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Branch Meetings are held at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2DP. Meetings start at 2 pm and finishes by 5 pm. Each meeting has a speaker presentation; live music provided by members or guest performers; and tea and cake refreshments. Non-members are welcome to attend and encouraged to join the Elgar Society.
PROGRAMME OF MEETINGS 2017
Sunday 22nd January 2017
Adrian Brown on Autumnal Elgar: “Music of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness” a survey of Elgar’s music, 1918-1920 including the Cello Concerto and the Chamber Music. Followed by Annual General Meeting, looking back over 2016, forward to next year and a chance to hear member’s ideas.
Sunday 26th March 2017
Andrew Keener “Defusing the Red Light” on Andrew’s work as an independent record producer of Elgar’s music.
Date not finalised – probably weekend of 23/24 April or 29/30 April 2017
Annual visit from the Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society with musical director, David Lyle, our own Ian Lawson and several G & S members in Elgar songs (including war songs and part songs) and patter songs and a short excerpt from one of the operettas by G & S.
Sunday 21st May 2017
Dr Chris Wiltshire on “Elgar: as we know him” – antique recordings of friends and contemporaries of Elgar telling “what he was really like”.
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Michael Butterfield – “Elgar and Wagner” – the influence of Wagner on Elgar’s music
Sunday 5th November 2017
Arthur Reynolds – “Elgar and Longfellow”, examining how the composer used Longfellow’s words
Performances of Elgar’s Music In Scotland
BBC SSO PLAY ELGAR SYMPHONIES 2017
The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra will perform all 3 Elgar Symphonies at City Halls, Glasgow in 2017.
The Elgar symphonies will be performed at the regular Thursday night concerts starting at 7:30 PM:
26 January – Symphony 1 under their Chief Conductor Thomas Dausgaard (plus Dvorak Cello Concerto and a pre-concert talk on the Elgar symphonies by John Pickard at 6:45 PM)
9 March – Symphony 2 conducted by Richard Farnes (plus James MacMillan’s new viola concerto and works by Butterworth)
27 April – Elgar-Payne Symphony 3 conducted by John Wilson (plus Britten’s Serenade for tenor horn and strings).
The concerts will all be broadcast on BBC Radio Three at some point in 2017.