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Kings, Chess and Mozart

Kings, Chess and Mozart

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Saturday 12 May 20187:30pm Book Now
Kings, Chess and Mozart

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.

The Rutland Sinfonia welcomes wheelchair users to its concerts but so as to better prepare for their easier access and accommodation, if possible, we would be grateful if you could let us know you are planning to attend by emailing

The Rutland Sinfonia gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Bliss Trust in putting on this concert.

Amelia Dalton, Mistress and Comander

Amelia Dalton, Mistress and Comander

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Saturday 12 May 20187:45pm Book Now (Early bird £1 off till 5th May)

Oundle Festival of Literature presents

Amelia Dalton, Mistress and Commander

Saturday, 12th May

19:45 - 20:45

St Peter's Church, Oundle

Church Street, PE8 4EE

Tickets: £8 / £6

Early bird discount £1 till 5th May

High Jinks, High Seas and Highlanders

Weary of her Yorkshire county life of grouse moors and hunt balls, Amelia Dalton threw herself instead into converting a deep sea trawler into a holiday cruiser. She had to deal with the closed community of fishermen in NE Scotland in the 90s, negotiate red tape, oversee shipyards and deal with engineers, while coping with demanding shareholders and wayward employees. What began as a love affair with the romance of the sea became a battle to stay afloat financially and literally. This is a lively account of an adventure like no other and a voyage of self-discovery.

“Imagine A Year in Provence with the cast of Para Handy; add a touch of James Herriot, and you’ll get the drift of Mistress and Commander. Imagine Freya Stark, or some other dauntless female, taking on the alpha male communities of maritime Scotland and you’ll have the measure of Amelia Dalton.”  Peter Hughes, FT & Telegraph travel writer.

For ten years, Amelia Dalton organised cruises to the remote island chains of Scotland’s stunning West Coast. She worked closely with The National Trust for Scotland, and gained her commercial qualifications as a Captain. Amelia advises for individual clients on river and ocean cruises and runs her own travel company, Amelia Dalton Travel.