New venue for Viva’s concert

Fawzi Haimor''Photo by Rob Davidson
Fawzi Haimor''Photo by Rob Davidson

Sinfonia Viva will perform their rescheduled concert on Tuesday, July 22, at Derby Cathedral.

The concert was originally due to take place in April at Derby Assembly Rooms but the fire in the venue’s car park in March caused it to be moved to Derby Cathedral.

Sinfonia Viva’s 50-piece orchestra will be conducted for the first time by Fawzi Haimor, who is resident conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

As a guest artist, Haimor works with such orchestras as Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Erie Chamber Orchestra and Amman Symphony in the Middle East.

The programme will be a rich variety of classical music by Haydn: Il ritorno di Tobia, Hob.XX1:1 : Overture; Schumann: Cello Concerto; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Sibelius: Op 44 - Valse Triste and Scene with Cranes and Beethoven: Symphony No.1.

Soloist Leonard Elschenbroich takes centre stage to play Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

Leonard joined the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme in 2012, a prestigious award offering performances and recordings with all the BBC orchestras.

Dean of Derby Cathedral the Very Revd Dr John Davies, said: “Derby Cathedral is a lovely space for concerts and will do its best to support Derby LIVE as a venue for events whilst the Assembly Rooms is closed.

“I am especially pleased to welcome Sinfonia Viva to the cathedral so that the classical music offer in the city continues during this difficult period.”

Tickets are available from the Derby LIVE box office based in the Market Place; online at www.derbylive.co.uk and by telephone on 01332 255800.

This concert is promoted by Sinfonia Viva in association with Derby LIVE and Orchestras Live.

Supported by Rolls-Royce plc, Derby City Council, Derby LIVE and Orchestras Live. Sinfonia Viva is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.