Scottish Branch

Scot

 

 

Branch Contact

Paul Bassett,
‘Sospiri’,
9, George Street,
Dunfermline,
Fife,
KY11 4TQ

Tel: 01383 727491
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.  

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

Saturday 23rd September 2017

Michael ButterfieldElgar and Wagner” – the influence of Wagner on Elgar’s music

Sunday 5th November 2017

Arthur ReynoldsElgar and Longfellow”, examining how the composer used Longfellow’s words

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ELGAR AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL

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Friday 11 August 2017, 8:00pm, Usher Hall

ELGAR – SCENES FROM THE SAGA OF KING OLAF

Philharmonia Orchestra and Edinburgh Festival Chorus S0loists – Erin Wall Soprano, Robert Dean Smith Tenor, and Matthew Rose Bass.

Conducted by Sir Andrew Davis

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Saturday 12 August 2017, 7:45pm, Usher Hall

ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edward Gardner

Wagner Overture to Rienzi.  Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor (Paul Lewis Piano).  Elgar Symphony No 1 in A flat

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 ELGAR AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

“THERE IS SWEET MUSIC…”  Recitals sponsored by the Elgar Society

Venue:   St Mark’s Unitarian Church,  Castle Terrace, EH1 2DP

Tickets (per concert):  £8 (£5) from the Fringe Box Office or on the door. Elgar Society members can claim concession price (contact Tom Kelly by e-mail to tom@tandemkelly.co.uk, or phone 07971 538250

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Thursday 10 August 2017 at 2:30pm

Beyond Enigma – Judith Gardner Jones sings Elgar, with pianist Richard J Lewis

Elgar songs for solo voice with Judith Gardner Jones and pianist Richard J Lewis, and vocal trios with Madeleine Trépanier and Alicia Pettit.

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Friday 11 August 2017 at 12:30pm

Elspeth Wyllie – Piano Recital – Elgar Enigmas

Elspeth Wyllie plays Elgar’s own transcription for piano of his ‘Enigma Variations’ and a selection of short pieces by other English composers. Elspeth is well-known throughout the UK (particularly in Scotland) and abroad as a solo pianist, chamber musician and accompanist and has recently recorded Enigma Variations for Divine Art Recordings (DDA 25145).

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Saturday 12 August 2017 at 10:30am

Elgar and his Contemporaries -Music for horn and piano performed by Neil and Gill Mantle

An ear-opening recital of music for Horn and Piano –  including an Elgar first – by leading Edinburgh musicians, Neil and Gill Mantle.

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ELGAR ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS IN SCOTLAND  2017-18

 

Thursday 28 September 2017, 7.30pm     City Halls, Glasgow

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ELGAR AND TIPPETT

Elgar         Sospiri and  Sea Pictures (soloist: Karen Cargill, mezzo-soprano).     Tippett    Symphony No 3 (soloist: Elizabeth Watts, soprano)

Conductor: Martyn Brabbins

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Thursday 5 October 2017, 7.30pm     Caird Hall, Dundee

Friday 6 October 2017, 7.30pm           Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Saturday 7 October 2017, 7.30pm      Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

RSNO – OUNDJIAN AND BENEDETTI

Higgins        Velocity (Scottish premiere)     Stravinsky   The Rite of Spring   Elgar    Violin Concerto (soloist: Nicola Benedetti, violin)

Conductor: Peter Oundjian

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Sunday 26 November 2017, 2.00pm     HM Theatre, Aberdeen

BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – ENIGMA VARIATIONS

Grieg    Holberg Suite       Glazunov    Violin Concerto (soloist: Roman Simović, violin)

Elgar            Variations on an original theme (Enigma)

Conductor: John Wilson

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

SCOTTISH SINFONIA – ELGAR CONCERT

Introduction and Allegro for Strings,

Excerpts from “The Kingdom” (soloists: Emma Morwood, soprano; Marion Ramsay, alto; Malcolm Bennett, tenor; John Arthur, bass).

Symphony No 2 in Eb 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

 RSNO CONCERT –  ELGAR FIRST SYMPHONY

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

 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, 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)   Cello Concerto (soloist: Leonard Elschenbroich, cello) 

Walton  Symphony No 1

Conductor: John Wilson

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

* 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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