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Our next concert in the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick

Book a ticket          Sunday 24th March 2019 7.30 pm          Book a ticket

Pre-concert talk by
RNS conductor Karin Henrickson and cellist Gabriel Waite at 6.45pm

Sunday 17th February 2019  7.30 pm

Royal Northern Sinfonia

Karin Hendrickson  conductor

Bradley Creswick  leader

Peter Francomb  horn

Rossini: The Italian Girl in Algiers

R. Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 2

Mendelssohn: Italian Symphony


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Karin Hendrickson

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Peter Francomb
Bradley Creswick

The verve and brilliance of Royal Northern Sinfonia is here yet again with a wonderful programme! Rossini’s scintillating overture to his opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, followed by Richard Strauss’s virtuosic 2nd Horn Concerto, one of his last great works and the most performed and recorded horn concerto of the 20th century. Finally we return to the Mediterranean with Mendelssohn’s sunny Italian Symphony.
To mark the orchestra’s 60th anniversary season, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Sage Gateshead appointed Karin Hendrickson to the new joint position of Associate Artist at Sage Gateshead, Assistant Conductor at Royal Northern Sinfonia, and Music Director of Young Sinfonia.
Conducting highlights include debuts with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (USA), Nashville Symphony Orchestra (USA), Kammersymphonie Graz (Austria), Sao Paulo Symphony (Brazil), Royal Northern Sinfonia (UK), and Southbank Sinfonia (London). Karin has also been an Assistant Conductor to Marin Alsop for various concerts and projects.

In 1988 Peter Francomb was invited to become the principal horn of Royal Northern Sinfonia.  During his time in Newcastle/Gateshead he has played a large selection of the horn solo repertoire.
Peter continues to be invited as guest principal with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the Philharmonia, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and Opera North.

In 2015, Peter was invited to become principal horn with the London Mozart Players. He combines this work with his RNS duties.

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