Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Culture: Classic FM Links Up with Sinfonia; on a Red Letter Day for Our Professional Orchestra, Alex Saggers Offers a Round-Up of the Day's Arts News

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Culture: Classic FM Links Up with Sinfonia; on a Red Letter Day for Our Professional Orchestra, Alex Saggers Offers a Round-Up of the Day's Arts News

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Byline: Alex Saggers

THE Northern Sinfonia, the region's highly-rated professional orchestra based at The Sage Gateshead, has announced a major new partnership with Classic FM.

The orchestra will work with the radio station, which boasts six million listeners, to raise its profile throughout the UK.

Lucy Bird, director of marketing and development at the Sage, said: "The partnership will enable us to share the exceptional quality of the Sage's orchestra with the Classic FM audience on a regular basis."

As a result of the partnership, the Classic FM Evening Concert on March 5 will feature a preview of the orchestra's latest recording, of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto (with music director Thomas Zehetmair as soloist) and Sibelius's Symphony No.6.

Further features will follow aimed at showcasing the work of the Northern Sinfonia both on air and online.

The Northern Sinfonia has also become one of the orchestral partners of Hear Here!, Classic FM's new project offering the chance to explore and investigate the art of active listening, with related events planned at the Sage this month.

Darren Henley, managing director of Classic FM, said: "The Northern Sinfonia is this country's foremost chamber orchestra and we're delighted to be working with them to build new audiences for them and the Sage Gateshead, and its touring venues around the North-East."

The Sinfonia joins Classic FM's other orchestral partners the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.

High-profile TV man Jimmy McGovern heads the list of speakers at this year's Northern Screenwriters Conference in Middlesbrough.

The Liverpudlian earned his spurs writing for Brookside before creating groundbreaking TV dramas such as Cracker, Hillsborough and The Street

At the conference, which takes place at Cineworld in Middlesbrough on March 4 and 5, he will talk about his working methods before answering questions. …

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