In what promises to be a very special evening, Royal Northern Sinfonia are celebrating not only the music of Haydn but Sir Roger Norrington himself, as he takes to the stage for what he has decided will be his final night on a conductor’s podium. Norrington has established himself as a true icon of classical music, known worldwide for his radical and innovative approach to performance. Alongside Sir Roger in the spotlight will be soprano Susan Gritton and fortepianist Steven Devine, who will perform two sets of Haydn Canzonettas or songs, written in London during his visit in the 1790s. The movements of the ‘Drumroll’ Symphony will be broken up not only by songs, but also Haydn’s dramatic String Quartet Op.76 No.5 featuring players from Royal Northern Sinfonia. Bringing the academy to a close will be one of the composer’s best loved symphonies, No.101 ‘The Clock’.
This concert will be live streamed as a live experience from our iconic Sage One hall. The live stream will be also be available to watch on demand for 48 hours from midnight on Thursday 18 November.
Title: Norrington Presents: Dr Haydn’s London Academy
Location: Sage Gateshead, Sage One
Dates: Thursday 18 November 2021
Ticket Price: £5.00 to £39.50