The Rutland Sinfonia - Elgar and Mozart in Oakham
Our season finale will begin with a real favourite of English orchestral music: the overture to ‘The Wasps’ by Vaughan Williams. The composer’s trademark folk-related melodies are all here whether they be pastoral vistas of stirring marches and all prefaced by the buzzing of the wasps on the strings!
We then welcome Nick Taylor as our soloist in Mozart’s 23rd Piano Concerto. It is a concerto full of contrasts and wonderful melodies, and was also one of the first to show off the virtuosity of the clarinets.
A season finale wouldn’t be complete without something really special to finish it. To that end we will feature the first symphony by Sir Edward Elgar, the composer most associated with the Rutland Sinfonia. It is a major work and a challenge for any orchestra, but a fitting finale to a great season.
- Overture from The Wasps
- Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 23 in A
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
- Symphony No 1 in A flat
- Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)