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Royal Northern Sinfonia, Assistant Conductor to Daniel Blendulf

  • The Sage Gateshead: Sage One St. Mary’s Square NE8 2JR United Kingdom (map)

Daniel Blendulf conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Joshua Ellicott tenor
Peter Francomb horn
Royal Northern Sinfonia

MOZART Serenade No.6 ‘Serenata notturna’
BRITTEN Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR  Illumine
BARTOK Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

What do you see – and hear – once the sun has set? Out on the great plain of Hungary, Béla Bartók hears a nocturnal rhapsody of insects and shivering leaves. In the emptiness of Iceland, Anna Thorvaldsdottir kindles a flame against a darkness that lasts all winter long. In eighteenth century Salzburg, the young Mozart dances the night away. And Benjamin Britten enlists a horn player, a tenor and some of the greatest poems in the English language for a luminous journey through to dawn. The superb young Swedish conductor Daniel Blendulf is our guide to an evening of music that glows in the dark.