Mechanical Advantage

Presented by Sinfonia Viva, in partnership with Orchestras Live, Rolls-Royce and Derbyshire Music Education Hub, Mechanical Advantage features new music created by students from Becket Primary School, Firs Estate Primary School, Chellaston Academy and Derby College. Inspired by Derby’s industrial heritage, and recent work with Rolls-Royce STEM Ambassadors, the music tells the story of the everyday machines that make our lives that bit easier, and the science behind them.

Throughout the project, KS2 students have had the opportunity to learn about gears, pulleys and levers through workshops and visits, including a special solar system session at Derby Museums and Art Gallery. Take a look at the photo gallery to explore pictures of the workshops in action, including some of the prototypes created to demonstrate levers and pulleys.

Join these students as they perform together for the culmination of this project on Tuesday 7 February. Sinfonia Viva will be conducted by Frank Zielhorst, and will also perform pieces by Ravel, Brahms, Andriessen, and ‘Adjustable Wrench’ by Michael Torke.

Mechanical Advantage – Tuesday 7 February 2017, 7pm – book now