(From Derby Evening Telegraph)
One of the late Vernon Handley's last concerts brought spell-binding Bax, Elgar (with Natalie Clein) and Vaughan Williams to the Assembly Rooms in February.
John Wilson directed a fun evening of English music with baritone Thomas Allen in March.
In April Viva played Judith Weir's enchanting Piano Concerto, with the composer herself in engaging form in her pre-concert interview.
September's compelling Tchaikovsky from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Vasily Petrenko was followed in October by superb playing from the Moscow Philharmonic, though only Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto, with Freddy Kempf, …