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Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home Presents

More Mendelssohn Please: Symphony No.5

Plus post-concert spotlight performance

Booking Information

Buses from Alnwick and Hexham

Venue: Sage One

Tickets: £13, £20, £30 & £38


Clemens Schuldt conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

J C Bach Symphony in G minor Op.6 No.6
Schumann Violin Concerto in D minor
Arvo Pärt Wenn Bach Bienen gezüchtet hätte…
Mendelssohn Symphony No.5 ‘Reformation’

Violinist Alina Ibragimova joins Royal Northern Sinfonia for a performance of Schumann’s enigmatic Violin Concerto in D minor – exactly 80 years since the piece’s UK premiere on 16 February 1938.

Read more: Alina Ibragimova performs Schumann’s Violin Concerto on 80th anniversary of the piece’s UK premiere

This is the final concert in Royal Northern Sinfonia’s ‘More Mendelssohn Please’ series, with Clemens Schuldt conducting Mendelssohn’s ‘Reformation’ symphony as well as J C Bach’s Symphony in G minor and Arvo Pärt’s unique If Bach had been a Beekeeper.

What the critics have said about Alina Ibragimova:

“An utterly compelling musician” The Guardian
“An established star who’s outsoared them all” The Telegraph
“A masterful performance” Performing Arts Hub
“Faultlessly elegant playing” Boston Globe

Packages – Booking opens Thursday 1 June, 10am.

Plan your season in advance and take advantage of some great discounts. Choose your favourite concerts from our RNS At Home and RNS Presents series, and save up to 25% on the cost of your tickets. Then sit back, relax, and start looking forward to another great Classical Season at Sage Gateshead.

  • 5 – 9 concerts save 10%
  • 10 – 14 concerts save 15%
  • 15 – 21 concerts save 20%
  • 22 concerts save 25%

Include our Opening Night in your package and join us for a FREE glass of fizz in the interval to celebrate the new season.

How to Save

Gateshead Residents
FREE tickets available for any concert in our RNS At Home series if you live in Gateshead and have never been to a classical concert before. Gateshead classical first-timers – come and hear your orchestra! Two tickets per customer.

Bar 5 for Under 30s
If you are under 30 our Bar 5 scheme entitles you to a ticket for just £5 plus a FREE bottle of beer for RNS At Home (in advance), RNS Presents (on the day) or RNS nights out (on the day). Find out more.

17 and under and Unemployed
Tickets available for £5 in advance for RNS At Home and on the day for RNS Presents and RNS Nights Out. Find out more.

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