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BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections

Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections: Dinis Sousa

BBC Proms at Sage Gateshead: Folk Connections


John Adams Shaker Loops
Judith Weir Indelible Miraculous, a poem by Julia Darling (world premiere)
Spell Songs Thrift (Dig In, Dig In)
Spell Songs Acorn
Spell Songs Little Astronaut
Spell Songs Moth
Traditional Water of Tyne
Dvořák Symphony No. 9 in E minor, ‘From the New World’

Voices of the River’s Edge
Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from Spell Songs
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Dinis Sousa conductor

For John Adams, driving rhythms and clean textures were a path to the musical future, with a surprising link to the idealism of America’s frontier past. Dvořák meant his Ninth Symphony as a salute to his American hosts, and yet every note glows with passionate longing for his home, far away in rural Bohemia. The common thread is folklore, and in this Prom from Sage Gateshead, Dinis Sousa and Royal Northern Sinfonia collaborate with the newly formed, young North-East community choir Voices of the River’s Edge and Karine Polwart, Rachel Newton and Jim Molyneux from the folk ensemble Spell Songs to bridge centuries, and continents, with the shared joy of grassroots music-making. A world premiere from Master of the Queen’s music Judith Weir completes the programme. She sets Indelible Miraculous, a poem by Julia Darling.

Promming – just £7!

A Proms concert (proms being short for ‘promenade’) is unique. Part of the audience is seated, and part of the audience are standing or ‘promenading’ in front of the stage. This means audiences can stand, dance and move about, make themselves comfortable on the floor, be right near the stage or further back in the hall. The atmosphere is fun, energetic and informal and great to experience with friends – old and new. It’s different from traditional seating or formal classical concerts, the feeling of being part of the action, up close and personal and at one with the music is very special… and this is the first time it’s been done at Sage Gateshead! We’re proud to host a Prom which celebrates our brilliant, orchestra, our collaboration with communities, young people and musicians of all styles.

We hope to see you there – come and be part of it!

ℹ️ Useful Information

Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tickets: £39.59, £33, £25, £16, Promming (standing) £7 (standing is located on Level One stalls)

This concert is expected to last approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including an interval.

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Afternoon tea is served in The Brasserie from 5.30pm and includes;

  • Freshly cut sandwiches served with selection of traditional fillings
  • Mini pie
  • Slice of quiche
  • Fresh fruit scone served with jam and clotted cream
  • Piece of cake and slice of traybake
  • Unlimited tea and filter coffee

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