Royal Northern Sinfonia Week

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

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