Southern Sinfonia's Elgar's Enigma Variations
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|Sat 21 Jul ’12, 8:00pm–10:00pm||
Where: Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: Sinfonia
Melbourne-based conductor Brett Kelly returns to conduct Elgar’s Enigma Variations, a firm favourite in the world’s concert halls. Interestingly, it was this work that truly cemented Elgar’s reputation as a composer. Consisting of 13 variations, Elgar described the variations as depicting “friends pictured within”, with Elgar including himself for the finale. The music is typical of Elgar’s style: from his typical pomp and swagger, to heartfelt delicacy.
Violin soloist Jack Liebeck is now well-established as one of the world’s leading young violinists: the orchestras and artists he has worked with reads as a who’s who of today’s classical music. Of his recording of Dvorak’s Concerto, the Telegraph stated: “a musician of exceptional gifts, blessed with a glorious mellifluous tone and interpretative insight. This is wondrous playing of the most compelling sort.”