Sinfonia Viva debut performance in new venue - April 17

Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ Grammy-nominated professional orchestra, will make its debut at Derby’s newest performance space – the historic Central Library in The Wardwick – on Wednesday April 17.

Derby Central Library was originally built in 1879 in a Gothic revival style and is now under the stewardship of Derby Museums Trust.

The venue will be specially lit for the Sinfonia Viva concert ‘Searching for Tchaikovsky’ to create an immersive and intimate the concert which is the second in the series of explorations into the world’s most famous composers by Principal Conductor Frank Zielhorst.

The evening features Finzi’s jaunty ‘Clarinet Concerto’, brought to life by the wonderful talent of soloist and Viva’s Principal Clarinet Chris Swann.

Mozart’s haunting and profound ‘Adagio and Fugue’ is followed by Arensky’s most popular work – Variations on a theme of Tchaikovsky’ - an ode to the composer’s mastery of music.

Tchaikovsky’s highly celebrated and well-known ‘Serenade for Strings’ then brings the evening to a rapturous close – hailed as a landmark in his career and music history.

Frank Zielhorst, who was appointed as Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Conductor last year, said: “We are delighted to be performing for the first time at Derby Central Library which is a wonderfully intimate and quirky setting – full of history and peppered with musical swagger.

“The first of our series of evenings exploring some of the world’s most famous conductors offered a new perspective on Mozart and Tchaikovsky was the natural focus for this second concert.

“The works of Russia’s leading 19th century composer are as popular today as they were amongst audiences in the top concert halls of Europe at the time - from ‘Swan Lake’ to the ‘1812 Overture’ and our programme promises to be an immersive and powerful evening with a rich variety of styles and emotions.”

‘Searching for Tchaikovsky’ starts at 7.30pm with tickets priced at £16.  For more information and to book tickets

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