Orchestra to give a world premiere

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Derby-based professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva will be performing at the city’s Assembly Rooms on Tuesday, March 19, from 7.30pm.

Sinfonia Viva has joined forces with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in Australia, the the Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) and the Fidelio Trust to co-commission an exciting new work, which will have its world premiere at the concert.

Breaking Silence, composed by Fraser Trainer, is a new concerto for orchestra and O Duo percussionists Oliver Cox and Owen Gunnell and is O Duo’s second major work created with funds from a BBT Special Commissioning Award.

The world premiere of the concert will be conducted by dynamic young Hungarian Gergely Madaras, with a chance to hear from the conductor and O Duo in a special ‘Talking Music’ audience session beforehand at 6.30pm.

The commission will then be performed by Melbourne Symphony Orchestra on May 30 at Melbourne Town Hall.

Trainer cites ritual, dance and song as the three key elements within the sounds, textures and rhythms of the piece. The programme also includes Haydn’s Symphony No.3 ‘Drumroll’ and Beethoven’s Symphony No.3 ‘Eroica’.

For tickets, call the box office on 01332 255800.