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See and hear international classical artists and the voices of the future in Samling's Masterclass and Concert Series at Sage Gateshead. Discover the talented young artists living and studying in the North East of England through Samling Academy. Experience world-class singing and performances at our annual Showcase at Wigmore Hall in London.

 

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Samling Masterclass

2 - 9 February

Leaders

Olaf Bär

David Syrus

Patricia MacMahon

with

Lucy Hall Soprano

Sarah-Jane Lewis Soprano

Bethan Langford Mezzo-soprano

Nico Darmanin Tenor

Ross Ramgobin Baritone

Dominic Barberi Bass

Elizabeth Rossiter Piano

Yshani Perinpanayagam Piano

Ian Tindale Piano

Samling Masterclass
Wednesday 5 February, 2-5pm
Hall Two, Sage Gateshead

The great German baritone Olaf Bär is joined by Royal Opera House Covent Garden's Head of
Music, David Syrus, and one of the finest singing teachers in the country, Patricia MacMahon.

Together they will work their magic with nine emerging professional singers and pianists and

share with audiences just how to turn a good classical performance into a great one.


Samling Concert

Saturday 8 February, 7pm
Hall Two, Sage Gateshead

Samling's talent-spotting skill has meant that its audiences are often the first to see the operatic stars of the future. The climax of a week of rigorous training, this concert is a

delightful way for both newcomers to classical music and enthusiasts to hear the very best young international artists, together with their mentors, in a programme of opera arias and songs.

Tickets

Samling Masterclass £10

Samling Concert £15

Ticket for both performances £22

Available from Sage Gateshead

T: 0191 443 4661 or visit www.sagegateshead.com

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Samling Masterclass

23 - 30 March

Leaders

Sir Thomas Allen

Malcolm Martineau

Stephen King

with

Jessica Leary Soprano

Hannah Sandison Soprano

Chloe Schaaf Mezzo-soprano

Luke Williams Baritone

Arshak Kuzikyan Bass

James Platt Bass

John Reid Piano

Clara Murnig Piano

Yu Su Piano

Samling Masterclass
Wednesday 26 March, 2-5pm
Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Sage Gateshead

How does a good performance become great? World renowned North East baritone Sir Thomas Allen, acclaimed accompanist Malcolm Martineau and the American vocal guru Stephen King from Houston Grand Opera show you how, with nine emerging young singers and pianists live on stage.


Samling Concert
Saturday 29 March, 7pm
Hall Two, Sage Gateshead

Finding the brightest and the best to participate in our internationally acclaimed Masterclass Programme, this evening showcases nine singers and pianists. Together they will perform popular opera arias and songs alongside their mentors opera star Sir Thomas Allen

and pianist Malcolm Martineau.

Tickets

Samling Masterclass £10

Samling Concert £15

Ticket for both performances £22

Available from Sage Gateshead

T: 0191 443 4661 or visit www.sagegateshead.com

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Samling Academy

10-12 & 24-26 October

Newcastle University and Sage Gateshead

Newcastle University and Sage Gateshead Samling Academy is setting new standards for
young musicians from or studying in the North East. This project, in partnership with Newcastle
and Durham Universities and Sage Gateshead, gives talented young singers and pianists unique opportunities to work with our inspirational leaders.


Music Director Caroline Dowdle
Teacher Patricia MacMahon

Samling Scholars:
Teacher Miranda Wright
Pianist James Baillieu
Pianist Jonathan Ware
Pianist Jean-Paul Pruna
Soprano Ruth Jenkins-Róbertsson

Actor Colin Hurley
Choreographer Mandy Demetriou

Samling Academy Concert

Sunday 26 October, 7.30pm

Northern Rock Foundation Hall, Sage Gateshead

Celebrating the third year of Samling Academy, this concert showcases 25 young singers and pianists (aged 14-22) from across the North East. Together they will present a programme of music from Dowland to spirituals and the great twentieth century American musical tradition with duets by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Dvorák.

Tickets £12

Available from Sage Gateshead

0191 443 4661 or www.sagegateshead.com


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Wigmore Showcase

Wednesday 12 November, 7.30pm
Wigmore Hall, London

Sir Thomas Allen and Malcolm Martineau lead this Showcase of Samling Scholars as part of Wigmore Hall's prestigious song series.

Lucy Hall soprano

Rachel Kelly mezzo-soprano

Joshua Owen Mills tenor

Ross Ramgobin baritone

James Sherlock piano

 

Samling’s annual Showcase never fails to demonstrate why it has established an international reputation for nurturing outstanding singers and pianists and bringing them to public attention. In this recital of song and opera you will see why Patron Sir Thomas Allen can say ‘What we do at Samling is unique and it is the best you can get’.

Programme includes


Strauss Ruhe, meine Seele; Cäcilie

Songs by Debussy and Poulenc
Schumann Blaue Augen hat das Mädchen from Spanische Liebeslieder
Schubert Wandrers Nachtlied I (D224); Am Strome; Sehnsucht (D879)
Somervell Songs from Maud
Mahler From Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Verlorne Müh; Trost im Unglück
Liszt From Tre sonetti di Petrarca: Benedetto sia'l giorno; I'vidi in terra angelici costumi
Arias, duets and quartets by Verdi, Wagner, Mozart, Rossini and Bellini.

Tickets

Samling Showcase £30, £25, £20 & £15

Available from Wigmore Hall Box Office

020 7935 2141 or visit www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

Dine with the artists after the concert There are a number of tickets that include a threecourse dinner, wine and coffee with the artists in the Bechstein Room. These are priced £95 and are available exclusively from Samling on 01434 602885 or by email to enquiries@samling.org.uk.

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Samling Masterclass

23 - 30 November

Leaders

Thomas Moser

Caroline Dowdle

Tim Carroll

Joseph Middleton

with

Anush Hovhannisyan soprano

Eirlys Davies mezzo-soprano

Kamilla Dunstan mezzo-soprano

Johannes Kammler baritone

Adam Marsden baritone

Frederick Long bass-baritone

Finnegan Downie Dear piano

Ian Tindale piano

 

Samling Masterclass
Wednesday 26 November, 2-5pm
Hall Two, Sage Gateshead

Samling Concert
Saturday 29 November, 7pm
Hall Two, Sage Gateshead

Tickets

Samling Masterclass £10

Samling Concert £15

Ticket for both performances £22

Available from Sage Gateshead

T: 0191 443 4661 or visit www.sagegateshead.com

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