As well as bringing the superb Friday night wind quintet concerts to Derby Cathedral, Sinfonia Viva have been working on an exciting “site specific” project which will be showcased as part of the festival on Saturday.
These will be free performances, out in the open , and will take place at 12pm, 3pm and 5pm from the roof of Derby Cathedral !
Great viewing points to enjoy the show are Iron Gate and Amen Alley, but have a wander around the Cathedral for the full effect.
Look up to hear towering ballads and music in mid-flight, with this special commission by Sinfonia Viva. Composer Andrew Williams creates four new site specific music and sound performances, using orchestral musicians situated on rooftop locations around Derby Cathedral as a part of Derby Folk Festival.
These towering ballads are rooted in folk songs that tell the story of Derby and Derbyshire’s history. Providing stirring aural counterpoints to the noise of the City, these emotionally charged flights of musical fancy, will be whisked into the air from the top of Derby Cathedral and down to the busy streets below.
Each site specific piece will be performed on the hour, starting with the last chime of the hour bell and will sound across Derby’s Cathedral Quarter, as a celebration of the enduring importance of music and folk traditions.
About the artist
- We’re delighted that following two lovely concerts last year, Sinfonia Viva wanted to be involved with the festival again – bringing a different angle to the festival programme and making the links between the worlds of classical and folk music. As well as the two Folk Reflections concerts in Derby Cathedral, we’re really excited that […]