“There is no better chamber orchestra in Britain” The Guardian
Lars Vogt Music Director
Julian Rachlin Principal Guest Conductor
Thomas Zehetmair Conductor Laureate
Mozart: Harmoniemusik from Il Seraglio K.384 arr. Wendt
D'Indy: Chanson et Danses Op. 50
Jonathan Dove: Figures in the Garden
Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major, K375
Royal Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-
time chamber orchestra. Founded in 1958, RNS has built a world-wide
reputation for the North East through the quality of its music-making and the
immediacy of the connections the musicians make with audiences. The
orchestra regularly flies the flag for the region at the BBC Proms, Edinburgh
Festival and further afield, last year touring to Brazil and in Europe.
In recent seasons RNS has worked with conductors and soloists Christian
Tetzlaff, Christian Lindberg, Olli Mustonen, Paul McCreesh, Robert Levin, a
host of world-class singers including Sally Matthews, Karen Cargill and
Elizabeth Watts, and also collaborated with leading popular voices such as
Sting, Ben Folds and John Grant. It has commissioned new music, recently by
Benedict Mason, David Lang, John Casken and Kathryn Tickell, and in the
2015/16 season launched a new Young Composers Competition.
RNS has always been actively involved in local communities and in education.
This season the orchestra will perform across the region in Kendal,
Middlesbrough, Carlisle, Berwick, Barnard Castle and Sunderland, as well as
in Gateshead. Musicians support young people learning musical instruments
through Sage Gateshead’s Centre for Advanced Training and through In
Harmony, a long-term programme in Hawthorn Primary School in which every
child in the school learns a musical instrument and plays in an orchestra.
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Dates & times for Royal Northern Sinfonia: Wind Octet, Berwick-upon-Tweed