What’s on week commencing 13 January, Sage Gateshead
• Singer-songwriter and social activist Judy Colins performs tracks from her new album as well as classic favourites
• Welcome in the second ‘Roaring Twenties’ with Royal Northern Sinfonia
• Experience the best new classical music talent with ECHO Rising Stars
Judy Collins plus special guest Jonas Fjeld
Tuesday 14 January, 8pm
Judy Collins has long inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable song writing, personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices.
Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 56-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now from her landmark 1967 album,?Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of Send in the Clowns, a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical?A Little Night Music,?won Song of the Year at the 1975 GRAMMY Awards.
She’s garnered several top-ten hits gold and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honoured her legacy with the album?Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.
This season’s tour will highlight some of the new material from of Judy Collins’ release Winter Stories featuring critically acclaimed, Norwegian folk artist Jonas Fjeld. Jonas Fjeld will join Judy on stage as a special guest performing many of the gems from this winter themed release. Standout songs from this project include Collins own, The Blizzard and Joni Mitchell’s River.
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Welcome to the Roaring Twenties 2
Friday 17 January, 7.30pm
- Duncan Ward conductor
- Lise de la Salle piano
- Royal Northern Sinfonia
- Copland Music for the Theatre
- Barber Serenade for Strings
- Martin? Jazz Suite
- Milhaud La création du monde
- Daniels Deep Forest
- Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue (1926 version)
Like a siren, the soaring clarinet that opens Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue was the sound that defined a new era in western music. A new world found its musical voice, and from Paris to Prague, European classical music started to dance to the sound of jazz.
Duncan Ward takes a journey through the Roaring Twenties, from the Americana of Barber and Copland to the swinging rhythms and vibrant new colours of Milhaud and Martin?.
Then that clarinet begins to wail, and pianist Lise de la Salle whirls us away to Manhattan where the mood – unmistakably – is blue.
ECHO Rising Stars Weekend: Day Ticket
Saturday 18 January, 1pm
Experience the best new classical music talent with ECHO Rising Stars, featuring four outstanding young musicians chosen by members of the European Concert Hall Organisation (ECHO).
The ECHO Rising Stars series has existed since 1995 and has shaped the musical careers of many of today’s world-class artists.
This year’s concerts include performances by:
- Magnus Holmander (clarinet) nominated by Konserthuset Stockholm
- João Barradas (accordion) nominated by Casa da Música Porto, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Lisbon and Philharmonie Luxembourg,
- Simon Höfele (trumpet) nominated by Kölner Philharmonie, Konzerthaus Dortmund and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg
- Noa Wildschut (violin) nominated by Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and BOZAR Brussels
A day ticket allows entry to all four performances.
1pm – Sage Two
- Magnus Holmander clarinet
- David Huang piano
- Brahms Clarinet Sonata in F minor
- Molly Kien Hydrozoa (ECHO Commission)
- Donizetti Andante sostenuto
- L Bassi Rigoletto Fantasia
2.30pm – Northern Rock Foundation Hall
- João Barradas accordion
- Bach Passacaglia and Fuga in C minor
- Yann Robin Enigma (ECHO Commission)
- Astor Piazzolla Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas
4.30pm – Sage Two
- Simon Höfele trumpet
- Frank Dupree piano
- Hindemith Trumpet Sonata
- Miroslav Srnka ECHO Commission
- Antheil Trumpet Sonata
6pm – Northern Rock Foundation Hall
- Noa Wildschut violin
- Elisabeth Brauss piano
- Joey Roukens Sarasvati (ECHO Commission)
- Prokofiev Sonata for Violin and Piano No.2 in D major
- Tchaikovsky Meditation from Souvenir d’un lieu cher