Elgar's Loves: Enigma Variations
ESO Classics

Elgar's Loves: Enigma Variations

Conducted by Brett Mitchell
February 23 & 25 7:30 PM

Elgar’s nearest and dearest inspired his Enigma Variations, which is brimming with amusing and touching portraits of friends, family, and even his faithful bulldog, Dan. British nobility and arching melodies abound in William Walton’s Viola Concerto, featuring ESO Principal Violist Keith Hamm. The program opens with Mendelssohn’s sparkling Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Thursday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 25th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Program to include:

Mendelssohn Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream
Walton Viola Concerto
Elgar Enigma Variations

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

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Brett Mitchell, Conductor
Keith Hamm, Principal Viola

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39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.