Richard III classical piece debuted at University Orchestra’s Christmas Concerts

Posted by pt91 at Dec 05, 2014 05:25 PM |
Student composer inspired by the life of the last Plantagenet King

A University of Leicester student has composed a new classical piece inspired by her love of history and by the discovery of the remains by University of Leicester archaeologists of Richard III.

Primary PGCE student Ruth Martin graduated with a Music degree from Keele University and has been inspired to create a new composition dedicated to the life of the last Plantagenet King.

The piece will have its first performance at the Annual Christmas Concerts by the University Orchestra on 6 and 7 December.

The orchestra will also be playing pieces in the classical repertoire, including Beethoven’s Emperor Piano Concerto. This will feature three student pianists and is set to be a unique performance. Audiences will also have the opportunity of hearing live music from John William’s epic Star Wars.

The concerts will take place at 7.30pm on 6 December and at 3.00pm on 7 December. Both performances will take place at Fraser Noble Hall, London Road, Leicester, LE2 1EF. Tickets are available from Embrace Arts at the Richard Attenborough Centre on 0116 252 2455.

  • The Dig for Richard III was led by the University of Leicester, working with Leicester City Council and in association with the Richard III Society.  The originator of the Search project was Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society
  • Press release

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