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Mendelssohn String Quintet No. 1 in A major Op. 18
Dvořák String Quintet No. 3 in E flat major Op. 97
As has been indicated on many occasions in the past, the programs which this excellent Ensemble bring to the Midday Concerts are always thoughtfully balanced and structured and this promises to be another example. The Royal Northern Sinfonia contains a vast pool of talent which we are able to regularly appreciate and at least one visit per season has long been an established and eagerly-awaited occasion. Season after season our stage has been graced by a variety of ensembles and always there is an exceptional standard of performance to be admired.
Mendelssohn’s Quintet, following close on the heels of his Octet, should probably be lined up hand in hand with the Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture as the first true and fully-fledged manifestation of the composer’s maturity in all its youthful splendour. Both were composed in 1826 when the composer was in his 17th year!
Dvořáks work, nicknamed the American, is the result of his desire to write something really melodious and simple and it merits its nickname by virtue of the open-hearted, untroubled and straightforward manner in which the music unfolds. It is pastoral music inspired by the vastness and plainness of the Iowa farmland around the town of Spillville, where the composer and his family spent their summer holiday in 1893.
As well as Royal Northern Sinfonia’s main series of concerts at Sage Gateshead, the orchestra regularly performs at external venues, both nationally and internationally. Here’s what is coming up in the next few months.
This season we are celebrating Royal Northern Sinfonia’s 60th birthday! Here’s what we have in store at Sage Gateshead and beyond. Classical Subscriptions On Sale 17 May 2018 Single Tickets On Sale 9 June 2018