Sinfonia Viva Bring Classical Favourites and Family Fun To Derby Market Place

Sinfonia Viva Bring Classical Favourites and Family Fun To Derby Market Place

Grammy award nominated Sinfonia Viva, the Derby-based professional orchestra of the East Midlands will join the entertainment line-up at the Derby Market Place venue this October with four concerts to delight audiences of all ages and a repertoire from classical giants to specially commissioned pieces.

On Wednesday October 6th at 7.30pm, the chamber orchestra, led from the violin by Sophie Rosa and featuring clarinet soloist Chris Swann, will perform a programme of passion and vibrant virtuosity.

With a fantastic range of music and emotional resonance the concert features Coleridge-Taylor’s stunning Clarinet Quintet, the early classical perfection of Maddalena Lombardini Sirmen’s String Quartet No.4 and one of Mozart’s most famous, well-loved and instantly recognisable pieces with his Clarinet Quintet.

The Orchestra will return on Thursday October 21st for a second evening concert, again directed by leader Sophie Rosa who will also play the breath taking violin solo in Piazzolla’s tango-infused Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. The emotionally-potent programme also includes the hugely popular Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances, Philip Herbert’s Elegy and Tchaikovsky’s devastating and achingly wondrous Serenade for Strings.

Sinfonia Viva, which has a national reputation for its education and community work, will welcome young families for two performances of its award-winning Flutter & Fly concert - a magical musical adventure chock-full of spectacular storytelling.

This concert is a firm favourite with younger children and their families thanks to the relaxed and inclusive atmosphere – immersing the audience in an interactive story of flitting birds, jet planes and a kite tied with string.

All are imaginatively portrayed in sing-along songs written by guitarist and composer Jack Ross and performed with Jack and members of the orchestra, alongside amazing projected illustrations by Eleanor Meredith.

Children also receive a free illustrated book of the story and music so they can relive the adventure again and again.


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