Sinfonia Viva

Saturday 23 March 7:30pm Classical Music Family Music
Tickets £11.50 to £39.50

Venue: Royal Concert Hall

Running time: Doors: 6pm. Running time: 1 hour 50 minutes, estimated end time: 9.20pm

Important Information

Age Guidance: 7+
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult aged 18+

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Natalie Murray Beale              conductor
Jean-Selim Abdelmoula          piano
April Fredrick                             soprano
Simon Wallfisch                        baritone
Nottingham Harmonic Choir

Louise Farrenc                            Overture No. 2
Schumann                                  Piano Concerto
Fauré                                           Requiem

Apart from being a fast-rising star in her own right, Australian conductor Natalie Murray Beale has the distinction of having coached actor Cate Blenchett in the art of the maestro for her compelling performance in the movie, Tár. For her Nottingham debut with Sinfonia Viva she brings a richly rewarding programme, full of subtle colours and beautiful craftsmanship.

The music of the gifted 19th-century French composer, Louise Farrenc, is enjoying a long overdue rediscovery and her 2nd concert overture is a fine example of her arrestingly dramatic writing, which draws from the melting-pot of musical innovation in Paris at the time and the influence of Hector Berlioz. The outstanding young Swiss pianist, Jean-Selim Abdelmoula is the soloist in Schumann’s free-spirited Piano Concerto before Fauré’s Requiem concludes the evening with some of the most moving choral music you’ll hear this side of heaven. Departing from the fire and damnation of more theatrical examples, the prevailing mood of Fauré’s Impressionistic masterpiece is serenity, with deeply moving contributions from the two soloists, most memorably in the soprano’s angelic Pie Jesu.

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Groups 10+
Save 20% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our  Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Groups 20+
Save 30% off full price tickets, excluding £9.50 and £11.50 seats. Please contact our Group Sales team on 0115 989 5555 to book.

Family and Friends Ticket
£68 for up to 4 people (maximum of 2 adults and £6 for each additional child). You’ll also get a free programme. Please note: We welcome children aged 7+ to Nottingham Classics concerts.

Under 26s
Ticket £5 (excluding £11.50 seats). To purchase these tickets you must be under 26 at the time of purchase. You may be asked to show your ID on doors to confirm your age.

Teacher Rate
If you’re a teacher/university lecturer or a trainee teacher, then you and one guest can hear any Nottingham Classics concert for half price (excluding £11.50 seats). You can also make group bookings for your students and get the under 26 rate of £5 for each student. Please email our Group Sales team or call 0115 989 5555 to book.

Bargain Seats
£9.50 available from 12pm on the day of the concert. By phone 0115 989 5555, online, or at the Box Office counter. Subject to availability 

6.20pm in the auditorium: Natalie Murray Beale in conversation

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