Sinfonia Viva's traditional New Year's Eve concert goes online for first time

Grammy-nominated orchestra Sinfonia Viva will stage its first New Year’s Eve concert online.

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 5:30 am
Updated Monday, 28th December 2020, 10:00 am
Sinfonia Viva

The orchestra’s early-evening concert will be available to watch on December 31 at 6pm for every household that has bought a £10 ticket and will be accessible online for seven days afterwards to see as many times as you want.

Well-known dance tunes by the world-renowned Waltz King’- J Strauss II will take centre stage including Blue Danube, Roses From The South, Champagne Polka and much more.

The New Year’s Eve programme will also include Monti’s Czardas featuring soloist Sophie Rosa and the beautiful Waltz No.3 Valse de la Reine by celebrated musician and composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

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The performance will finish with the traditional closing piece of music at Sinfonia Viva’s annual New Year’s Eve gala concerts - Radetzky by J Strauss.

For more than 25 years, Sinfonia Viva has played its New Year’s Eve concert at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall but this had to be cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Instead, a chamber orchestra of 13 musicians have pre-recorded a performance from the rehearsal room at Nottingham’s Lakeside Arts.

Benjamin Pope, who conducts the concert, said: “After such a traumatic year for everyone, we were keen to bring some familiarity back to this time of year - particularly for our loyal New Year’s Eve audiences.

“We thoroughly enjoyed coming together – socially distanced of course – in our best gowns and tails to record this programme of wonderful music.”

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