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Classical Season 2017/18 | RNS At Home Presents

Rachlin's Tchaikovsky

Plus post-concert spotlight performance

Booking Information

Buses from Alnwick, Hexham and Carlisle

Venue: Sage One

Tickets: £13, £20, £30 & £38


Julian Rachlin conductor
Jian Wang cello
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile
Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4

Julian Rachlin conducts an all-Tchaikovsky programme.

Symphony No.4 was written in the period following his misguided marriage to the fanatical Antonina Milyukova. His despair is clear, as he wrote of the introduction to his symphony: “This is fate, that fatal force which prevents the impulse to happiness from attaining its goal, which jealously ensures that peace and happiness shall not be complete and unclouded”.

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances and at request of the artist we will have to change the Tchaikovsky symphony in the programme from Symphony No.6 ‘Pathétique’ to Symphony No.4.
We are looking forward to you joining us for this all-Tchaikovsky programme, but if you have purchased tickets because of the Pathétique Symphony and no longer wish to attend, then please contact our Ticket Office on 0191 443 4661, and they will be happy to exchange your ticket(s) for another concert in our RNS At Home or RNS Presents series (subject to availability). We hope to find another opportunity soon to present the Pathétique in an upcoming season.

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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