Scottish Branch

Scot

 

 

Branch Contact

Tom Kelly,
69 Trinity Road,
Edinburgh
EH5 3HS

Tel: (0131) 476 2241

Mobile: (07971) 538250
scottish@elgar.org

 

 

BRANCH MEETINGS

Branch Meetings are held at St Mark’s Unitarian Church, Castle Terrace Edinburgh, EH1 2DP from 2 pm to  5 pm.  

Meetings  include 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 2018

Sunday 21st January 2018

The Four Brinkwells Masterpieces”                                                              Talk by Adrian Brown on the Cello Concerto and three chamber works composed by Elgar at Brinkwells, the woodland retreat,  in Sussex.

Elgar Society Scottish Branch AGM 2018                                                              including plans for meetings and events in 2018 and beyond.

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Sunday 25th March

Elgar as we knew him – Part 2                                                                           Talk by Chris Wiltshire     Collector of recordings of those who knew Elgar

Piano Recital                                                                                                         Ethan Gillespie

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Sunday 13th May

Elgar and Germany                                                                                                  Talk by Geoff Scargill,      Former chairman of Elgar Society North-West Branch

Song Recital     Songs by Elgar & others with a German connection            Susanne Horsburgh, mezzo-soprano       David Lyle, pianist

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Sunday 14th October

To mark the centenary of the first private performance of the Violin Sonata

Elgar and the Violin                                                                                                 Talk by Tom Kelly          Chairman Elgar Society Scottish Branch

Performance of Elgar’s Violin Sonata and other pieces                       Sheena Jardine, violinist    Stephen Doughty, pianist

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 Sunday 9th December

Elgar before the Enigma Variations –     the Forging of a Style           Talk by Barry Collett       Conductor, pianist and musicologist.

Piano and Cello Recital                                                                                                Leon Coates, pianist   Heather Coates, cellist

 

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ELGAR CONCERTS IN 2018

 

Sunday 28 January 2018, 7.45pm     St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh

SCOTTISH SINFONIA – ELGAR CONCERT

Introduction and Allegro for Strings,

Excerpts from “The Kingdom” 

Symphony No 2 in E flat major

Conductor: Neil Mantle

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Wednesday 7 February 2018, 7.30pm    New Auditorium, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

RSNO CONCERT PREVIEW FOR ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY

 Ahead of the concert performance of Elgar’s First Symphony, Karl-Heinz Steffens (presenter)  John Whitener (tuba player) and the full RSNO dive deep beneath the notes, talking, playing and using live musical examples to unpick the layers and legends that make this symphony so much more than just a very British masterpiece.

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Friday 9 February 2018, 7.30pm                Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Saturday 10 February 2018, 7.30pm         Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

 RSNO CONCERT –  ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY 

 Britten  An American Overture

Schumann  Cello Concerto (soloist; Jan Vogler, cello)

Elgar   Symphony No 1

Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens

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*Thursday 15 February 2018, 6.45pm in the Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow

* Prelude to Glasgow Concert

Iain Farrington, General Editor of the Elgar Complete Edition talks about Elgar’s Cello Concerto and its links with Walton.

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Thursday 15 February 2018, 7.30pm*        City Halls, Glasgow

Sunday 18 February 2018, 3pm                   Usher Hall, Edinburgh

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ELGAR AND WALTON

Elgar    Overture: Cockaigne (In London Town)  

Elgar   Cello Concerto (soloist: Leonard Elschenbroich, cello)

Walton  Symphony No 1

Conductor: John Wilson

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