What's On This Week
RNS LIVE! Primary is a concert created specially for primary school groups, giving young people the chance to hear Royal Northern Sinfonia perform live in the brilliant surroundings of Sage Gateshead.
Is there any character in classical music more fascinating than Ludwig van Beethoven? Is there any music more iconic than his 5th Symphony’s opening hammer blows of fate? 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth and celebrations are taking place all over the world.
Stanley Yelnats can't catch a break. Born into a family cursed with bad luck, it comes as no surprise when he finds himself accused of a crime he didn't commit.
Sent to a labour camp as punishment, he is tasked with digging one hole, five foot wide by five foot deep, every day. He's told it is to build 'character'. But the tyrannical Warden is definitely hiding something. How will Stanley and his fellow inmates deal with her demands, her two cronies, plus the fearsome rattlesnakes and yellow-spotted lizards? And will Stanley and his new friends unearth what is really going on?
Premier rock ‘n’ roll legend Joe Brown takes to the road to celebrate 60 years in the business.
Combining timeless classics, rockabilly, gospel, country, bluegrass, and rock ‘n’ roll with Joe’s effervescent delivery and humorous reminiscences, this sensational show is a musical journey not to be missed.
Joe’s band includes among others Fiddle virtuoso Tom Leary; Guitar / Mandolin veteran Steve Simpson; Ace Bass player Andy Crowdy and stalwart band member, drummer, percussionist and singer Phil Capaldi.
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity.
The phenomenal, award-winning Tango Fire returns to the UK direct from a West End run, due to incredible popular demand.
Starring internationally renowned Argentinean tango superstars German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi, who are joined by a cast of extraordinary tango dancers, including World Tango champions, this is a fiery and explosive journey through the history of authentic Argentine Tango.
Blazin’ Fiddles are one of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups. Celebrating their 21st year in 2019 – now with nine albums and many thousands of miles and behind them, yet a passion that burns brighter than ever – no other band has quite managed to capture the excitement, sensitivity and raw fire of Scottish music all at once.
Brahms’ First Symphony opens with the pounding of a broken heart, and ends with the kind of melody that comes once in a lifetime. Forget the image of Brahms as an old man with a big beard: this is the full-blooded music of a young genius, unhappy in love, and under RNS Principal Guest Conductor Julian Rachlin it’ll summon up truly mountainous emotions. Dvořák’s Cello Concerto is – if anything – even more passionate; inspired by Niagara Falls and a long-forgotten romance, it’s a piece that wears its heart unashamedly on its sleeve. Perfect, in other words, for the award-winning Russian cellist Alexander Buzlov.
This poignant adaptation of Catherine Cookson’s classic tale is set in rural Northumberland, in the lead up to the First World War – following the story of Charlie MacFell and his relationship with a cruel and domineering father, his stormy marriage, and his struggle to keep a dark secret.
One of the hottest emerging bands on the current British music scene, The Sherlocks are an alt-rock four-piece (consisting of two sets of brothers) winning over an ever-growing fanbase thanks to their infectiously anthemic riffs and rueful indie-rock style. Originally from Bolton-upon-Dearne, they’ll be sure to ignite the stage when they hit up the Boiler Shop in Newcastle this February.
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After Strictly Smokin’s sell out show with Mark Nightingale early in 2019, and an exciting gig with vocalist Claire Martin, the band now embarks on it’s latest pairing with the renowned MIKE LOVATT.
Need a hero? Then join the adventure, in this spectacular salute to the biggest, boldest, and baddest heroes of the silver screen. Superman, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter…they’re all here tonight. From the streets of Metropolis to the towers of Hogwarts, relive their adventures and feel the tingle down your spine as maestro Stephen Bell and Royal Northern Sinfonia give them the High-Res treatment in this real Hollywood blockbuster of a concert – live, in full symphonic sound. There isn’t a sound system in the world to match it.
Drawing is currently experiencing a resurgence in popularity, with artists increasingly choosing the medium as a means to examine the modern world. Illustrating how artists have experimented with the power of paper to express their ideas, and how they have pushed the medium in new directions over these last 50 years, this touring exhibition highlights the breadth and quality of the British Museum’s collection of modern art, as well as its global scope.
Brush off your tails, Brendan is back!
Expect every style of ballroom and Latin dance from Brendan Cole and his hand-picked championship dancers, performed to the music and songs of some of the greatest legends and contemporary artistes. Whether you love a cheeky Charleston or a sexy Salsa, with music from Beggin’ to Bublé, Purple Rain to Pencil Full of Lead, Footloose to Faith, plus numbers from The Greatest Showman and La La Land – this show has it all. It even includes a specially selected local choir of young people to add that extra wow factor!