Classical Season 2016/17 | A Classical Christmas

New Year in Vienna with Julian Rachlin

Sage One

Julian Rachlin conductor/violin
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Waltz your way along the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside for New Year in Vienna, with a programme featuring the waltzes of Strauss dynasty, including everyone’s favourite On the Beautiful Danube, Waltz of the Flowers from Tchaikovsky’s last ballet The Nutcracker and music by Rossini and Kreisler.

This year is set to be extra special as RNS Principal Guest Conductor Julian Rachlin leads the celebrations from the violin.


ROSSINI The Thieving Magpie Overture
KREISLER Schön Rosmarin (Lovely Rosemary)
KREISLER Marche Miniature Viennoise (Miniature Viennese March)
J STRAUSS II Wiener Blut Waltz (Viennese Spirit Waltz)
J STRAUSS II Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
J STRAUSS II Unter Donner und Blitz Polka (Thunder and Lightning Polka)


GLINKA Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
KREISLER Liebeslied
KREISLER Liebesfreud
TCHAIKOVSKY Panorama and Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty
JOSEF STRAUSS Ohne Sorgen Polka (Without Sorrows Polka)
GODOWSKY Alt-Wien (Old Vienna)
J STRAUSS II Auf der Jagd (On the Hunt)
J STRAUSS II On the Beautiful Blue Danube (This piece features in Classic FM’s top 100 Hall of Fame)

Supported by The Vardy Foundation

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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