Mendelsohn |Overture, Nocturne & Scherzo - A Midsummer Night's Dream
Tchaikovsky | Rococo Variations
Elgar |Enigma Variations
Inspired by fairies and enchanted woodlands of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mendelssohn's score oozes brilliance and lyrical charm, perfectly capturing the magical mood of the play.
We meet more characters in Elgar's Enigma Variations, as the composer used music to paint enigmatic musical portraits of his friends and loved ones. One of the the greatest orchestral works of the 20th century, it continues to intrigue and enthral audiences to this day.
Pre-concert talk - 6.30pm
Presented by Philip Hesketh
The Hexagon Auditorium - FREE
After starting his professional life as a cellist, playing with many of the country's finest orchestras, Philip turned to conducting in 1991, making his Royal Opera House debut with the Royal Ballet's The Nutcracker in 2001. He is Musical Director of Opera de Bauge, Opera Vera, the West London Sinfonia, the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra and The London Children's Ballet. He also appears regularly as a guest artist with orchestras at home and abroad. As a musical communicator Philip is making a reputation in Britain as both a highly informative speaker and a witty and entertaining raconteur.
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