Sinfonia Viva presents
New Year's Eve Gala Concert - Majestic Melodies
Monday 31st December 2012 at 7.30pm
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
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"We have been attending the NYE concert for many years now... Last night's concert was the best ever New Year's Eve concert we have attended at the Royal Centre. Everything was so enjoyable - the programme was magical, the way the Timothy Redmond presented and introduced the whole programme was really superb."
- Ivan Bradder (NYE 2011 concert attendee)
"Lovely way to celebrate New Year's Eve."
- name supplied (2011 NYE concert feedback)
- Coates: 'Youth of Britain - Princess Elizabeth' from The Three Elizabeths
- Purcell : Chaconne from The Fairy Queen
- Mozart: Concerto No.26 in D, K.537 'Coronation'
- Handel: 'La Réjouissance' from Music for the Royal Fireworks
- Donizetti: Overture to Roberto Devereux
- Johann Strauss II: Emperor Waltz
- Johann Strauss I: Homage to Queen Victoria
- Rodgers arr. RR Bennett: The King and I selection for orchestra
- Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March No.4
Sinfonia Viva invites you to enjoy Majestic Melodies - a truly magnificent evening in celebration of its 30th anniversary year - a New Year's Eve concert of gorgeous pieces with royal connections!
The scene is set with Eric Coates' optimistically rousing 1940 homage to Princess Elizabeth, The Youth of Britain – part of The Three Elizabeths suite – Purcell's elegant Chaconne from The Fairy Queen, his dramatic adaptation of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, plus the sweeping beauty of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.26, Coronation.
The regal mood continues with the brilliance of Handel's instantly-recognisable work commissioned by King George II, La Réjouissance from Music for the Royal Fireworks, and we take in the life of the courtier through the impressive Overture to Donizetti's opera Roberto Devereux, based on the life of the 2nd Count of Essex, a prominent figure in the court of Elizabeth I.
Add two aristocratic contributions from Johann Strauss junior and senior respectively – the vivacious energy of the Emperor Waltz and the stately waltzing beauty of the Homage to the Queen of Great Britain, composed in honour of Queen Victoria's ascent to the throne – plus a fabulously memorable selection of tunes from Rodgers' timeless The King and I and, of course, the historic crowning glory that is Elgar's patriotic Pomp and Circumstance March No.4, performed at the 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
It's a programme to rival the sparkle of The Crown Jewels!
Join Sinfonia Viva with returning conductor Timothy Redmond and exciting pianist Alexandra Dariescu for an evening of great music in a terrific atmosphere – and a little seasonal fun along the way!
The perfect culmination to a memorable year.
Approximate finishing time of the concert is 9.50pm.
Timothy Redmond discusses the programme here.
Book a Premium Seat and you will receive a *programme booklet (voucher redeemable at concert - conditions apply: see details below).
Area A - £31.00 (includes, for each Premium Seat booked, a *programme booklet)
Area A - £25.00, Area B - £21.00, Area C - £18.00, Area D - £15.00
Choir Stalls - all seats £12.00
Registered Disabled plus one accompanying adult - £18.00 per person, all areas except Premium Seats
Please note that programme booklets will be on general sale from House staff.
*One free programme per Premium Seat booked. Programmes to be collected from the Viva desk on the evening of the concert. Vouchers sent out with tickets.
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- Media Partner Smooth Radio
Sinfonia Viva is supported by public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England
Photo by malias on flickr. Used under CC BY 2.0 licence.