The QT

Saturday 18 May 2024

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Orchestral manoeuvres in the North

I defy you not to be thrilled by Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. It is a defining icon of western music, an energetic, graceful and tactile masterpiece threaded through our cultural DNA. And this month you have not just one but three chances to hear it live in North East England: Royal Northern Sinfonia perform it …

Culture digest

Theatre Royal box office on alert as the return of Sir Ian McKellen is announced Sir Ian McKellen once hailed Newcastle Theatre Royal his ‘favourite theatre’ – so we can only imagine he’s as happy as everyone else that he’s returning to its stage later this year. A limited run of four performances on Player …

World premiere for Wander

A big night is coming up at The Glasshouse for RNS Moves, the inclusive ensemble for disabled and non-disabled orchestral musicians. Joining them in the smaller of the two concert halls will be much feted rising star Héloïse Werner (Paris-born, London-based) who is both soprano and composer. Recently appointed an associate artist of London’s Wigmore …

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