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Orchestra announces return of Derby season

Sinfonia Viva
Derby Museums Trust
Derby Cathedral
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Sinfonia Viva has confirmed the programme for its first Derby season since the pandemic.

The concert series, which will take place between October and March, will feature performances from world-class artists and the commission of a new work which will make its world premiere in the city.

Sinfonia Viva, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, has strengthened its partnership with Derby Cathedral for the 2023/2024 season.

The orchestra has also re-forged its relationship with Derby Cathedral Choir and will perform for the first time at the award-winning Museum of Making as part of a new relationship with Derby Museums.

Lucy Galliard, chief executive at Sinfonia Viva, said: “This is the first time we have programmed a Derby season since the start of the first lockdown and we are looking forward to performing at two very different but equally majestic venues.

“There are still a couple more performances to be confirmed, which will mean that we will have a presence in the city every month throughout the seven-month concert season, in addition to our on-going creative work with schools in the city and our Sing Viva carers choir.”

Ahead of the Derby season launch, Sinfonia Viva will return to perform at the Darley Park Concert on Sunday 27 August as part of the extended weekend programme.

The Derby series will then launch on Wednesday 18 October at Derby Cathedral where the orchestra will perform a programme inspired by the solar system underneath the giant artwork, ‘Museum of the Moon’, which will be suspended above the nave.

Lucy said: “As the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, we are particularly proud of our Derby roots and the support we receive in our home city.

“We regard ourselves as cultural ambassadors for Derby and applaud that this city is one of only a handful of cities in the UK which is the home to a professional orchestra.

“We look forward to welcoming back our loyal followers and, as an inclusive orchestra with a national reputation for high quality classical music and award-winning community and education work, to engaging with new audiences.”

For more information about the Derby Season and to book tickets, visit .

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