Royal Northern Sinfonia

Date: Sunday 12/12/21
Doors: 19:00, performance starts: 19:30
Approx timings: 2 x 45 minutes (timings are subject to change)
Location: The Auditorium, The Fire Station
Tickets: From £11
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that ticket holders will be required to comply with the latest government Covid-19 guidance at the time of the event and will be informed prior to the event of any additional safety procedures that are in place.

Royal Northern Sinfonia
Maria Wloszczowska, Leader
Herschel – Symphony No. 8 in c minor ‘Sunderland’ (12’)
Vivaldi – Concerto ‘Alla Rustica’ in G major RV 151 (4’)
Bach – Sinfonia from ‘Christmas Oratorio’ (6’)
Handel – Water Music Suite No. 1 (Overture, Aria, No. 3) (12’)
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Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major (7’)
Corelli – Concerto grosso op. 6 No. 8 ‘Christmas Concerto’ (15’)
Haydn – Symphony No. 59 ‘Fire’ (18’)

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a candlelight Christmas concert from Royal Northern Sinfonia featuring new Leader Maria Wloszczowska. Combining classical festive favourites with nods to The Fire Station’s history and a special symphony composed right here in Sunderland, they’ll be keeping the lights low and spirits high on this cold winter’s evening.

Royal Northern Sinfonia, orchestra of Sage Gateshead, is the UK’s only full-time chamber orchestra. Founded in 1958, RNS has built a worldwide reputation for the North East through the quality of its music-making and the immediacy of the connections the musicians make with audiences.

The orchestra regularly flies the flag for the region at major festivals, including the BBC Proms, most recently performing Handel’s Water Music at Stage @theDock in Hull – the first Prom performed outside of London since 1930. They appear frequently at venues and festivals in Europe, including La folle journée in Nantes. In recent seasons they have toured to Vienna, Budapest, Istanbul and Tokyo.

This event is part of The Fire Station opening season – Firestarters. Firestarters is commissioned by Sunderland Music Arts and Culture Trust and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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