Classical fans are in for a treat

Sinfonia Viva
Sinfonia Viva

There is plenty for classical music fans to enjoy in the remainder of the Nottingham Classics 2013-2014 season over the next few months at the Royal Concert Hall.

Sinfonia Viva make a swift return to the venue on February 12, fresh from the success of their New Year’s Eve Gala Concert.

Conducted by Andrew Gourlay, they will be performing Sibelius’s incidental music to a stage production of Pelleas and Melisande.

The work includes At The Castle Gate, the theme to the BBC’s long-running Sky At Night.

The other piece in the concert is Mendelssohn’s Symphony No 2, subtitled Hymn Of Praise.

The concert also features Nottingham Harmonic Choir and soloists Katherine Broderick and Lydia Teuscher (sopranos) and Andrew Staples (tenor).

The Vienna Tonkunstler Orchestra will be conducted by Andres Orozco-Estrada in performances of Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 1 (featuring soloist Barry Douglas), Kodaly’s Dances Of Galanta and Dvorak’s Eighth Symphony.

On March 28, Nicholas Collon conducts Copland’s Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo, Gershwin’s Piano Concerto In F (with soloist Jonathan Scott) and Barber’s Adagio For Strings, plus music from Bernstein’s score for West Side Story.

Later in the year, Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in a gala concert on April 30 featuring music by Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky while The Halle play Mahler’s Ninth Symphony on May 27, under the baton of Sir Mark Elder.

For ticket details, you can call 0115 9895555.