Saturday 22nd January 2005 at 7:45pm

When

Saturday 22nd Jan, 2005    
19:45

Where

The Great Hall, Ravensbourne School
Hayes Lane, Bromley, BR2 9EH

Event Type

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Sir Edward Elgar Walton OvertureScapino’

Bliss BalletSuiteCheckmate’

Elgar ‘Falstaff’ – A Symphonic Fantasy

Scapino, a servant in the Italian Art of Comedy, is the subject of one of Walton’s most popular works. It opens in a blaze of bright light and high spirited mischief, leading on to Scapino the lover in a serenade, before more escapades. The ballet Checkmate by Arthur Bliss (later knighted and Master of the Queen’s Music) depicts a contest on the chessboard between good and evil, through music of fantasy and harmonic freshness. Elgar’s symphonic poem Falstaff takes us back to the theatre, with a portrait of Shakespeare’s larger than life character, a chancer, charmer and braggart, ultimately broken hearted in his rejection and death.