Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra

“Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017

April 1, 2017 at 2pm | Benaroya Hall

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Elsa BarraineSymphony No. 2
Erich Wolfgang KorngoldViolin Concerto
       Alena Hove, soloist (2016 Don Bushell Competition winner)
Gustav HolstCapriccio
Frederick DeliusOn Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring
Edward ElgarEnigma Variations
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The work that finally brought well-deserved fame to Edward Elgar is one of the glories of English symphonic literature, a series of intimate musical portraits of Elgar's friends and loved ones. Elsa Barraine, a powerful voice in French music, is represented by her Symphony No. 2 in its West Coast premiere. Alena Hove, winner of the Philharmonic's 2016 Don Bushell Competition, shines in Erich Wolfgang Korngold's Violin Concerto, a work based in part on Korngold's delectable music for films. Two short works by Holst and Delius round out this distinctive program.

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“Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017

Adam Stern discusses the upcoming concert “Something might be made of that tune”: Elgar’s Enigma Variations: April 1, 2017