On Friday 12 October, the East-Midlands’ only professional and Grammy-nominated Orchestra, Sinfonia Viva come to Oakham School Chapel to perform The Italian Symphony, a balanced programme of virtuoso musicality.
Founded in 1982, Sinfonia Viva has a national reputation as a leader in creative music activity in the UK. Sinfonia Viva’s education work encompasses an enormous range of original creative music projects, working alongside a wide range of partners around the UK. Amongst their high quality education work, Viva travels to concert halls and venues across the country to deliver exceptional performances and concerts of extraordinary range based on original programming and project development.
Their programme on Friday includes Stravinsky’s Dumbarton Oaks, with nods to the Baroque style in harmonic, rhythmic and melodic idioms. Written as an ode to Bach, the music the seamlessly moves to Bach’s Concerto for violin and oboe, featuring both soloists including Old Oakhamian Maddy Aldis-Evans. The finale transitions effortlessly to Gli uccelli (The Birds) by Respighi, filled with sparkling instrumental colour and swift contrasts of volume.
The concert will conclude with Mendelssohn’s well-loved Symphony No. 4, also known as the Italian. With fantastic and memorable melodic lines and harmonies throughout, the Italian brings the concert to an extravagant and memorable close.
Friday 12 October
Oakham School Chapel
Tickets available on door, £10 (free for school-age children)
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