An evening of classical music and fireworks – don’t forget your picnic!
Derby's much-loved concert returns to Darley Park after a year’s break.
Come along and be part of one of the UK’s biggest outdoor classical concerts, in the stunning natural amphitheatre that is Darley Park. This year's programme has links to Derby's 40th year as a City with performances of famous cricket theme Soul Limbo and Youth of Britain March. The City’s industrial heritage will also be celebrated with Funiculi Funicula, Runaway Train and Come Fly with Me, whilst Derby County Football Club is also acknowledged with a performance of Steve Bloomer’s Watching.
This year’s show also features popular pieces from past concerts that will send a shiver up your spine such as Thunderbirds, music from Star Wars and the fantastic Bohemian Rhapsody. The programme also features three selections made by a public vote: Goodwin: 633 Squadron (2006), Prokofiev: Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet (2015) and Steiner: Lara’s Theme - Gone with the Wind (2008).
Tim Lihoreau, presenter of Classic FM’s More Music Breakfast, will host the event and will also broadcast his breakfast show from Classic FM’s East Midlands studio the following morning. Tim presents the biggest breakfast show on UK commercial radio, with 1.7 million people tuning in every week.
Sinfonia Viva have confirmed the concert Conductor will be James Holmes along with baritone, Grant Doyle as Soloist, both of whom are regulars at the concert.
Viva Carers Choir from 6.20pm
Sinfonia Viva from 7pm:
- Fanfare for Common Man, Copland
- Nimrod, Elgar
- Montagues and Capulets from Romeo and Juliet, Prokofiev
- Soul Limbo (TV cricket theme), Booker T & the M.G.'s
- Funiculi Funicula, Denza
- Run Away Train, Warren
- Youth of Britain March, Yates
- Lara’s theme, Jarre
- Steve Bloomer’s Watchin’, arr.Hall
- Thunderbirds theme, Gray
- Ride of the Valkyries, Wagner
- Interval music from the Dalesmen Male Voice Choir
Sinfonia Viva from approx. 8.30pm:
- 2001 Fanfare from Also Sprach Zarathustra, Strauss
- 633 Squadron, Goodwin
- Come Fly with Me, Van Heusen
- By the Beautiful Blue Danube, Strauss
- La Mer, Trenet
- Bohemian Rhapsody, Mercury
- Music from Star Wars, Williams
Hannells, Flint Bishop, HUUB, Mortgage Advice Bureau, PKF Cooper Parry, Specsavers, Stratstone BMW Derby and Classic FM.
Advance ticket offer:
Tickets bought up to the day before the event are half price - just £2.50. The ticket price will discount to £2.50 when added to basket.
Metro travel ticket offer:
A ticket to this event gets you £1 off unlimited day travel across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire with a trentbarton and Kinchbus metro ticket. Find out more.
Car parking £5 at St Benedict Catholic School and Derby Rugby Club.
We have first come first serve parking available for Blue Badge Holders at the Cricket Club in Darley Village. This is located directly opposite the Abbey pub, postcode DE22 1DX.
If you show the badge to the security steward on the gate they will show you to a parking space. We estimate this is no more than a 3 or 4 minute walk to the main event site.
Customer information and FAQs:
Be sure to check out the event information and FAQs page before you head down to the park!
Tickets will be posted out to customers nearer to the event.
The on-site box office at the event will close at 8:30pm.