Saturday, 12th May 2018
19:30 - 21:30
Oakham School Chapel, Oakham
Chapel Close, Market, Place, Oakham, LE15 6DT
Paul Hilliam - conductor
Anne Bolt - piano
Walton, Prelude to Richard III
Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 20 K466
Bliss, 'Checkmate' - Ballet Suite
Full price: on the door £13, in advance £11
Concessions: on the door £11, in advance £9.
Children and students under 18, and students in full time education £3
Our Season's Finale takes us from Shakespeare's (and Leicester's) famous King in Walton’s 'Prelude to Richard III' to the emotion of Mozart’s dark and brooding 'Piano Concerto No. 20' with Anne Bolt as soloist. Mozart's D minor piano concerto is one of contrasts. The drama of the first movement is followed by the sublime Romance and then the lively Finale. The programme ends with the music Arthur Bliss wrote at the height of his powers in 1937 for his ballet ‘Checkmate’, which depicts the moves of Bishops, Knights, Kings and Queens as they clash in a dramatic game of chess. It is considered a cornerstone of the British ballet repertoire.