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Essentially Elgar


Essentially Elgar

  • Date: Friday, 27 March 2015, 7.30pm
  • Venue: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart — 1 Davey St, Hobart, TAS
  • Tickets: Tickets can be purchased online or by phone on 1800 001 190

Event Details

In the spirit of Mostly Mozart, Essentially Elgar focuses primarily on a single composer: Edward Elgar, the most loved and most “English” of English composers. Elgar’s justly famous Cello Concerto, written in the aftermath of World War I, is by turns poignant and passionate. A tour de force for the soloist, it has long been a favourite with listeners. Elgar had earlier made his name with the equally famous Enigma Variations, loving portraits in sound of the composer’s nearest and dearest.

The Elegy for Strings “In Memoriam Rupert Brooke” by Frederick Septimus Kelly offers a portrait of a different kind. Musician, sportsman and soldier, Sydney-born Kelly composed the Elegy for Strings while stationed at Gallipoli in 1915. Andrew Schultz’s August Offensive, which forms part of the 10-movement Gallipoli Symphony, presents another snapshot of Australia’s “Baptism of Fire”.

Presented by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as part of Ten Days’ Tasmanian International Arts Festival

Featured non-Australian music: Elgar Cello Concerto; Enigma Variations

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website

Featured Australian Works

August offensive, op. 92 : for orchestra (2012) by Andrew Schultz
— performed by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Elegy for string orchestra : in memoriam Rupert Brooke (1915) by Frederick Septimus Kelly
— performed by Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

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