An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic!
Derby's much-loved concert returns to Darley Park.
Come along and be part of one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park. James Holmes is back to conduct Sinfonia Viva, who are supported by Rolls-Royce. Soloists Mary Carewe and Andy Quinn will lead the vocal numbers.
Programme - Hope, peace and reconcilliation
Sinfonia Viva will begin with the first movement from Beethoven's fifth symphony, which was used for the opening credits of some broadcasts during WWII. The theme will continue with Lili Marlene by German composer Norbet Schultze, this famous German piece about the anguish of war based on a WWI poem was originally banned in Nazi Germany but became popular with troops on both sides of the Second World War. Along with the classical pieces the programme will feature popular cultural music synonymous with peace including Imagine, All You Need Is Love and I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing. Themes of peace, hope and reconciliation run throughout concert which will include the final section of Beethoven's ninth Symphony which has been used in major events, including a concert to mark the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Peter Helps, Chief Executive of Sinfonia Viva said:
"Sinfonia Viva is thrilled to be back at Darley Park. Every year we look for a theme on which to hang the various programme ideas. With the centenary of the end of the First World War coming up in November it seemed right to find a way to mark this. We have gone for a programme to reflect hope, peace and reconciliation. There are lots of tunes and songs people will recognise in the programme. As ever we have had to whittle the list down from a large number of items. We hope everyone enjoys the selection!"
Customer information and FAQs
For all sorts of useful information about access, parking, what you can and can't bring to the event and so on, be sure to check out the event information and FAQs page before you head down to the park! You can also download this here.