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Thomas Zehetmair conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia
For parents wondering how to get their children started in classical music, our Classics 4 Kids concerts are a great place to start.
New for our 2016/17 season, these 45-minute long concerts feature fantastic repertoire adapted from Royal Northern Sinfonia’s main series of concerts, and introduce children to it in a fun and accessible way.
This concert will be all about the horn, with Peter Francomb performing Strauss’ Horn Concerto No.1.
A wonderful opportunity for youngsters to hear shorter, bite-sized sections of classical music in the right environment for them – and we’re sure the grown-ups will love it too.
“Children should be involved really early on in classical music because it is a wonderful thing for them to explore and to experience, as well as a wonderful way of expressing yourself.” RNS Music Director Lars Vogt
Join us from 1.15pm onwards for violin instrument demonstrations and other musical activities on the Concourse, as well as a ‘classical music disco’ taking place straight after the concert.
Here’s what people have been saying about the Classics 4 Kids concert series so far:
“A real opportunity for me and the kids to experience the orchestra. We have been to The Snowman but this was something different and we loved it!”
“My three year old absolutely loved it, thank you.”
“Absolutely fantastic event. We really enjoyed the concert. Ruth and Julian helped us understand and recognise everything and the orchestra was delicious and sublime. Many thanks.”
“Brilliant! Thanks for a great afternoon for Classics 4 Kids. We loved it, never been to a classical event. So good.”
“Loved it. It feels like a door opened for me and the children into classical music.”
“We thought it was absolutely fantastic. It is pitched perfectly for kids with lots of interaction as well as teaching the kids (and grown ups) the technical terms and what to listen for in each piece of music. Honestly hugely recommended to everyone!”
“My two year old was mesmerised. Amazing experience, booked for the next one already!”
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.
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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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