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Adam Mackenzie, Emily Pailthorpe and Sinfonia Viva
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Sinfonia Viva continued to cement its relationship with Derby Cathedral in the first of two concerts (Derby Cathedral, Derby, UK, 22 January 2016; the second will follow in March), echoing the pair given at the same time last year.
On that occasion we were welcoming Duncan Ward to his new job as the orchestra's Principal Conductor. As before, so now, his infectious drive and enthusiasm brought a ready response from Viva's players, beginning with a crisp, alert performance of Haydn's Symphony No 59, known as the 'Fire' from its probable use as incidental music for a play of that name...
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