Johnny Herford and music director James Baillieu - join a cast of outstanding young north Easterners to tell this coming-of-age story.

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Bring On The Boys Summer School

Bring On The Boys: national Youth Choirs of Great Britain Boys Choir Concert

SaGE GatESHEaD, tUESDaY-FriDaY: 10aM; SatUrDaY: 9aM Young male singers aged 8-16 can explore singing pop to classical and work with exceptional leaders. includes the chance to sing in Hall one with national Youth choir of Great Britain Boys choir on the Saturday evening. no experience needed. cost: £100 for the five-day course

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Hall onE, 5pM over 100 young male singers from the UK will perform choral music including works by Britten. tickets: £7.50

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BBC Sunday Morning: Leonard Elschenbroich

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Cake City

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Hall tWo, 11aM Beethoven Sonata for cello and piano in c Shostakovich Sonata for viola and piano

Modest Mouse Hall tWo, 8pM

Rachmaninov Vocalise our Sunday morning concert series sees us welcome BBc new Generation artist leonard Elschenbroich. this hugely charismatic cellist is joined by regular chamber partner, pianist alexei Gynyuk. tickets: £11

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true examples of cult underground success, Modest Mouse have gained notoriety as the saviours of american post-grunge. their music is an eccentric cocktail of distorted guitars, disjointed rhythms and haunting vocals from lead singer isaac Brock.

come and see our city sculpted in cake on a giant edible map, join in with making toothsome trees and lickable lamp posts and feast on street food (and cake!). Fancy entering a baking team? Visit cakebook.org for details and to buy tickets.

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FroM WEDnESDaY 19tH JUnE FEStiVal oF tHE nortH EaSt alice Burn: northumbrian pipes, Members of northern Sinfonia a unique small scale tour into regional venues. Full details and booking information on our website soon.

a world-class music, conference and wedding venue. For further information or to discuss your requirements: 0191 443 4640 conferences@thesagegateshead.org

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Coming soon ClassiCal season 2013/14 Featuring northern sinFonia

CARO EMERALD TueSDAy 10Th SepTember hAll One, 7.30pm

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10th Birthday Appeal A birthday gift that keeps on giving on the 17th December 2014 Sage Gateshead celebrates its 10th Birthday. to sustain and grow our work long into the future we are asking our audience and participants to consider giving us a gift which will establish a new endowment fund. this endowment will be invested and provide an income every year which will enable us to build our international artistic programme and ensure a continuing musical legacy for future generations to enjoy.

Gifts of all amounts are very welcome and we can potentially turn every £1 donated into £1.75! arts council England has offered to match every pound we raise with an additional 50p. For all donations also eligible for Gift aid we can claim an additional 25p from HMrc. hOW CAn yOu mAke yOur GiFT?

name a seat in Hall One name a space or room in the building Organise your own fundraising activity Leave a bequest in your will For more information visit our website or contact rosie.thomas@thesagegateshead.org or on 0191 443 4641

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bOOkinG you can book: in person at Sage Gateshead by phone on 0191 443 4661 Online at www.thesagegateshead.org you can select your seat when you book online. TICKET OFFICE HOURS 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.

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

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 COLLECTInG TICKETS When collecting prepaid tickets, warnings not to travel. For full please bring the credit card with terms and conditions visit Where you book a ticket for which you paid and appropriate www.thesagegateshead.org or a show, exhibition, display, call ticket office on 0191 443 identification. event or performance at Sage 4661. Gateshead you agree to our REFUnDS AnD ExCHAnGES terms and conditions. GIFT CERTIFICATES please note we are unable to transactions over the phone or offer refunds except in the event You can buy gift certificates from ticket office or from our of a cancelled performance. online incur a £2.50 handling website: they are available Sage Gateshead reserves the fee. there is no handling fee to in denominations of £1 buy in person from ticket office. right to substitute artists and alter the advertised programme and multiples thereof. Gift See website for full details. certificates are now redeemable without prior notice. this does not affect your statutory rights. online, for more information the information in this Events Handling fees will be retained in please contact ticket office or Diary is correct at the time of visit: www.thesagegateshead. printing but is subject to change the event of a refund. org/ticketoffice. tickets may be exchanged for and it is your responsibility seats for the same or higher to ascertain whether a price for a performance of performance has been the same production up to 24 cancelled or rescheduled. hours before the performance.

PURCHASInG TICKETS payment can be made by Mastercard, Visa, Debit and Maestro/Switch cards or by cheque. cheques should be made payable to Sage Gateshead and please include your card number on the reverse.

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TrAVEl AND GENErAl iNFO nExuS Thanks to the generosity of Nexus, you can travel on the Metro to and from Gateshead free if you are attending a performance at Sage Gateshead: simply retain your ticket for inspection on the Metro.

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BuSES For selected concerts, we also run concert buses from Hexham (via Corbridge) and Alnwick (via Felton, Morpeth and Gosforth). The QuayLink bus service runs both north and south of the Tyne to St Mary’s Square outside the west door of Sage Gateshead. 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. BLuE BaDGE hoLDErS There are a number of priority spaces for blue badge holders immediately to the rear of the building and by the lifts in our car park. Please take your car park ticket to the Coats Desk, with your car registration number, for an exit ticket. aCCESSiBiLiTY 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.

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 concerts, you can book ten full price tickets and claim an eleventh ticket free. We welcome coach parties. Please call 0191 443 4705. BuiLDinG oPEninG hourS anD CLoSurES 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. Sage Gateshead reserves the right to fully or partially close the building for conferencing or maintenance purposes. The building will be closed from Wednesday 5th-Saturday 8th June and from Sunday 4th-Thursday 8th August. Ticket Office will be open for telephone and online bookings only on these days.

Further and Higher Education at 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. Š Mark Savage

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w w w. t h e s a ge ga te s h e a d . o rg 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 northern Sinfonia and the work of Sage Gateshead. Join our Sage Supporters An annual membership costs from £40 per year which supports the work of Sage Gateshead and offers a range of benefits, including generous discounts and invitations to exciting events. For more information visit Ticket Office Visit www.sagegateshead.org/support Email: sagesupporters@thesagegateshead.org

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. Email: karen.kirkup@thesagegateshead.org or call 0191 443 5038.

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. For more information visit Ticket Office or email joyce.porter@thesagegateshead.org

Become a Principal Partner A great way to demonstrate a significant commitment to a favourite ‘chair’ in our orchestra, Northern Sinfonia. Email: jennifer.rycroft@thesagegateshead.org or call 0191 443 4651.

Thank You Sage Gateshead values its partnerships with individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies Core revenue support is also provided by Arts Council England, North East and Gateshead Council. As a registered charity (number 1087445) this support is vital to allow us to continue and develop our work. Founding Patrons (Tyne & Wear Community Foundation) 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 Legacy Bequests Stuart Ayre Jan Dyer

10th Birthday Endowment Donors (held by Sage Gateshead) The Barbour Trust The Vardy Foundation Mr & Mrs M Howard Trust and Foundation Supporters Baring Foundation Esmée Fairbairn Foundation J Paul Getty JNR Charitable Trust Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Foyle Foundation The Garfield Weston Foundation The Hadrian Trust The Monument Trust The PRS for Music Foundation The Sir James Knott Trust The Shears Foundation The Vardy Foundation The WA Handley Charitable Trust Youth Music Thank you to all our Principal Partners for supporting the work of Northern Sinfonia.


CORPORATE PARTNERS Platinum Partners Chairman: Lord Falconer of Thoroton Sage Gateshead St Mary’s Square Gateshead Quays Gateshead NE8 2JR

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

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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.


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