The Sage Gateshead is both a live music venue and a centre for music education. The local, national and international concert programme runs all year round.
It incorporates all kinds of music ranging from acoustic, indie, country, world, folk, jazz, electronic and dance to classical music, including concerts by Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of The Sage Gateshead.
We bring national and international performers to the region who have not previously appeared in the North East and offer a new and outstandingly equipped additional venue to performers already established in the region.
Ticket Office: 0191 443 4661
BBC National Orchestra of Wales is Orchestra-in-Residence at St David’s Hall, Cardiff, and also presents a concert series at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea. As well as international touring, it is in demand at major UK festivals and performs every year at the BBC Proms and biennially at the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
The Orchestra has won considerable critical and audience acclaim over recent years, under its formidable conducting team of Principal Conductor Thierry Fischer, Principal Guest Conductor Jac van Steen and Conductor Laureate Tadaaki Otaka.
Box Office: 0800 052 1812
The Forge is a purpose-built acoustically-designed concert venue in the heart of London’s Camden Town. Housed in a sustainable, architecturally designed building, boasting both a RIBA and a Civic Trust Award, the Forge shares the space with on-site Sicilian restaurant Caponata. It is a unique and flexible space that creates a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy the best in classical, jazz and world music. With seating for up to 100, the Forge offers an intimate experience of performances, not possible at larger venues.
The Forge has two full and varied seasons of music a year, and since its opening in 2009 has become recognised as one of London’s most exciting small venues, presenting both established and up-and-coming new artists side-by-side. Top of the range facilities combined with exceptional live music, delicious food and drink and a friendly family-run atmosphere, have resulted in acclaim from audiences, critics and musicians alike.
Barbican Centre, London
Join the LSO for the start of their new 2011/12 season which opens with Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev conducting the winners of the prestigious XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition before continuing his Tchaikovsky Symphony cycle. October sees the reunion of dream musical pairing Sir Colin Davis and Mitsuko Uchida as they return to their Beethoven Piano Concerto series, while almost 50 years after its premiere in Coventry Cathedral, Gianandrea Noseda conducts Britten’s War Requiem.
- 21 Sep Tchaikovsky Gala – The winners of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in their first major concert to be held outside Russia.
- 25 Sep Gergiev’s Tchaikovsky – Gergiev’s Tchaikovsky cycle continues with Symphony No 4 alongside Brahms Piano Concerto No 2.
- 2 & 4 Oct Sir Colin Davis – Sir Colin Davis and Mitsuko Uchida relaunch their Beethoven cycle with Piano Concerto No 3 and Sir Colin returns to Nielsen with Symphony No 1.
- 9 & 11 Oct Britten War Requiem –Gianandrea Noseda leads the London Symphony Chorus and celebrated soloists Ian Bostridge and Simon Keenlyside.
Tel: 020 7638 8891
Monday 21 November, 7.30pm
Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Antoni Wit conductor
Kuba Jakowicz violin
MONIUSZKO: Overture from the opera Paria
PANUFNIK: Sinfonia Rustica
BRUCH: Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
Antoni Wit, Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic, is one of the most highly regarded Polish conductors and an enthusiastic champion of Polish music. The concert opens with music from two revered Polish composers: Moniuszko, generally accepted as the father of Polish national opera, and whose work is filled with patriotic folk themes and Panufnik, who was instrumental in the re-establishment of the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra after the Second World War.
Warsaw-born violinist, Kuba Jakowicz, performs Bruch's richly melodious Violin Concerto, written when the composer was just 30 years old.
Tickets: £39- £18
Box office: 020 7730 4500
Cadogan Hall, Sloane Terrace, London SW1
"Music in context"
An Unattainable Ideal: The Dilemma of Romanticism
explored through the music of
J. Brahms, R. Schumann and C. Franck
Iakov Zats viola
Vsevolod Dvorkin piano
An illustrated talk with Dr. Markus Ophälders
Join us as we explore the Romantic dilemma of an Unattainable Ideal. In his pre-performance visual presentation, Dr. Markus Ophälders will examine the philosophical and cultural aspects of the Romantic era, its mentality, and its search for reason, form and liberty. And then you will be able to immerse in the true spirit of Romanticism through the music of Brahms, Schumann and Franck.
It is more than a concert…
Tuesday 1st May 2012, 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
To book www.kingsplace.co.uk or call 020 7520 1490
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A major new symphonies series for the South West’s premier professional chamber orchestra
At the heart of Bristol Ensemble’s 2012 season is a series combining Beethoven’s majestic, trailblazing and influential symphonies with performances of major cello concertos with the renowned cellist Matthew Barley. Also featured are new works by West Country composers, keeping alive the tradition of new music that Beethoven so successfully pioneered.
• Wednesday 5 April at 7.30pm
Beethoven Symphony No.2
Elgar Cello Concerto
Walton Crown Imperial
Bernard Kane Vernal River
• Thursday 3 May 7.30
Beethoven Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’
Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme
Rossini Overture from the Barber of Seville
Adrian Sutton Sinfonietta (World Premiere)
Tickets £16-£23 (under 26 year olds £8, students/under 16s £1) from Colston Hall Box office 0117 922 3683 or www.colstonhall.org
Wigmore Hall holds a unique place in London musical life and is an essential platform for the world's most sought-after soloists and chamber musicians.
It also fosters the careers of talented young artists, some of them making their first professional appearance in London.
Wigmore Hall presents over 400 events in a season, attracting appreciative and loyal audiences and selling some 165,000 tickets each year.
Ticket Office: +44 (0)20 7935 2141