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Samling - inspiring musical excellence in young people Rehearsal for a Samling Outreach Concert, Hall One, The Sage Gateshead
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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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Songs of Youth and Experience,

Music in the Round

12 May 2015


Sir Thomas Allen   baritone

Louise Alder          soprano

David Butt Philip   tenor

James Baillieu       piano



Samling has been invited to Music in the Round's Festival of Chamber Music. With a programme of Schubert songs from Schwangesang, Britten folk song arrangements and some songs from Songs My Father Taught Me, Sir Thomas Allen will share the platform with three Samling Artists who are already making their mark nationally and internationally.


Songs of Youth and Experience

Tuesday 12 May, 7.15pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Open Rehearsal and Masterclass

Tuesday 12 May, 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Opening the doors to the final hour of the rehearsal for this song recital, Sir Thomas Allen in masterclass prepares the Samling Artists for the concert, as well as rehearsing his own songs with James Baillieu. This promises to be an exceptional 'behind the scenes' experience.

Tickets: £16.50/Disabled & Unemployed £11/Under 18s & Students £5

Available from Sheffield Theatres' box office.

Please not, Sheffield Theatres charge a transaction fee of £1.50/£1 online for all bookings (excluding cash)

T: 0114 243 6000 or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk


Samling Academy Opera

28, 30 & 31 July 2015


L'enfant et les sortilèges

In association with Saltburn Community Theatre

Directed by Samling Artists Miranda Wright and Jean-Paul Pruna, Samling Academy Opera returns to present Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges.

This 'lyric fantasy' - The Child and the Spells - is a cautionary tale when a naughty child's actions rebound as inanimate objects and animals learn to talk and seek their revenge.

Tuesday 28 July, 7.30pm

Saltburn Community Theatre

Tickets: £12/£10

Available from Saltburn Community Theatre

T: 01287 624997 or visit www.saltburnarts.co.uk

Thursday 30 July, 7.30pm

Friday 31 July, 7.30pm

Hall Two, Sage Gateshead

Tickets: £15/Concessions £12

Available from Sage Gateshead

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



Samling Academy

9-11 and 23-25 October

Durham and Newcastle Universities and Sage Gateshead


In partnership with Newcastle Unviersity, Durham University and Sage Gateshead, Samling has set new standards for young singers in the North East giving them the chance to work intensively with Samling's world class team of artists, coaches and experts.

Samling Academy Concert

Sunday 25 October, 7.30pm

Tickets: £12

Available from Sage Gateshead

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



Wigmore Showcase

Wednesday 4 November, 7.30pm

Wigmore Hall, London


Tickets: £36, £30, £25, £20 and £15

Available from Wigmore Hall Box Office

T: 0120 7935 2141

There are a limited number of tickets for a special post-concert reception and supper with the artists. Tickets are priced at £95. Available exclusively from Samling on 01434 602885 or by email enquiries@samling.org.uk



Samling Artist Programme

22 - 29 November


Samling Masterclass

Wednesday 25 November, 2.00pm - 5.00pm

Hall Two Sage Gateshead

Samling Concert

Saturday 28 November, 7.00pm

Hall Two Sage Gateshead


Tickets: Masterclass £12 Concert £15

Available from Sage Gateshead

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

Ticket for both performances £22


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