Sinfonia VIVA's WeDidThis campaign finished on 22nd November 2011, successfully exceeding its £500 target with 5 donations and the proceeds from the micro-funding vote at the WeDidThis Arts Club on 27th October.
sinfonia ViVA needs your support towards a brand new education project linked to a new concerto called Invocation that we have commissioned in response to Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. Through this ambitious project we are looking to bring together over 43 artists and your donations will support the cost of re-orchestrating the work to use as the catalyst for the project involving 120 young people aged 7 – 21 years from Derby city schools and colleges.
For many, this will be their first experience of live classical music and through a series of workshops in school/college we will use music to enhance communication skills, build confidence and encourage creativity. The project will culminate with the young participants performing their own work with the Orchestra in a concert at the Derby Assembly Rooms in March 2012.This project will signal the start of the Orchestra’s 30th anniversary year and is the Orchestra's contribution to Music Nation which is a Countdown Event for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad.
We need to secure funding for each of our education projects and every donation beyond our target will support a young person to take part in this original music-making project. And to give 120 young people that chance we need your help.
About the company
sinfonia ViVA is the region’s professional orchestra based here in Derby. Over the last 3 years alone we have given 92 professional concerts and have led 631 participatory sessions engaging with 11,661 young people from a range of social and economic backgrounds. A total of 48 different projects have enabled participants to write and perform original compositions with world-class musicians at professional concert venues across the East Midlands, all nurtured in this very city. We seek funding for each of our projects and they can only go ahead once this is in place. We invite you to play your part in joining us to help to make a real difference.
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Thank you for your continued support
Orchestra VIVA's project offered the following rewards to its funders:-
Just the great feeling of being an arts funder!
A great feeling plus a thank you on our facebook and twitter page
Limited edition 30th anniversary sinfonia ViVA desk calendar and surprise CD
A framed extract of the new cello concerto score signed by the composer
2 VIP guest tickets to the Invocation project reception, concert and credit on the programme
Invitation to sit alongside a player in an orchestral rehearsal and be our guest at a concert (date/s tbc)
the opportunity to conduct the Orchestra in a piece at the 2012 Darley Park concert+ receive the baton, photos and tea with the players!