Wednesday 14th March 2018, 7.30 pm
Introducing Frank Zielhorst - Sinfonia Viva's new Principal Conductor .
Conductor Frank Zielhorst, dances his way to Derby with a programme based on dances from the ballroom and the theatre stage to the pub and the village hall. Britten’s affectionate variations based on the music of fellow British composer and mentor Frank Bridge are dances reflecting musical admiration, with each variation acting as a nod to a specific quality in Bridge’s personality. This contrasts wonderfully with the folk music that Haydn wove into his London symphony. The bagpipes rolling over the hills and the boorish menuet, which makes everyone jump on the wrong foot, portray the best of Haydn in his writing for the London impresario Salomon. To start the programme, we dive in with a whirlwind of Dionysian ballet music from Mozart’s opera Idomeneo, highlighting the wonderful virtuosic qualities of the members of Sinfonia Viva.
Mozart Ballet music from Idomeneo
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge