Nicholas Kok conducts Sinfonia Viva,
heard by MIKE WHEELER
With Sinfonia Viva's principal conductor André de Ridder stranded in Germany, his predecessor, now the orchestra's principal guest conductor, Nicholas Kok, stepped in at a few days' notice for a feast of mainly baroque goodies (Assembly Rooms, Derby, UK, 21 April 2010).
After a crisp account of the Sinfonia to Vivaldi's opera L'Olimpiade came the first of two short pieces by Emily Hall, the latest contributor to Viva's Orchestra Shorts series. Like its partner, Concerning Franklin is based on the traditional tune 'Lord Franklin'...
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