Titanic works in ntimate venues.opportunity to hear Mahler's Symphony No. 1 performed live the North East doesn't come around too often.
Nicknamed Titan, it is a huge piece requiring a huge orchestra.
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) is a British orchestra based in London. It tours widely, and is sometimes referred to as “Britain's national orchestra”. performed the work at The Sage Gateshead in its 60th anniversary 2007, under Italian conductor Daniele Gatti.
This weekend there are two other opportunities to hear it in rather more intimate surroundings, courtesy of the recently renamed Orchestra NorthEast (formerly Durham Sinfonia sin·fo·ni·a
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The ambitious regional symphony orchestra will perform the work in St George's Church Saint George may refer to:
Joining the orchestra will be Swiss conductor Philippe Bach and violin soloist Andrew Watkinson.
Bach, who has conducted many of Europe's professional orchestras, is currently music director at Theatre Lbeck in Germany. He last conducted this orchestra in 2006.
Watkinson was born in Glasgow studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School The Yehudi Menuhin School is a specialist music school in Surrey, England. It was founded in 1963 by the violinist Yehudi Menuhin.
The school educates about sixty boys and girls between the ages of eight and eighteen, who all play at least one musical instrument (stringed . Now leader of the Endellion String Quartet, he travels widely as a soloist and returns to the North East where he has performed before.
Although members of Orchestra In a recent poll of the orchestra's players of which composers they most liked to play, Mahler came out top, largely because his work offers demanding roles for all.
Orchestra NorthEast, which has been sponsored since 2007 by Fentiman's Ltd, the Hexham-based brewer of adult soft drinks, has big plans for the future.
help it realise its plans, which include a first concert at The Sage Gateshead in 2010.
Tickets for this weekend's concerts can be bought at St George's church office on 0191 218 1659 or the Gala Theatre box office on 0191 332 4041. For more orchestra details, visit www.durhamsinfonia.org.uk. To contact the orchestra email THE MUSIC SAYS IT ALL WHO needs words when music can say it all? Inventive band The Ex - now vocal-less since G W Sok left - are joined by Brass Unbound unbound
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