Samling Academy 2018

28 October, 2018 - 7.30pm
Sage Two, Sage Gateshead

Samling Academy 2018

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Featuring some of the most talented young singers from across the North East, this year’s Samling Academy perform a mix of opera and song in this special concert that showcases the singers’ hard work over six days of workshops and masterclasses.

Tickets available from Sage Gateshead here.

Wigmore Showcase

21 November, 2018 - 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall

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Samling returns to Wigmore Hall for its annual Showcase as part of its prestigious Song Series. Samling Artists from across the years explore songs inspired by folklore. Telling stories of childhood, spirits, soldiers and lovers, this colourful programme includes songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with songs and readings from many other lands.

Elin Pritchard   soprano

Olivia Warburton   mezzo-soprano

Nicky Spence   tenor

James Newby   baritone

Christopher Glynn   piano

Jâms Coleman   piano

Alex Jennings   actor


Grainger: Bold William Taylor; Gurney: Down by the Salley Gardens; Fauré: Levati sol (Après un rêve); Grieg: Solveigs sang; Mahler: Revelge; Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen; Rheinlegendchen; Warlock: Yarmouth Fair; Brahms: Da unten im Tale; Canteloube: Malurous qu’o uno fenno; Dvorák: The Pledge of Love; Schumann: Blaue Augen; Schubert: Erlkönig; Copland: The Little Horses; Britten: Tom Bowling; Sibelius: Flickan kom ifrån sin älsklings möte; Liszt: Die drei Zigeuner; Britten: The Ash Grove; MacMillan: Scots Song; Vaughan Williams: Whither must I wander?; Bishop: Home, sweet home

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How to book
Tickets: £40 £35 £30 £25 £18

In person 7 days a week:10am – 8.30pm
Days without an evening concert: 10am – 5pm
No advance booking in the half hour prior to a concert

Telephone 020 7935 2141
7 days a week: 10am – 7pm
Days without an evening concert:10am – 5pm
There is a non-refundable £4.00 administration fee for all telephone bookings which includes the return of your tickets by post if time permits

7 days a week; 24 hours a day
There is a non-refundable £3.00 administration
fee for online bookings, which includes the return
of your tickets by post if time permits


Promotional image: detail from Avenue (oil on canvas) by kind permission of Julian Vilarrubi

Samling Artist Programme Masterclass & Concert

1 December, 2018 - 1.30pm – 4.30pm (Masterclass) and 5.15pm – 6.15pm (Concert)
Sage Two, Sage Gateshead

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World-renowned English bass Sir John Tomlinson, vocal teacher Patricia MacMahon, award-winning pianist and Samling Artist Joseph Middleton and Royal Opera House choreographer Mandy Demetriou lead a masterclass with eight specially selected young artists from around the world. This afternoon offers audiences insight into the work that goes on in private during a Samling residential week. A short concert featuring both opera and song completes a lively afternoon of learning and music making.

Samling Artists:

Alexandra Lowe, soprano
Samantha Clarke, soprano
Patrick Terry, countertenor
Filipe Manu, tenor
Jonathan de Garis, baritone
Samuel Carl, bass-baritone
Natalie Burch, piano
Maria Struckova, piano

Tickets available for purchase online, by phone at 0191 443 4661 or by visiting the Sage Gateshead Ticket Office.

A Night at the Italian Opera

9 February, 2019 - 7.30pm
Sage One, Sage Gateshead

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A Night at the Italian Opera

Paul-Emmanuel Thomas conductor
Sir Thomas Allen

Samling Artists:
Simona Mihai soprano
Rachel Kelly mezzo-soprano
Nicky Spence tenor
Morgan Pearse baritone
Samling Academy Singers

After the triumph of last season’s ‘Night at the Viennese Opera’ and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Samling returns with the full forces of Royal Northern Sinfonia for a romantic evening of some of the best of Italian opera. Maestro Paul-Emmanuel Thomas joins a cast of Sir Thomas Allen, four Samling Artists and Samling Academy Singers for a whole evening of glorious tunes, unchained passion and voices that’ll take your breath away.

Tickets: £40 | £32.50 | £26 | £16.50 available online, by phone at 0191 443 4661 or by visiting Sage Gateshead Ticket Office.


Samling Artist Programme Masterclass & Concert

2 March, 2019 - 1.30pm – 4.30pm (Masterclass), 5.15pm – 6.15pm (Concert)
Sage Two, Sage Gateshead

Samling Artist Programme Masterclass & Concert

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Remarkable masters of their craft and two of Samling’s finest – soprano Yvonne Kenny and pianist Malcolm Martineau – head up this public masterclass, followed by a short concert where eight rising stars of classical music showcase their development and musical brilliance.

The highlight of a week’s hard work and artistic exploration, this is a chance for audiences to witness the sheer dedication and skill it takes to make a world-class classical artist.

Samling Artists:

Sarah Gilford, soprano
Anna Cavaliero, soprano
Rose Stachniewska, soprano
Satriya Krisna, tenor
Joel Williams, tenor
Jerome Knox, baritone
Yi-Shing Cheng, piano
Kunal Lahiry, piano

Tickets available for purchase online, by phone at 0191 443 4661 or by visiting the Sage Gateshead Ticket Office.