Sinfonia Viva UK - Barleycorn in Buxton
Sinfonia Viva with James Redwood join Derbyshire City and County Intermediate Youth Orchestra on 18th July 2013 to rehearse their devised piece "Barleycorn" at the Pavilion in Buxton.
Supported by Orchestras Live, Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council. Sinfonia Viva is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Sinfonia Viva UK - The Fragile Shell encore
After the performance of The Fragile Shell (Louth Town Hall, 29th June 2013), James Redwood leads the audience in an encore of "Turn your Face to the Sun" -- words and music written by participants from Skegness. Performed by the participant choirs of Louth and Skegness, accompanied by Sinfonia Viva with conductor David Lawrence.
Sinfonia Viva UK - Playing On High
Sinfonia Viva musicians Matthew Dunn (Clarinet), Fiona Asbury (Saxophone), Richard Wainwright (Horn) and Anthony Thompson (Trumpet) playing from Boston Stump as part of "Boston Transported" - a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.
Andrew Williams, who is leading the performances, said: "The performances will provide stunning, unusual and stimulating aural and visual events making use of the unique architecture and space provided by the town centre. They will be highly visible within the town and accessible to all while undoubtedly stimulating discussion and providing a unique sense of occasion."
Sinfonia Viva UK - Bright Sparks Performance
Footage from the culmination performance of Bright Sparks, shot at The Space, Nottingham Contemporary. Students from Glossopdale Community College undertook a two-day workshop session to create their own piece, run by musicians from the Usuthu Theatre Company in South Africa, Sinfonia Viva, Bright In The Corner, and composer John K Miles. Inspired by South African traditional music, the piece allowed students to explore new compositional techniques and to experience performing alongside a range of professional musicians. The piece was performed, along with a programme of South African spirituals and folk tunes, and Viva's performance of Britten's 'Sinfonietta', at Glossopdale Community College, and as part of the World Event Young Artists festival at Nottingham Contemporary.
'Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around' (trad. USA)
'Dumela' (trad. South Africa)
'Ma 1940' (trad. South Africa)
'Hlanganani Ma Africa' (trad. South Africa)
'Lady Of The Stars' (Glossopdale Community College)
Filmed by Adam, Film City Productions
Sinfonia Viva UK - Bright Sparks Rehearsal
Rehearsal footage from Bright Sparks, shot at Glossopdale Community College. Musicians from the Usuthu Theatre Company in South Africa, composer John K Miles and musicians from Sinfonia Viva and Bright In The Corner ran a two-day workshop with students to devise their own music, culminating in performances at Glossopdale Community College and Nottingham Contemporary. Inspired by South African traditional music, the piece allowed students to explore new compositional techniques and to experience performing alongside a range of professional musicians. The piece was performed, along with a programme of South African spirituals and folk tunes, and Viva's performance of Britten's 'Sinfonietta', at Glossopdale Community College, and as part of the World Event Young Artists festival at Nottingham Contemporary.
'Lady Of The Stars', written and performed by Glossopdale Community College
Filmed by Adam, Film City Productions
Sinfonia Viva UK - Make Music Your Business
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Sinfonia Viva UK - Moon Project: Becket Primary School, Derby
Support from the Tom Carey Fund and Derbyshire Community Foundation has supported work in Becket Primary School. Moon is one of 6 projects over 3 years working with young people from the Abbey Ward and is presented in partnership by Sinfonia Viva, Derby LIVE and Derby Museums.
Sinfonia Viva UK - No Strings Attached
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Sinfonia Viva UK - Keep it a Secret
Closing of the Olympic Torch Evening Celebration Event in Darley Park Derby on 29th June 2012. Derby City Council and Derby LIVE in association with Sinfonia Viva, Trinity Band and Nisha Nath present "Keep it a Secret".
Sinfonia Viva UK - Tis Death to Break a Frame
Tis Death to Break a Frame, a new children's oratorio about the Luddite Uprising, featuring Sinfonia Viva with 180 young people from across Derby and Derbyshire with Composer James Redwood, Conductor David Lawrence and soloists Robert Davies, Darren Abrahams and Rachel Little.
Sinfonia Viva UK - Invocation.mp4
Sinfonia Viva conducted by Nicholas Collon with Bode Lawal (dancer/choreographer) and Matthew Barley (cello) performing excerpts from Tunde Jegede's Invocation at Derby Assembly Rooms on 3rd March 2012.
These excerpts are taken from a perfomance involving a large orchestra. An alternative version with a small scale orchestra will tour to the Bury St Edmunds' and Holt Festivals as well as the PostMill Centre in South Normanton in May and July 2012.
The original concert was supported by Derby City Council, Orchestras Live, PRS for Music Foundation, Derby LIVE, Déda and Sinfonia Viva. Supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Invocation has been co-commissioned by Orchestras Live and Sinfonia Viva who are joint producers of the overall project in association with Derby LIVE.
Sinfonia Viva UK - With Your Help.mp4
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Sinfonia Viva UK - Fire Garden.mp4
Sinfonia Viva musicians performed at the Bass Recreation Ground on Friday 23rd September 2011 as part of Derby's Festé Fire Garden. Four musicians improvised amongst the fire lantern walk, collaborated with musicians from City Arts performing on giant pentatonic chimes and provided improvised accompaniment to fire dancers.
Sinfonia Viva UK - Anna Meredith's Octet.mp4
Sinfonia Viva (conductor: André de Ridder) perform Anna Meredith's Octet. Recorded at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, July 2011.
Meredith's Octet was commissioned by Sinfonia Viva as part of their Orchestral Shorts series and was premiered at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham on 2nd November 2010. The piece is a response to Stravinsky's Octet and is scored for the same combination of instruments.
Anna Meredith is the Royal Philharmonic Society and PRS for Music Foundation Composer in the House with Sinfonia Viva. This recording is Copyright Sinfonia Viva.
Sinfonia Viva UK - Night Shift Trailer.mp4
What happens at night time in Derby? Young people from Lawn and Walter Evans Primary Schools and Woodlands Community School created their vision and Eleanor Meredith helped them to realise it by filming their models around Derby at night. Music on this clip is by Anna Meredith, featuring Sinfonia Viva - and by the performance on Wednesday 9 March the young participants from the three participating schools and Derby College will have created new music to perform with ViVA.
For more information visit: http://www.vivaorch.co.uk/concert-2011-03-09-derby.shtml
Anna Meredith is Sinfonia Viva's Composer in the House which is a Royal Philharmonic Society and PRS for Music Foundation initiative.
Sinfonia Viva UK - Time Stands Still.mp4
During November and December 2010 Sinfonia Viva worked with Lincoln Drill Hall, the Usher Gallery, c1media and 75 young people from Lincoln on the Time Stands Still project. As part of the project c1media worked with some young people who became journalists for the project and captured elements from the process leading up to the final performance and created this film.