Classical Season 2016/17 | RNS Presents

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Sage One

Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm. Buses from Alnwick and Hexham.

Thomas Dausgaard conductor
Erin Wall soprano
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
STRAUSS R Four Last Songs
ELGAR Symphony No.1

The Tristan Prelude was what established Wagner as a musical revolutionary, while Strauss’ much-loved posthumous songs have been interpreted as a musical goodbye. Elgar, in turn, wanted his first symphony to reflect “a wide experience of human life” and “a massive hope in the future”.


Bar 5 for Under 30s

If you are under 30 our Bar 5 scheme entitles you to a ticket on selected performances for just £5 plus a FREE bottle of Heineken. Find out more.

17 and Under* or Unemployed?

Tickets are available for £5 in advance for RNS At Home and on the day for RNS Presents and RNS Nights Out subject to availability. (*With accompanying adult).

Dine With Us

Complete your Sage Gateshead experience by booking a pre-show dinner. Our Brasserie and Cafe are always open on concert evenings (and afternoons!), and we have some delicious dinner options on offer to accompany your concert package.

You can add a dining voucher to your ticket order, or click here to book if you already have your tickets.

Take the Bus!

Catch the bus to selected concerts at Sage Gateshead, at just £8 return. Buses run from:

HEXHAM via Chollerford, Wall, Acomb, Eastwood and Corbridge
ALNWICK via Amble, Warkworth, Felton, Morpeth, Wideopen and Gosforth
CARLISLE via Brampton
TEESSIDE via Guisborough, Great Ayton, Stokesley, Coulby Newham

You can book your bus online by adding it to your ticket order, or alternatively call 0191 443 4661 if you have already purchased tickets.

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Gateshead International Jazz Festival, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival and Folkworks Pass It On Festival take place on the south bank of the Tyne this Spring alongside Sage Gateshead’s usual programme of eclectic and high quality artists.

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Part of RNS Presents

We welcome visiting orchestras (and one opera company!) from near and far, to perform for you in Sage One.

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Part of Classical Season 2016/17

We’re excited to announce details for the 2016/17 Classical Season! Highlights include… Lars Vogt performing all 5 Beethoven Piano Concertos with RNS; 5 visiting orchestras including St Petersburg Philharmonic, and a brand new series of children’s concerts CLASSICS 4...

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