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Sinfonia ViVA

Founded in 1982, Sinfonia Viva is a national orchestra based in the East Midlands. It has an integrated approach to concert giving, outreach and audience development work, performing in a wide range of venues.

Sinfonia Viva is a creative music organisation offering relevant and enriching experiences to:

  • nurture the best of existing practice and make music accessible to all
  • connect participants, communities and professional musicians through creative activities and performances
  • provide performance experience and work collaboratively to devise, develop and deliver original musical opportunities
  • act as an ambassador for music making in the region and beyond

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £191,000
  • 2013-2014: £195,393
  • 2014-2015: £200,473

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Sinfonia Viva UK - 'Dark Clouds' in Derby

Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red – Derby Highlights from the performance of Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red at Derby Assembly Rooms, performed by Sinfonia Viva and Tom Dale Company with participants from Becket Primary School, Arboretum Primary School, Derby Moor Community Sports College and Derby College and conducted by Duncan Ward. Performed as part of Sinfonia Viva’s 2014 tour commemorating the outbreak of the First World War with a new music and dance commission from composer James Redwood and choreographer Tom Dale. The project was run in association with Derby LIVE, Derby Museums and Orchestras Live. Filmed and edited by Phil Higgins, Katapult Supported by Rolls-Royce plc, Orchestras Live, Derby City Council, Derbyshire Community Foundation, Heritage Lottery Fund, The Foyle Foundation, and Tom Carey Fund. Sinfonia Viva is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For more information visit http://www.vivaorch.co.uk/taking-part/past-projects/dark-clouds-derby/

Sinfonia Viva UK - 'Dark Clouds' in Lincoln

Highlights from the performance of Dark Clouds are Smouldering into Red at Lincoln Drill Hall, performed by Sinfonia Viva and Tom Dale Company with participants from Monks Abbey Primary School, Nettleham Junior School and Lincoln College and conducted by Duncan Ward. Performed as part of Sinfonia Viva’s 2014 tour commemorating the outbreak of the First World War with a new music and dance commission from composer James Redwood and choreographer Tom Dale. The project was run in association with Lincolnshire Music and Arts Education Hub and Orchestras Live. Filmed and edited by Phil Higgins, Katapult. Supported by Bergne-Coupland, The Foyle Foundation, Lincoln Drill Hall, City of Lincoln Council, Lincolnshire Music Service and Orchestras Live. Sinfonia Viva is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. For more information visit http://www.vivaorch.co.uk/taking-part/past-projects/dark-clouds-lincoln/

Sinfonia Viva UK - Skegness SO Festival 2014

Sinfonia Viva musicians leading the parade as part of the Skegness SO Festival 2014 and celebrations on the beach. Parade and Show created by And Now: For SO Festival. Stu Barker as musical director and for arrangements, also featuring The Skegness Silver Band. Highlights of our involvement from rehearsals to Performance.

Sinfonia Viva UK - Dennis Rollins

Sinfonia Viva's creative workshop with Dennis Rollins, Friday 21st March 2014.

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Sinfonia Viva UK - 1812 Overture

An excerpt from Sinfonia Viva's New Year's Eve Classical Gala 2013 at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham. Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas Kok and featuring special effects by EventFX. Concert supported by Handelsbanken. This concert was Recommended by Classic FM.

Sinfonia Viva UK - Derby Bond Holder Event

Sinfonia Viva hosts a Derby Bond Holder event on 14th November 2013 introducing fellow Bond Holders to the Orchestra and unleashing their inner creativity.

Sinfonia Viva UK - Where Corals Lie

Sinfonia Viva with Jack Ross and Zoe Palmer perform "Where Corals Lie" at The Theatre by The Lake in Keswick - a voyage exploring the oceans of the world, hidden depths and new horizons, an aqua adventure discovering the sounds and stories of the sea.

Sinfonia Viva UK - O Duo and Breaking Silence

Percussionists O Duo join Sinfonia Viva for the world premiere of Fraser Trainer's Breaking Silence at the Assembly Rooms, Derby on 19th March 2013 conducted by Gergely Madaras. Breaking Silence was a co-commission between Sinfonia Viva, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Borletti-Buitoni Trust and the Fidelio Charitable Trust.

Sinfonia Viva UK - Beethoven Symphony No.3

Sinfonia Viva performs Beethoven Symphony No.3 with Gergeley Madaras conducting at Derby Assembly Rooms on 19 March 2013. 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

Sinfonia Viva UK - Blickling Proms rehearsal

Rehearsing British Sea Songs with Rod Dunk at Blickling Proms, August 10 2013.

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 rehearsal

The Louth and Skegness Fragile Shell choirs in rehearsal with Sinfonia Viva and David Lawrence, Louth Town Hall Saturday 29th June 2013.

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 - The Fragile Shell warm-up

James Redwood leads an impromptu warm-up song in advance of our performance of Fragile Shell in Louth Town Hall, Saturday 29th June.

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. Music: '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 September 2012

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. Music: 'Lady Of The Stars', written and performed by Glossopdale Community College Filmed by Adam, Film City Productions September 2012

SInfonia Viva UK - Moon Project: Inspiration Day

The first day of a major new creative music project presented in partnership by Sinfonia Viva, Derby LIVE and Derby Museums.

Sinfonia Viva UK - Make Music Your Business

"A lot of industries might say what would sponsoring an orchestra or an artist do for us and until they start investigating neither side will find out." Peter Hopkins, Noise Specialist, Rolls-Royce. We work in partnership with businesses to increase business productivity, reach and reputation, putting your people first.

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 - Bringing Orchestral Music To Life

We make innovative, artistic, education and community programmes possible across the East Midlands -- creating experiences that last a lifetime.

Sinfonia Viva UK - No Strings Attached

Thanks to Arts Council England there's no better time to make a donation to Sinfonia Viva as your gift will be matched £1 for £1 doubling the impact of our work. Together we can make a difference.

Sinfonia Viva UK - A Transformative Experience

We work in partnership with schools and together create transformative experiences and through our work help raise aspirations and achievement across the East Midlands.

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.

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