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Classical Music at The Glasshouse 2024/25

Posted on 18 June 2024


Over 50 brilliant concerts, one home for live music lovers.

  • This autumn marks 20 years at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music (formerly Sage Gateshead) for Royal Northern Sinfonia.
  • The new season, announced today sees Royal Northern Sinfonia sit at the heart of a year of over 50 classical concerts – ranging from heroic symphonies to intimate chamber works to music of the avant-garde
  • Autumn 2024 marks the second three-year term of Principal Conductor Dinis Sousa, and a new position of Artistic Partner for violinist Maria Włoszczowska, a powerhouse partnership building energy and audiences.
  • This autumn they are joined by a new appointment: Principal Guest Conductor Nil Venditti.
  • Share the Stage – The Glasshouse’s major mass participation series culminates in November’s performance of A Child of Our Time.
  • New strands and focuses include contemporary music, piano greats, and the anniversaries of Schoenberg and Ravel.
  • Royal Northern Sinfonia now leads five classical series across the region – at home at The Glasshouse, and in Carlisle, Kendal, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland. This totals more than 50 concerts across our centres.
  • The Glasshouse’s second hall – Sage Two – becomes the space for the more experimental.

An explosive new season of concerts by Royal Northern Sinfonia, a brilliant line-up of visiting artists, orchestras and ensembles, and a large-scale opportunity for singers and musicians from across the North East are set to fill The Glasshouse International Centre for Music with fantastically talented musicians and a huge array of music as the venue marks its 20th anniversary.

An important moment for music making in the North East, autumn 2024 marks the moment that 36-year-old Dinis Sousa enters his second three-year term as Principal Conductor of Royal Northern Sinfonia, committing to remaining at the centre of musical life in the North East.

Sousa has recently enjoyed a raft of  5* reviews at home and abroad, and is in demand around the world with recent and upcoming appearances at Carnegie Hall, New York; Philharmonie de Paris; BBC Proms, Salzburg and Berlin Festivals; and with the Swedish Radio, BBC Symphony and Royal Concertgebouw orchestras.

Newcastle Gateshead has become this international conductor’s home since joining the orchestra in 2021, spending as much time as he can in the North East.

Newly appointed Artistic Partner Maria Włoszczowska – who has helped lead the orchestra to new musical heights since joining as leader in 2021 – will step further into the spotlight with a new series of concerts that reflect her musical passions.

Together Sousa and Włoszczowska are leading the orchestra into one of its most stimulating creative eras yet, having led Royal Northern Sinfonia as it recovered from the pandemic, while nurturing and responding to a growing appetite for classical music in the North East.

Last year new audiences flocked to hear brilliant music, making up a quarter of those coming to see live classical performance at The Glasshouse.

This autumn they are joined by a new appointment – Principal Guest Conductor Nil Venditti. Venditti has already demonstrated her connection with audiences, her passion for this orchestra and the organisation and wowed audiences in Gateshead and Middlesbrough.

This next season includes the second major participation project under the umbrella Share the Stage, an initiative led by Sousa offering people who love making music the opportunity to perform with the orchestra and chorus on the world-renowned stage of Sage One alongside some of the world’s greatest singers including Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha, Sarah Connolly, Nicky Spence and Willard White.

Royal Northern Sinfonia, the orchestra founded in the North East for the North East, now leads five classical series across the region – at home at The Glasshouse, and in Carlisle, Kendal, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland. These five series have been grown substantially by Sousa and Włoszczowska, reaching thousands of new audience members.

In the coming weeks they will also announce a new series for young people and their families, alongside concerts of orchestral music from video games, soundtracks, films and tv.

Dinis Sousa, Principal Conductor said: “This season we are sharing the stage with an incredible line up of guests and I can’t wait to welcome them here. There are some really special people joining us – many of them for the first time – and it’s always exciting to see how these new relationships blossom during those projects. I’m also thrilled that our focus has turned to Sage Two this season and we’re programming a wonderful varied series of concerts in there. It’s such a uniquely theatrical venue, and I really look forward to our more unusual concerts there in the spring.”

Artistic Partner Maria Włoszczowska said: I’m thrilled to continue my relationship with Royal Northern Sinfonia as Artistic Partner from next season. The past three years have been pivotal in my development as a musician and director, and the orchestra has played the biggest role in that growth. I couldn’t be more grateful for their trust, enthusiasm and openness – qualities that inspire me and encourage me to always explore further. It is a privilege to have the support of such an exceptional group of musicians and it’s been the main thought behind planning the programmes for next season. I want them to reflect the excellence and chamber music skills of all the players involved, showcasing their individual character and love for collaboration.”

On the partnership with Maria, Dinis commented:When we first played together, almost by chance, I was amazed not only by Maria’s playing but also by the fact that we seemed to feel music completely in the same way. When we rehearse together, we don’t have to say much to each other and we seem to know what the other person is thinking all the time. Making music like that is extremely special, and we’ve been so lucky to have shared these last three years with Royal Northern Sinfonia, who are so open and willing to go on a journey each time we gather to prepare a programme. It’s been such a joy so far and I can’t to wait to see how this develops in the next few years.”


Commenting on her appointment, Venditti said: “My first encounter with Royal Northern Sinfonia in November 2022 was very positive; the musicians are fantastic, so open to experiment and quick to respond. When I met them again in May, it was a blast, both on stage and with the audience. I felt we all connected at an amazingly deep level. I am very much looking forward to collaborating with them again soon.”

James Thomas Director, Royal Northern Sinfonia & Classical Programme said:

“It’s been a joy to work with Dinis and Maria on our 2024/25 season, my second full season as Director of our exceptional orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia. It’s a season packed with musical highs and exceptional artists – something the North East of England can be truly proud of. It also marks the next chapter with Dinis Sousa as Principal Conductor and Maria Włoszczowska as Artistic Partner and I’m so pleased to welcome Nil Venditti to our musical family as Principal Guest Conductor. Over 50% of the orchestras work takes place across the wider region and we’re looking forward to welcoming audiences in Gateshead and beyond.” 

Visiting artists and orchestras

This year Royal Northern Sinfonia and The Glasshouse will welcome great musical friends to build a year of concerts that reflect the brilliance of classical music. These include John Wilson’s Sinfonia of London with Sheku Kanneh-Mason; singers Sarah Connolly, Willard White, Veronique Gens, Roderick Williams, Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha; pianists including Víkingur Ólafsson and Kristian Bezuidenhout; the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, The Hallé and The Philip Glass Ensemble; Opera North in a concert performance of Simon Boccanegra; and conductors Sofi Jeannin and Ricardo Minasi alongside new Principal Guest Conductor Nil Venditti.

Share the Stage: A Child of Our Time


Building on the success of the 2021 community performance of Verdi’s Requiem – ‘The People’s Requiem’ – the orchestra presents the next in its ‘Share the Stage’ series, this time around Tippett’s deeply moving A Child of Our Time – a plea for forgiveness and peace in a time of disharmony.

This is a huge invitation for non-professional musicians from across the North East to work with Dinis Sousa, Royal Northern Sinfonia and RNS Chorus over a period of months in one of the biggest performing groups the region will have ever seen. A joyful celebration of the power and humanity of music.

Composer anniversaries and new projects

This year of concerts celebrate two major figures of classical music, Ravel and Schoenberg, both celebrating landmark anniversaries this season.

Ravel’s 150th is celebrated through his symphonic music by the BBC Philharmonic and pianist Bertrand Chamayou; his masterworks for chamber forces including Mother Goose by Royal Northern Sinfonia; an ensemble concert led by Artistic Partner Maria Włoszczowska; and a new music and digital collaboration with the new media arts collective Mediale.

Schoenberg 150th is the focus of two concerts celebrating the century-defining composer, including the brilliantly theatrical Pierrot lunaire and the movingly, poetic Verklärte Nacht, both directed by Włoszczowska.

Celebrating composers who have altered our musical universe forever, a new series of contemporary music features György Ligeti, John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, Nico Muhly and a the world premiere of a new commission from Heloise Werner.

A stellar line-up of some of the world’s greatest pianists align in a celebration of the dramatic and versatile instrument, including: Kristian Bezuidenhout, Jeneba Kanneh-Mason, David Fray, Stephen Hough, Víkingur Ólafsson, Bertrand Chamayou, Elisabeth Leonskaja, Francesco Piemontesi, Piotr Anderszewski, Steven Osborne, Alasdair Beatson, Boris Giltburg, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet,  Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Benjamin Grosvenor and the winner of the Leeds International Piano Competition here the day after the competition, appearing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.



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Royal Northern Sinfonia
Internationally renowned, calling Gateshead home.

37 musicians at the top of their game. Electrifying music, old and new. All the talent, determination and creativity of the North East on a worldwide stage. From their home at The Glasshouse International Centre for Music, Royal Northern Sinfonia share the joy and wonder of orchestral music with thousands of people across the North of England – and beyond – every year.

From symphonies to string quartets, film soundtracks to choral masses, and original performances with awesome artists from Sheku Kanneh-Mason to Self Esteem, the orchestra’s members have got one of the most varied jobs there is. They’re always looking for fresh new sounds from up-and-coming composers, inviting local communities to share a stage, and doing everything they can to inspire and prepare the musicians of tomorrow to one day take their place.

They’re also working hard to smash the barriers that can stop brilliant people getting into classical music. They’ve teamed up with national partners to support women conductors to develop their careers, to help global majority musicians get vital experience in the orchestra world, and to celebrate disabled and non-disabled musicians breaking new ground together in RNS Moves. And they bring new musical opportunities to the region, headlining the first-ever BBC Proms weekend outside London.

Because they whole-heartedly believe orchestral music is for anyone – big cities and tiny villages, brand-new babies and life-long listeners, die-hard fans and curious minds – they travel far and wide to make sure there’s top-notch classical music on offer for anyone ready to say “I’ll give that a go”. You’ll find them in churches, castles, and community venues across the North, as well as spearheading concert seasons in Carlisle, Kendal, Middlesbrough, and Sunderland.

With 65 years of success to build on, they’ve signed a dynamic young artistic leadership -Principal Conductor Dinis Sousa, Artistic Partner Maria Włoszczowska and Principal Guest Conductor Nil Venditti – to lead the way into a bold, bright future.

Wherever the orchestra play and whoever they share a stage with, every performance is a chance to see, hear and feel the music.

Dinis Sousa
Principal Conductor

Dinis Sousa is Principal Conductor of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, a position he has held since April 2021. During his tenure the orchestra have performed at the BBC Proms twice, with soloists Kristian Bezuidenhout and Nicholas Daniel. During the 2023/24 season, they will present a complete cycle of Robert Schumann’s symphonies at The Glasshouse in addition to his choral masterpiece Das Paradies und die Peri. Other highlights include a world premiere by Cassandra Miller, collaborations with soloists Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Elizabeth Leonskaja and several performances around the UK including Birmingham, Nottingham and Bristol.

During the 2023/24 season Dinis will make his debut at Carnegie Hall conducting the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists in two programmes of Bach and Handel, as part of a North American tour. This follows on from performances of Berlioz’s Les Troyens in 2023, including the Salzburg Festival, Berlin Festival and BBC Proms. This tour attracted exceptional critical acclaim; ‘Sousa was electrifying in moments of grandeur, high drama and emotional intensity’ (Guardian). Dinis is Associate Conductor of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras. Previous highlights have included co-conducting the Monteverdi Choir in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette at the BBC Proms, and conducting the English Baroque Soloists in Colombia.

This season Dinis will make his debut with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, as well as returning to Edmonton Symphony and the Riga Sinfonietta. Recent engagements have included the BBC Philharmonic, Gulbenkian and Ulster Orchestras. His operatic experience includes Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (Nevill Holt Opera) and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande (Orquestra XXI).

Dinis is Founder and Artistic Director of Orquestra XXI, an award-winning orchestra which brings together some of the best young Portuguese musicians from around Europe to perform in the most prestigious venues in Portugal. Recent highlights include opening the Gulbenkian Foundation season and a critically acclaimed tour of Mahler’s Symphony No 5 to celebrate the orchestra’s 10th anniversary. In recognition of his work with Orquestra XXI, Dinis was awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Prince Henry in Portugal.

Maria Włoszczowska
Artistic Partner / Violin

Polish violinist Maria Włoszczowska is recognised for her versatile musicianship, performing as soloist, director/concertmaster, and chamber musician.

Recent and forthcoming career highlights include her BBC Proms solo debut with Kaija Saariaho’s Vers toi qui es si loin with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Dinis Sousa, her New York recital debut at 92NY, presenting all six Bach Sonatas for violin and keyboard with Jeremy Denk, directing the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at Mozartwoche Salzburg, performing the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, and a performance of concertos by Vivaldi, Bach and Telemann with Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum conducted by Reinhard Goebel at Leipzig Gewandhaus. As Leader of the Royal Northern Sinfonia, Maria also regularly directs the orchestra, in repertoire including works such as Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, and Mahler’s reworking of Schubert’s Death and the Maiden quartet.

Maria appears frequently at Wigmore Hall and at international festivals such as Musikdorf Ernen in Switzerland, Lammermuir Festival and IMS Prussia Cove as well as in residency at Yellow Barn.  Distinguished artists such as Jeremy Denk, Bengt Forsberg and Dinis Sousa have joined her in recital and other chamber music partners have included Thomas Adès, Alasdair Beatson, Philippe Graffin, Benjamin Grosvenor, Steven Isserlis, Steven Osborne, Hyeyoon Park, Timothy Ridout and the Doric String Quartet. The 2022-23 season saw the launch of the Valo Quartet, which Maria leads; they made their debut appearance in Brussels under the auspices of the Festival Resonances.

Recent seasons have additionally seen projects as a guest leader of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and solo appearances with UK and international ensembles, including symphonic and chamber orchestras in her home country of Poland.

Recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Emily Anderson Prize, the Hattori Foundation Senior Award and Poland’s Minister of Culture and National Heritage Prize, Maria based herself in the UK after completing her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Hungarian violinist and conductor András Keller. In 2018 she won both First Prize and Audience Prize at the XXI Leipzig International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition.

Maria plays on a violin by Francesco Stradivari.

Nil Venditti
Principal Guest Conductor

Italian-Turkish conductor Nil Venditti is fast establishing relationships with important orchestras and ensembles around the world including the Royal Northern Sinfonia, of which she is the Principal Guest Conductor starting 2024/25 season.

The 2024/25 season sees her making debuts with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Arctic Philharmonic and Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic orchestras, as well as orchestras in Aalborg, Tenerife, Baleares, Wuppertal and Bochum. She performs twice with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and returns to the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra for touring concerts at the Wiener Musikverein and in Bregenz, as well as BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Helsingborg Symphony, Hamburger Symphoniker and Real Filharmonia de Galicia.

In the 2023/24 season, Venditti made debuts with the Konzerthaus Orchestra Berlin, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic and Hiroshima Symphony orchestras and Royal Swedish Opera for a new production of Don Giovanni, among others. She returned to BBC National Orchestra of Wales including her BBC Proms debut, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Northern Sinfonia, as well as Stuttgart Opera for a production of Rigoletto. She also made her debut at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Venditti combines a strong affinity for classical/early Romantic repertoire with a particular interest in Turkish and Italian composers. She continues to excel in the operatic genre, having conducted operas from Mozart’s Così fan tutte to Peter Maxwell-Davies’ The Lighthouse.

Venditti trained in conducting at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste under the guidance of Professor Johannes Schlaefli, as well as attending the Conducting Academy associated with the Pärnu Music Festival under Paavo Järvi, Neeme Järvi and Leonid Grin. In Italy, she graduated in cello performance with Francesco Pepicelli.

HarrisonParrott represents Nil Venditti for worldwide general management.



Saturday 14 September  / 7.30pm

Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21

Felix Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream (complete)

Dinis Sousa conductor

Kristian Bezuidenhout piano

Tim Burke chorus director

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Sunday 22 September / 3pm

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony

Richard Wagner Lohengrin: Prelude to Act 3

TBC Piano Concerto

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5

Domingo Hindoyan conductor

Winner of The Leeds International Piano Competition piano

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


Thursday 26 September  / 7.30pm

Philip Glass Ensemble play Glassworks

Philip Glass

Glassworks: Opening, Floe, Islands, Rubric, Façades, Closing

Rescue from Satyagraha (1979)

Funeral from Akhnaten (1983)

Photographer, Act III (1983)

Philip Glass Ensemble


Friday 4 October / 7.30pm

Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Johann Sebastian Bach Piano Concerto No. 5

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20

David Fray director/piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Friday 18 October / 7.30pm

Sinfonia of London

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Shostakovich

Kenneth Hesketh PatterSongs

Dimitri Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 2

Sergei Rachmaninov Symphony No. 1

John Wilson conductor

Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello

Sinfonia of London


Sunday 27 October / 3pm

Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

Unsuk Chin Subito con forza

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’

Dinis Sousa conductor

Stephen Hough piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Friday 8 November / 7.30pm

Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 31 ‘Paris’

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 ‘Pastoral’

Thomas Zehetmair conductor

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Sunday 24 November / 3pm

Tippett’s A Child of Our Time

Michael Tippett A Child of Our Time

Dinis Sousa conductor

Masabane Cecilia Rangwanasha soprano

Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano

Nicky Spence tenor

Willard White bass-baritone

Tim Burke chorus director

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Massed Musical Forces of the North East


Sunday 15 December / 3pm

Handel’s Messiah

George Frideric Handel Messiah

Dinis Sousa conductor

Amanda Forsythe soprano

Reginald Mobley countertenor

Guy Cutting tenor

John Chest baritone

Tim Burke chorus director

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Wednesday 1 January 2025 / 3pm

Viennese New Year’s Day Concert 

Nil Venditti conductor

Jennifer France soprano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Thursday 6 February / 7.30pm

Víkingur Ólafsson plays Brahms

Kaija Saariaho Ciel d’hiver

Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2

Dinis Sousa conductor

Víkingur Ólafsson piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Sunday 16 February / 3pm

Fauré’s Requiem

Gabriel Fauré Pavane

Gabriel Fauré Pelléas and Mélisande Suite

Gabriel Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine

Gabriel Fauré Requiem

Sofi Jeannin conductor

Hilary Cronin soprano

Roderick Williams baritone

Tim Burke chorus director

Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Friday 21 February / 7.30pm

BBC Philharmonic

Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition

Maurice Ravel La valse

Maurice Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales

Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in D Major (Left Hand)

Modest Mussorgsky orch Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition

Ludovic Morlot conductor

Betrand Chamayou piano

BBC Philharmonic


Sunday 16 March / 3pm

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Robert Schumann Piano Concerto

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

Robin Ticciati

Francesco Piemontesi piano

London Philharmonic Orchestra


Friday 21 March / 7.30pm

Bach Violin Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 174

Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 4

Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto No. 2

Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia from Cantata No. 21

Johann Sebastian Bach Sinfonia in D major

Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto No. 1

Johann Sebastian Bach Chaconne from D minor solo partita

Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3

Maria Włoszczowska director/violin

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Friday 4 April / 7.30pm

Dvořák’s New World Symphony

Benn Lunn Sonnet

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1

Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World’

Stephanie Childress conductor

Piotr Anderszewski piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Friday 11 April / 7.30pm

The Hallé

Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony

Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3

Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Kahchun Wong conductor

Boris Giltburg piano

The Hallé


Friday 25 April / 7.30pm

Brahms’ Third Symphony

Francis Poulenc Sinfonietta

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17

Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3

Christian Reif conductor

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Friday 2 May / 7.30pm

Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra

Opera North

Giuseppe Verdi Simon Boccanegra

Antony Hermus conductor

Roland Wood Simon Boccenegra

Sara Cortolezzis Amelia

Brindley Sherratt Jacopo Fiesco

Andrés Presno Gabriele Adorno

Mandla Mndebele Paolo Albiani

Opera North


Friday 16 May / 7.30pm

Ravel’s Mother Goose

Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin

Maurice Ravel Pavanne pour une infanta défunte

Maurice Ravel Piano Concerto in G major

Maurice Ravel Ma Mère l’Oye (Full Ballet)

Dinis Sousa conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Sunday 8 June / 3pm

Mozart Symphony No. 40

Franz Schubert Overture in the Italian Style No. 2

Hector Berlioz Les nuits d’été

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40

Riccardo Minasi conductor

Véronique Gens soprano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Saturday 14 June / 7.30pm

Benjamin Grosvenor plays Shostakovich

Grażyna Bacewicz Pensieri notturni

Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4

Dinis Sousa conductor

Benjamin Grosvenor piano

Royal Norther Sinfonia



Sunday 3 November / 3pm

Boris Giltburg Plays Chopin and Rachmaninov

Frédéric Chopin Sonata No. 2

Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 4

Frédéric Chopin Scherzo No. 4

Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in E major Op. 32, No. 3

Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G major Op.32, No. 5

Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor Op. 23, No. 5

Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in B minor Op. 32, No. 10

Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in G-sharp minor Op. 32, No. 12

Sergei Rachmaninov Prelude in C minor Op. 23, No. 7

Sergei Rachmaninov Sonata No. 2 (1931)


Sunday 2 February / 3pm

Elisabeth Leonskaja plays Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major

Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor


Sunday 23 February / 3pm

Steven Osborne plays Schumann, Debussy and Schubert

Robert Schumann Arabesque in C major

Claude Debussy Children’s Corner Suite: The Snow is Dancing

Claude Debussy Children’s Corner Suite: Jimbo’s Lullaby

Claude Debussy Children’s Corner Suite: The Little Shepherd

Claude Debussy Children’s Corner Suite: Serenade for the Doll

Claude Debussy Two Arabesques

Robert Schumann Kinderszenen

Franz Schubert Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat major


Sunday 25 May / 3pm

Jeneba Kanneh-Mason plays Bach, Chopin and Debussy

Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 5

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 17

Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No. 7

Frédéric Chopin Nocturne No. 8

William Grant Still Summerland

Claude Debussy Prèlude Book 1:  La fille aux cheveux de lin

Claude Debussy Prèlude Book 2: Bruyères

Florence Price Fantasie Nègre No. 1



Saturday 19 October / 7pm

Transfigured Night

Anton Webern Langsamer Satz

Benjamin Britten Les Illuminations
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht

Maria Włoszczowska director

Rebecca Bottone soprano
Royal Northern Sinfonia


Saturday 2 November / 7pm

Pierrot in the Moonlight

Anton Webern Four pieces for Violin and Piano

Arnold Schoenberg Six Little Piano Pieces

Alban Berg Four pieces for Clarinet and Piano

Arnold Schoenberg Four Songs Op. 2, No. 1: Erwartung

Arnold Schoenberg Eight Songs Op. 6, No. 3: Mädchenlied

Alban Berg Seven Early Songs, No. 1: Nacht

Alban Berg Seven Early Songs, No. 2: Schilflied

Alban Berg Seven Early Songs, No. 6: Liebesode

Arnold Schoenberg Eight Songs Op. 6, No. 8: Der Wanderer

Arnold Schoenberg Brettl Lieder No. 1: Der genügsame Liebhafer

Arnold Schoenberg Pierrot lunaire

Maria Włoszczowska director

Claire Booth soprano

Alasdair Beatson piano

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Saturday 18 January / 7pm

Schubert’s Fifth Symphony

Franz Schubert Octet

Franz Schubert Symphony No. 5

Maria Włoszczowska director

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Saturday 22 February / 7pm

Once upon a time

Programme to include:

John Cage Living Room Music

Pauline Oliveros Breaking Boundaries

Pierre Boulez Dérive 1

Gyorgy Ligeti Chamber Concerto

Dinis Sousa conductor

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Saturday 19 April / 7pm

Ravel’s Tzigane

Maurice Ravel Introduction and Allegro

Claude Debussy Syrinx

Maurice Ravel Sonata for Violin and Cello

Claude Debussy Danse sacrée et profane

Claude Debussy Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp

Maurice Ravel Tzigane

Maurice Ravel arr Tim Mulleman La valse

Maria Włoszczowska director

Oliver Wass harp

Royal Northern Sinfonia


Saturday 31 May / 7pm

Héloïse Werner’s The Cuckoo’s Hour

Héloïse Werner The Cuckoo’s Hour

Colin Alexander Stir

Freya Waley-Cohen arr Werner/Alexander Caffeine

John Lely Second Symphony

Oliver Leith yhyhyhyhyh

Héloïse Werner arr Werner/Alexander  Double Incantation

Nico Muhly arr Werner/Alexander Benedicite Recitation

Héloïse Werner duo for mira

Héloïse Werner arr Werner/Alexander Exodus III

Héloïse Werner director/soprano

Royal Northern Sinfonia