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Dear Chamber-Music lovers,

You may be wondering why you haven’t received a brochure from us for our 2020-21 Season. We have put in place a series of fantastic concerts for you – see below – but do now recognise that next season may not be able to go ahead as planned, due to the current pandemic. Your safety and wellbeing and that of our artists and staff at Sage Gateshead are of paramount importance to us.

Most of this summer’s live music events across the UK have already been cancelled, and there are now doubts about events planned for the autumn. In the light of the uncertain future, our 2020-21 brochure will not be printed for now, nor will tickets be available for sale. We are especially distressed that our highest-profile concert for many years (the Takacs Quartet) planned for the Society’s 140th anniversary in November, is now in jeopardy.


Wednesday 7 October Gould Piano Trio

Mozart Trio in C, K564

Edward Rushton 'Game / No Game'

Beethoven 'Kakadu' variations

Ravel Piano Trio in A minor


Sunday 8 November 3pm - 140th Anniversary Concert Takács Quartet

Haydn Quartet in G, Op.77 No.1

Bartók Quartet No.1

Schubert Quartet in A minor 'Rosamunde'


Wednesday 27 January Emma Johnson and Friends

Beethoven Trio Op.11

Brahms Clarinet Sonata Op.120, No.1

Shostakovich Cello Sonata Op.40

Brahms Trio in A minor, Op.114


Wednesday 24 February Marmen Quartet

Mozart Quartet in G, K387

Ligeti Quartet No.1 'Métamorphoses Nocturnes'

Schubert Quartettsatz in C minor

Beethoven Quartet in C, Op.59 No.3


Wednesday 17 March Skampa Quartet

Beethoven Quartet in F, Op.18 No.1

Martinů Quartet No.7 'Concerto da Camera'

Borodin Quartet No.2 in D


Wednesday 21 April Maxwell Quartet with Huw Watkins (piano)

Haydn Quartet in G minor Op.74 No.3 'Rider'

Schumann Piano Quartet

Elgar Piano Quintet


The Society’s Board would like to express huge gratitude to the large number of you who have donated the cost of unused tickets in the latter part of the present season. We hope very much to present part, if not all, of next season’s concerts. You can keep updated via this website; this is also the place to look for links to some recorded performances by artists associated with the Society.


Elspeth Scott, Chair, NCMS Board of Trustees


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