Derby-based Sinfonia Viva, the East Midlands’ only professional orchestra, will be coming to Holt in June 2017 as part of the Cabinet of Curiosity tour. The Orchestra is known in Norfolk for having performed at the Last Night of the Blickling Proms for last five years and has been nominated for a Grammy for their work with Damon Albarn and the Gorillaz album ‘Plastic Beach’ in 2010. They have also recorded with soul music legend Bobby Womack.

The Orchestra will be erecting its state of the art mobile venue in the grounds of Gresham’s Nursery & Pre-Prep School on Sunday 25th & Monday 26th June, having already toured to Mansfield, Scunthorpe, Mablethorpe and Derby.

The tour will include Flutter and Fly, a family show from the winners of ‘Best Family Event’ at the 2016 Family Arts Awards, at 10.45am and 1.30pm on Sunday 25th June. Tickets £6 General Admission, £20 Family Ticket (Admits four people into the show). (Use promo code CABINET2017 to get 35% off!)

Flitting birds, jet planes, a kite tied with string – all these and more are imaginatively portrayed in wonderful songs by composer and guitarist Jack Ross, accompanied by Grammy-nominated orchestra Sinfonia Viva.

The show is complemented by visual artist Eleanor Meredith, whose live drawings and stunning animations will be projected on a big screen behind the orchestra.

This is the perfect show for children and the young at heart! Featuring beautiful original songs, wonderful classics and soaring storytelling, this show always creates a wonderful atmosphere that is as exciting as it is infectious!

PLUS! You’ll also get a fantastic CD and book of the story to take away with you absolutely free!

Sinfonia Viva’s award winning team will also be performing an orchestral concert called Curiously Classical, which will take place on Sunday 25th June at 7.30pm. Tickets £10 General Admission, £8 Concessions, £6 Under 26’s Admission (Use promo code CABINET2017 to get 35% off!)

The perfect show for families, music fans, lovers of performance and those with a curious mind for exploration.

Snappy and recognisable, these popular tunes from the classical canon will get your feet moving and your heart singing. Featuring a wonderful mixture of soulful, moving and energetic masterpieces, this performance will be full of rich colour and excitement.

Featuring music that is familiar from TV and film, the concert will also feature a piece by BBC6 Music favourite Anna Meredith and a new piece by Sinfonia Viva’s Principal Conductor and former BBC Young Composer of the Year Duncan Ward. With this mixture of high energy and extraordinary emotion, we know that our evocative and state of the art Cabinet of Curiosity venue will be the perfect way to enjoy this intoxicating performance.

Tickets for this are already on sale for these events through the Sinfonia Viva website and over the phone on 0333 666 3366. The promotional code CABINET2017 will give you a 35% discount on all tickets.

Sinfonia Viva is also offering local groups and ensembles the opportunity to perform in their impressive mobile venue on Monday 26th June! There will be performances from local schools and a WCET celebration. Please look out for more information on this in the coming weeks.

In association with Orchestras Live, Arts Council England, Voluntary Arts England, Gresham’s, North Norfolk District Council, Educator Solutions & Norfolk Music Hub.