In February 2016, Music Director Claus Efland and the Bardi Symphony Orchestra performed Carl Nielsen´s Symphony No 3 at the De Montford Hall in Leicester. This was the Leicester premiere of Nielsen´s Sinfonia Espansiva. Efland´s work with the Bardi continues to impress according to Neil Crutchley´s brilliant review: "Barbirolli and the Halle, Karajan and the Berlin Phil, Previn and the LSO, Rattle and the CBSO. These are a few of the great orchestral partnerships of the last fifty years in which conductor and players achieve outstanding results through dedication, inspiration and mutual respect. To these I would add "Efland and the Bardi", as what we heard in their searing account of Nielsens´s glorious Sinfonia Espensiva was every bit as compelling as anything I´ve heard in the De Montford Hall in almost fifty years of concert-going and proved what can be achieved when orchestra and conductor have the qualities listed above".