Orchestra has launched digital project

Derby-based regional orchestra and Grammy-nominated Sinfonia Viva has launched an innovative creative project that will use the power of music to bring coding to life for young people across the city.

The project, entitled AlgoRhythms is Viva’s latest annual creative project in partnership with Rolls-Royce and Derbyshire Music Education Hub to take a creative approach to Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.

Around 80 students at Firs and Becket primary schools, The Bemrose School and Derby College joined an inspiration day of workshops at Rolls-Royce Leisure.

These included sessions focusing on music-making, programming miniature robots and problem solving aeroplane flight paths and will now be followed by a series workshops with Viva.

They will then come together for two performances at Derby Theatre on Tuesday, March 12 – sharing the stage with a Sinfonia Viva chamber orchestra.