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Lars Vogt conductor
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Sarah Tynan soprano
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Beethoven Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Mozart Laudate Dominum
Mozart Exsultate Jubilate
Poulenc Concert champêtre
Prokofiev Classical Symphony
Big Birthday Encore: Errollyn Wallen Fondant (world premiere)
Haydn Symphony No.6 ‘Le matin’
Brahms Haydn Variations
We’re not the only ones to find Haydn, Beethoven and Mozart inspiring, and in this grand opening concert they rub shoulders with four brilliantly inventive tributes, including Prokofiev’s witty Classical Symphony. With Mahan Esfahani and Sarah Tynan as soloists, this will really sparkle.
As part of our 60th birthday celebrations we have commissioned three Big Birthday Encores, the first of which, Fondant by Errollyn Wallen, will receive its premiere this evening.
Concert includes one 60-minute and one 30-minute interval. Dining options available (see below).
Before the concert enjoy the opening fanfare at 6pm. Hear James Weeks’ Venetian Sky in the beautiful setting of our magnificent concourse. Inspired by ceiling frescoes of the Venetian painter Tiepolo, it evokes euphoria and exhilaration as well as purity and emptiness.
RNS 60th Birthday Gala Concourse Dinner (5pm)
£52pp including a glass of Ayala champagne
Goat’s cheese and golden beetroot en croute
Peppered watercress soup, mint crème fraîche
Cod, fennel and orange salad
Fennel, feta and orange salad, blood orange crisp
Pheasant breast, confit leg, wild mushroom risotto, julienne crisps, port jus
Garlic and thyme roasted chestnut mushroom risotto
Kir royale: champagne sorbet, cassis
Saffron and white wine poached pear, sweetened jersey cream
Coffee, tea & petit fours
Please arrive by 4.45pm to be seated for dinner at 5pm.
The Concourse Dinner can be added to your basket when purchasing tickets. If you already have tickets, click here to book the Concourse Dinner only.
Important: Road Closure
Northumbrian Water are upgrading the network to improve the service for customers in the area and as a result access to Sage Gateshead is restricted to those travelling from Gateshead. Find out more.
A weekend of events to celebrate Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 60th anniversary season.
The heart of our season – join Royal Northern Sinfonia â€˜at homeâ€™ for their main series of concerts in Sage One
This season we are celebrating Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 60th birthday! Here’s what we have in store at Sage Gateshead and beyond. Classical Subscriptions On Sale 17 May 2018 Single Tickets On Sale 9 June 2018