Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Peter Francomb horn
Royal Northern Sinfonia

ROSSINI  Overture L'Italiana in Algeri
STRAUSS Horn Concerto No. 2 (Peter Francomb, soloist)
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 (Italian)

The Royal Northern Sinfonia present a concert to take you on a sunny exploration of Italy and the Alps. Rossini’s scintillating overture to his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, followed by Richard Strauss virtuous 2nd Horn Concerto, one of his last great works and the most performed and recorded horn concerto of the 20th century. Finally we return to the Mediterranean with Mendelssohn’s sunny Italian Symphony.

Karin Hendrickson (conductor), Peter Francomb (horn)

Pre-concert talk with members of the orchestra at 6.45pm.

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Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

RNS Minimal @ Wylam, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

REICH It’s Gonna Rain
GLASS Piece in the Shape of a Square
REICH Clapping Music
GLASS Façades (from Glassworks)
ADAMS Chamber Symphony

Steve Reich created a modern classic with a pair of clapping hands; John Adams conceived his Chamber Symphony while watching a Roadrunner cartoon. But they both crackle with energy and colour; in a concert packed with masterpieces created right here, right now.

Why not check out the Clapping Music App and test your skills? Download the app, have a go, and let us know how you get on!

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Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Young Sinfonia presents “OrchKidsTra, A Concert for Kids, by Kids”, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Sinfonia

Programme to include:

ROSSINI Marriage of Figaro Overture
FAURE Pavane
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7, Mvt. 2 (excerpt)
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4 (excerpt)
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings (excerpt)
BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5
GORDON Old Wine in New Bottles
STRAUSS Pizzicato Polka

*programme subject to addition/alteration

Come join the Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Sinfonia as they present a concert for young listeners. Imagined, written, and presented by Young Sinfonia orchestra players, listeners will be taken on a musical journey to discover the instruments of an orchestra, and also how an orchestra works together, and what makes up the music they play. This will be a lively and enjoyable 50-minutes of music and audience interaction with the finest young players in the North East!

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Apr
16
to Apr 18

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Assistant Conductor to Karina Canellakis

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Karina Canellakis conductor
Karen Gomyo violin
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Beethoven Leonora III Overture
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Cherubini Requiem 

Beethoven hailed Luigi Cherubini as a genius, and we’re not about to disagree! Cherubini’s Requiem is one of the 19th century’s most powerful choral works, and when you hear it tonight alongside Mendelssohn’s hugely popular violin concerto, we think you’ll be astonished.

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May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Classics4Kids: Northern Lights, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

GRIEG   Holberg Suite: Prelude & Rigaudon
GRIEG   Peer Gynt Suite: Ase’s Death, Anitra’s Dance, Hall of the Mountain King 
PART     Fratres (excerpt)
PART     Passacaglia tbc
SIBELIUS Pelleas and Melisande: Entracte

Royal Northern Sinfonia presents their final Classics4Kids concert of the season. Exploring Baltic composers and the Northern Lights, this concert for young listeners will delight and engage!

Pre-concert activities with an instrument petting zoo, demonstration tables, build-your-own instrument, and other activities provided from 1:15pm in the Sage Gateshead Concourse.

*Repertoire subject to change.

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

Southbank Sinfonia, Karin Hendrickson, conductor, #8 TRANSFIGURED

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Southbank Sinfonia RUSH HOUR #8: TRANSFIGURED

SCHOENBERG Verklarte Nacht 
-complete repertoire TBD-

Written on the eve of the 20th century, Schoenberg’s ultra-Romantic Transfigured Night uses the shimmering tones of a string orchestra to conjure a moonlit setting for a tale of emotional transformation. As a couple walk through a cold, barren grove one night, feelings change from despair to hope, from grief to joy, through an act of love and acceptance. The music similarly transforms from resignation and agitation to a hymn-like climax, rich in tenderness and compassion. 

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Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Assistant Conductor to Lars Vogt

Lars Vogt conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Claudia Huckle alto
Christian Tetzlaff violin
Tanja Tetzlaff cello
Royal Northern Sinfonia
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia

Brahms Gesang der Parzen (Song of the Fates)
Brahms Alto Rhapsodie  
Brahms Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny)

Brahms Piano Trio No.3 in C
Brahms Double Concerto

Brahms Symphony No.2

Behind Johannes Brahms’ enormous beard lay the soul of a poet, and one of the most passionate spirits in all music. We end the season with a portrait of the artist in three parts: by turns melancholy, tender, and profoundly human.

Concert includes one 60-minute and one 30-minute interval.

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Jun
22
5:00 PM17:00

Longborough Festival Opera, Assistant Conductor to Jeremy Silver

Jeremy Silver conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
LFO Orchestra

Donizetti's tragic work recounts the life and untimely end of Henry VIII's second wife, and marked the composer's emergence as one of the brightest names in Italian opera.

Following their 2018 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, conductor Jeremy Silver and director Jenny Miller return to Longborough for this exhilarating bel canto masterpiece.

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Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Longborough Festival Opera, Assistant Conductor to Jeremy Silver

Jeremy Silver conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
LFO Orchestra

Donizetti's tragic work recounts the life and untimely end of Henry VIII's second wife, and marked the composer's emergence as one of the brightest names in Italian opera.

Following their 2018 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, conductor Jeremy Silver and director Jenny Miller return to Longborough for this exhilarating bel canto masterpiece.

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Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Longborough Festival Opera, Assistant Conductor to Jeremy Silver

Jeremy Silver conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
LFO Orchestra

Donizetti's tragic work recounts the life and untimely end of Henry VIII's second wife, and marked the composer's emergence as one of the brightest names in Italian opera.

Following their 2018 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, conductor Jeremy Silver and director Jenny Miller return to Longborough for this exhilarating bel canto masterpiece.

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Jun
29
5:00 PM17:00

Longborough Festival Opera, Assistant Conductor to Jeremy Silver

Jeremy Silver conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
LFO Orchestra

Donizetti's tragic work recounts the life and untimely end of Henry VIII's second wife, and marked the composer's emergence as one of the brightest names in Italian opera.

Following their 2018 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, conductor Jeremy Silver and director Jenny Miller return to Longborough for this exhilarating bel canto masterpiece.

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Jul
1
5:00 PM17:00

Longborough Festival Opera, Assistant Conductor to Jeremy Silver

Jeremy Silver conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
LFO Orchestra

Donizetti's tragic work recounts the life and untimely end of Henry VIII's second wife, and marked the composer's emergence as one of the brightest names in Italian opera.

Following their 2018 production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, conductor Jeremy Silver and director Jenny Miller return to Longborough for this exhilarating bel canto masterpiece.

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Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

RNS Young Sinfonia, Young Musicians Programme Festival, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Sinfonia & Jambone collaboration

Programme to include:

EDIS Thoughts, words, and deeds *2019 Collaboration Commission
- other repertoire TBA -

Come join the Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Sinfonia and Jambone as they present a collaborative new work. A fusion between styles, Paul Edis’ Thoughts, words, and deeds approaches the edges of classical and jazz. Paul is an Assoicate Artist at Sage Gateshead, and this commission signals the new collaborative partnerships between young ensembles in the North East.

Paul Edis: Working in music education, Paul has been course leader for the BMus Jazz Popular and Commercial Music degree at Sage, Gateshead, he has given lectures and taught for Newcastle, Durham and York universities and he regularly gives workshops, talks and masterclasses for musicians of all ages. He works extensively in youth jazz education and was asked to be jazz piano tutor for the prestigious National Youth Jazz Collective summer school in 2018.

Paul also promotes successful jazz concert series in Durham and Newcastle, and has been director of the Ushaw Jazz Festival since 2016.

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Jul
14
to Jul 27

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - UK Tour - Associate Conductor to Mark Wigglesworth

Mark Wigglesworth conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Karin Hendrickson associate conductor
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

LERA AUERBACH Icarus (new commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV Romeo & Julliet
BERNSTEIN Mambo (from West Side Story Dances)

NYOGB takes their Summer Residency on tour, including their appearance at the BBC Proms.

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Jul
31
to Aug 3

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain - Berlin Tour - Associate Conductor to Mark Wigglesworth

Mark Wigglesworth conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin
Karin Hendrickson associate conductor
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

LERA AUERBACH Icarus (new commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
PROKOFIEV Romeo & Julliet
BERNSTEIN Mambo (from West Side Story Dances)

NYOGB takes their Summer Residency on tour to Berlin.

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Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

BBC Radio3 In Tune, Karin Hendrickson, guest

IWD 2019: Women in Front

This is what a conductor looks like.

Every year on 8 March, Radio 3 marks International Women’s Day by devoting its entire schedule to music by women composers.

In 2019, as well as learning about the women behind the music, we’re hearing directly from some of the women in front of it – the conductors.

Although it's not as rare to see women on the podium as it was in the past, the number of women conductors in the UK is still comparatively small. The last five years have seen a flurry of new initiatives designed to support and encourage women to take up roles in musical leadership. But will the momentum last?

Throughout 8 March, we'll hear the perspectives and experiences of eight women in musical leadership, all at different stages in their careers.
In Tune – Karin Hendrickson:

Replay here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0002zy9

[Interviewed at 18:49s; 24:12s; 52:44s]

Karin Hendrickson “People are starting to change what they can change within their systems. Hopefully, that means the bigger system will get healthier – for woman and for men, and for orchestras. Because this is not only about women, it's about the system. You need the system to work in a way that identifies pure musicianship and pure talent and move that forward. Because frankly, at the end of the day, we're in the business of curating culture.”

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Feb
21
to Feb 24

RNS Young Sinfonia Spring Residential, Grasmere, Cumbria

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Karin Hendrickson leads Young Sinfonia on their Spring Residential in the Lake District in Grasmere, Cumbria. Young Sinfonia uses this residential to outline, write, and begin preparing the first ever Young Sinfonia “OrchKidsTra” concert - a concert for kids, presented by kids. Four days are spent rehearsing and tailoring the content of the script. On the fourth day, Young Sinfonia performs a skeleton walk-through of the concert, preparing them to continue with their term, and perform their concert on 7 April, 2019.

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Feb
15
7:30 PM19:30

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Assistant Conductor to Lars Vogt

Lars Vogt conductor/piano
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.7
BRAHMS (arr. Rubbra for orchestra) Handel Variations
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.2

A horn calls softly in the twilight, the piano answers, and Brahms quietly launches his second and sunniest Piano Concerto. Tonight, Lars Vogt completes his Brahms Concerto cycle. But first, he salutes another of Brahms’ great musical heroes: George Frederic Handel.

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Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

Royal Northern Sinfonia: A Night at the Italian Opera, Assistant Conductor to Paul-Emmanuel Thomas

Paul-Emmanuel Thomas conductor
Sir Thomas Allen patron/soloist
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Samling Artists:
Simona Mihai soprano
Rachel Kelly mezzo-soprano
Luis Gomes tenor
Morgan Pearse baritone
Samling Academy Chorus

Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville 
Rossini The Barber of Seville: Largo al factotum
Rossini The Barber of Seville: Una voce poco fa
Rossini The Barber of Seville: Dunque io son *Verdi *Falstaff: E sogno? o realta
Verdi Rigoletto: La donna è mobile
Puccini La Boheme: Si, mi chiamano Mimi
Puccini La Boheme: Ehi! Rodolfo!
Puccini La Boheme: O soave fanciulla
Donizetti L’Elisir d’amore: Cantiamo, cantiam
Puccini Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo
Puccini Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini La Boheme: Quando m’en vo (Musetta’s Waltz)
Verdi La Traviata: Ah fors‘è lui / Sempre libera
Verdi La Traviata: Di Provenza il mar
Verdi La Traviata: Parigi, o cara / Gran Dio! morir si giovine
Verdi La Traviata: Libiamo, ne’lieti (Brindisi)

In Italy, opera is even bigger than football. Tonight, Maestro Paul-Emmanuel Thomas joins a cast of rising operatic stars and Sir Thomas Allen for a whole evening of glorious tunes, unchained passion and voices that’ll take your breath away.

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Jan
19
to Jan 22

World Economic Forum Orchestra Tour, Assistant Conductor to Marin Alsop-Crystal Award Recipient

Marin Alsop conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Clara Chen soloist
Julia Becker guest leader (Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich)
Taki Concordia Orchestra

CLYNE  Restless Oceans *premiere
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, Italian, Mvt. 1
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 1
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1

The World Economic Forum announced on Thursday that several cultural leaders will participate in its Annual Meeting 2019 in Davos-Klosters. These cultural leaders will join their peers from business, government, the media and civil society to advance dialogue on how inclusivity and sustainability can be the pillars of change under the meeting’s theme, Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. One of the areas that the World Economic Forum seeks to highlight during this annual meeting is a focus on youth, diversity and freedom of expression, and and this year’s Crystal Awardees Marin Alsop, Haifaa Al-Mansour and Sir David Attenborough will participate in the meeting.

The Opening Concert on 21st January will be led by Crystal Awardee Marin Alsop, who conducted the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 Opening Concert with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande on 12th April 2018. On 21st January Marin will be conducting the Taki Concordia Orchestra, in association with London’s Southbank Centre and Royal Academy of Music, with Clara Shen featured as soloist.

https://www.facebook.com/worldeconomicforum/videos/the-25th-crystal-awards/795363184157185/

[40:24 for the concert]

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Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Composers Competition Final, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Karin Hendrickson, panel member

The Composition Competition panel makes the final decisions regarding the final round of the Royal Northern Sinfonia Compsers Competition for 2018. Three live performances in Sage One, judged by the panel, and voted on by the audience and the orchestra.

PANEL:
Linda Buckley composer
Martin Suckling composer
Errollyn Wallen composer
Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

Finalists:

James Maunders, Birmingham City University – Badder Gyrations

Carla Garcia Ginjaume, Royal College of Music – Hearing After The Buzz

Alex Dakin, Manchester University – Firework Spirals

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Assistant Conductor to Sofi Jeannin

Sofi Jeannin conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Anna Devin soprano
Madeleine Shaw mezzo soprano
Oliver Johnston tenor
Henry Waddington bass
Chorus of Royal Northern Sinfonia
Royal Northern Sinfonia

HANDEL Messiah (complete)

When King George II first heard Handel’s Messiah, he leapt to his feet in excitement – and from Ev’ry Valley to the Hallelujah chorus itself, this is quite simply some of the most uplifting music ever written. A real highlight of Christmas with RNS.

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Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Young Sinfonia in Main Stage Concert at Sage Gateshead, Karin Hendrickson, Conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Sinfonia


SIBELIUS  Incidental Music to Belshazar’s Feast: Oriental March
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 1
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances No. 5

Young Sinfonia makes their main-stage appearance for the Fall Term, as a pre-concert to the Royal Northern Sinfonia Handel Messiah.

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Dec
8
12:30 PM12:30

Young Sinfonia in Concert at Age, UK, Karin Hendrickson, Conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia Young Sinfonia


SIBELIUS  Incidental Music to Belshazar’s Feast
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2, Mvt. 1
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances No. 5 & No. 7

Young Sinfonia joins in celebrating the new location of Age UK in Felling, Gateshead, and the opening of their Dementia support location.

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Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Royal Northern Sinfonia, Assistant Conductor to Lars Vogt

Lars Vogt conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Royal Northern Sinfonia

BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 

Brahms’ First Piano Concerto goes off like a volcano: the tempestuous outpouring of a young composer with a broken heart. It’s overwhelming, so Lars Vogt has paired it with tragic masterpieces by Brahms’ idol, Beethoven; and his mentor, Schumann.

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Nov
24
2:00 PM14:00

Classics4Kids: Beat This!, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Rachel Leach presenter
Royal Northern Sinfonia

MOZART   Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
HAYDN  Symphony No. 101, The Clock, Mvt. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1   
TCHAIKOVSKY  Excerpts from The Nutcracker Suite (arr. Farrington)
COPLAND Hoedown ny No. 5, Mvt. 1   
LEACH Wallop

This 45-minute long concert designed especially for children will really set your toes tapping as we explore rhythm and pulse with Royal Northern Sinfonia. Join us on the Concourse from 1.15pm onwards for some free fun activities. 

Suitable for ages 5+ but everyone welcome.

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Nov
22
2:00 PM14:00

RNS LIVE! For Schools, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Rachel Leach presenter
Royal Northern Sinfonia

MOZART   Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
HAYDN  Symphony No. 101, The Clock, Mvt. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5, Mvt. 1   
TCHAIKOVSKY  Trepak, from The Nutcracker (arr. Farringdon)
PURCELL Rondeau (from Abdelazar)   
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Mvt. 3

Royal Northern Sinfonia presents their first-ever concert LIVE! For SCHOOLS! Rachel Leach presents this hour-long interactive experience for upper-aged school audiences.

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Oct
15
2:30 PM14:30

CLASSICAL ROADSHOW, LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, Karin Hendrickson, Conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
London Mozart Players

FIRE! The story of the Great Fire of London in 1666!
Richard M. Brown Music
Fern Dickson & Richard M. Brown Lyrics
Fern Dickson & Sarah Harding Script

Annabelle Brown Actor
Tobias Deacon Actor
Queensbridge Primary School Stage Choir

The powerful story of the Great Fire of London related by Samuel Pepys and Jane, his maid. From the fire's modest beginnings to the high flames, inept commands of the King and the destruction and re-birth of a brighter and better London.

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Oct
15
1:00 PM13:00

CLASSICAL ROADSHOW, LONDON MOZART PLAYERS, Karin Hendrickson, Conductor

Karin Hendrickson conductor
London Mozart Players

FIRE! The story of the Great Fire of London in 1666!
Richard M. Brown Music
Fern Dickson & Richard M. Brown Lyrics
Fern Dickson & Sarah Harding Script

Annabelle Brown Actor
Tobias Deacon Actor
Queensbridge Primary School Stage Choir

The powerful story of the Great Fire of London related by Samuel Pepys and Jane, his maid. From the fire's modest beginnings to the high flames, inept commands of the King and the destruction and re-birth of a brighter and better London.

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Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Bernstein’s MASS - Karin Hendrickson, Music Director, University of North Carolina School for the Arts

Karin Hendrickson music director
Douglas Webster director
University of North Carolina School for the Arts Schools of Drama, Design & Production, Music, and Dance

BERNSTEIN MASS, A THEATRE PIECE FOR SINGERS, DANCERS, and ACTORS

“Few works in the repertoire are as genre-bending and interdisciplinary as ‘MASS,’” says School of Music Dean Brian Cole. “This production is a true collaboration between four UNCSA schools – Music, Drama, Design & Production and Dance. And with the exception of guest director Douglas Webster, guest conductor Karin Hendrickson and choreographer Kelly Maxner, the performers, cast, designers, and crew are all students.” The production also includes the Winston-Salem State University Choir – the first ever artistic collaboration between UNCSA and WSSU – and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, putting the total number of performers at more than 220.

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Bernstein’s MASS - Karin Hendrickson, MUSIC DIRECTOR, University of North Carolina School for the Arts

Karin Hendrickson music director
Douglas Webster director
Kelly Maxner choreographer
University of North Carolina School for the Arts Schools of Drama, Design & Production, Music, and Dance

BERNSTEIN MASS, A THEATRE PIECE FOR SINGERS, DANCERS, and ACTORS

“Few works in the repertoire are as genre-bending and interdisciplinary as ‘MASS,’” says School of Music Dean Brian Cole. “This production is a true collaboration between four UNCSA schools – Music, Drama, Design & Production and Dance. And with the exception of guest director Douglas Webster, guest conductor Karin Hendrickson and choreographer Kelly Maxner, the performers, cast, designers, and crew are all students.” The production also includes the Winston-Salem State University Choir – the first ever artistic collaboration between UNCSA and WSSU – and the Winston-Salem Youth Chorus, putting the total number of performers at more than 220.

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Sep
3
to Sep 7

Royal Opera House Women Conductors Course, Participant

Music Director of The Royal Opera, Antonio Pappano, said: 'We are very excited to be pioneering this course for women conductors in partnership with NOS and RPS. We hope that by working together we can encourage and nurture, and eventually start to effect, some long overdue changes within a creative environment.'

The course has been inspired by the work of RPS Women Conductors and Alice Farnham, and will be led by senior conductors and musicians from The Royal Opera and the National Opera Studio, together with renowned guests, including Sian Edwards and Mark Shanahan, who will help develop participants’ conducting skills in a supportive learning environment.

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Jul
4
to Jul 13

National Youth Orchestra INSPIRE Orchestra and Tour, Karin Hendrickson, Conductor

Karin Hendrickson  conductor
Karen Gillingham director
NYO Inspire Orchestra

CLYNE  The Midnight Hour
WALLEN Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra, Mvt. 1
HOLST Jupiter (from The Planets)
ELGAR Nimrod

Karin leads the NYO Inspire Orchestra during their 6 day residential, and 4 day tour.

NYO Inspire Orchestra continues NYO's bold mission to give breakthrough experiences of orchestral music to teenagers everywhere.  Performances take place where thousands of young people who currently enjoy few cultural opportunities will be given the chance to hear a full symphony orchestra perform live, many no doubt for the first time.

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Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra, Karin Hendrickson Music Director

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Tomas Klement piano
Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra

 
BARBER Second Essay for Orchestra, Op. 17
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
DVORAK Symphony No. 9


The Orchestra presents an exciting spectrum of American-influences for their summer concert. The light-hearted Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin, the iconic New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak, and the resplendent Second Essay for Symphony Orchestra by composer Samuel Barber. These works shape a balanced programme of commentary on the American musical spirit from 1890’s (New World Symphony - 1893), through to the roaring ‘20s (Rhapsody in Blue - 1924), to the trying times of the Second World War (Second Essay for Orchestra -1942). Come celebrate the emergence of summertime with this spirit-filled concert at St George's Bristol.

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Jun
20
to Jun 22

CBSO Shenley Academy Side-by-Side, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin returns for the second time to lead the collaboration between the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra musicians, and Shenley Academy. Over two days Karin coaches the orchestra, the choir, and also a rock band/rhythm section, that ultimately come together in a large collaborative performance.

BRUNO MARS  Count on Me
PASEK/PAUL This is Me (from The Greatest Showman)
WEBBER/RICE Don’t Cry for me Argentina
GORE FameL This is Me (from The Greatest Showman)
FONSI Despacito

MISSION STATEMENT FROM CBSO:

Our Musical Leadership Project involves multi art forms of instrumental and choral music and creative writing, led by the CBSO Artistic Team: comprising: Composer Jeremy Clay, CBSO Lead Musician Jackie Tyler, Children’s Author Mandy Ross and a CBSO Choral Leader. Each year a new theme is chosen which becomes the focus for creative work with both primary and secondary students.  Ideas are arranged and scored for full orchestra and this leads to a number of workshops where students have sectional rehearsals with CBSO players and tutti rehearsals with a visiting conductor. The work produced is shared publicly both at the academy and in high profile venues including Symphony Hall and The CBSO Centre.  Over a five year partnership, the academy’s orchestra has developed significantly, now with over 40 members compared to just 12 three years ago.

In addition to the orchestra there has always been a vocal strand to the project with local feeder primary schools taking part in the project. Our a capella group has also been involved in the workshops over the last three years with students being involved in the lyric writing aspect of the composition work and also participating in the final performances.

Students are clearly inspired by the visiting musicians. There is now an established tradition of orchestral work at Shenley Academy and a strong relationship with the organisation that goes from strength to strength.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Southbank Sinfonia, Karin Hendrickson, conductor, #11 PREMIERE

Karin Hendrickson conductor
Ivana Gavric piano
Southbank Sinfonia RUSH HOUR #11: PREMIERE

HAYDN Piano concert in D Major
SIBELIUS Incidental music to Belshazar’s Feast
HOAD Between the Sky, the River, and the Hills *new commission

An orchestra is a potent narrator, its voice weaving stories and setting scenes in a way that words just can’t. Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s new piano concerto takes us to Bosnia and a bridge over the river Drina which stood as a silent witness to four centuries of turbulent history. At the music’s heart sit the lives, relations and destinies of the locals, their tales infused with native folk music. Between the Skies, the River and the Hills also pays homage to Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D major and its bounding final movement, fuelled by a Croatian folk tune. 

Sibelius’ storytelling takes a different, but equally arresting, approach. His music for the stage conjures starlit skies, exotic processions and wistful solitude, drawing on folk music from earlier eras.

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May
22
to May 25

The Dallas Opera, Juilliard Residency, Karin Hendrickson, conductor

Karin Hendrickson continues her association as a Dallas Opera Institute alumni. The Julliard residency provides training and study with such internationally-acclaimed figures in the operatic scene as Matthew Epstein, Anthony Manoli, and Nicole Paiement.

“The intensive working sessions include selecting the right artist manager, best practices in working with executive recruiters, opera management and fund-raising, and other topics.

“Now in its third season, the Linda and Mitch Hart Institute of Women Conductors at The Dallas Opera is a unique program designed to further the careers of distinctively talented female conductors.

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Apr
15
2:30 PM14:30

Southbank Centre Composer's Collective: Conducting Crash Course

Are you a composer? Have you ever found yourself in front of an ensemble conducting your own music with no idea how to actually conduct? Bring your baton for this crash course in conducting with Maestra Karin Hendrickson.

Start with the basic geography and skills of conducting, and learn exercises and techniques to practice at home.

Learn to recognise, and avoid, the pitfalls of conducting and rehearsing a piece.

Karin Hendrickson takes you through several ways to work with an orchestra if you’re not an experienced conductor.

She also explains how to work in tandem with an experienced conductor to achieve your artistic vision for performances of your works by other ensembles.

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