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Sinfonia Viva

Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Theatre Square, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5ND
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Friday 16 November | 18.30pm
Royal Concert Hall
Tickets: £10 - £35.50

Dutch conductor, Frank Zielhorst, makes his Nottingham Debut as Sinfonia Viva's new Principal Conductor with this richly melodious programme.

Tchaikovsky wrote his exquisite Serenade for Strings in the same year that he wrote his 1812 Overture but he considered it much the better piece, its charm and warmly expressive style a conscious nod to Mozart, whose music he much admired.

Mozart's last and grandest Symphony was completed nearly a century earlier and its scale and exuberant energy earned it the nickname 'Jupiter', in recognition of the qualities it shared with the Romans' chief god. At the heart of this performance is Samuel Barber's lush and lyrical Violin Concerto, performed by the outstanding young British violinist, Chloë Hanslip. It was Barber's first concerto and he clearly relished the opportunity, expertly blending singing lines with high drama.

The concluding moto perpetuo is a breathless whirlwind, racing by in four exhilarating minutes and testing every sinew of the soloist's skill.

Conductor: Frank Zielhorst 
Violin: Chloë Hanslip

Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Barber Violin Concerto
Mozart Symphony No. 41 'Jupiter'

Stay for the free 'after hours' session with Sinfonia Viva joined by Northern Irish soprano Aoife Miskelly in a performance of Samuel Barber’s lush and richly textured Knoxville: Summer of 1915

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