Hindemith – Horn Sonata

To Gateshead this weekend, to play Paul Hindemith’s Sonata in F with horn player Chris Griffiths, who is a member of the Northern Sinfonia.

Sage piano

I met Chris in 2013 whn the Northen Sinfonia were playing in the pit for Opera North’s production of Ruddigore (I conducted two performances in Belfast).

We played the Hindemith sonata as a ‘Spotlight’ concert at the Sage after the Northen Sinfonia’s sell-out main evening concert (featuring Jennifer Pike playing Bruch’s violin concerto).

Sage outside

The Sage had a real buzz to it, with three concerts in the main halls, and the ground floor full of community music, youth bands, lessons and rehearsals, professionals, amateurs, old and young, performers and listeners all under the same roof, with a splendid cafe and views out over the Tyne.