The Sage, Gateshead

The Sage houses two performance spaces—one seating 600, the other one seating 1,700—with impeccable acoustics. This magnificent concert hall serves a city with a smaller population than Eugene, Oregon (you know, the racist berg where Oxford-trained conductor Matthew Halls was just fired for cracking jokes with his black counter-tenor friend). I am seasick with envy.

Royal Northern Sinfonia