New venue for Sinfonia Viva concert

A new venue has been confirmed for a classical music concert by Sinfonia Viva following the announcement that Derby’s Guildhall Theatre will remain closed until Autumn 2019 for essential maintenance work.

Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, which is the orchestra of the East Midlands, will now perform ‘Searching for Mozart’ at Derby Cathedral on Wednesday February 6 at 7.30pm.

Everyone who has already booked tickets is being informed of the change of venue and booking office details and prices will remain the same.

The concert will take the audience on an exploration of Mozart in the first in a series of concerts focusing on the world’s most famous composers.

It has been curated by Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Conductor Frank Zielhorst and will feature celebrated French Horn soloist Alec Frank-Gemmill.

His talents will take centre stage for a double bill of horn concertos, including the most recognisable ever created, Mozart’s unforgettable‘Horn Concerto No.4.’

Ending on a euphoric high, the programme closes with one of Mozart’s best known early symphonies – No.29 – which was an absolute landmark in his career and in music history.

Other highlights include Arnold’s ‘Sinfonietta No.1’ and Berkeley’s ‘Serenade for Strings’

Frank Zielhorst, who was appointed as Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Conductor last year, said: “We are obviously very relieved to have found a new venue for the concert and are grateful to our partners at Derby Live and Derby Cathedral for their support in this matter.

“The first concert in this new series promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening with a lovely variety of styles and emotions.

“We have performed at Derby Cathedral many times and it is the perfect setting for such an immersive and powerful programme.”