Scottish Branch

Scot

 

 

Branch Contact

Sharron 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.  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 Fruitfulnessa 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 Lighton 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 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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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.

 

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