Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful

String Octets

Sage Two

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Mendelssohn Octet
Enescu Octet for Strings

Mendelssohn’s beloved Octet is one of the most popular works of chamber music ever written. The 19-year-old Enescu took up the challenge to write a major piece for the same line-up in 1900, creating a through-composed structure which relishes the eight contrapuntal voices, yet is also imbued with plenty of energetic Romanian rhythms.

Read more: Mendelssohn Month at Sage Gateshead

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Part of Classical Season 2017/18 | Small is Beautiful

Small chamber groups from within RNS perform beautiful music for you in the intimate surroundings of Sage Two.

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Part of Classical Season 2017/18

From dedicated classical lovers to those looking for a new musical experience, there is something for everyone to get excited about in our brand new season.

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