Simpson will make his Mark in Viva concert

Mark Simpson''Photo by Elisabeth Blanchet

Mark Simpson''Photo by Elisabeth Blanchet

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Award-winning clarinettist Mark Simpson will join Derby-based professional orchestra Sinfonia Viva for an afternoon of delights at a special classical music concert on Sunday, November 24.

The performance at the Assembly Rooms in Derby, starting at 3pm, features classics from Schubert, Mozart, Weber and Mendelssohn, all under the baton of Nicholas Kok and is being given in association with Derby LIVE and Classic FM.

Liverpool-born Mark Simpson is a leading talent among young British composer-instrumentalists. In 2006, at the age of 17, he was the first-ever winner of both the BBC Young Musician of the Year and BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year competitions.

Mark Simpson is also an accomplished composer. He has written commissioned works for BBC Symphony Orchestra, including the opening work for the 2012 Last Night of the Proms.

The clarinet obviously features heavily in the Viva programme, including Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622. This is followed by Weber’s Clarinet Concertino in Eb major. The concert opens with Schubert’s Symphony No.2 in B flat.

For ticket details, call 01332 255800.