Royal Northern Sinfonia Week

The Full Works Concert, Monday 26 - Friday 30 January 2015, 8pm.

Mark Savage

All this week Classic FM is celebrating the work of its Orchestra in the North East, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, with a series of exclusively recorded concerts.

Orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, the Royal Northern Sinfonia has built a distinctive reputation as a fresh thinking, versatile orchestra, performing repertoire spanning three centuries and regularly commissioned new work.

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Monday 26 January
The first concert is directed by the orchestra's leader, Bradley Creswick, and features Elgar ’s serene Serenade for Strings and Mozart ’s Symphony No.39. There are also two concertos - Haydn ’s popular Cello Concerto No.2 and Vaughan Williams’s Oboe Concerto.

Elgar: Serenade for Strings in E minor
Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major - Louisa Tuck/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Bradley Creswick
Vaughan Williams: Oboe Concerto - Steven Hudson/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Bradley Creswick
Mozart: Symphony No.39 - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Bradley Creswick
Finzi: 5 Bagatelles - Robert Plane/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Howard Griffiths

Tuesday 27 January
Jane Jones present this second concert recorded at The Sage Gateshead, in which the Royal Northern Sinfonia performs an all-Bach programme under the direction of Laurence Cummings, as well as studio recordings of Schubert and Elgar .

Franz Schubert: Overture in C major, 'In the Italian Style' - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Heinrich Schiff
Bach: Violin Concerto in E major - Bradley Creswick/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Laurence Cummings
Bach: Orchestral Suite No.4 - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Laurence Cummings
Elgar: Sevillana - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Neville Marriner
Bach: Cantata No.211, 'Coffee Cantata' - Mhairi Lawson/Daniel Norman/Matthew Brook/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Laurence Cummings
Bach: Orchestral Suite No.2 - Eilidh Gillespie/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Laurence Cummings
Wagner: 'Träume' from 'Wesendonck Lieder' -Lesley Hatfield/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Richard Hickox

Wednesday 28 January
Tonight Jane Jones presents two of the orchestra’s regular collaborators directing from their violins; first co-leader Kyra Humphreys and Royal Northern Sinfonia Guest Conductor, Julian Rachlin.

Mozart: Symphony No.29 in A major - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Kyra Humphreys
Barber: Adagio for Strings - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Kyra Humphreys
Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A major - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Julian Rachlin
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A major, 'Turkish' - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Julian Rachlin

Thursday 29 January
Catherine Bott presents the fourth concert in our series featuring conductor John Wilson in a concert of favourite British Light Music classics.

Coates: Calling All Workers
Farnon: Jumping Bean
Wood: Sketch of a Dandy
German: Overture, Nell Gwyn
Armstrong Gibbs: Dusk
Coates: Summer Days, Suite
Williams: Devil’s Galop
Sullivan: The Yeomen Of The Guard, Overture
Wood: London Landmarks, Suite
Coates: By The Sleepy Lagoon
Ellis: Coronation Scot
Hartley: Rouge et Noir
Coates: Knightsbridge , from London Suite
Malcolm: Non Stop Friday

Friday 30 January
The final concert of the series includes Swiss-Italian pianist Francesco Piemontesi in a thrilling performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and an exclusively recorded concert performance of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 directed from the violin by the orchestra’s co-leader, Kyra Humphreys.

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 in G major - Francesco Piemontesi/Royal Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B minor, ‘Pathetique’ - Royal Northern Sinfonia/Thomas Zehetmair
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D major - Kyra Humphreys/Royal Northern Sinfonia

The Full Works Concert

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