Sinfonia Viva concert at Cathedral

Having launched the autumn season with another outstanding performance in front of a 20,000-strong audience at Darley Park  award-winning Sinfonia Viva will return to the city on Wednesday October 23 for an evening performance at Derby Cathedral.

Under the baton of principal conductor Frank Zielhorst, the programme starts with one of Mozart’s most quintessential and famous works Symphony No.40. This iconic piece was composed in 1788 and continues to feature heavily in film and television scores to this day.

The concert also features Clara Schumman’s 3 Romances, Op.22 (originally for violin and piano) which are known as a tense and acrobatic musical ride with their impressive and nimble upward leaps. 

This version by Zielhorst for cello and orchestra features Sinfonia Viva’s principal cello Deirdre Bencsik as soloist.

Kodály’s Summer Evening then ripples beautifully and paves the way for the power and emotional depth of the final piece – Grieg’s Holbert Suite.

Zielhorst said that he was looking forward to returning to Derby Cathedral, a regular venue for Sinfonia Viva in recent years.

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