Northern Sinfonia, Orchestra of The Sage Gateshead, has had a CD nominated for a GRAMMY award.
Conductor Claudio Cruz recorded the world-premiere recording of Hans Gál’s Cello Concerto, coupled with Elgar’s Cello Concerto.
It has been nominated in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category.
“Superb first recording of his Cello Concerto… could hardly be more eloquently served than here: the commanding Brazilian virtuoso Antonio Meneses surmounts every hurdle with ease and he is backed to the hilt by his compatriot Claudio Cruz at the helm of a notably alert Northern Sinfonia.”
Nick Clegg told members that while the controversial NHS Bill was not a Lib Dem Bill it was better because of the Lib Dems.
He delivered this speech just two hours after activists voted against the leadership line on the NHS reforms.
The Deputy Prime Minister also claimed that this months budget would help families during hard economic times, and emphasised the importance of green jobs, something which won the approval of North East MEP Fiona Hall .
Hundreds of Liberal Democrat party activists are gathering at the Sage in Gateshead. Their Spring Conference gets underway shortly with an opening rally, addressed by Nick Clegg and party president Tim Farron. The leadership is facing grassroots disquiet over the NHS reforms.