Sinfonia Viva: Forever Folk

Time: 7:30pm — 9pm


Sinfonia Viva return to the festival, bringing an invitation to the dance. It’s wonderful to have the support of this amazing orchestra, and very exciting to have a full orchestral concert as part of the festival this year.

Bartók raids his folk music collection; Arutiunian taps into his Armenian heritage; Holst gives his school orchestra some jigs to play (throwing in ‘Greensleeves’ for good measure); Grieg salutes a great Scandinavian playwright with a suite of 18th-century-style dances – all guaranteed to get your feet tapping!

Bartók            Romanian Dances
Arutiunian   Violin Concerto (soloist Benedict Holland)

Holst              St. Paul’s Suite
Grieg              Holberg Suite


The concert will be open to festival wristband holders, as well as there being a number of tickets available for non-festival-goers to purchase, just for this concert.