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The Sage Gateshead

  • Date: 8 September 2009
  • Artform: Music
  • Area: North

The Sage Gateshead opened on the bank of the river Tyne in 2004, offering both a space for challenging and diverse live musical performances and a centre for music education in the north east.

The Sage's international concert programme encompasses styles including acoustic, indie, country, world, folk, jazz, electronic and dance and classical. The Sage Gateshead's resident orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia, is central to an extensive classical programme. The Sage also gives a home to Folkworks, a folk music development agency that runs events all over the north of England.

Housed on the Tyne's south bank near the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, the Sage Gateshead is a major element of the regeneration of Newcastle Gateshead. The building itself houses two performance spaces, rehearsal rooms, a music education centre, brasserie, cafe and bars, made possible with a Lottery-funded capital award of £47 million.

The Sage Gateshead is now one of the north east’s largest regularly funded organisations, this year receiving £3,700,185.

2009 sees the Sage Gateshead celebrating its fifth birthday, with a packed calendar including Spiritualized, the Northern Sinfonia, Kathryn Tickell with very special guest Sting, Evelyn Glennie and many more.

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