Middlesbrough Town Hall and Sage Gateshead have announced the Middlesbrough Town Hall Classics 22/23 season. This exciting series of concerts, from October 2022 to May 2023, will see orchestras from around the UK and across the globe, as well as leading chamber orchestra Royal Northern Sinfonia, bringing amazing music to Middlesbrough. This is the result of a new partnership which sees Sage Gateshead take over the curation of the classical season at Middlesbrough Town Hall.
The season opens with the spectacular Brno Philharmonic on Tuesday 11 October, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies and featuring cellist and former BBC Young Musician Laura van der Heijden. Coming all the way from the Czech Republic, the Brno Philharmonic is set to play some of the most enthralling Czech music, including the best-loved of all Czech symphonies, Dvořák’s No. 9, famous to many as the Hovis advert.
Travelling a shorter distance but equally renowned, The Hallé presents a performance full of emotion and unforgettable tunes on Thursday 13 April. Promising young conductor Delyana Lazarova joins violinist Callum Smart to deliver a truly varied programme of music, from the effervescence of Debussy, to the French flair of Saint-Saën, and the romanticism of Tchaikovsky.
Royal Northern Sinfonia performs regularly at Middlesbrough Town Hall, and this season will deliver a series of four unforgettable performances, as well as a special concert of music by Holst, Bliss, Arnold, and Smyth performed by their Wind Quintet. The first of the four performances is European Dances, conducted by Nil Venditti and featuring violinist Eldbjorg Hemsing in Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular Violin Concerto.
And there is so much more! Well worth a look.
Patrick Ratliff, Head of Classical Marketing at Sage Gateshead, said:
“We are delighted to embark upon this new partnership with Middlesbrough Town Hall and curate a season which sees national and international classical music stars come to Middlesbrough. From Gateshead’s Royal Northern Sinfonia to the Czech Republic’s Brno Philharmonic, there’s something for everyone in the Middlesbrough Town Hall Classics 22/23 season.”
Tickets can be purchased at https://www.middlesbroughtownhall.co.uk/ and £5 tickets are available for under 30s.