7.30pm Thursday 27th April 2017
St Mary’s Parish Church, Church Chare, Whickham NE16 4SH
CHOPIN Selection of Nocturnes
RAVEL Gaspard de la nuit
LISZT Nuage Gris ‘Grey Clouds’
Tickets (Unreserved): £12.50 / £10 seniors / £5 students, unwaged, under 16s
Tickets available in advance from St Mary’s Parish Church office 9am-12noon Monday-Friday (cash only) and on the door on the night.
Tickets available in advance online, by phone and in person from Sage Gateshead ticket office: 0191 443 4661 · sagegateshead.com/event/northern-chords-opening-night
This year the Northern Chords Festival explores the theme of ‘Night’. Many composers have been inspired by the night, either by writing pieces that evoke feelings of this special time of day or by composing works such as Serenades that are intended for performance at night. Chopin’s Nocturnes, perhaps among his most famous works, are beautiful single movement character pieces. Tonight the ECHO Rising Star pianist Ashley Fripp will perform some of these exquisite works along with a few other composers’ depictions of night. Our Artistic Director, Jonathan Bloxham, and festival regular violinist Benjamin Baker will also making guest appearances!