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A fantastic way to spend a weekend! Come and listen to our remarkable young musicians perform in Sage Gateshead’s world-class concert halls, we can’t wait to put on two days of music (some of it festive) for anyone who wants to come along or who is interested in joining our Young Musicians Programme.

The Young Musicians Programme Winter Festival will showcase singing groups such as Quay Voices, folk group Folkestra, jazz band Jambone and youth orchestra Young Sinfonia.

As well as performances by youth ensembles, we will also feature musicians who study at Sage Gateshead’s Foundation Strings, Step Up Strings and Step Up Wind Programmes, which is a Saturday music school for children aged four and upwards. Students aged from nine to 19 who attend the Centre for Advanced Training on a Sunday will also take to the stage as soloists or part of an ensemble.

Music performed over the weekend will include Christmas tunes as well as a variety of classical and popular. Jambone will also perform new works written especially for the band by its music director Paul Edis.

All of the concerts, which take place at Sage Gateshead on Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16, are free.

Saturday 15 December

Sage Two
12noon: Centre for Advanced Training Popular and Contemporary concert
4pm: Folkestra and Jambone in Concert

Northern Rock Foundation Hall
10.30am: Foundation Strings Concert
12.45pm: Step Up Strings and Wind Concert
Call Ticket Office to book the above two events. Max two tickets per person.

Concourse
2.50pm: Jazz Attack
3.30pm: Folkworks Saturdays

Sunday 16 December

Sage Two
11am: Centre for Advanced Training Concert 1
1.45pm: Centre for Advanced Training Concert 2
4.30pm: Centre for Advanced Training Concert 3

Northern Rock Foundation Hall
7pm: Quay Voices and Centre for Advanced Training in Concert

Concourse
11am: Centre for Advanced Training Performances