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Massed Brass Band Concert: England Greets Norway

 Date:04/09/2005
 Type:Culture, Music
 Location:England, Gateshead

Following the enormous success of its Massed Band concert held in January, The Sage Gateshead stages a similar event on Sunday 4 September featuring British and Norwegian musicians.

In the concert, named ‘England Greets Norway’, two top European bands meet in friendly rivalry and combined forces for a stunning performance of Holst's The Planets plus individual band items. The Reg Vardy Band and the Krohnengen Brass Band from Norway with conductors Ray Farr and Karl Ole Midtbø promise a dynamic and thrilling afternoon of brass entertainment at its best, including:

Khachaturian: Sabre Dance
Sparke: The Year of the Dragon
Lennon/McCartney, arr. Adrian Drover: Norwegian Wood
arr. Tom Brevik: Fanitullen
Winter: Teddy's Samba
Wilby: …Dove Descending
Holst (arr. S. Roberts): “The Planets”
Grieg (arr. J.Gourlay): Hall of the Mountain King
Nilsen: Norwegian Dance

Conductors: Karl Ole Midtbø, Ray Farr

The Sage Gateshead is a new home for music, bringing about a widespread and long-term enrichment of music in the north of England. Its local, national and international concert programme runs all year round and incorporates all kinds of music including acoustic, indie, country, world, folk, jazz, electronic, dance and classical music. It is primarily a live music venue and brings performers to the region who have not previously appeared in the Northeast and offer a new and well equipped additional venue to performers already established in the region.

Tickets are available for £12 and £6 – call The Sage Gateshead Ticket Office on 0191 4434661 or to order online, click here



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