Orchestra North East

A member of the Durham community

About Orchestra North East

Orchestra North East emerged in 2009 from the long-established regional orchestra, Durham Sinfonia. The players, both amateur and professional, are drawn from across the North East. The orchestra invites professional conductors, soloists and leaders for each concert which helps to sustain the orchestra's excellent reputation in the region.

Find us online

Visit our website at http://www.orchestranortheast.org.uk/

Latest posts

Orchestra North East Concert March 2020

Orchestra North East Concert

Sunday March 29th 2020 at 3pm.


Prokofiev: Excerpts from the ballet Romeo and Juliet

Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no.1

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances

Soloist: ChristopherMurray (cello)

Conductor: Michael Bawtree.

Welcoming back conductor Michael Bawtree, the Orchestra presents a concert of music by three outstanding Russian composers from the twentieth century. The programme opens with excerpts from Prokofiev’s stunning ballet, Romeo and Juliet, and we are pleased to have Christopher Murray as our soloist in the exciting First Cello Concerto of Shostakovich. Christopher is a member of the award winning Heath Quartet as well as a being a professor at London’s Guildhall. The programme concludes with Rachmaninov’s dramatic Symphonic Dances, perhaps the nearest hecame to writing for the ballet.

Full details of the concert can be found at www.orchestranortheast.org.uk

IndividualTickets for the concert are available from The Box Office in the Gala TheatreDurham on 03000 266600 or www.galadurham.co.uk

Prices:Adults £16; Concessions £14; £8 students; 17s and under £3 unaccompanied, £1 with an adult.
29 Mar 2020 at 3:00pm
until 29 Mar 2020 at 5:30pm

ONE Concert: Saturday 5th October Durham Cathedral

Orchestra North East is pleased to announce thatthe first concert of the 2019-2020 season will be in Durham Cathedral at 7.30pmon Saturday October 5th.


Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger

Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme (“Enigma”) op.36

Rachmaninov: Symphonyno.3 in A Minor op. 44

Conductor: Philippe Bach

The Orchestra is very pleased to again welcome Philippe Bach toconduct us. Philippe, who is General Music Director of the prestigiousMeiningen Opera in Germany, last conducted the Orchestra in 2012, and we arevery much looking forward to working with him again.

Wagner’s majestic Overture TheMastersingers of Nuremberg opens the programme and its full orchestralsound will suit the glorious surroundings of the Cathedral splendidly. Elgar’s deservedlypopular Enigma Variations, with itsinventive range of moods, all inspired by his friends is a majorcharacteristic, attractive for audience and players alike.

The Third Symphony of SergeiRachmaninov is one of his later compositions and is, arguably, something of a hiddengem of a symphony. Perhaps less familiar than his first two symphonies, it isnonetheless expressive and powerfully emotional, as Rachmaninov’s music can be,and its inventive exploration of orchestral colours is as delightful as it ismasterful.

The Orchestra's website www.orchestranortheast.org.uk hasfurther details of this concert and we can also be followed on Facebook.

Tickets: Full: £16. Concessions: £14. Students: £8. School pupil: £3; Accompanied16s and under (e.g. family groups): £1. (online booking fee applies)

Available online now from: ticketsource.co.uk/orchestra-north-east

(online booking fee applies)

Or call TicketSource 0333 666 3366

(call charge of £1.75 applies)

Or at the door on the dayfrom 6.50pm onwards
05 Oct 2019 at 7:30pm
until 05 Oct 2019 at 10:00pm

ONE Concert Sunday March 10th Gala Theatre

Orchestra North East's next concert will be at 3pm on Sunday March 10th at the Gala Theatre, Durham.

Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D, op.35
Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite

We are very pleased to welcome back Russian-born Anna-Liisa Bezrodny to play the Tchaikovsky concerto with us. From a family of distinguished violinists, Anna-Liisa is one of the leading soloists of her generation and regular audience members will know that this will be her third appearance with the Orchestra. We are eagerly awaiting what we know will be a stunning performance of one of the great works of the violin repertoire.

A lively opening to the Russian Gala will be provided by Glinka’s sparkling overture to his opera Ruslan and Ludmilla. In gentle contrast, Borodin’s evocative tone poem, In the Steppes of Central Asia, paints a tuneful picture of the vast expanses of Russia.

Tchaikovsky’s famous score for the ballet The Nutcracker will need little introduction. The suite of dances is one of the most famous collections in all classical music, although their familiarity does not lessen their challenge for an orchestra. Our conductor, Michael Bawtree, from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, has extensive experience in this musical field and we are very much looking forward to working with him in exploring this beautiful music.

Tickets now available from The Box Office in the Gala Theatre Durham on 03000 266600 or https://www.galadurham.co.uk/galapost/orchestra-north-east-concert/ Adults: £16, Concessions: £14, Students: £8, Accompanied 16s & under: £1.
10 Mar 2019 at 3:00pm
until 10 Mar 2019 at 5:00pm

ONE Concert Saturday October 6th Durham Cathedral

Orchestra North East 's next concert will be at 7.30pm on Saturday October 6th at Durham Cathedral.


George Butterworth: Rhapsody: A Shropshire Lad

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Soloist: Sarah Fox (soprano) Conductor: Aidan Oliver
06 Oct 2018 at 7:30pm
until 06 Oct 2018 at 9:30pm